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3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

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  • #16
    Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

    Painting these with automotive paint.

    I decided to go with a "frozen" color instead of gloss as usual. These paint jobs are getting pretty popular on high end sports cars, and I've always liked the look as they sit between gloss and total matte.

    My girlfriend wants to repaint the kitchen cabinets white, so I figured this would be a good experiment before doing all of the kitchen work.

    Used this paint.
    http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/HRF202.aspx

    Here they are right after being sprayed. I believe they'll dry to be more flat.


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    • #17
      Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

      Looking good.
      ~Marty

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      • #18
        Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

        Paint dried. Looks great - really even and flat, just the way I expected it. The "flatness" really makes it pick up the characteristics of whatever light it's in. I took pics of it under 2 different temperature lights to show.





        Next up is fabricating the stands/feet and the terminal plate.

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        • #19
          Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

          Love the paint choice. Looks really sharp.....very nice.
          Bryan K.

          Midwest Audio Club

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          • #20
            Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

            Holy wow, that paint looks freaking awesome!

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            • #21
              Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

              Got the terminal plates done. It is a 3-way active so needed 6 posts.

              I went with gloss black acrylic, as it is the exact opposite of the matte white color of the cabinets. I also made the plate intentionally taller vertically just like the cabinets themselves.

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              • #22
                Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                Sometimes simplicity is best, these are looking quite nice. Good job!
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                • #23
                  Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                  Drivers installed. Yay. Need to figure out bases.



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                  • #24
                    Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                    A stunning looking speaker, good job! Nice set of drivers too, should be quite impressive in the end.
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                    • #25
                      Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                      Great looking design! Any thoughts on a base to help stabilize them? You wouldn't want these to accidentally tip over.
                      ~Marty

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                      Other speakers (Post #21)
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                      • #26
                        Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                        They're surprisingly stable, the bottom 7.5 inches are solid MDF. But yes, I will be making some bases. I really don't have any idea what to do though. Reached a bit of a dead end. Only ones I've seen that I kinda like (maybe I like the speaker more than the base) are these.



                        Anyone else got any ideas? I did buy the isolation spikes thus far

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                        • #27
                          Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                          How about a truncated circle with a 1/4" chamfer around the top edge, in gloss black?
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                          • #28
                            Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                            Decided to try my hand at working with a new material - concrete!

                            Going to make short "sleeves" that the speaker will slide into. Should be fun. Anyone have any experience with decorative concrete?

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                            • #29
                              Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                              My dad did the countertops for his outdoor kitchen in concrete and stained/sealed them. He actually sanded them down with his palm sander, which nearly destroyed it, but they're pretty legit.

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                              • #30
                                Re: 3-Way Active - High WAF - Hi-Vi-Fas

                                These are looking really nice! I really like the idea of a thin tall tower, especially when the WAF is tossed into the mix. I may actually show this project to her to demonstrate how nice a small tower can look (she tends to think all speakers are ugly...). Throw in some paint that matches our trim and she might not be able to resist... yeah right!

                                I have a question that's only kind-of related to your build, so instead of hijacking your thread I decided to start a new one. The question is in regards to directivity, and I would appreciate everyone's thoughts:

                                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...78#post1872578

                                Thanks in advance, and good luck with your bases! The concrete idea could be cool, or it could be a mess... I'll be interested to see how it turns out either way!

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