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  • matt996
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    Those box joints are very cool!

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    I listened to one of the Lepai's for a couple days last week through a pair of unmolested Realistic Minimus 7 speakers I found recently on craigslist. The speakers (now on loan) will be a future project(updated crossovers). The Lepai sounded every bit as clean as my 2020 even though the Min 7's have shortcomings. I did not connect a subwoofer yet.

    ****Note to Wolf ****
    On the left hand side of the amp. The side that runs between the power switch(front) and the power cable connection(rear) there is a phillips head screw in the hole that I believe you had asked about. I can get a photo the next time I have a camera in the shop if need be.



    And sure....Ray Lamontagne's "Let It Be Me" sounds great on just about any gear!

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  • greywarden
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    Ah nice, i love your photog- er speaker build threads! ;D

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    I attempted to start this project last week but had a couple setbacks. The first was some nasty tearout on the box joints that I wanted to use for the enclosures, and just as I was about to conquer that, the power switch on my tablesaw failed in a puff of smoke. While waiting for the new switch to arrive, I decided to buy a box joint blade rather than use the dado set I had been attempting to cut with. Dedicated blades are always better suited to their purpose than any other blade. I already knew this.....not sure why I procrastinated.

    So.......

    Saw repaired and Freud SBOX8 Box Joint Cutter blade in hand, here we go!


    -Below is the Incra Ibox jig installed on my tablesaw. The jig aids in proper set up and spacing for the box joints.



    -The box joint blade.....


    - The box joints on the two pair of "Wolf's PC" speaker enclosures. I decided to do the smallest enclosures first....to sort out any problems in an effort to keep material waste to a minimum.


    The walnut is gorgeous. I have a couple pair of vintage Realistics with oiled walnut cabinets that inspired me in choosing walnut for this project. I plan to fill that knot with epoxy or something. I debated about using a piece with a knot, but in the end, the surrounding burl made me keep it.


    I haven't done any glueing yet. These are just dry fit ups.




    ...and one last shot of the jig...
    Last edited by Cajun Jeff; 10-14-2013, 09:12 AM.

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  • Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    I have decided to put together five micro 2.1 systems as Christmas gifts. Two of the systems will use the "Wolf's PC" speakers. The remaining three systems will use the Paul Carmody "Sprite" cabinets and filters as separates. All five will utilize Paul Carmody's new "Voxel" subwoofer. The systems will be powered by the 2.1 Lepai amplifier.

    Before going forward, I'd like to extend a big "thank you" to Paul Carmody, Wolf, and the other talented folks here on the forum who share their designs. If not for their efforts, woodworker's like me might not have a clue what music REALLY sounds like!

    In researching for this project, I found bits of information here and there on these designs. In addition to links to the designs, I will try to list any other helpful links I have saved.

    Specifications for Wolf's PC speakers can be found -HERE-

    Specifications for Paul Carmody's "Sprite" can be found -HERE-, and his "Voxel Subwoofer" is -HERE-

    The "PC" and "Sprite" designs both utilize the Aurasound NS3-193-8A1 3" full range driver. The Dayton ND90 can be used as a direct replacement for the Aura NS3.
    The "Voxel" subwoofer uses the Tang Band W5-1138SMF 5 1/4" paper coned subwoofer.

    Wolf's PC's completed:

    Last edited by Cajun Jeff; 12-16-2013, 04:20 PM.
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