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  • #16
    Originally posted by bolland83 View Post
    Vinyl wrap and duratex are my new go-to for easy finishes. I did miter joints on the top bottom and sides, inset the back and front mount the front baffle. Easy peasy. Knocking out a cab isn't terribly time consuming, it's the baffle and driver recess that take time, which you would still have to do with a pre-made generic cab.
    That's all true, but I have found it very hard to get a nice even finish with vinyl wrap; in addition, I struggle to get a high standard of round-over on the baffle. So a pre-finished cabinet would be great in those respects.

    However, I find the routing relatively easy with the Jasper jig and of course drivers which don't need flush mounting, like the Peerless woofers.

    I still think the cabinet is the biggest obstacle to more people doing DIY: next after that would be assembling and soldering the crossovers , so if that can be overcome, the hobby should grow further.

    Geoff

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    • #17
      FWIW, I am currently using the BR-1 cabinets for a SB17 + SB29 2-way. The drivers fit the cutouts well, and the port tuning is a good match for the SB17.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dynamo View Post
        Does anybody else wish PE offered a nice variety of inexpensive premade and prefinished speaker cabinets? The curved ones are nice but super expensive. Im thinking more along the lines and price range of the BR1 cabs. I know they have the overseas resources to do it..
        Super expensive??? Are you kidding? They were super inexpensive for the quality you get. Very likely due to the fact that workers overseas were making $10 a day, no medical coverage or benefits or environmental safety regulations. And people complain that jobs left US. Holy Molly!
        http://www.diy-ny.com/

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        • #19
          Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post

          Super expensive??? Are you kidding? They were super inexpensive for the quality you get. Very likely due to the fact that workers overseas were making $10 a day, no medical coverage or benefits or environmental safety regulations. And people complain that jobs left US. Holy Molly!
          Sorry Roman, I should clarify, expensive compared to the cheap BR1 cabs. Just for when quick n cheap are in order vs the higher quality units. I know the curved ones are nice especially for the price, more so when you factor the hours of labor it would take to make them, but just looking for some cheapies for cheap projects.
          Projects:

          transcenD: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5035-transcend
          Summits: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...75-The-Summits
          References: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-My-References
          Vintage Style 2-way: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-vintage-2-way

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          • #20
            Ahh, I misunderstood then.
            There's a guy on MAC/DIY, starting his CNC business. He may be able to help you out or at list give you a quote. He is in the CNC Talk thread.
            HTH.
            http://www.diy-ny.com/

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            • #21
              It would be so great to have more knock down options. The cost of the PE Sub enclosures are exorbitant. Heck, Id pay a few bucks for a file I could take to a CNC shop.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                Does DIYAudioGroup have raw knockdown cabs?
                If you mean diy sound group, yes.
                The Denovo brand flat packs PE sells come from there. If they don't have a flat pack for all their kits, they at least have a cnc'd baffle.

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