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  • Jim Griffin
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    I sent Greg a PM.

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  • gregbegland
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    Jim, sent you a PM few days ago. The notification is so small, I know people miss it. Thanks.

    Greg

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  • Jim Griffin
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    Thanks Bryan!

    Jim

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  • gabel87
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    Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
    I really don't know how to answer this. You have apparently identified the problem, yet haven't solved it In thirty plus years of woodworking, I've never had the bearing of a trim bit scratch the wood.
    Two things to consider: 1) You only need enough pressure to keep the bearing against the side. I have very little side pressure when I trim. If you feel like the router will run away without a lot of pressure then you're routing in the wrong direction. 2) Check your bearing for two things: a. make sure it rotates easily. Bearings can get gunked up. b. Make sure there are no dings or sharp points on the surface (rare but possible).
    A video would just show a guy running a router down the length of an edge. I think you literally need to lighten up (your grip).
    ))
    I have a small freud flush trim bit a picked up several years ago that is out of spec from the factory and the blade will in contact the lower wood slightly! Used it once then got another brand, I should have returned it but I didn't. It's Freud # DR42102. Never a problem with damaging wood from a bearing though.

    For flush trimming veneer I do prefer a well honed saw. But there are times when a router is called for, like rounded corners. For that I use a shearing flush trim bit similar to THIS but 1/2" instead of 3/4". When I need or want a new bit for this I will likely go for THIS spiral dude. I try and do the flush cutting on the router table as well if possible.

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  • bkeane1259
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    It is correct as pictured in post #7. Originally, the CTC spacing wasn't written up in the construction plans, however, that info was indeed added to the current plans located here ---> http://creativesound.ca/pdf/TritonManual.pdf

    I think subconsciously, we all imagine much larger woofers......so pictures can be deceiving, but yeah, there's only 1-inch from the top of the baffle to the first midbass driver in my build.

    My cabinet is 3/4-inch MDF and the baffle is 1-inch poplar.

    You’ll really enjoy these speakers. The best single descriptive quality I can think of is “transparent” ….have fun!!


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  • Jim Griffin
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    Bryan,

    I enjoyed your Tritons at the Kentucky DIY event and was pleased to win the door prize from CSS of a Triton kit.

    I'm starting my build of the new speakers. I do have a question from your build thread which is: What is the vertical spacing of the drivers from the top of the box? If I look at your photo in post #7 it looks like the top woofer is spaced 3.5 inches from the top of the box, but your constructed speaker appears to have a bit more distance than just one inch between from the top of the box to the frame of the top woofer. At any rate it be great if you state the specific centerline dimensions to the top woofer, tweeter, and bottom woofer. I assume also that you used 0.75 inch thick material for the top of your box.

    Thanks for your aid,

    Jim Griffin

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  • johnnyrichards
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    As far as I am concerned these were the stars of the show. Great design, Mr. Bagby and excellent implementation and build quality Mr. Keane!

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  • bkeane1259
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    Guys,

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the build. I hope anyone deciding to build these can get some tips and direction from this thread.

    I'll be showing these puppies off in Iowa this weekend, where there are many many more finely tuned ears than mine. I'm confident the Tritons will be well received.

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  • PWR RYD
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    I would be very proud to have a pair of speakers that nice looking sitting in my living room. Especially if I could tell people that I built them. Wonderful build Bryan. Can't wait to hear them.

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  • Jeff B.
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    Bryan, those look fantastic. Thanks for doing this thread on the build. It was an excellent summary on building the Tritons. I hope you will enjoy the speakers for many years.

    Jeff

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  • edgecreek
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    Great work Bryan! Well done!!!

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  • fdieck
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    Very, very nice, both inside and out. I had second thought about the texured baffle paint but it goes great with the drivers. I think the copper dust caps go with the veener as well.

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  • JasonP
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    Terrific construction job, looks damn fine. I think its only missing some copper on the front to exploit the caps on the woofers

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  • bkeane1259
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    Warning-- Speaker Porn :D











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  • bkeane1259
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    The last two DIY shows I attended I was up all night the night before the event putting finishing touches on builds. I’m quite proud this time around to announce that the Tritons are finito!!! …and two, count em….TWO whole days ahead of schedule….LOL.

    Anyway…..Lined the rest of the interior panels with Sonic Barrier 1" Acoustic Foam, installed the wiring and Dayton binding posts and mounted the crossovers.



    The CSS drivers include custom gaskets AND hardware – screws and fastons. How nice is that??



    Mounted the drivers. I used hex head screws for the woofers and the CSS-supplied screws for the tweeter.



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