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    well guys i get a decent start and have few questions i'm hoping someone will be able to help me with .

    i got the electronics bench tested and am happy ...



    put together the XO's last weekend ...




    today i had time to put the speaker box's together ...



    now for the questions . i want to make these detachable from the electronics box , i think this will help with spacing and allow me to use them for more than just the boombox . i've search for mechanical attachments but have had no luck , i'm guessing i dont what to call them ?

    also i can't find how long to make the adjustable port , the kit came with no directions . any help will be appreciated guys ..

    Thanks
    Mark
    Paper Towers
    RS180P/28F surrounds
    Boombox

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    Re: OS Boombox build

    Try "knockdown hardware" http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200...ngle-Hole.aspx

    Paul's site: https://sites.google.com/site/undefi...ightsensations

    Total length of vent is 6".

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    • #3
      Re: OS Boombox build

      thank you Charlie ...
      Paper Towers
      RS180P/28F surrounds
      Boombox

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      • #4
        Re: OS Boombox build

        a cancellation allowed me to get one speaker done ...









        i definitely need to find some better looking screws ....
        Paper Towers
        RS180P/28F surrounds
        Boombox

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        • #5
          Re: OS Boombox build

          didn't make any money today but i did get the speakers done ...



          Paper Towers
          RS180P/28F surrounds
          Boombox

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          • #6
            Re: OS Boombox build

            I've got a pair of OS and really like them. I may make a "tote" with the amp etc. in the center for a portable sound solution. I keep looking at car stereo head units because I'd like radio. A bluetooth enabled one as well. Just not sure if they have enough power and how the sound quality is on them.

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            • #7
              Re: OS Boombox build

              that's why i went with the gauge HU . its am/fm , usb and has a aux. input . the shop has a blue tooth unit that would be a simple upgrade for about $40 . btw , thanks for the hardware link ! looking at these http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200...-Slimline.aspx
              Paper Towers
              RS180P/28F surrounds
              Boombox

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              • #8
                Re: OS Boombox build

                glad i made the baffles detachable ,after a day and a half of listening i wasn't impressed . put my ear to the cab and hope i never hear anything that awful again . i opened them up added a brace and lined the walls with dampening ... much better SQ



                i used recycled cardboard for dampening , i see a lot of it being used for packing by our suppliers . easy to cut and work with ...

                Paper Towers
                RS180P/28F surrounds
                Boombox

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                • #9
                  Re: OS Boombox build

                  Originally posted by Cosmic Charlie View Post
                  I've got a pair of OS and really like them. I may make a "tote" with the amp etc. in the center for a portable sound solution. I keep looking at car stereo head units because I'd like radio. A bluetooth enabled one as well. Just not sure if they have enough power and how the sound quality is on them.
                  here's a link to how and what i'm using for power Charlie ...

                  http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...power-supply-s
                  Paper Towers
                  RS180P/28F surrounds
                  Boombox

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                  • #10
                    Re: OS Boombox build

                    Are you using any kind of gasket between the baffle and cabinet? I just don't see any in the pic....
                    Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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                    • #11
                      Re: OS Boombox build

                      yes , a temporary one at the moment . upon finishing i'll install permanent weather stripping ...
                      Paper Towers
                      RS180P/28F surrounds
                      Boombox

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                      • #12
                        Re: OS Boombox build

                        Would foam on the back panel improve the SQ.

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                        • #13
                          Re: OS Boombox build

                          it may , i'm gonna play around with them this weekend . the brace and lining made a big difference ...
                          Paper Towers
                          RS180P/28F surrounds
                          Boombox

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                          • #14
                            Re: OS Boombox build

                            OK , got busy with it this morning . found new screws and counter sunk them , as per Joey's post i put in a lil more permanent temporary gasket , i also lined the back wall behind the woofer with egg-crate foam and i did a small round-over on the top leading edge ... all or one of tweaks has worked , they are sounding good now ...





                            also while i was at it i laid out the electronics on a board to help give me ideas on the size of electronics box i'm gonna need . this works out to be 30" overall length with some room to shorten it if i choose ...






                            the amp running 2 8ohm speakers runns cold ! however the OS's just lack low end . i'm thinking of driving 1 small sub 4ohms @ 50w with a small filter . can this be done ? should this be done ? if i build the box as pictured above i could have .4^3 for say a 5" sub ...

                            what y'all think ?
                            Paper Towers
                            RS180P/28F surrounds
                            Boombox

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                            • #15
                              Re: OS Boombox build

                              While they're not 10" woofers, you should be getting more bass than a 4" has the right to (should sound more like a fairly good 6"er). If your XO is wired right, make SURE you're not listening in stereo with the two woofers out of phase. It would be telling to run a Z sweep and see where your box tuning falls w/the innovative free "lining".

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