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  • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

    Originally posted by 4thtry View Post

    An 8 pole terminal would be needed to do a 4-way speaker. The 4 pole will only do a 2-way. Please note that the hole for the 8 pole speak-on is much larger to accommodate all the connections.

    Bill
    Depends on the number of nodes. With a shared ground a 3-way might be possible
    John H

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    • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

      Originally posted by Difvision View Post
      This thing is already qualified for the top 3 as it is in any category, with or without drivers, wires, painting, finishing or anything!
      That's if the aesthetics appeal to you, and the entire crowd, as well as the sound being great. I like the look, but I think that stating this kind of blanket statement in reference to MWAF 2015 is a little premature.

      Later,
      Wolf
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      • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

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        I picked up the name plates from the award shop yesterday. They
        are laser engraved 4x1x1/8" plastic. Color is Euro gold w/black
        text, edging is 1/4" round, and the font is Bolton Titling
        Shadowed. I plan to mount them near the terminus, either flush
        or sitting proud. I am currently making a router template so that
        I can test to see if a flush mount looks better. The picture above is
        with the name plate sitting proud of the surface.
        SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
        Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
        Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
        Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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        • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

          The first time I had nameplates made I mounted them "proud", but after that I've always mounted them flush. Either way is fine, just a personal preference.
          Paul

          Originally posted by 4thtry View Post
          [ATTACH=CONFIG]52440[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]52441[/ATTACH]

          I picked up the name plates from the award shop yesterday. They
          are laser engraved 4x1x1/8" plastic. Color is Euro gold w/black
          text, edging is 1/4" round, and the font is Bolton Titling
          Shadowed. I plan to mount them near the terminus, either flush
          or sitting proud. I am currently making a router template so that
          I can test to see if a flush mount looks better. The picture above is
          with the name plate sitting proud of the surface.

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          • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

            Originally posted by Difvision View Post
            This thing is already qualified for the top 3 as it is in any category, with or without drivers, wires, painting, finishing or anything!
            Thanks for the prediction, Difvision! But I think Wolf is
            correct; some people may like my odd looking cabinets and some
            may not. Regardless of what happens, I am enjoying the challenge
            of an unusual design. Hopefully, they will sound a bit different
            too.

            Bill
            SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
            Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
            Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
            Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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            • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

              Incredible build! I need to get one of those miter protractors.
              http://jaysspeakerpage.weebly.com/

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                Over the last 2 days, I did some preliminary finishing.
                I lightly hand sanded the entire cabinet several times with
                100 grit to knock off any high spots. I used a flush trim router
                bit to bring all the edges into perfect alignment with the sides.
                I painted the entire cabinet with a very thin coat of yellow
                carpenter's glue using a 2 inch wide foam brush. I eased all the
                edges with a 1/4" radius round over bit. And, finally, I mounted
                the drivers, wires, stuffing & speak-ons in prep for measurements.

                Next up: horizontal polars
                Last edited by 4thtry; 03-19-2016, 03:30 PM.
                SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                  The two judging criteria at MWAF that aren't strictly performance related are Craftsmanship and Originality/Design, together accounting for 40% of the total score. A design that's not particularly special in looks, like a rectangular box, can be rated highly in Craftsmanship but not very high in Originality. Originality, like in your Linehoppers, can also be rated highly even though some people may not necessarily like their looks. To me the second part of this category, Design, also includes judging how/if the design determines the performance that is then reflected in the remaining 3 categories, Tonal Balance, Clarity and Soundstage/Imaging. Lastly, the Peer scores account for only 25% of the total score when combined with the scores from the 3 judges.
                  Paul

                  Originally posted by 4thtry View Post
                  Thanks for the prediction, Difvision! But I think Wolf is
                  correct; some people may like my odd looking cabinets and some
                  may not. Regardless of what happens, I am enjoying the challenge
                  of an unusual design. Hopefully, they will sound a bit different
                  too.

                  Bill

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                  • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                    Originally posted by 4thtry View Post
                    [ATTACH=CONFIG]52446[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]52447[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]52448[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]52449[/ATTACH]

                    Over the last 2 days, I did some preliminary finishing.
                    I lightly hand sanded the entire cabinet several times with
                    100 grit to knock off any high spots. I used a flush trim router
                    bit to bring all the edges into perfect alignment with the sides.
                    I painted the entire cabinet with a very thin coat of yellow
                    carpenter's glue using a 2 inch wide foam brush. I eased all the
                    edges with a 1/4" radius round over bit. And, finally, I mounted
                    the drivers, wires, stuffing & speak-ons in prep for measurements.

                    Next up: horizontal polars
                    That's just ridiculously cool looking. Amazing work man.

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                    • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                      Originally posted by Jay1 View Post
                      Incredible build! I need to get one of those miter protractors.
                      Originally posted by Adam_G View Post
                      That's just ridiculously cool looking. Amazing work man.
                      Thanks, Jay & Adam. I'm using the relatively inexpensive plastic version
                      of the miter protractor. It is just as accurate as the more expensive
                      machined metal version, but not quite as durable.


                      Bill
                      SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                      Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                      Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                      Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                      • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                        This has been a very fun journey thus far. Please let us see the rest in such great detail.
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                        • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                          I love the shape. I don't know why, but the wood glue "varnish" you did to seal it actually looks good enough. I swear the finish reminds me of school furniture. I kind of like it as is. :D
                          Can't wait to see you working on the x-over and how it measures.
                          I am purely a function over form guy.
                          But I do appreciate good work.
                          So far, awesome work.

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                          • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                            But in this case the form, entirely conceived by Bill, created the TL's function which turned out darned good.
                            Paul

                            Originally posted by tmhutson View Post
                            I love the shape. I don't know why, but the wood glue "varnish" you did to seal it actually looks good enough. I swear the finish reminds me of school furniture. I kind of like it as is. :D
                            Can't wait to see you working on the x-over and how it measures.
                            I am purely a function over form guy.
                            But I do appreciate good work.
                            So far, awesome work.

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                            • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                              Wow , looking GGGRRREEEATTT. I wonder what a faceted baffle might have looked like on this build. Too much ? Would it have made it look " too busy"?
                              I like it :applause:

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                              • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                                This is one of those occasional designs I've seen where the end result surpasses the idea. When I first saw the models, I thought wow that is interesting and I bet it won't look very good when done. Then I see the nearly completed design and I'm blown away by how terrific it looks. Great job man!
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