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  • #16
    USPS wins again.

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    • #17
      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
      "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
      "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
      "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

      *InDIYana event website*

      Photobucket pages:
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      My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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      • #18
        That's just wrong and indicative of where we are these days . . .

        Hope you can be made whole.

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        • djg
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          I got a refund, i think I can repair it. Stay tuned.

        • djg
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          Fixed it. Yay.

      • #19
        Pics!

        . . . Or it didn't happen . . .


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        • djg
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          When I start building it.

        • Steve Lee
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          Cyanocrylate glue?

        • djg
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          Epoxy, a 1/8" baltic birch splint, and clear packing tape. And that vinyl floor tape I used on the Continuums and SR71.

      • #20
        Nice job on the fix. I'm excited to see the final product.
        My Builds - Vigor (Nola Brio Knockoff) - Overnight Sensations w/ Voxel - Speedsters in surplus boxes - Zaph B3N's in bamboo - Classix II in BR-1 cabinets - Dual TPA3116 D2 amp in an old music box - Mariposas

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        • #21
          Repaired dial and grill cloth. I have a working drawing of the front panel, similar to the pictured radio. I'm fiddling with it. The rest of the radio is just a box.

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          • #22
            It adds character to its age - I think it will look fine.

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            • #23
              Back to work.

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                  Uncupping the top oak piece, Should go together tomorrow. Controls going on the back, and a handle on the top.

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                  • #26
                    It's like that beautiful craftsmanship of the late 1800's again, man!



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                    • djg
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                      Very nice of you to say that.

                  • #27
                    It's mostly done. I have to starch and iron the grill cloth to remove folds and install it. I'm leaving the back panels off until tomorrow to let the spray adhesive and silicon fumes dissipate.

                    Works fine, sound quality about like a good quality table radio. Bluetooth to my Lenovo tablet playing Pandora. Sound improves with the back panels on.

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                    • #28
                      Looks great as usual djg! I like the use of the pegboard with foam for venting.
                      My Builds - Vigor (Nola Brio Knockoff) - Overnight Sensations w/ Voxel - Speedsters in surplus boxes - Zaph B3N's in bamboo - Classix II in BR-1 cabinets - Dual TPA3116 D2 amp in an old music box - Mariposas

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                      • djg
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                        Yeah, since I ignored vented/sealed volumes, I reckoned a leaky box was OK.

                    • #29
                      So, it seems sound is improving with the little drivers breaking in. I forgot the Bluetooth antenna. The connector is ridiculously small and insecure, needing silicon blobs to hold the antenna on.

                      Unlike some chip amps that start distorting past 12 o'clock, this little board doesn't, pretty clear all the way up. It doesn't get that loud.

                      If you want a fun project, this is it. Don't expect high fidelity. The control panel/amp board/battery board stack up is really elegant, save for that antenna. You can use the control panel or locate the various components anywhere, they all have generous leads.

                      I'll post some pics after I get the fascia done. I think I accomplished a cartoonish vintage look. We'll see.
                      Last edited by djg; 08-19-2021, 04:41 PM.

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                      • #30
                        The retro grill cloth looks very...retro.

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