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    My first attempt at building an open baffle. Baffle is cut from an old, oak table top I picked up on the curb. It’s 1-3/4” thick and has a bit of mass.. After they’re fully sanded I’ll give ‘em some stain and a Danish oil finish.
    The 12” Cerwin-Vega woofers are also curb finds but I had to re-foam them. Upper drivers are Dayton PS220-8 “full-range”.
    Woofer is surface mounted and full-range driver is recessed 1” to line up the voice coils.
    Just have the one side pictured; there is a right and left.. ;)
    Set the drivers in place to mark the mounting screw holes. I still need to cut legs but think I’ll go with a single that’s centered on the rear of each, extending out about 16” or so..

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    “Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones - you are invited!”

  • #2
    Looks interesting and a good use for found/recycled items - How do they sound?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Lee View Post
      Looks interesting and a good use for found/recycled items - How do they sound?
      Don’t know yet. Still have to make and attach legs and a low-pass filter for the woofer. As complete speakers, they’re only 1/2 way done.
      “Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones - you are invited!”

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      • #4
        Well - they sound quite good!
        I was told not to expect much bass but it’s better than I expected. Sounds pretty natural and smooth to me, just not big subwoofer deep.
        To test ‘em, I’m using the Cerwin-Vega crossover on the woofer only, as a low-pass filter. The full-range drivers are presently unfiltered.
        in case anyone’s curious, these are 48” tall from the floor. Base is 20” wide, top is 10”.

        I need to pull the drivers back out and sand everything, then stain and finish with Danish oil.. Just thought I’d listen for a while first.

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        • #5
          Very cool looking and interesting project!
          ak

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