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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by joeybutts View Post
    OHHHHHHHHHH!!! I see it now. Thanks so much Patrick!! I really appreciate it. I shall report back with a build!
    anytime. hope you like 'em.

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  • joeybutts
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    OHHHHHHHHHH!!! I see it now. Thanks so much Patrick!! I really appreciate it. I shall report back with a build!

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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by joeybutts View Post
    Also, I noticed Ed's have the tweeter offset and yours are centered. Any difference there?
    mine probably have a slightly worse diffraction signature than his, but symmetry was a requirement for me to get them into the living room.

    And I hope my last three questions, :rolleyes: , what are the dimensions of the cabinet? I saw the post that said 7.5Wx9Dx40H and that the internal chamber is about 35.5". So WITHOUT the tweeter compartment, just the TL part, it has 37" of height with 3/4" material all around? And how long is the divider?
    yes, 37" tall exterior with 3/4 material for just the woofer/TL section. i believe the rest of the panels were actually 0.656" instead of true 3/4" because of the stock i had on hand. Instead of adding 1.5" for your stock, add 1 5/16" for mine.

    interior dimensions would be 6 3/16" W x 7 11/16" D. with 3/4", these would end up as exterior dimensions:

    7 11/16" W * 9 3/16" D

    And how did you seal the port to the divider in the TL? just caulk/pl adhesive/epoxy?
    i didn't. check the link here:
    TL photos from 4-ohm version

    and there's a photo towards the bottom. when you're looking at the baffle, you're looking at the divider edge-on. i don't have a measurement written down, but you want it to be about equidistant from the three sides of the cabinet (paul k's useful suggestion was to shade this a little towards the shorter end, so that as air would move through it from small to large end, would be a generally increasing cross sectional area, even if it really wasn't linear right around the driver. mine was glued already at that point, but maybe 1/4" offset would be enough)

    on my nano neo mini-towers and on this one, i put some braces through the divider from side to side. spade bit through at an angle that keeps the dowel brace horizontal, then epoxy or urethane adhesive where it goes through the divider.

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  • bungelow_ed
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    I don't know how I missed this thread when it started....must have been the good weather. Yes, I used a RS150S-8.

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  • joeybutts
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by joeybutts View Post
    Well, if it is that close, I'll just go for it since these are only going in the garage anyway. I think Ed used an 8 ohm in his too....
    Also, I noticed Ed's have the tweeter offset and yours are centered. Any difference there?

    And I hope my last three questions, :rolleyes: , what are the dimensions of the cabinet? I saw the post that said 7.5Wx9Dx40H and that the internal chamber is about 35.5". So WITHOUT the tweeter compartment, just the TL part, it has 37" of height with 3/4" material all around? And how long is the divider?

    And how did you seal the port to the divider in the TL? just caulk/pl adhesive/epoxy?
    Last edited by joeybutts; 01-15-2013, 01:16 PM.

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  • joeybutts
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    Well, if it is that close, I'll just go for it since these are only going in the garage anyway. I think Ed used an 8 ohm in his too....

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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by joeybutts View Post
    Patrick, (or anyone with the knowledge), is the 8 ohm RS150 a direct drop in replacement with this crossover? I couldn't tell after reading through the three threads related to this design. Thanks!!
    Hey Joey - i have not tried it myself, but from everything I've seen from others' testing, it should be extremely close. I plan to eventually swap the prototype into my TL's in my living room that I used the RS150-4 for because this one just sounds better - possibly the best crossover i've done, and see if i can't do some tweaking on the -4 to make it sound as good. The TL cabinets were close enough that it should basically be a drop-in.

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  • joeybutts
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by patrickm View Post
    no problem. i'll get it posted this weekend, probably in its own thread. i think there's preliminary crossover and cabinet dimensions on the techtalk board from a month or two ago. (edit: here's the thread)
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=217244

    i have the preliminary parts list from pricing it out in my PE cart.
    1.0 mH coil
    .25 mH coil
    .20 mH coil
    8ohm 10W resistor
    25ohm 10W resistor (4)
    1.5uF poly
    4.7uF poly
    6.8uF poly
    10uF poly

    i think the L-pad is an 8-ohm and a 12.5-ohm, and the notch filter on the woofer had a 40-ohm, but it's actually cheaper to buy all 25-ohm's and use parallel and series to get 12.5 and 50, respectively. using 30, 40, and 50 ohms in the notch filter makes a minor difference, but nothing that was really apparent to me in listening tests.

    it uses the RS150-4 (unshielded) and the same Vifa BC25SC06 tweeter as the bookshelf. with those crossover parts and the $3.50 rectangular 5-way binding post terminal plate, it totals $149 in parts with an air-core on the big inductor and $160 with p-core (which saves about a dB in woofer output).
    Patrick, (or anyone with the knowledge), is the 8 ohm RS150 a direct drop in replacement with this crossover? I couldn't tell after reading through the three threads related to this design. Thanks!!

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    See, my dad always said "I don't need anything fancy for my carcass, pine is fine"... So these could be a neat little "coffin" speaker ;)

    They look nice, Patrick. Good work.

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  • J.Lee
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    Thanks Patrick -

    We've got a Home Depot near.

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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
    I would also be interested in seeing the XO and cab details for the TL if you get the time. Definitely nice work.
    no problem. i'll get it posted this weekend, probably in its own thread. i think there's preliminary crossover and cabinet dimensions on the techtalk board from a month or two ago. (edit: here's the thread)
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=217244

    i have the preliminary parts list from pricing it out in my PE cart.
    1.0 mH coil
    .25 mH coil
    .20 mH coil
    8ohm 10W resistor
    25ohm 10W resistor (4)
    1.5uF poly
    4.7uF poly
    6.8uF poly
    10uF poly

    i think the L-pad is an 8-ohm and a 12.5-ohm, and the notch filter on the woofer had a 40-ohm, but it's actually cheaper to buy all 25-ohm's and use parallel and series to get 12.5 and 50, respectively. using 30, 40, and 50 ohms in the notch filter makes a minor difference, but nothing that was really apparent to me in listening tests.

    it uses the RS150-4 (unshielded) and the same Vifa BC25SC06 tweeter as the bookshelf. with those crossover parts and the $3.50 rectangular 5-way binding post terminal plate, it totals $149 in parts with an air-core on the big inductor and $160 with p-core (which saves about a dB in woofer output).
    Last edited by patrickm; 07-18-2011, 11:41 PM.

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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Can you tell me where you got your pine at and what sizes it's available in?
    i actually got most of that at home depot, in the shelving aisle as pre-sanded, clear-laminate wood shelving. i have noticed recently that they've been shifting from true 3/4" (.75") thick panels to .656, which while only about 10% thinner, don't seem nearly as solid. and just check the edges, at the closest store to me they have it on a wire rack bottom, and some get chewed up. the smaller shelves usually lay flat, so you can tell which ones are warped. they also have 48x11.5" MDF shelving there too for people that can't move full sheets around.

    they sell a number of really useful sizes for speaker building, from 36" x 11.5" (nominal, sometimes they're 11.75 or 11.25 in different stores), 48"x11.5", up to 48"x23" and 72" x 24". it's a little more expensive than the regular pine lumber, but they're planed and finished to a sharp edge, so it saves a lot of work. they're hard to find on the website, but search ".656" to find the larger panels. looks like the 3'x1' and 4'x1' shelves are still .75".
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10053

    they also sell some lightweight "generic hardwood" edge-glued panels. These seem much less dense than the pine but are stiffer. i haven't made any speakers out of them, but color-wise, they're better for darker stains, and I have used one for a tv shelf to match some darker stuff we have in the house.

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  • J.Lee
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Thanks Patrick -

    I like your Audio cabinet as well.

    Can you tell me where you got your pine at and what sizes it's available in?

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  • fastbike1
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    I would also be interested in seeing the XO and cab details for the TL if you get the time. Definitely nice work.

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  • patrickm
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    Re: RS-150S / Vifa BC25SC06 Bookshelf MT

    Originally posted by J.Lee View Post
    I like the use of pine. Do you have a reason why?

    " Godzilla" over at DIY is stuck on the stuff - claim's it gives a 'warmer' tone than MDF or Baltic Birch.

    Let us know what your friend decides for a finish. I've done furniture with pine in the past and always ended up with a reddish tint I didn't like.

    Nice design.
    thanks, man. main reason in both cases here was aesthetic. it probably does give a warmer tone because it's not as acoustically dead as denser materials. it's not as expensive as a lot of hardwoods, and as far as looks go, it's also not too hard to get panels with some interesting grain that don't need planing and that match up color-wise over time, and i was also building furniture in addition to speakers (bookshelves, entertainment center, dvd shelves, speaker stands, cabinet). finding big panels (or making them with a biscuit jointer) would be really expensive or time consuming, and i wouldn't want to try and veneer all that stuff.

    i do usually go with some extra bracing... in the TL, there are actually one or two braces that run through the center divider because the sides seemed to vibrate too much. i just drilled a slanted hole through it, and used urethane glue on both sides and the middle. the TL's will probably get a very light colored, almost yellowish stain, so the tint is an advantage there.
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