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  • #61
    Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

    Perfect Don...thanks.
    Bryan K.

    Midwest Audio Club

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    • #62
      Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

      Originally posted by donradick View Post
      Wow! gotta dig that slanted top. Nice work.
      With your woodworking skills, how are you going to finish them?
      Thanks for the post, Looking forward to your listening impressions.
      Haha, unfortunately I didn't do the woodworking, I'm at college so I did all the CAD work and sent off schematics for my dad, which he printed out full-size on his plotter and basically just trimmed along the lines. I think they're actually just going to be painted for finishing, because they're going to get beat up where they're going (my friend's house, lots of foot traffic in the area... carrying beverages). I'm going to leave them unfinished for a while though, some decision-making time.

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      • #63
        Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

        Originally posted by Adam_G View Post
        Haha, unfortunately I didn't do the woodworking, I'm at college so I did all the CAD work and sent off schematics for my dad, which he printed out full-size on his plotter and basically just trimmed along the lines. I think they're actually just going to be painted for finishing, because they're going to get beat up where they're going (my friend's house, lots of foot traffic in the area... carrying beverages). I'm going to leave them unfinished for a while though, some decision-making time.
        re: beverages -
        Yah, I was thinking about some [email protected]$$ crack about "slanted top? dude, where are you going to set your beer during parties!"

        I may be a minority, but I don't think raw MDF looks bad. Slap a couple of coats of shellac or satin poly acrylic (or roll on some black truck bed liner) on them and call it done. The sound is what's important.

        I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
        "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

        High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
        SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
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        • #64
          Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

          Originally posted by donradick View Post
          re: beverages -
          Yah, I was thinking about some [email protected]$$ crack about "slanted top? dude, where are you going to set your beer during parties!"

          I may be a minority, but I don't think raw MDF looks bad. Slap a couple of coats of shellac or satin poly acrylic (or roll on some black truck bed liner) on them and call it done. The sound is what's important.
          +1 on the raw MDF, but you definitely want to put some sort of protectant on them as MDF is mostly paper fibres, and if something did get spilled on them, it would ruin the cab pretty quick...
          HAGD,
          Marc

          Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

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          • #65
            Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

            For the last 2 or 3 years, my wife has been complaining that the dialogue on many TV shows is hard to hear.
            We really don't want a HT setup, and just listen to stereo music and TV on our 2 front mains.

            Well, it took a long time for the light to come on for me. Center channel! Not only did I know that it would
            solve our problem, but I already had a good, cheap design for it. The biggest challenge was how to fit
            it in a 6 inch vertical space in our LR entertainment setup. I had 22 inches deep to work with, and decided
            to make it 24 inches wide. There was a very real question of whether a NS6 woofer at 6 3/16 inches could
            work, so I make a baffle a bit wider and figured it "should" work out. In the end, I needed to do some careful
            trimming of braces and some other file rasp work, but it all fit. Standard plywood box, 3/4 inch baffle,
            skinned with the last of my maple veneer, and left as blond as possible to match the Ikea veneer.

            I routed the driver holes before veneering, then found out why everyone says that that is the hard way to go.
            Regardless, figured out how to route the veneer flush with the holes, and it came out as nice as I could have wished.

            Wife says she absolutely loves it cosmetically, and it works great for TV.




            and a closeup:

            I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
            "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

            High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
            SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
            My Voxel min sub Yet-another-Voxel-build

            Tangband W6-sub

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            • #66
              Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

              Did you change the XO at all for that CC? I've often thought of a budget 5.1 or even 7.1 setup with the Maurbacs and Aurbacs, but I don't recall ever seeing a CC mocked up by you, Don.
              Bryan K.

              Midwest Audio Club

              Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

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              • #67
                Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                Originally posted by bkeane1259 View Post
                Did you change the XO at all for that CC? I've often thought of a budget 5.1 or even 7.1 setup with the Maurbacs and Aurbacs, but I don't recall ever seeing a CC mocked up by you, Don.
                No, it's the standard Marubacs crossover (about 3dB BSC) - for my setup, with the baffle about 26 inches from the back
                wall, and about 18 inches or so from the floor, it sounds pretty balanced. In the initial posts on this thread, I talked
                about CC use, and measured off-axis response at several angles.

                I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
                "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

                High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
                SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
                My Voxel min sub Yet-another-Voxel-build

                Tangband W6-sub

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                • #68
                  Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                  This could be the sleeper HT setup of the year. I finally got to use a couple NS6's in the last boom box I built and I have to say they are fantastic drivers (just not the best looking things around). I could only imagine how good a Maurbac/Aurbac configuration would perform in an HT setup. It's definitely on my radar for next year. I just need one of my relatives to commission me for the build.......In the meantime, I WILL be cranking out a set of "mobile Maurbacs" for my tailgate setup. Thanks.
                  Bryan K.

                  Midwest Audio Club

                  Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

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                  • #69
                    Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                    Aura NS6-255-8s will be going in the doors of my car at some point. In fact Madi sells a great little kit that I can't wait to get my hands on and put through its paces. It almost seems like the applications for this little driver are almost endless.

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                    • #70
                      Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                      I am doing something a little different with the Maurbacs. Should have pics in a couple of days.

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                      • #71
                        Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                        I just assembled my Maurbacs, well one of them anyway. I'll put some pictures up here later and my listening impression after breaking them in last night. Hint: They're awesome.

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                        • #72
                          Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                          Originally posted by Adam_G View Post
                          I just assembled my Maurbacs, well one of them anyway. I'll put some pictures up here later and my listening impression after breaking them in last night. Hint: They're awesome.
                          Love that smooth paper midrange, and the bass is not too shabby either.
                          so much so, even though I promised myself no more NS6 designs, that I'm thinking of a MTMWW with 4 NS6s and a tweeter.

                          I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
                          "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

                          High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
                          SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
                          My Voxel min sub Yet-another-Voxel-build

                          Tangband W6-sub

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                          • #73
                            Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                            Originally posted by donradick View Post
                            Love that smooth paper midrange, and the bass is not too shabby either.
                            so much so, even though I promised myself no more NS6 designs, that I'm thinking of a MTMWW with 4 NS6s and a tweeter.
                            Have you thought about using one of those DIY Sound Group smaller waveguides with the NS6?
                            --
                            "Based on my library and laboratory research, I have concluded, as have others, that the best measures of speaker quality are frequency response and dispersion pattern. I have not found any credible research showing that most of the differences we hear among loudspeakers cannot be explained by examining these two variables." -Alvin Foster, 22 BAS Speaker 2 (May, 1999)

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                            • #74
                              Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                              Originally posted by Pallas View Post
                              Have you thought about using one of those DIY Sound Group smaller waveguides with the NS6?
                              I am interested in high-efficiency and low distortion designs and will probably build one or more. Probably not with the NS6 drivesrs though.

                              I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
                              "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

                              High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
                              SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
                              My Voxel min sub Yet-another-Voxel-build

                              Tangband W6-sub

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                              • #75
                                Re: Maurbacs NS6 MTM

                                donradick, I have used this to flush trim veneer with very good results, I also veneer after cutouts.
                                http://www.carbideprocessors.com/dad...iteside-sc28c/
                                nice work on the cc.
                                Jeff

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