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  • Dj7675
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    This is such a great looking project. I would love to use this for Bluetooth music and as a stereo "soundbar".Pm sent.

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  • Gordy
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    The Madeleine came back for a short stay this weekend. My dad asked if I could add a line-in input. Easy task I told him.







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  • riverdog
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    Just want to say great job on both boxes! Funny enough, I had nearly the exact same idea for a box in my head. Same speakers, some of the same internal parts, even the same rounded edges. So finding this thread was like finding gold. I'm sure I'll reference this multiple times while I'm building my speaker box. Great job and thanks for doing this write-up.

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  • 01-0077
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    Found 'em 320-3370

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  • Dewmiester
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    Originally posted by 01-0077 View Post
    Thanks Dewmiester, but I was referring to the black pcb mounted screw terminal connectors. You can see Gordy has added one to the BT pcb and the amp pcb in the last picture in post #61. The first picture in that post shows the BT module without the screw terminal connector.
    I had the correct picture but the wrong terminal.

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  • 01-0077
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    Thanks Dewmiester, but I was referring to the black pcb mounted screw terminal connectors. You can see Gordy has added one to the BT pcb and the amp pcb in the last picture in post #61. The first picture in that post shows the BT module without the screw terminal connector.

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  • Dewmiester
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    Originally posted by 01-0077 View Post
    Hey Gordy, love the build think the Madeleine would be great for my kids. Quick question can you provide the PE part number for the screw terminal connectors, I can't seem to find them.

    Thanks,

    John
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    Not sure if PE has them. Got mine form McMaster Carr. http://www.mcmaster.com/#terminal-blocks/=whp2os

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  • 01-0077
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    Originally posted by Gordy View Post
    BLUETOOTH UPDATE:

    INSTALLATION:

    It does not have a screw terminal connections for 12v and ground. I had those already on order from PE and received them today. I soldered one on to the BT board and the amp board as well. It allows power to be daisy chained and reduces the power connections from the source and cleans things up.
    Hey Gordy, love the build think the Madeleine would be great for my kids. Quick question can you provide the PE part number for the screw terminal connectors, I can't seem to find them.

    Thanks,

    John

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  • Gordy
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    The Madeleine in it's natural habitat.

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  • codewarrior
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    Awesome build!! I really like this

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  • Gordy
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    Originally posted by randyohoh View Post
    FWIW in guitar construction mahogany is used on Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars and imparts a warm sound with a lot of sustain and oak is normally not used. Have you noticed any tonal differences between the two builds?.
    Originally posted by lhurt View Post
    Gordy, your build log has been an inspiration. When I first saw the mahogany version, I immediately thought, that's what I want to build. Since then I've realized my woodworking limitations and decided to get the OS kits with pre-cut boxes. I'd like to build a third box to house the amp and Bluetooth module. I'm thinking of using the same 15w sure amp that you used in the second build. Has it ever left you wanting more power? I don't really like super loud music, and my house mostly has small rooms, so it seems like it would be fine.

    The box can get loud and has never had me wanting more power. It is more than adequate for small rooms and even filling most of my 2500sqft house at full volume. The BT module has a line driver so the volume has a lot of head room. You could add a Sure volume control (the cheaper one) and that would allow finite adjustment as well as give you a mute option as well.

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  • lhurt
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    Gordy, your build log has been an inspiration. When I first saw the mahogany version, I immediately thought, that's what I want to build. Since then I've realized my woodworking limitations and decided to get the OS kits with pre-cut boxes. I'd like to build a third box to house the amp and Bluetooth module. I'm thinking of using the same 15w sure amp that you used in the second build. Has it ever left you wanting more power? I don't really like super loud music, and my house mostly has small rooms, so it seems like it would be fine.

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  • witchdr
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    wow! is all I can say! impeccable!

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  • randyohoh
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    Both of those builds are beautiful. The impeccable attention to detail is amazing and even on the interior. FWIW in guitar construction mahogany is used on Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars and imparts a warm sound with a lot of sustain and oak is normally not used. Have you noticed any tonal differences between the two builds? The construction is so solid that it probably doesn't matter.

    You and Cajun Jeff with the minions / voxels have raised the bar and the mahogany is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all of the details and the great pictures.

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  • Gordy
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    Originally posted by eyekode View Post
    They look wonderful! I do worry about the joint between the top and sides where the grain runs in different directions. Especially as the top is so wide. Do you think expansion/contraction will cause a problem there?
    There will always be expansion and contraction with hardwood. As of right now all the joints are smooth and solid. I knew that there would be some possibility of movement when I built it but that is OK. If it lasts 5 years I will be satisfied. I would think it would last longer.

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