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  • AudioSQ
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    Upgrade kits just came in. These crossover parts are beefy! initial impression is they sound better.. a fair bit actually, but maybe that's just in my head. I'll give a better review when I've had more time with them them.
    Last edited by AudioSQ; 04-02-2021, 03:43 AM.

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  • AudioSQ
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    The tweeter upgrade kits are out for the 2TD now. This upgrades the tweeter to the LD25X tweeter. Since the government keeps sending me money to stimulate the economy I guess I'll do just that and also get the crossover upgrade. I'm speculating it will only be a small improvement for a good chunk of change, but we all have to do our part during this crises. Since building these I have also built another for a center channel, but have no plans to upgrade that one. I'll let y'all know how they compare. If anyone has heard both please share your impressions.

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  • AudioSQ
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    I finally got some time today to measure the speakers, I figured I'd throw up the graph in case someone was interested.. although that might not be anybody since all rooms are different. Obviously my room is not perfect. This is at my MLP (about 9' away) with Aud EQ XT (curve was better than with direct) with the subs turned off. Smoothing was set to 1/6th. I did do dozens of measurements from various spots and various configurations. I was disappointed with my bass traps. I only have two, 24'x48'x6', but regardless of where I put them the room measured the same as without them. I believe I set REW up right, but it's entirely possible I did not.

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  • Drummer
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    Nice color! I'm excited to hear what you think of them, after you've had some time to run them. I have no doubt that you will really like them. Glenn.

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  • DanP
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    Looking good! You didn't waste any time!

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  • AudioSQ
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    Finished building the speakers, sort of.. I made some boo-boos so I'll need to sand them down a bit and redo. I wanted to play with them though. Only pictured one because they're heavy and I didn't feel like moving both for the photo shoot.

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  • AudioSQ
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    Well the second coat did a lot of running and the can clearly says not to thin with water... oops. I did try two coats after that without the paint thinned, but it does have texture to it. I think because it's a thick paint. I had hoped it would level itself out some, but I believe it's drying too fast with the thin coats. I could sand it out in the last coat maybe? It's just light orange peel, but when I've sanded between coats it's looked a little chalky. I'm worried I might make the last coat worse sanding it then if I just left it alone.

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  • AudioSQ
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    Benjamin Moore Aura, color Artic Seal. I am spraying it on in light coats with a gun. First coat came out nice and smooth. The seams aren't too bad.. Time to get back as it!

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  • trevordj
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    Originally posted by AudioSQ View Post
    Got the primer and first coat on today. Despite my efforts I can still see the seams. Oh well, I tried. So far pretty happy with results, getting close!
    Everything looks good! Did you spray the finish as you wanted to? I saw the primer you are using, but which paint?

    Hiding seams takes a LONG time so don’t worry that you can still see them. I have recently started using miters so I hope that is easier (haven’t painted any miters yet).

    Trevor

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  • AudioSQ
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    Got the primer and first coat on today. Despite my efforts I can still see the seams. Oh well, I tried. So far pretty happy with results, getting close!

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  • davidroberts
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    Originally posted by AudioSQ View Post
    The Apollos look nice. I've always wanted to try that anarchy woofer. Any benefit of going up to 320 or not really necessary before primer?
    I have used the Anarchy woofer in a few different configurations, including 4 of them in a ported enclosure in my truck. This will be my first full range design with them so I am a little excited about it.

    Personally I dont think so. The only time I go higher than 220 is when I am wet sanding something. The 220 leaves enough grit for the primer to really stick to. Like Don said after you start applying the finish coats then it is time for the high grit.

    I havent completed a speaker in a while but the last couple of pieces I built for the wife even with stain I only went to 220 and then cleared with satin or semi-gloss lacquer with now sanding in between. It is amazing how forgiving the satin lacquer is.

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  • donradick
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    Originally posted by AudioSQ View Post
    The Apollos look nice. I've always wanted to try that anarchy woofer. Any benefit of going up to 320 or not really necessary before primer?
    I'm not a finish expert, but I think 220 is fine before primer. Put on 1 or 2 coats of primer and sand with 320. Sand the finish coat(s) with 320, 400 or higher as you wish.

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  • AudioSQ
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    The Apollos look nice. I've always wanted to try that anarchy woofer. Any benefit of going up to 320 or not really necessary before primer?

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  • davidroberts
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    220 is the what I would suggest. Anything else is going to be difficult to hide sanding marks with a satin or gloss finish.

    I finally have all the components for my Apollo MTM so hopefully I will be at that point this weekend and post some pictures.

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  • AudioSQ
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    How fine of a grit do y'all usually sand before primer? Thanks!

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