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  • ssyfert
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    Perhaps you should consider jkim's 8945P/Peerless HDS pairing ... it probably costs about the same, and uses a better tweeter, IMO.

    I REALLY like the thought of an already assembled crossover arriving with all the parts and pieces for the project, plus the kit is only 400 total, which I think I would go well over if I use JKim's design. But thanks for the thought.

    P.S. I just looked at jkim's design again (I looked a while back). That crossover scares the living bejeebers out of me. a little beyond my scope. I don't really like soldering. I love woodworking.

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  • MSaturn
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    Perhaps you should consider jkim's 8945P/Peerless HDS pairing ... it probably costs about the same, and uses a better tweeter, IMO.

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  • ssyfert
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    Yes, it's 100% mdf, and no, I'm not putting any grill cloth on. I bought a yard of white cloth, but as I was making them, I thought it would look cool to cover up my screws and see the ports and speakers. I chamfered the edges around the cutouts too. I absolutly LOVE my new porter cable router and jasper circle cutter. The finishing was a sinch, since I took some time and reaserched the best way to finish. I sprayed a layer of shelac on all edges and nail holes, then used wood filler to cover them, then sanded, then sprayed entire unit with shelac, sanded, and then buddy did the paint go on smooth and nothing showed. Thanks to whoever enlightened me on finishing.

    By the way, as a preview, here's my next, much more complicated design. I will use the PE Usher 701 kit and build these cabinets myself. I cannot wait. I'll be sure to start a build thread and track my progress. Toodles, and Merry Christmas!
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  • MSaturn
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    good call on the design - now I bet you she puts them somewhere visible, though :D

    also, vented alignments get a bad rap because the ones in most retail speakers are tuned like the R&D guys are drunk. that, or people like to hear boomy, overexaggerated bass .. hmm ..

    first time I heard a vented alignment in a good speaker were WATT/Puppys - oh my, was I impressed. say what you will about Wilson designs, they sure build a solid cabinet. sealed speakers have their place, but a well-tuned vented alignment is a grand thing.

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  • arlis_1957@yahoo.com
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    very nice. it should do nicely as intended. now she will have to cook more.:D expect cookies.
    by the way, i go to marion and right through plain city often. very nice area.

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  • jerryanderson
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    Originally posted by ssyfert View Post
    Holy cow mother of our Lord!!! This was my first design by myself, and I just want to say I'm really happy right now! Designing these, I knew where my sister was going to put this (on the bottom shelf of a bookcase separating her kitchen and living room). I (here goes) did not use and filters or crossovers on these. She's always going to be off axis, so what's the use of taming the highs? And so, knowing that, I stood almost perpendicular to these, and the vocals just absolutly melt in my mouth. I tuned these to about 85 Hz, and I can't believe the base I'm hearing from a 4 inch driver. This was also my first ported design. I've always asociated ported with boomy, and these are nothing but. Acurate, clean, smooth, whatever lingo you use. All in all a success for about $150 total. Thanks to all those who, not knowingly, helped me with this. I've done a lot of reaserch on past posts the last 2 months. Comments?

    Well Done!!! They Look Great!!!!!

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  • tom_s
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    Very nice! I'm willing to bet it's much better sounding than any iPod dock you could find at Target ;) I'm sure she'll love it since it was made by you!

    Are the white pieces going to be covered with grill cloth? I kind of like them as is. It makes the whole thing stand out.

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  • mzisserson
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    Big thumbs up, love the fit and finish!

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  • Wolf
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    Nicely done, Chip! (I always liked Seyfert's potato ships..)

    I bet that will be enjoyed!
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Ludo
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    Originally posted by ssyfert View Post
    Holy cow mother of our Lord!!! This was my first design by myself, and I just want to say I'm really happy right now! Designing these, I knew where my sister was going to put this (on the bottom shelf of a bookcase separating her kitchen and living room). I (here goes) did not use and filters or crossovers on these. She's always going to be off axis, so what's the use of taming the highs? And so, knowing that, I stood almost perpendicular to these, and the vocals just absolutly melt in my mouth. I tuned these to about 85 Hz, and I can't believe the base I'm hearing from a 4 inch driver. This was also my first ported design. I've always asociated ported with boomy, and these are nothing but. Acurate, clean, smooth, whatever lingo you use. All in all a success for about $150 total. Thanks to all those who, not knowingly, helped me with this. I've done a lot of reaserch on past posts the last 2 months. Comments?
    That's a great idea and looks to be very well executed! Congratulations.

    What did your sister make for you? :p

    Is the entire structure MDF or some other material?

    Louis

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  • tomzarbo
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    Originally posted by ssyfert View Post
    I (here goes) did not use and filters or crossovers on these. She's always going to be off axis, so what's the use of taming the highs? And so, knowing that, I stood almost perpendicular to these, and the vocals just absolutly melt in my mouth. I tuned these to about 85 Hz, and I can't believe the base I'm hearing from a 4 inch driver. This was also my first ported design.
    Wow, that looks beautiful! Was your sister excited to see it? I really like the front baffles, nice contrast with the rest of the unit.

    I made a similar unit to that for under my mom's counter in the kitchen. I used two 4" Tang band full rangers without any filters also, I always and still do think it sounds really nice... bass and all. I bet your unit sounds pretty good. I think those TB drivers are alright!

    Congratulations!

    TomZ

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  • Guest
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    Cool... to both people who made those.
    NICE!!

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  • ssyfert
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    Holy cow mother of our Lord!!! This was my first design by myself, and I just want to say I'm really happy right now! Designing these, I knew where my sister was going to put this (on the bottom shelf of a bookcase separating her kitchen and living room). I (here goes) did not use and filters or crossovers on these. She's always going to be off axis, so what's the use of taming the highs? And so, knowing that, I stood almost perpendicular to these, and the vocals just absolutly melt in my mouth. I tuned these to about 85 Hz, and I can't believe the base I'm hearing from a 4 inch driver. This was also my first ported design. I've always asociated ported with boomy, and these are nothing but. Acurate, clean, smooth, whatever lingo you use. All in all a success for about $150 total. Thanks to all those who, not knowingly, helped me with this. I've done a lot of reaserch on past posts the last 2 months. Comments?
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  • johnnyrichards
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    I had plans for something similar for my daughter! I hope that works alright for her.

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  • the kid
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    cool!

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