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  • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

    A few more..
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    • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

      and a few more.

      Just need to line the inside, glue up last panel, then finish.

      Both have been tested.

      Next will be filling outside of cab with some water putty, sanding and prepping for veneer and paint.
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      • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

        Originally posted by ericJ View Post
        What are the negatives if I DON'T line the box with foam/padding/carpet pad/carpet/cat hair, etc...

        I don't have a single thing around the house to line with and I really want to button the last panels up tonight.

        Will this kill performance or affect anything??
        I would definitely say wait for everything to get done before you button the last panels up. Find some batting and get that in there first. You will be happy you did that.
        Modding the Lepai T-Amp

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        • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

          ericj,

          My dad is in to modern design you might say. All the doors are a commercial style door and there are enough windows in the place to be a paparrazi photographers wet dream if someone famous lived there. We did a good deal of work on the place ourselves during construction, during which my mother had a brain anuerysm, a craniotomy, three brain surgeries, a brain infection, then another brain surgery to clean out the infection. She does 5k runs every weekend now and remembers things better than I do. Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville is unbelievable. Anyway it's a miracle the place got finished at all. will see if I have a finished picture of the outside. Most of my pictures were taken during construction.

          If you look at photo number 11 here, that is the house from the front, taken by a better photographer than i'll ever be.

          Justin

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          • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

            Originally posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
            I finished the second one last night and had a listen to both. I couldn't believe the sound. These sounded better than the RM40T's I bought a while back, and those have a $1150 MSRP. The staging is excellent, and every detail is perfectly reproduced. Nothing short of spectacular. I kept forgetting that my sub was turned off. I ran a few bass tests tones through these and they can definitely play musically down to 32hz. My wife said these sound like my car in regard to bass output. I seriously had to check my receiver's settings 3 times to make sure my powered sub was off.

            The details are very good, the response is very flat with no undesirable peaks, and they sound VERY large. The sound fills the room and with such elegance and accuracy that you really have to hear them to believe it.

            My only gripe is that they're not very sensitive by nature so you have to crank up the volume to get them a bit louder, but that doens't bother me as they get PLENTY loud when you push them and have absolutely no distortion at high levels.

            I so don't want to give these away. I'd rather scrap my entire Polk Audio Monitor 40 based home theater and use these two instead, but I built them for my father in law so I have to give them to him tonight. Can't wait to see the look on his face.
            just killin' me.

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            • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

              Thanks Chris. Gotta start on his project soon. He is a perfectionist beyond belief. Almost nervous to start them. He just got hearing aids recently and it has renewed his interest in sound quality. The day after I took the neos home he told me he was missing them already.

              JustinL42

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              • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                Justin...what a perfect home for a set of Neos! Chris...just looking back at the list of builders and noticed I'm no longer on it....u get tired of waiting on me to get these done?? Lol...I will admit, this has been my slowest build thus far..mostly due to circumstances beyond my control (apparently an automotive finish cannot be applied in 2 days..which is frustrating..lol)...anywho..I WILL be hearing these (for the first time) and sharing finished photos next week...god willing. Happy building all! Chris W. :rolleyes:

                EDIT: And that is what I get for trying to read this stuff on my little smart phone...see I'm still on the list..didn't scroll down far enough..my bad!

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                • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                  Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                  just killin' me.
                  I'm building stands, don't worry, lol. I just wanted to give him something now since these were his birthday present.

                  You should have seen the look on his face. Its been a while since he had some speakers and he had a listen to these. He played some of his favorite songs that he's had for many years and said there these played parts of the songs he had never heard before, even when he borrowed my RM40T's for 2 years.

                  After an hour or two of listening to these in his room, I came back down to listen to my surround theater. I've decided my entire Polk audio system is getting sold. The RM40T's, two pairs of Monitor 40's, and a center CS1, to be replaced by two front MTM's, two rear bookshelf nano neos, and if I'm crazy enough, a 4 driver center channel array to put under or above of my Samsung LCD TV.

                  Can't thank you enough for designing these.
                  Modding the Lepai T-Amp

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                  • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                    Originally posted by cwad8505 View Post
                    Justin...what a perfect home for a set of Neos! Chris...just looking back at the list of builders and noticed I'm no longer on it....u get tired of waiting on me to get these done?? Lol...I will admit, this has been my slowest build thus far..mostly due to circumstances beyond my control (apparently an automotive finish cannot be applied in 2 days..which is frustrating..lol)...anywho..I WILL be hearing these (for the first time) and sharing finished photos next week...god willing. Happy building all! Chris W. :rolleyes:

                    EDIT: And that is what I get for trying to read this stuff on my little smart phone...see I'm still on the list..didn't scroll down far enough..my bad!
                    I had to put in all the "interesting" quotes from X. The ntns should begin "snapping" (beyond Xlim) around 103dB with tones in the mid 30's at full power.

                    Chris

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                    • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                      Herman,

                      Just checked one of the spare nd105's I have and the gasket is glued to the woofer frame. The edges near the mounting holesaren't glued well but everything else feels firmly glued. I will get them out somehow though. Just going to take my time and think it through. already tried taking the tweeter out and pushing from behind but couldn't get enough leverage with one finger to make it budge at all. Also tried using some small wedges to slowly pry it up but no dice so far.

                      cwad,

                      Thanks. Wish I could say my own place was that nice but somehow I don't love money enough to ever get that much together at one time. My place is a glorified condo/apartment style place with two roomates to split the bills with!

                      JustinL42

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                      • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                        If I'm seeing Afrikan art, seems like X's cabs would fit right in there. That's what they reminded me of.

                        A lot of the wood carvings are from the Soloman Islands. They do a lot of carving with ebony wood. I had a relatively unique childhood. My parents sold everything they owned when they were my age and bought a sailboat. My brother and I spent six years on it doing a circumnavigation of the world with them. Most of the carvings were traded for with things we had onboard that the locals needed. Anything we picked up had to be small as there isn't much extra space on a small sailboat with 4 people living in it.

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                        • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                          Originally posted by JustinL42 View Post
                          Just checked one of the spare nd105's I have and the gasket is glued to the woofer frame.
                          I just checked, and you're right, the gaskets are glued to the drivers. Just carefully run an exacto blade or utility knife around the edges of the drivers to cut the paint.

                          The mishap I mentioned earlier: I accidentally let the backs of the cabinets rest on a support block while the paint was still wet. Ouch! When the paint had dried those small support blocks were "glued" to the back of the cabinets. I knocked them off with a hammer and they took some of the MDF with them, leaving a gouge. Like I said, OUCH!

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                          • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                            Man, the price on the ND105's is a bit depressing now. I wonder when they'll go on sale again...

                            The only way to get a discount now is to buy 10+.
                            Modding the Lepai T-Amp

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                            • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                              Originally posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
                              Man, the price on the ND105's is a bit depressing now. I wonder when they'll go on sale again...

                              The only way to get a discount now is to buy 10+.
                              I feel your pain.

                              LAST year they were on sale for FOUR months (Jan/Feb & again in Mar/Apr), at $12 a pop, and I only bought 2 of them.

                              This year they were $15 and I bought 8 of 'em.

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                              • Re: on Sale - $55/pr (drivers & XO)

                                Chris,

                                I came up with external enclosure dimensions of 18h x 14.5d x 6w for the ntn which should give .558 for internal volume using 3/4 mdf which should still give me good spacing for the drivers on the baffle I think. Any glaring issues with that set of dimensions that I may be overlooking that you can see?

                                Thanks in advance,
                                JustinL42
                                Last edited by JustinL42; 03-25-2011, 01:09 AM. Reason: clarity

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