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

    Those are very nice looking! The white baffle looks like you made it from Corian? Great looking speakers...
    Tritrix HT:http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222519
    Dayton 12" Subwoofer: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222930
    Overnight Sensations: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=223751
    Cerberus sub: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...hlight=cerebus
    Duellatis: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=224943
    NTN's: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=227902

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

      Thanks for the kind words, I'm always looking for used materials that I can re-task and the corian was too cheap to pass up. I've done two kitchens and seven pairs of speakers and still have some in the shop. My wife is getting tired of it though. You have a sharp eye Soundslike.
      Mark-

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

        Final assembly today/tonight. Chris - thanks for a wonderful budget design that sounds better than it has a right too.
        Attached Files
        Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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

          Originally posted by Gracias View Post
          Thanks for the kind words, I'm always looking for used materials that I can re-task and the corian was too cheap to pass up. I've done two kitchens and seven pairs of speakers and still have some in the shop. My wife is getting tired of it though. You have a sharp eye Soundslike.
          Mark-
          and a copper pipe port to boot.

          Too cool

          do you have a way to hide the wires on the rotating one?

          what do you cut/route the corian with?

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

            Hi Mikers- The round one was for a friend who lives on his sail boat and had to be wall mounted in a moderate sized cabin. Lots of compromises as far as positioning and it really needed to swivel. The same copper port is on both round and rectangular cabinets but the round one is down firing and just sitting on some scrap blocks for a test run before shipping. The port tube is centered and the cabinet turns on its axis. The copper seems like speaker bling but in short lengths it is cheap and the I.D. is an honest 1.5" and it cuts perfectly square with a cheap pipe cutter. And yes, I do like the shiny look.

            After seeing how Soundslike recesses the woofer I wish I had done the baffle like his but I'll know next time thanks to him. I'm not sure how my friend routed the wires but he is picky and likely did a better job than I did.

            The corian is easier to work than most hard woods with standard carbide tooling, no grain direction or brittleness to mess with. Try just a baffle and see how you like it. There is a lot of scrap corian now that people have moved on to granite.

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

              I just saw Steve Henrys' veneering and couldn't log off without saying WOW!
              Chris Roemer, what have you started?

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

                Originally posted by Gracias View Post
                I just saw Steve Henrys' veneering and couldn't log off without saying WOW!
                Chris Roemer, what have you started?
                Steve's ARE nice (just think, MINE are just particle board w/3/8" roundovers painted with flat white Lucite), but right now my favorite is a toss-up between yours and Tim's.

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

                  Could someone post a link to the NTN folder.......

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

                    Originally posted by Gracias View Post
                    I just saw Steve Henrys' veneering and couldn't log off without saying WOW!
                    Chris Roemer, what have you started?
                    Thanks for the kind words, but you took it to another level - very nice work!
                    Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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

                      Originally posted by nottaway View Post
                      Could someone post a link to the NTN folder.......
                      Post 18 has the recommended dimensions (might be more accurate to say the most often used dimensions).

                      The "folder" I think you're looking for can be found here.
                      Tritrix HT:http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222519
                      Dayton 12" Subwoofer: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222930
                      Overnight Sensations: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=223751
                      Cerberus sub: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...hlight=cerebus
                      Duellatis: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=224943
                      NTN's: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=227902

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

                        Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                        Steve's ARE nice (just think, MINE are just particle board w/3/8" roundovers painted with flat white Lucite), but right now my favorite is a toss-up between yours and Tim's.

                        Chris
                        Mine are painted MDF, with a textured finish, at that!

                        Steve's, Mike's and Gracias' are examples of fine craftsmanship. And on a budget build! Amazing. In the right decor, I can see Mike's as superb accent pieces. Over the top, really.

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

                          Originally posted by Herman Trivilino View Post
                          Mine are painted MDF, with a textured finish, at that!

                          Steve's, Mike's and Gracias' are examples of fine craftsmanship. And on a budget build! Amazing. In the right decor, I can see Mike's as superb accent pieces. Over the top, really.
                          Thanks for the compliment. I know veneer is probably out of the question on a budget build like this, but I scored the Walnut from Rockler when they switched sizes in their inventory & blew out the old at $12 for a 24 X 24 piece. I bought the last 2 Walnuts & with my 20% off coupon, I got out for $20. Having not tried Walnut veneer before, this project seemed perfect. If I screwed up, it wasn't a high dollar design. But thanks to Chris' design, the SQ definitely warrants a nice cabinet.
                          Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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

                            Steve has it right. Nobody wants to spend time and materials on a design that doesn't sing. If Mary Black doesn't sound like the diva that I think she is, it's just a waste of time.

                            Chris did the hard work for me and and I enjoy putting lipstick on it. For me, SQ trumps cosmetics and having both need not break the bank thanks to some very generous and talented people on this forum.

                            Now what to build next...

                            Mark-

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

                              If it's no trouble could some post a picture or diagram of the TM version updated crossover? I'm looking for the best parts placement/orientation.

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

                                Originally posted by kat2905 View Post
                                If it's no trouble could some post a picture or diagram of the TM version updated crossover? I'm looking for the best parts placement/orientation.
                                Here you go....
                                Attached Files
                                Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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