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  • tobis
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    Excellent job. I really like the raw wood look.

    I just got some Minimus 7's and 12's at a garage sale. I was wondering about using the 12's outdoors in a similar location.

    Looks like the woofer is non-paper, but I don't know about the tweeter.

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  • Herman Trivilino
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    No problems so far. And I don't anticipate any. Our climate is warm and humid. Rarely does the temperature go below freezing.

    In this location they're well protected. There's a 16-inch overhang, plus the gutter. If a hurricane heads this way I can take them down and put them away.

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  • ckmoore
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    Herman, how have the Hivi and Dayton drivers held up in the elements the past couple of months? I am considering doing a similar outdoor speaker.

    Going to use the OS or Wolfs Sophomores design, depending on which tweeter is more "robust" as far as weather is concerned.

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  • Herman Trivilino
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    Thanks. Just today I was out there grillin' and these speakers sound so nice.

    As for the birds? Well, let's just say they get plenty to eat while listening to the tunes.

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  • Ludo
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    Originally posted by Herman Trivilino View Post
    I've added a few finishing touches ... some brass drip edge to match the woofers, screening over the ends of the port tubes, and a perch. I hope the birds don't take it seriously and try to get in by pecking holes in the woofer. :rolleyes:
    Looks great and very clever. Well the brids can't get in, but maybe you could provide them with a feeder nearby where they can party to the tunes

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  • joeybutts
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    This has to be one of the coolest builds and don't know how I missed it. I'm hoping to do something similar in the near future when I buy a house.

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  • Herman Trivilino
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    Finishing Touches

    I've added a few finishing touches ... some brass drip edge to match the woofers, screening over the ends of the port tubes, and a perch. I hope the birds don't take it seriously and try to get in by pecking holes in the woofer. :rolleyes:
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  • Herman Trivilino
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    Originally posted by wlb View Post
    You could still put a screen over the ports. Just paint the part of the screen that can be seen over the hole flat black and you won't be able to see it. That's what I did to my subwoofer. It had a 4" port and I had a couple of little kittens that could fit in them. I would use at least a 1/8" mesh, that would keep most bees out.
    That's a good idea. Easy to do, too.

    If I ever decide to add the "sub dog house" I can use that idea to keep the critters out. ;)

    I love your design. Those look great! WE must have the most inventive speaker designers in the country on this forum. I show my wife some of the stuff on this forum so she doesn't think I'm the only (speaker nut) in the world. Her word for our obsession.
    Thanks. By the way, I can never win that little game with my wife. I pointed out that my speakers are a lot smaller than the ones you see the real "speaker nuts" using, and she reminds me that mine may be smaller, but I have a lot more of them. :rolleyes: I'm still coasting on the credit I got for the birdhouses, so for now at least I'll quit while I'm ahead.

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  • djg
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    Very nice job. I do think the doghouse sub would be perfect.

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  • wlb
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    Originally posted by Herman Trivilino View Post
    Thanks. Yeah, we were even joking that if I added teh perches, it would be an invitation the birds would find too tempeting!

    I had inteneded to put a piece of grill cloth or screen over the inside end of the port tube, but forgot to do it before I glued the backs on! I do need to put some screening of some kind of over them.
    You could still put a screen over the ports. Just paint the part of the screen that can be seen over the hole flat black and you won't be able to see it. That's what I did to my subwoofer .It had a 4" port and I had a couple of little kittens that could fit in them. I would use at least a 1/8" mesh, that would keep most bees out. I love your design. Those look great! WE must have the most inventive speaker designers in the country on this forum. I show my wife some of the stuff on this forum so she doesn't think I'm the only (speaker nut) in the world. Her word for our obsession.

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  • Herman Trivilino
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    Originally posted by johnastockman View Post
    Very cool! Much admiration for your ingenuity and skills. The best implementation of WAF I've ever seen.
    Thanks. You know what they say ... Happy wife, happy life.

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  • Herman Trivilino
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    Originally posted by LouC View Post
    Why not use some tiny molding, make it look like a screened "window" into the attic?
    Ahhh! I like that idea. I'm thinking maybe I could find a part at a plumbing supply or maybe even a good hardware store. Sort of like a screen that goes in a sink aerator, the kind that has an integral brass ring along the rim, but of a much larger diameter. About 1.5 inches.

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  • johnastockman
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    Very cool! Much admiration for your ingenuity and skills. The best implementation of WAF I've ever seen.

    John A.

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  • LouC
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    Why not use some tiny molding, make it look like a screened "window" into the attic?

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  • donprice
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    Beautiful. You have set a new standard for the husbands of the wife's friends to fail to meet. Anyone can spend a $*** on some goofy fake rock speakers...

    Now you have to build a subwoofer enclosure. A dog house would seem to me to be quite appropriate. :D

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