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  • Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

    I can't find the recent thread Dan and Robert conversed aout them, so I'm top-posting to show off my version.

    Here's the Pjay proto that was the inspiration initially:


    Here's mine:


    I still have to do some minor soldering and mount the Mid and Tweeter polarity//on/off switches on some angle-aluminum stock to allow for height clearance, but they are currently able to proto. Who wants to swap wires when you can flip a switch? I can imagine I'll bridge the adjacent negative terminals, and keep a couple copper-rods around to connect +/- through on 2 or 3-ways, or just use some flying wires. Wiring the middle terminal pairs as inputs to a 3-way could easily be done. I figured I could at least do a 6th order electrical on a 2-way if necessary, so I have enough connection points, not to mention plenty of configurations for layout.

    They're 9"x15", 0.22" Acrylic panels. Thinner will crack easy, and masonite or luan ply will tear out and not support the jack mounts. A sheet to cut in half is about $14 for the total of 2x 9"x15" boards at HD. Use an awl and mallet to mark the 3/8" spacing on terminals and screw-shaft, and drill through with a 5/32" for the threaded shaft and 11/64" for the terminal holes. Nuts and lock-washers are provided with these jacks at Apex Jr. (10x for $10):
    http://www.apexjr.com/Jacks.htm


    I used 15 jacks, and any regular banana-post input for these. The 6th one down from the top on the ApexJr page would probably work fine there.

    Later,
    Wolf
    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
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    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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    Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

    Wow that looks like to much work for me lol.
    At least you want have to move alligator clips around when designing.
    By the way if I didn't tell you in Kentucky , I really liked the sound of your Attitudes. But the Androids had a unique look to them that was interesting. I still haven't got a chance to add speakers to my photobucket , this holiday season has had me busy.
    Thanks ,
    JB

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    • #3
      Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

      Originally posted by DjDisturbed View Post
      Wow that looks like too much work for me lol.
      At least you wont have to move alligator clips around when designing.
      By the way if I didn't tell you in Kentucky , I really liked the sound of your Attitudes. But the Androids had a unique look to them that was interesting. I still haven't got a chance to add speakers to my photobucket , this holiday season has had me busy.
      It really depends on how I wire it up. You can get the large crocodile-clips from Rat-Shack, and just clamp on the terminals. At most it would be to connect driver wires, or have a longer jumper wire.

      Thanks, man! I really like the Attitudes too. It's one of those projects that makes you wonder "where to go from here?", and doesn't really get set aside much even if you have more pairs present in the house.

      The &roids were meant to have a 'different' aesthetic look, and it's bold and intriguing at the same time to me. If you buy a silver-faced LCD or plasma, these would flank it very nicely and not take up much room at all. I had quite a few people ask if the 2" was up to the task in prelim, and I was pretty sure it would be just fine. As I recall- you didn't expect they'd sound like they did either. :D

      Thanks for the compliments and comments,
      Wolf
      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
      "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
      "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
      "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

      *InDIYana event website*

      Photobucket pages:
      https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

      My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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      • #4
        Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

        Fabulous idea Wolf. I may have to steal it and build something similar. I'm going to have to scavenge my parts bins for jacks.:D

        Count me as one who could also live happily ever after with a pair of your Attitudes. You really have your work cut out for you to come up with something that will top them....but I have faith that you will.
        Co-conspirator in the development of the "CR Gnarly Fidelity Reduction Unit" - Registered Trademark, Patent Pending.

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        • #5
          Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

          This awesome idea has been brought to you by Wolf industries.

          Wolf Indestries-"Creating some of the best DIY soultions...So you don't have to!"

          .

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          • #6
            Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

            Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
            This awesome idea has been brought to you by Wolf industries.

            Wolf Indestries-"Creating some of the best DIY soultions...So you don't have to!"

            It wasn't my idea, just my adaptation.
            Heh, funny slogan!
            Later,
            Wolf
            "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
            "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
            "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
            "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

            *InDIYana event website*

            Photobucket pages:
            https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

            My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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            • #7
              Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

              Originally posted by tom_s View Post
              Fabulous idea Wolf. I may have to steal it and build something similar. I'm going to have to scavenge my parts bins for jacks.:D

              Count me as one who could also live happily ever after with a pair of your Attitudes. You really have your work cut out for you to come up with something that will top them....but I have faith that you will.
              It's pretty slick, but I can't claim it was my idea.

              Did you snag a pair of 9845 mids from the dude on the Classifieds page? He had 2 pair. Being that you have the Cantilena stuff, either would be golden.
              Thanks for the thoughts,
              Wolf
              "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

              *InDIYana event website*

              Photobucket pages:
              https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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              • #8
                Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
                This awesome idea has been brought to you by Wolf industries.

                Wolf Indestries-"Creating some of the best DIY soultions...So you don't have to!"

                awesome.
                " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

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                • #9
                  Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                  Wolf, don't you ever sleep??

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                  • #10
                    Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                    Originally posted by marscoast View Post
                    Wolf, don't you ever sleep??
                    Sleep is for mere mortals

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                    • #11
                      Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                      Looks might nice, Ben, and it should help immensely in designing many, many more crossovers.
                      Paul

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                      • #12
                        Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                        I have been meaning to just order some prototyping breadboards for x-over games, but your solution is much more elegant.
                        Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                          Too cool. As an aside, try checking with a local glass shop about Lexan. Lexan wont crack and they let me dumpster dive for scraps. You'd be supprised how big of peices are scrap to them.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                            Here's a picture of my much less elegant version being put to use:



                            They are well worth the effort, IMO. I like that I can put components in parallel by plugging in another set of banana plugs with the component across the plug.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Finally: Xover Proto-jig!!

                              I suppose, in theory, could you go crazy with it and create one board for each type of crossover??

                              like all of the ones in PCD...

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