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  • #76
    Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

    Beautiful, how do they sound?

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    • #77
      Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

      Great job. Your veneering looks better than my first (and quite possibly my last:o) veneering job.
      Paul

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      • #78
        Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

        I like that shade of copper more than the one Marty used. :rolleyes:

        What spray paint was it you used again?
        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*

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        • #79
          Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

          Originally posted by Wolf View Post
          I like that shade of copper more than the one Marty used. :rolleyes:

          What spray paint was it you used again?
          Later,
          Wolf
          Of course you do Junior, you're much like my annoying little brother in that respect. :p It's a beautiful job and he should be proud.

          Oh, one last thing; I'm thinking of renaming it 'The Beer Project' because you still owe me one for it!

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          • #80
            Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

            Originally posted by Wolf View Post
            What spray paint was it you used again?
            I used



            Duplicolor - Spray Paint

            Part Number: MS100
            Line: DPL
            • UPC: 26916026101
            • Metal Specks
            • Burnt Copper
            • Aerosol
            • 11 Oz.


            Thanks for all the comments!!:D

            As for sound, I'm probably not qualified to give an accurate assessment, but compared to what I've had in the past (old Polks, Magnaplaner MMGs, ar.com speakers) they are awesome with good imaging and accurate detail. Will allow them to break in and provide another review.

            Ultimately they were challenging to construct as a nubie, I'd recommend Paul C's OS as a first build, but luckily I was able to correct many of my mistakes along the way and they finally received the wife's seal of approval, and a big change from the generic black speaker.


            Ted

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            • #81
              Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

              :D:D:D:rolleyes:
              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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              • #82
                Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                Oh- Okay! 'Burnt Copper'
                I thought it was a richer and more lush tone, and I like it! I could use that on the baffles for the Microtonnes, but we'll see how the rest looks...

                Well done, dude!
                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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                • #83
                  Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                  Ted,
                  How do they sound? Looking for that review bro.
                  Dave H

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                  • #84
                    Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                    First time poster, and first time builder, about to embark on the copper project. Your speakers look great and inspired me to get started! I am thinking of using your removable baffle, but am unsure on a couple of things, did you use any sealant between baffle and enclosure, and do the screws on the baffle cause any spikes?
                    Thanks, and a big thanks to Paul and Marty for this great design!

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                    • #85
                      Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                      Completed "The Copper Project" TA DA!!

                      Ummm, WOW!! Great job....nice pics and nicely detailed write-up.
                      Bryan K.

                      Midwest Audio Club

                      Speedster | Sub Attachť | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | CO‹GAR, COUGAR II and CO‹GAR JR | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

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                      • #86
                        Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                        Over 1/2 way thru my build and I noticed the internal baffle should be 1/2 " while my cut but not yet assembled baffles are 3/4". Should I scrap them and cut new 23x7 x 1/2? It looks like the ones in this thread are the same thickness as the cabinet -3/4"

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                        • #87
                          Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                          Super job on the finish. I like the "Blond Coppers". :D

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                          • #88
                            Re: Nubie's Build - The Copper Project

                            Originally posted by gnospmoht View Post
                            Over 1/2 way thru my build and I noticed the internal baffle should be 1/2 " while my cut but not yet assembled baffles are 3/4". Should I scrap them and cut new 23x7 x 1/2? It looks like the ones in this thread are the same thickness as the cabinet -3/4"
                            I don't think there will be a sound difference.

                            I myself made the same mistake and made one out of 3/4 and the other 1/2. Can't tell the difference acoustically!

                            As for sealing the baffle to the cabinet, I used regular window weather stripping.

                            Good Luck!

                            Ted

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                            • #89
                              Hello Old and New Timers!

                              It's been quite awhile since "The Copper Project" build! I've been away from this hobby for >9 yrs, but have been enjoying the fruits daily ever since. These speakers have been rock solid and is it my imagination, but have they improved with time? Trying to get back into the hobby, but the wife complains on a regular basis about all the speaker builds that litter the house.

                              The Copper Project - Living room
                              Paul's Speedsters - Computer
                              Paul's OS - Bedroom
                              Paul's Swoops - Family Room, multimedia
                              Floor standing OS MTM;s - garage
                              sub - forget who designed- family room

                              Geez, built alotta Paul's designs! there must have been a sale at PE at that time!

                              Anyhow, seems like many of the people back then are still here, and love to see all the new designs and active community!!

                              Just wanted to say Hello again, and hopefully back in on the fun!

                              Ted

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                              • #90
                                Welcome back!
                                Constructions: Dayton+SB 2-Way v1 | Dayton+SB 2-Way v2 | Fabios (SB Monitors)
                                Refurbs: KLH 2 | Rega Ela Mk1

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