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  • greywarden
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    Skrillex is the Shizzzzz, which reminds, me it's sitting in my Amazon cart... sold!

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  • Mayhem13
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    Sorry but i'd forgotten that i managed to get a pic of one of the bass bins during testing before the Irene flood. This cabinet had a test stain which was back in the garage for stripping and re-staining using 1lb shellac as a sealer and then Gel stain which REALLY turned out nice.

    But when the Rahway river crested, sadly this box and it's unfinished sister were lost...along with all of the precut panels for the MTM section. Had they been all BB Plywood i think they would have survived as a stack of pre cut panels for another project did. I'm not sure i'll be working with MDF anymore knowing that the local stream can turn into the Ol' Miss in less than an hour.:eek:

    Thanx for all those that were following this thread but i don't think i'll be returning to it but have another modular system on the design table thanx to Erich H and the SEOS development team. Stay Tuned!

    BTW...the water wasn't high enough to get the driver. SAVED!



    Ohhhh..i forgot. These were 4.5 cuft tuned to 18hz and they simply thundered like Thor's Hammer. Testing with dubstep music from Skrillex dislodged a mirror from an old medicine cabinet in the adjacent bathroom which promplty crashed on the vanity top. That had to be replace too.

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  • r-carpenter
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    man, I'd never in my life would think that someone offer me to ride on Ural in the East Coast US..............:D
    may be.. but they are probably not quite as loud or stinky as the originals.

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  • Mayhem13
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    Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post
    woaa! brings early childhood memories.
    Not far from you and i've got three in stock......wanna get nostalgic? The camo sidehack with spotlights and bolted on tools looks like somethin outta the Siberian countryside.

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  • r-carpenter
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    Originally posted by Mayhem13 View Post
    Might be Ed. The crates come from Russia for URAL motorcycles so who knows what the hell they are.
    woaa! brings early childhood memories.

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  • Mayhem13
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    Might be Ed. The crates come from Russia for URAL motorcycles so who knows what the hell they are. I just know that the wood is as hard as stone, not easy to cut, and ruins tools. A customer who's a carpenter/woodworker suggested that it was Hickory so i figured he knew what he was talking about.

    On a positive note, one bass cabinet is structurally done and ready for some listening. I'll post some pix tommorrow and if all goes well, i'll finish up the second bin and then start some Q and A for the MTM section. Got a few pairs of tweeters to choose from in house as well as a few 5", 6.5" mids.

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  • edlafontaine
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    I believe that is southern yellow pine. The darker sections are often referred to as "heart pine" and is prized for it's durability in things such as flooring. ;)

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  • Mayhem13
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    Nice finish pete!

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  • petethekiller
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    another vote for the Gossimer Sub! I have 2....the wife hates me.
    Attached Files

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  • Mayhem13
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    Originally posted by Face View Post
    Why a pair of XD120's?
    They sound so clean and unrestrained and a great directivity match for a pair of 6.5" midwoofers it's almost a shame not to use em. Trust me, i'm TRYING to convince myself against it and stick with the 27TDFC's.:D

    ....oh, and they look so damn good!

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  • Face
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    Why a pair of XD120's?

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  • Mayhem13
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    Well work and the weather have really slowed this project down some but i've managed to get a good portion of the box completed with port construction and bracing. I'll get back to it this weekend and hopefully get to do some listening as well as some pix by monday night. i need to pick up a 45 degree bevel router bit and add the curved/tapered side panels like the Wilson so i'll be working on a jig for that as well. I've been also working on the design stage of the MTM section and have A LOT of ideas/questions for everyone as i just might try and use a pair of 18Sound XD120's for highs instead of a 1" dome.

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  • Erich H
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    Mayhem13, that's looking really good! I know you've been planning this one for a little while so it must be nice to finally get it going.

    I started a similar project with vertically layered Baltic and 2 strips of walnut spaced out in the baffle, but I like the way yours looks quite a bit.


    The grain looks great, can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  • Mayhem13
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    Well the rain and humidity put a damper on today's productivity, but i managed to get one baffle completed. I've decided to hold off on the other baffle until i have one box done for testing just in case the ported option doesn't work out. I'm really liking the contrast of the hardboard now that i've cleaned em up with some 150 paper. Got a few colors of gel stain coming from Rockler to test. Rest of the box will be MDF in Piano black.

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  • Mayhem13
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    Ok this is really getting aggravating now. First we have a record heatwave and now it's raining cats and dogs. Managed to get a few hours in today but was planning for a marathon session. The base Plinths are in glue up and i should get to run those through the planer later today but attatchment to the baffles isn't likely.

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