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    I have these drivers. I have a sheet of Corian. I have some aluminum and black suede leather, burl Walnut veneer.
    And most importantly, I have an itch to build another speaker.

    6620-00 + W16NX-001 = love
    Last edited by r-carpenter; 09-14-2014, 11:02 AM.
    http://www.diy-ny.com/

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    Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

    Awesome, can't wait to see what you will do with the cabinets! Post some build pics if you don't mind. Killer driver choices.

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      Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

      Yummy
      .

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        Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

        Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post
        ***I have a sheet of Corian. I have some aluminum and black suede leather, burl Walnut veneer.***
        Interesting materials combination! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
        --
        "Based on my library and laboratory research, I have concluded, as have others, that the best measures of speaker quality are frequency response and dispersion pattern. I have not found any credible research showing that most of the differences we hear among loudspeakers cannot be explained by examining these two variables." -Alvin Foster, 22 BAS Speaker 2 (May, 1999)

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          Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

          Made some progress on the project. The cases are made from cast resin 3Form panel that I've had for a long time. Joints are 45* solvent glued together (basically melted)
          I broke down and ordered a bucket of Green Glue. Experimenting with different CLD sandwiches now.
          The side panels are in the vacuum press, squeezed to burl walnut.
          Will post pictures tomorrow.
          http://www.diy-ny.com/

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            Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

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            First cut on this project. So the 3Form panel is a very dense cast resin. This particular one is a lamination of 2 thinner panels and fabric in between. Very expensive and horrible color. 10-15 years ago I build a new counter-top for Junior's restaurant but 3Form send us a wrong color. http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/our...ants/brooklyn/ (the counter flushes here)
            I got stuck with a few thousand worth of very heavy and ugly panels.
            http://www.diy-ny.com/

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              Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

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              The usual Miter Folding.
              For this resin, the glue is actually a solvent. First, the panels are folded dry and then a very tiny amount of liquid is applied on the joint. It goes in immediately and in 10 min the panels are literally melted together.
              http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                a bit of glue a bit of plastic and some beer.
                Brooklyn Blast. Wow, highly recommended! I'll pick up some for the DIY.
                http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                  Green Glue!
                  Liquidy goo that can be brushed or rolled. Almost no smell. I'll update on the experimentation later.
                  http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                    future sidewalls are out of the press.
                    http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                      Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

                      That looks great.
                      My Statement monitors
                      My Piccolatas
                      My LM3886 amp

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                        Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

                        Oh wow this is cool! What's the density of that material? That veneer is beautiful as always!

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                          Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

                          Thanks guys.
                          3Form is about as dense as Plexi. I suspect it's a bit heavier. I cannot lift up a 4'x10'x5/8" panel by myself and it's a bit of an exercise even for 2 people. It machines much easier than Plexi. Does not gum up on the blades or binds on the saw.
                          http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                            Re: Magnetar small high fidelity system-Seas Excel and Illuminator

                            can't wait to see this finished! Very pretty combo of mid and tweet

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                              Something like this
                              http://www.diy-ny.com/

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