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  • Guest
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    Oh... the avitar is my Queensland Healer pup "Nacho". He is a rescue dog that has been with my family for the past four months. To put it mildly, he is simply awesome, and the second Queensland I have been blessed to have in my life. b

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    Thanks Bill. I do appreciate your response. I really do understand that as a true newbie at building speakers that I should most likely have started with an easier build. However, that's not my style; I truly enjoy a challenge, and look forward to much headscratching throughout the process. The funny thing is that I already have build two running through my head. I've taken some pics and will attach them shortly. b

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  • billcurrier
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    It is a nice project and the 7" Daytons are a very nice speaker. One of the guys from North Texas did a similar build with the dual Dayton 7" and the MCM 5.25" in an MTM arrangement with the Vifa Titanium neo tweet. Always did like the Vifa D27 tweet. You must have a big living room since they are not small. You have a great group of people in the Dallas area to use as a resource.

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  • Guest
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    Hey All,
    Hope you don't mind a newbee from North Texas joining in... my bride and I ride to the Springs quite regularly on the HD from McKinney TX and your group seems a natural fit. I'm embarking on my first speaker build ( Vince's VHTs ). I am making a couple of cabinet mods though... 3/4" red oak for the front, rear, top and bottom surfaces with 3/4" MDF sides. I'm sure that I will have questions and issues through the process. If you get the time, check out the VHTs on the PE website (http://www.parts-express.com/project...fm?project=Vht) and let me know what you think.
    bob

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  • 2leftthumbs
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    I'm pumped. Last time was great fun!

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  • billcurrier
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    I plan to have another one this summer. I can't host one until school gets out and the students leave. I also have to work around the summer music festival and a teachers gathering but that shouldn't be a big problem. I can do housing again for a cheap price, basically camping with indoor plumbing. I am hoping to get a few more people and Bob Brines has offered to do a demo on quarter wave cabinets. I will see if Dave Thomas comes up if he will do another crossover design presentation and I like to get a veneer presentation if Paul Stewart can make it. Along with people bringing some of their audio projects to listen to. So we will try and make it happen.

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  • thoms_here
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if there was going to be another Hot Springs, Arkansas DIY Get Together. I would really like to attend if there is one.

    Thanks... Thom

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  • Texan
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    OK so I just got some of those little 25w T amps from Arjen Helder, but it may be a few weeks before I mess with them. I am also waiting on one of those stupid remote control widgets to get here.

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  • billcurrier
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    Buy the SB Acoustic ofr $19 while they are around, the RS tweet if $40 plus. Knock, knock anybody home McFly? Or you could do the HiVi K1 but in the long run I bet the SB Acoustic cost you less with the crossover.
    Starting to get cool at night. Makes for good sleeping if you have a warm enough sleeping bag. Freeze those insects I say.

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  • 2leftthumbs
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    I haven't quite figured out what I want to do with them--kinda waiting to see what shakes down. I had a great, although somewhat chilly, weekend on the lake. I certainly liked that vifa tweeter at the get together but I don't think those two drivers will do well together with the 5k breakup on the woofer. The rs tweeter is another thought but I needed (?) to make an order with madisound and...

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  • billcurrier
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    Okay Tom, I won't have them done this weekend but by the end of next I should unless I get lazy. Have all four cabinets with the holes cut. Have to round off the front baffle edge, do a final sand, oil, install crossover/speakers and wire. Gettin' a little antsy to hear them. Kind of a neat concept going so low with the tweet to only need a second order crossover for a MTM. Dave was always good about building the best crossover with the fewest parts. Less in the signal path and on my wallet.
    Tom, I have been reading the posts on the Klipsch 6.5". Looks like the one guy is going to do a MTM with the Vifa 3/4" silk neo. He is going to pay for the crossover however because of the break-up. I think you were very smart to go with the SB Acoustic tweet, crossover much lower, it is cheaper on sale then the Vifa and the crossover should be cheaper. You going to do a MTM with them?
    Back to work and making sawdust.

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  • blair
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    "No luck on the Corian."

    Call countertop companies. They will usually sell you the blanks from sink cutouts for about $30 each if not less. If you are building two ways, then one sink cutout is probably adequate. Be careful! That stull is nasty to work with!!

    Blair

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  • Texan
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    Glad to have you back and thanks to Tom and Bill. You guys are way better than google!

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  • hipcheck
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    I'm back. I survived computer crash. F11'd my way back to the factory image. lost a bunch of stuff in the process.

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  • billcurrier
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    Nope, I got school obligations to meet. I would love to see Taj Mahal.

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Persons who were at the 2010 Hot Springs DIY event. I would like to start a group, and maybe as the year goes on more people from the area can join (hope to have a larger mailing list for any future events)
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