Originally Posted by Erich H
Nope, you still have to put it together, glue, screw, paint, etc.
You don't need to tell anyone you bought the kit! Take the box to the garage, throw some tools around, curse, make noise, wipe dirt on your face, then walk out with a finished speaker. No one will be the wiser.
Just wanted to pop in and say that I am completely on board with Erich's efforts. Nice looking site by the way. The current stuff in the flat packs are the same designs I've posted, there are no changes. Anyone who's laid out a tapped horn, then realized they just drew a mirror image of what it was supposed to be will appreciate the CNC routed side panels, or am I the only one that's done that...several times...
For those of you that want to send something my way? This is not my day job, at least not yet...
This is very much a hobby for me, one that I have enjoyed for 25 years or so now.
I did not do this do make a buck, I did it to try to make a difference. The DIY community has taught me a lot over the years, the least I can do is teach a little where I can and try to give a little back. If someone wants to contribute to Mike's beer fund? I certainly won't say no, Erich's working on a mechanism for that too. I'm also planning to put together a set of assembly instructions to make this as easy as it can be. Hopefully you can all learn from my mistakes (at least some of them...).
With the amazing software that David McBean has provided us (for free...thank you again!), these are not hard to model. With a basic set of tools, these are not that hard to construct. Cuts are generally straight and square. Right angles and butt-joints for the most part. I've used brad-nails as well as screws, both work great. With the great software we have available, such as REW and Holm Impulse (again - both free - thank you), accurate acoustic and impedance measurements are easy and within reach of most.
I will admit -these enclosures are hard to fold, at least for me. There are three-beer folds, and there are three week folds. Then, there's the Shiva....
Anyhow - as Erich said - what's next?
Some of you already know that I have a couple in the oven so to speak, but I'm not sure how shippable these will be - they'll wind up a bit larger than this one.
If I can ask one thing? Please keep the requests realistic. dB's got a horn that's nearly the size of my dorm room in college (I swear - he could hide 8 bodies in there....
), and it only goes to ~11 Hz. Fatawan's Fatterhorn is not much smaller, his has a modeled corner of ~13 Hz. Probably only stuff 4 to 6 bodies in that one...
Chasing the infrasonics with a horn lets the size get out of hand quickly. There are far more effective and far easier ways to get 10 Hz.
Raise that corner closer to 20 Hz? It's on. I can play that game all day long.