I've been working on Erich's latest offering of the SEOS 12 line designed by Bill Waslo with the Deltalite-12.
Kit here: http://www.diysoundgroup.com/plastic-seos-12/seos-speaker-kits/seos-deltalite-kit.html
I am making three of them as my left, right, and center channel speakers. They will be replacing Jim Holtz Statements as my theater left / right and an old Audax center channel. They will be powered with an Emotiva XPA3. They will be cutoff at 80hz and paired with a Danley DTS-10 sub.Unpacking:
As usual Erich packs everything absurdly well.SEOS 12 Horns
Very well made. Nice weight to them, great finish, and super solid.Compression Driver
Echoing the comments of others these thing are hefty! Surprisingly heavy for the size.Flat Packs:
Well packed.Dry Fitting:
Everything went together great dry fitting. The CNC cuts are excellent.Assembly:
The way Erich had the kit CNC'ed this is the back piece. You simply glue everything to the already lined up back channels. It makes the build really straight forward and intuitive. You would have to try pretty hard to mess it up.
Here is with the bracing installed. The one thing to note is that the horizontal braces may not be square vertically. I used a square to make sure they were. Probably not a huge issue either way but maybe Erich can make a grove in the vertical brace as well so that the braces have to be perfectly square.
I used PL Premium and decided to put the whole rest of the box (with the exception of the front baffle) together in one go. They all went really smoothly.
Here are the three waiting for front baffles.What's Next:
Gluing front baffles on today. Then going to sand edges perfectly smooth, paint with Duratex, and attach Speakon connectors. Waiting for the Deltalite drivers and crossover parts to come from Erich. Parts-Express hadn't given everything to him yet but he was kind enough to send the rest over my way.Questions:
What is the recommending amount of lining / should they be stuffed with some polyfill?