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I've got a couple questions that I think may be useful at the top fo the thread.

Basic Q&A
  • Q:Where do I start?
    A:Though everyone has different opinions, the general consensus seems to be to start with separate Left and Right speakers with a dedicated subwoofer. Then as your budget builds back up or you locate some *free* time, you can add a center channel and/or shift your left/rights to the rear, and build bigger and better front speakers.
  • Q: Do I need to match speakers?
    A: Yes, kinda. The important ones to match are the fornt left and right's, and the rear speakers. The center speaker should be similar to the front left and rights, but doesn't have to be the same. The same also appleis to front and rear speakers.
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Awesome write up. It helped a lot.
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Glad you guys have found this helpful. We seem to be getting a bit more press time thanks to imagic's (Mark) feature of this thread on the home page. smile.gif
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I think a lot of the "tools" issues have been covered for the part (e.g router, clamps, etc). It is quite easy to store (hide) these tools when not in use.

I know I am opening up a can of worms here, what keeps getting me is breaking down a 4x8 sheet of heavy goodness. I've done a bit of digging but I just can't seem to get a direction that feels right. I guess i'm having a hard time gauging how much accuracy i'm giving up or gaining.

  • Buy a big table saw that rip/cross pretty much any thing (e.g. fence not limited to 25" or less)
  • Buy a portable type table saw and buy extension rails (e.g. fence is limited to 25" or less)
  • Buy a track saw and fence
  • Buy a circle saw and build a sawboard

I think another issue with DIY'ers is being able to manage the sheet solo if possible. I'm not sure how easy it is to find help w/o an application of beer to some "friend". Thoughts?

I must be guilty because people say I am guilty because they chose to call me guilty because they refuse to see the truth. Much easier to be part of the mob..
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I use a track saw very often to break down the full sheet goods. I have a decent sized table saw handy but running that solo is far more difficult. Check out the track setups from Eurekazone and Festool to get started.
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Pdxrealtor's sonosub thread contains a link to a very useful five-part video series on router circle cutting, covering precision measurement and cutout for drivers, and also outer circle cutout for sonosubs and ring applications. Pdxrealtor's post on this subject can be found here, and the first video of the five-part series can be found here.
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Guys - for anyone in the market for a quality track saw setup, eurekazone has been selling some great products at huge discounts on ebay. Check out seller eurekazone. I'd reccomend the 54" or 108" kits (for ripping a full sheet) as well as the square/repeater combo.

For more information on their products, check out their website and forum:
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Hi Gorilla83, thanks for putting this thread together! I finally took the plunge and built (3) Fusion-12 speakers and (4) SI subs with the 4cf flat packs from Erich...smile.gif
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Hi Gorilla83, thanks for putting this thread together! I finally took the plunge and built (3) Fusion-12 speakers and (4) SI subs with the 4cf flat packs from Erich...smile.gif

Glad we could help get you on your way. Feel free to reach out to us for any tips as you're building. Enjoy!
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Glad we could help get you on your way. Feel free to reach out to us for any tips as you're building. Enjoy!

Thanks!

I just ordered the Fusion-8 speakers from Erich for the surrounds...I think I am addicted! biggrin.gif
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Adding some information on Tapped horns - this is also in the main post now:

I'm interested in building a Tapped Horn - Where to start?

Download the Hornresp software here.

Check out this great tutorial using hornresp from lilmike.

More tutorial/information on starting with hornresp here.


*BTW - The first post is getting massive. I may work on doing some indexing/providing 'quicklinks' to the popular topics for the lazy like myself. smile.gif

Alternatively I could start a new thread and break the information into several posts, with one main post with links to the topics. Thoughts?
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Gorilla, this is a really awesome thread! smile.gif
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Gorilla, this is a really awesome thread! smile.gif

Thanks Tux! One of these days you and I will have to work together on flushing out some FAQs/starters on crossover design. cool.gif
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Gorilla - add this thread to your FAQ post #1; What's Best for Lining Internal Subwoofer Walls?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430971/whats-best-for-lining-internal-subwoofer-walls
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Feet for enclosure (optional)
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Polyfil or pillow equivalent. Why do I need to polyfil? Read this.
What's Best for Lining Internal Subwoofer Walls? Read this
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Gorilla - add this thread to your FAQ post #1; What's Best for Lining Internal Subwoofer Walls?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430971/whats-best-for-lining-internal-subwoofer-walls

Added.

Also updated with the link to popalock's 'perfect grill' instructional thread. Thanks Austin!
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I don't recall any reference to software for developing cutsheets?

This one was mentioned in a different thread and I thought it was worth sharing.

http://www.maxcut.co.za/

 

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Guys - for anyone in the market for a quality track saw setup, eurekazone has been selling some great products at huge discounts on ebay. Check out seller eurekazone. I'd reccomend the 54" or 108" kits (for ripping a full sheet) as well as the square/repeater combo.

For more information on their products, check out their website and forum:
http://www.eurekazone.com/Default.asp
I'll check it out
Thanks
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I don't recall any reference to software for developing cutsheets?

This one was mentioned in a different thread and I thought it was worth sharing.

http://www.maxcut.co.za/
Great addition - thanks!
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I didn't see it listed but the sketchup for woodworkers videos are a great way to help learning it

http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/
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I created subwoofer video build

Here is my channel
http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCHV6wVefyzt9fpMJdsYH_8g

There are a lot of sketchup videos with some dedicated to avs users. Others have more advanced sketchup.
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Donny, I am shocked to see you I this video, I thought for sure that was you in your avatar!

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Donny, I am shocked to see you I this video, I thought for sure that was you in your avatar!
Yeah I need to drop few lbs
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Yeah I need to drop few lbs
Nah, I'd hit that...

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Let me know, I am a professional trainer... For all the help you provided me with, I do not mind writing you a specialized training program.


Do not hesitate to PM me.


Cheers, and thank you SO MUCH!!
Or he could give this a shot. I hear it's the latest craze in the fitness community.

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popalock -> LOL!!!!


That is an epic video!!


This is more my style ->




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Hello there Yesterday i posted a thread because i need help recognizing old RCF drivers from 1997. I have and entire club PA system with the amps, crossover, EQ , mixer and all the speakers. All the equipment is from an Italian company called peecker sound. But they seem to be using RCF drivers in their speakers. I'm not planning to be selling this but i want the datasheets for the drivers. I already realised that the 12 inch driver in my mid-hii speaker is an RCF L12-544K but i still have questions about that and i need help with the 18 woofers. Someone told me that you guys in the DIY subforum have a lot of knowledge about this so can you please read my subject

Old peecker sound PA equipment. Can't recognize drivers :/
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Should FAQ on building curved speakers be put here?
I'm shortly going to build (5) Fusion-8 speakers via the DIY soundgroup., http://www.diysoundgroup.com/wavegui.../fusion-8.html
(2) will be full kits and basically I assemble, however the (3) MTM's ; (2) Mains and (1) center I'd like to do curved boxes.

Doing a search on "curved" in our DIY forum showed 23 threads with that in the title.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/search...archid=5344273

As I read thru them and find "best practices" that could help others get up to speed faster if summarized in 1 place.....guess I've tasked myself with doing that, so as I read them I'll update this post with a few links to some best practice posts that I read and feel help give me direction.
Then Gorilla can add that where he deems best.
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Should FAQ on building curved speakers be put here?
I'm shortly going to build (5) Fusion-8 speakers via the DIY soundgroup., http://www.diysoundgroup.com/wavegui.../fusion-8.html
(2) will be full kits and basically I assemble, however the (3) MTM's ; (2) Mains and (1) center I'd like to do curved boxes.

Doing a search on "curved" in our DIY forum showed 23 threads with that in the title.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/search...archid=5344273

As I read thru them and find "best practices" that could help others get up to speed faster if summarized in 1 place.....guess I've tasked myself with doing that, so as I read them I'll update this post with a few links to some best practice posts that I read and feel help give me direction.
Then Gorilla can add that where he deems best.
Mike - that would make an excellent addition, thanks!
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Quote:Originally Posted by tuxedocivic

Gorilla, this is a really awesome thread!


Thanks Tux! One of these days you and I will have to work together on flushing out some FAQs/starters on crossover design.

This is the one thing keeping me from diy
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ill see if I can get something written up about finishing wood using a stain. seem to get lots of questions about that
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ill see if I can get something written up about finishing wood using a stain. seem to get lots of questions about that
That will be timely for me, as I'm going to stain baltic birch for my fusion-8's.
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