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nice. Really curious to see how these look when they all come together. Will they be sealed or ported? Im thinking of doing a similar tower build with the SEOS 15s

Slot port. A long slot port.
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(evil laugh) yes! yesssss!
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Looking really good, keep up the good work.
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biggrin.gif Port is in! Rounded over entry and turn. Tomorrow should wrap up one of the towers. smile.gif I need more clamps. tongue.gif
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EEeeeeexellent. smile.gif
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Pulled clamps off......ooooooooo looking niccccccce. biggrin.gif

b....get me that last sheet so I can get the rest done!
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Pulled clamps off......ooooooooo looking niccccccce. biggrin.gif

b....get me that last sheet so I can get the rest done!

Having trouble finding that last sheet of birch ply?
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Having trouble finding that last sheet of birch ply?

I know I have it around here some where...............tongue.gif
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You should now. lol.

Once finished, I gotta hear your impressions of the sound.

I'll do the sanding and painting of the first speaker while #2 gets glued up. Excited.
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You should now. lol.

Once finished, I gotta hear your impressions of the sound.

I'll do the sanding and painting of the first speaker while #2 gets glued up. Excited.

Oh yeah! Therrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre it is. It was in my left pocket, not my right. tongue.gif

They should both be done a day apart. The port will go in #2 tonight, the baffle rings in both (long as weather holds out), and the bottom on #1.
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Oh trust me, they will get a great A-B comparo to my Khan's. Two totallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy different styles but will be fun to hear.

Are you going phantom center or deciding down the road?
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Oh trust me, they will get a great A-B comparo to my Khan's. Two totallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy different styles but will be fun to hear.

Are you going phantom center or deciding down the road?

Phantom center. A center for this just isn't feasible. Luckily, between the design and Trinnov on my setup, you won't even realize there is no center speaker.
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bhazard where in NY are you?

also i dont run a center with my Tempests, sitting 9 feet from them i dont even notice
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Honestly, a properly done R+L ca nsound quite good. I tossed around going phantom center before building mine. I'm sure it will kick ass.
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bhazard where in NY are you?

also i dont run a center with my Tempests, sitting 9 feet from them i dont even notice

Westchester. Somewhat close to NYC.
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Should be playing this weekend!
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It's looking awesome. I can't wait to get these up and running.
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Looking good.

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Are these going to be slot ported? (sorry if you already mentioned this, I am just being lazy!) How long are ports? I can't wait to hear your a/b comparision to the other speakers that you mentioned!
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Are these going to be slot ported? (sorry if you already mentioned this, I am just being lazy!) How long are ports? I can't wait to hear your a/b comparision to the other speakers that you mentioned!

Not a problem MArty. These are slot ported (that is what the L shaped board is. The port runs the length of the bottom and up the back. Once the cabinet is complete I will flush trim and roundover the port at the Front-bottom of the cabinet.

I am not aware if I am allowed to mention specifics, so I will let Vincent make mention if he would like.

Me too! The last set of horn loaded speakers I heard were VERY different in tonal quality than my Khanspires.
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Are there any issues with having the port opening so far from the drivers?
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Are there any issues with having the port opening so far from the drivers?

As far as I know, all instructions and design rec's came from someone at AE. Again, another question for Vincent to answer. Design is not my strong point, but I know enough to not mess it up and to build it. biggrin.gif I just follow the plans. tongue.gif
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John from AE was very helpful in modeling the cab and slot port earlier in the thread. We slightly modified the original dimension numbers to use with 13" ply to make it easier to build. The idea was to use the size of the tower cab to the driver's advantage, and use it to create a highly capable full range tower. There are very few tower SEOS designs compared to the smaller kits, and I hope these become a template to build off of for anyone interested.

These should be able to take 750w if desired, and keep vent velocity at bay. The port being away from the driver shouldn't affect it as far as I know. If anything, its desired. It will be one of the first builds showing off those new sexy anodized aluminum phase plugs too. Once I gloss this cab up, the whole thing should look and sound extremely sexy. It will complement my SI 18's quite well.

I'm very interested in seeing in room response and excursion with the 32hz tune. I'm guessing I can hit somewhat similar output compared to my BIC F12 in my upstairs family room smile.gif
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Me too! The last set of horn loaded speakers I heard were VERY different in tonal quality than my Khanspires.

With the SEOS waveguide and that DNA-360 CD, it shouldn't sound anything like horns that you and I are used to. This is why I'm very interested in hearing these.

I've only heard Acoustech and Klipsch horns in my setup. They sacrificed clarity for SPL. Shouldn't be the case with these.
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I guarantee that won't be the case biggrin.gif

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With the SEOS waveguide and that DNA-360 CD, it shouldn't sound anything like horns that you and I are used to. This is why I'm very interested in hearing these.

I've only heard Acoustech and Klipsch horns in my setup. They sacrificed clarity for SPL. Shouldn't be the case with these.

I heard eD's cinema line, both 6 inch and 12 inch. They were STUPID clear and at ear hurting levels. First time I had experienced that. But they definitely did not sound like traditional loudspeakers with dome tweets.

Now that you say they shouldn't sound like that I am over the top eager to hear them!
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I heard eD's cinema line, both 6 inch and 12 inch. They were STUPID clear and at ear hurting levels. First time I had experienced that. But they definitely did not sound like traditional loudspeakers with dome tweets.

Now that you say they shouldn't sound like that I am over the top eager to hear them!

Better waveguide, better driver, better woofer, better crossover, better cabinet. Should blow it away and increase imaging and depth by quite a big margin compared to the eD's.
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Better waveguide, better driver, better woofer, better crossover, better cabinet. Should blow it away and increase imaging and depth by quite a big margin compared to the eD's.
Yes it should. Next level better. wink.gif
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