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Old 08-13-2013, 11:24 AM - Thread Starter
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gotcha, seems simple enough. I have zip ties and screw heads on the bottom so I didn't know if I needed something "soft" like batting in between the xover and the plywood so it wouldn't rattle....




now that comes to the question. how much are people stuffing this cab???
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:53 AM
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I bought a 1.5" memory foam mattress topper from Walmart to line my cabinets. I think there are pros and cons to all of the various filling methods. I think the bottom line is see what sounds best and do that...

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Everyone seems to go by 1lb of stuffing per cu ft.


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gotcha, sounds like about 1.5-2 pillows per box estimated.
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I'd start with just one pillow to see how you like it.

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I'd start with just one pillow to see how you like it.

gotcha, I'll try that

got ALL 3 of my crossovers done, soldered and ready to go. tested them out in the enclosure this time... O...My...Goodness... these things are INCREDIBLE, and I've not even stuffed the box. the clarity and detail is INTENSE!
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I'd start with just one pillow to see how you like it.

What are the negatives if you over stuff?
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Here are my completed Cheap Thrills. Internal dimensions are 7x16x42, so approximately 2.5 cube feet.

I put in ear plugs and drove my IPR1600 to clipping, they didn't seem to mind wink.gif
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One nice thing about building giant speakers is you can build giant crossovers and you don't have to worry about if they will fit in you cab.

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Here are my completed Cheap Thrills. Internal dimensions are 7x16x42, so approximately 2.5 cube feet.

I put in ear plugs and drove my IPR1600 to clipping, they didn't seem to mind wink.gif

Awesome job dude. I want to build something like that for my garage wink.gif.
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very nice job dude. they look classy. I hope my finish comes out as well as yours.

ONE MORE question. I have screw heads sticking on the back of my crossover boards (I used screws as posts for quick connects if you see my crossover picture above)... do I need to cover them with anything or put "stuffing" behind the crossover board so when I screw it into the side wall it doesn't rattle or anything from being "uneven"? or will just screwing the boards down be enough?


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very nice job dude. they look classy. I hope my finish comes out as well as yours.

ONE MORE question. I have screw heads sticking on the back of my crossover boards (I used screws as posts for quick connects if you see my crossover picture above)... do I need to cover them with anything or put "stuffing" behind the crossover board so when I screw it into the side wall it doesn't rattle or anything from being "uneven"? or will just screwing the boards down be enough?



I used washers between the crossover boards and the cabinet when I assembled the 4Pi's
stays nice and tight and the rubber stops any potential vibrations..... it's up to you to determine how useful it may or may not be.
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Awesome job dude. I want to build something like that for my garage wink.gif.

Me too!


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I used washers between the crossover boards and the cabinet when I assembled the 4Pi's
stays nice and tight and the rubber stops any potential vibrations..... it's up to you to determine how useful it may or may not be.


ahh, rubber washers. brilliant idea!, overkill is under rated
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Is there any more cheap thrill kits left ?

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The buyout woofer is sold out. I think Erich picked up the last couple so that if anyone blew one, he would have a replacement to ship out. So I think that's a "no" for new buyers.
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what is a good alternative ?

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what is a good alternative ?

Pretty much any of the 12 or 15 inch seos designs are a good alternative.... But dollar for dollar there may never be another cheap thrill...

Unless you keep an eye out and can find some of the celestion woofers from somebody who bought them up...

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bill suggested that it was more than that. something nice about that driver.

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Pretty much any of the 12 or 15 inch seos designs are a good alternative.... But dollar for dollar there may never be another cheap thrill...

Unless you keep an eye out and can find some of the celestion woofers from somebody who bought them up...

After buying all the drivers and crossover parts and the front baffle what did the total cost end up being?
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After buying all the drivers and crossover parts and the front baffle what did the total cost end up being?


I think my total was around 400 for the pair... Worth 5 times that....

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I think my total was around 400 for the pair... Worth 5 times that....

seriously.
if you start shopping for something compatible you will realize that there is nothing even close to the cost.
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After buying all the drivers and crossover parts and the front baffle what did the total cost end up being?

$207 for the parts + supplies (stuffing, wood, glue, duratex etc..) cost about $800 for all 3 speakers finished. maybe a few bucks more if you include grabbing a few extra tools, but that wasn't NECESSARY.



today we got EVERYTHING on my set done except for putting the braces in and duratexing. all the sanding, putty and rounding over of edges finished. also recessed the binding post holes... they're looking NICE.

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gotcha, sounds like about 1.5-2 pillows per box estimated.

This may not be obvious to everyone but be sure to ask the wife/SO to pick out some new pillows that she likes and rip up the old ones for stuffing your speakers.

I feel like I'm turning into Middle-Aged Man from SNL.
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This may not be obvious to everyone but be sure to ask the wife/SO to pick out some new pillows that she likes and rip up the old ones for stuffing your speakers.

I feel like I'm turning into Middle-Aged Man from SNL.

exactly what I'm gonna do... you learn after being married almost 10 years these types of things biggrin.gif
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finished duratexing these bad boys tonight. in the next day or so it's all about slapping the crossovers in and assembling the braces and voila ... ready to go





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It's hard to tell from the pictures, but do you have any bracing going from the mid section of the panels to the opposite side?

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It's hard to tell from the pictures, but do you have any bracing going from the mid section of the panels to the opposite side?

I haven't actually INSTALLED the braces yet. they're just loose in the cab. they're all cut and ready to go. we're going to glue them in tonight. I have two horizontal ones going across. one vertical going up and down (that long one in the pic) and we've got one small one going from the back to the middle of the front (right between the woofer and waveguide)
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Nice build man! Lookin good!!!

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Nice build man! Lookin good!!!

thanks. I got lucky with the duratex. I forgot to test out my rolling techniques on a test board first. I went strait onto the cabs and rolled a nice smooth texture. I think what helped was that I was using a mohair fine nap roller so I didn't get much texture with that even though there's a few roller lines I cant' get rid of (only visible up close)
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