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post #31 of 42 Old 03-17-2014, 04:49 AM
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Thank you! You guys are so helpful and knowledgeable! I am really excited to go start these!!
Edit: Im going with the ZA5.5tt - MMTMM 2.5-way vertical array design.
I am going out to start building the box right now, anything special I need to know? Im pretty sure the pdf of the design shows all the ports and such needed

Good for you! I have been wondering why we don't see many folks building the Zaph designs! I really like the way Zaph has the designs laid out, making it much easier to understand. The ZA5.5 should be a great sounding speaker! Especially considering it's low price, which is half of what you would spend building something like the Statements, which are another speaker that I absolutely love! Good luck with your build, and be sure to post pics and details along the way of assembling and finishing it out!
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Will do for sure! Thanks again!
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Couple more questions, what would the best setup be for powering these towers? And if I did the towers and then sub in a month or so, I would have to higher the xover on the mids right? So I don't get any overlap? Would that be the best sounding or just the towers alone?
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I can't find any power ratings for those towers but I think you'll be alright with a 150w amp. You'll need a sub, the towers only go down to 55hz. A 80hz crossover is recommended when crossing over to a sub but you tweak it to your liking.
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Yeah sounds similar to car audio...

So the sub up to 80hz, the mids from 80hz to ?(whatever the tweeters are rated at), and then tweeters from there up?

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The crossover handles the cross from midrange to tweeter so you don't have to worry about that.
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Right, sorry.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZA5/ZA5.5tt-crossover.gif

thats the crossovers for the mids and tweeters, you said that the towers go down to 55hz right? Thats for the mids? So do I need to modify the crossovers so they only go down to 80hz?

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That is handled by a receiver (bass management) or a DSP (minidsp).
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Awesome! Sorry for all the questions, but you have ALL the answers! Thank you again and im sure I will have another question sooner or later, hopefully working on them tomorrow!

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Clamped everything and used a jigsaw (table saw not available)

 

 

Giving myself 1/16 of an inch so I can flush trim after I cut

 

Pretty nice these clamps hold after I finish the cut

 

 

Making all the glued edges perfectly sealed, and I know the wood split, I repaired it with some bondo :)

 

Gettin there

 

 

 

Digital caliper worked its wonders!

 

45 Degree on the back of the drivers

 

 

Love the snap-on die grinder for removal of all those nails that missed

 

 

Finished baffle with some repaired holes

 

 

Had to do two passes with the router as its only .25 of an inch

 

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Also one question, as far at the ports out the back, are they just evenly spaced in the enclosure? And are they just cut straight or cut and then rounded over? Thanks in advance!
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And also, for painting is bondo ok to fill all the ends and nail holes?
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