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Hey guys, this is my first speaker build "on my own". First and last, thanks to Erich, he was able to hook a canuk up :-)

My only real question, does it look like my bracing is ok?



I added these verticle braces to help you're in the area behind the woofer. Just scraps as you can see.



Oh, yes, they are tempests. In proud of my crossover but I'm not sure i should post pics of that up right meow.



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Cool. BTW Erich asked me not to post pictures of the crossover when I made mine. If you want someone to verify it you can PM him or MTG90.
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I sent a picture to Erich and didn't great anything negative back so i guess I'm fine. They all sound like they do what they are supposed to anyway.

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Before I do the deed, I'm thinking of painting the groovy Matt black and the sides/top dark walnut in Danish oil.
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Boxes flush trimmed and re rounded over with 3/8, biggest i had but it gave it a nice effect. To my eyes.

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Before I do the deed, I'm thinking of painting the groovy Matt black and the sides/top dark walnut in Danish oil.
If you are not matching other wood I suggest cherry watco oil. Beautiful colour.
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If i don't like how these turn out after a rub down I'll try some cherry our monogamy on to for more red.

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If your plywood is birch then it will be this color with cherry watco.


Cherry watco doesn't make it red. Just a nice golden oak look with Birch and maple. Just an option for u.
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If your plywood is birch then it will be this color with cherry watco.


Cherry watco doesn't make it red. Just a nice golden oak look with Birch and maple. Just an option for u.

Thanks, i wish it was birch, but it's maple.
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Maybe the last coats...

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Okay, a bit gross but if you are going to do allot of cutting, sanding or routing of mdf you should probably have really good ventilation, vac, or wear a dust mask. I was wearing a crappy dismal and running a vac, but i still blew cardboard chunks out of my probiscus.
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If i don't like how these turn out after a rub down I'll try some cherry our monogamy

You could try some monogamy. Whatever works for you! wink.gif
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I was wondering when you guys would notice. I'm too lacy to fix all the auto correction mistakes sometimes ;-)
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No pics yet, but i sprayed most of the front Bezel flat black, and have to do the top/bottom of these boxes tomorrow w with similar coats of Danish oil.

These look like very manly circa 1980s realistic or polk speakers lol.
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High humidity here and cold in the garage makes for an impatient pokeme....
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Paint bled....grr. Better tape for round 2 i guess.
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Garbage picture but paint is "done".
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Looks familiar wink.gif
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Looks familiar wink.gif

Yours is a15" seos design?
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Fluff and stuff! - Winnie the Pooh
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Princess auto find, 1.99 (though they look it).



Since my joists are painted out black in the semi finished theater area I made this angled holder to match. May put a cargo strap around the beast too as I have 3 under ten kids that happen to live here too.
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Make sure the ports aren't blocked with the fluffy stuff. smile.gif
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Make sure the ports aren't blocked with the fluffy stuff. smile.gif

After these pictures this afternoon I used an offset wrench to poke everything back but I had to wait for the poly to dry from the black spray paint :-)

Mt friend is going to come over tonight to help me get them moved to the basement and I'll make some kind of stand for the left and right speakers "soon".

These sound great in my echo chamber garage so I'm pretty site they are going to be epic in the theater area!!
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My friend helped me get the center up, now I just have to figure out done stands for the left and right, but I fell like a couple folded horns might make for great stands....opinions?

I know it won't be ideal but I need to make stands too. It's not like I "need"any more punch here but....I'm running my fusions full range btw. The punch hard and digg deep here. I actually find them a bit bright, probably because in only 7ft back from the nearest one, so that's some great overhead if I move to larger gone down the road, or get divorced and have to live in a van by the river with my speakers outdoors for done illegal UN paid public presentations while I play tricks on the side.

I should model it, but my boxes are 2.19cu ft so should I tweak the Ports?

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Working on "stands dear" for the tempests now.

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I actually find them a bit bright, probably because in only 7ft back from the nearest one

Usually that can be fixed by adding more subs / beefier subs.

It could also be a sign that the room is untreated and/or the music is a low quality recording/codec and/or bright electronics.

EQ?
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Usually that can be fixed by adding more subs / beefier subs.

It could also be a sign that the room is untreated and/or the music is a low quality recording/codec and/or bright electronics.

EQ?

I've recalibrated but it's still a bit bright sounding, I turned down the trebel a couple notches. My room is a basement semi finished with black painted out ceiling with rafters exposed perpendicular to the speakers and curtains over plastic lined r?? Thick insulation. It's usually "dead"in my room. Wool Carpet over thick padded concrete floor too.

I'm just not used to hearing such a detailed speaker, I love that I can easily hear the rustle of clothing in movies and the vocals are crystal clear.

Bass is ok, going to be better soon but my wife said her head was hurting upstairs from the bass so it's not that wimpy lol. A diy 8" sealed sub and a jbl250es with the tempest running full range. They pump out some serious bass actually :-)
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Yours is a15" seos design?

Yup, the cheap thrills, may they go down in history wink.gif
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