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post #1 of 73 Old 05-24-2014, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I ordered my 88 Special kit on the 15th and it shipped on the 21st.....thanks again to Erich! I had built an LCR of Cheap thrills back when they were first available and have come to the conclusion that having one as a center channel doesn't quite work with my smallish room as they are pretty big boxes. I hemmed and hawed at the Elusive 1099 and was all set to buy one, but getting one when they were in stock was very difficult. Then I saw this kit become available and I really liked the idea of the low crossover point on the DNA-360 as well as the larger horn it uses all in a box that is considerably less deep than my existing Cheap thrills or even the 1099 for that matter (9 inches deep). Shortly after I ordered the kit, Erich was nice enough to offer to sell me a flat pack for the kit that had just been finished (Erich is still ironing out pricing with CNC shop he uses)......which is awesome for me since I've been short on free time lately. At any rate, I'll add photos as I go, but I've just started on putting the flat pack together.

Man, you don't realize how big of a horn the seos 15 is until you have it in your hands.....the SEOS 24 must be insane huge!
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could you be willing to post a pic of your placement wrt to L-R and your screen or TV.
how much does it weigh?
this may be a good replacement for my klipsch G-28 "flat panel" I have perched over the top of my Mitsy DLP.

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Sure thing, I'll weigh it once I have it all together. I'm guessing 35 to 40 pounds. I'm not sure if I'm going to mount it above or below my TV yet...I'll post some pics later tonight once my son goes to bed
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Some pics so far



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Is that a martycube with uxl18 ? Nice start
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Is that a martycube with uxl18 ? Nice start

Haha, yep....minimarty...it pounds. I still need to build the other one. Probably after this build.
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Flat pack is assembled....my two mascots helping out by having a nap
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Joe did you ever get dimensions of the packaging boxes?


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Joe did you ever get dimensions of the packaging boxes?

Hey chrapladm , the box that was shipped to me is 12 inches high by 24 wide by 24 long but it included a flat pack as well...so it would likely be shipped in a smaller box if you just ordered the kit. I think the kit weighs about 25 pounds approximately.
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How fares the speaker build?:-)
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Sorry, work has gotten in the way and I broke a finger as well, was a bad week last week .....I have managed to put the enclosure together and am starting to work on the crossover, but I'm a ways out from having it finished.....hopefully have it done this weekend though as long as nothing else gets in the way smile.gif
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Dang that sounds like a really bad week!

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Sorry, work has gotten in the way and I broke a finger as well, was a bad week last week .....I have managed to put the enclosure together and am starting to work on the crossover, but I'm a ways out from having it finished.....hopefully have it done this weekend though as long as nothing else gets in the way smile.gif

Sorry to hear that.

Looking forward to updates when you're able to resume the build:-)
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Dang that sounds like a really bad week!

Yah, wasn't fun....going to the hospital never is smile.gif Broken finger or not, I'm going to push to get it done by this weekend....I'm excited to hear it!
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Yah, wasn't fun....going to the hospital never is smile.gif Broken finger or not, I'm going to push to get it done by this weekend....I'm excited to hear it!

Assembling a crossover with a broken finger, that's a dedicated DIYer:)

Looking forward to listening impressions.
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I wished you hadn't shown the pic of the SEOS15 over the 12. I really want one of these....
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Assembling a crossover with a broken finger, that's a dedicated DIYer:)

Looking forward to listening impressions.
haha, luckily it's my ring finger on my left hand so it didn't disable me too bad, still a PITA though. Me too....never listened to a speaker before with a low crossed tweeter before like this.

John, yah it's quite a big larger than the twelve....it's a lot bigger than the seos 10s as well wink.gif
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So I've completed my crossover and I'll take pics when I get home tonight. I took the time to make it neater than what I did with my Cheap Thrills xovers, but I'm still in awe in how MTG90 does his and makes them so tight together; Mine is tighter than it was when I cut my teeth on my first cross overs, but I still used a fairly large piece of plywood smile.gif
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So I've completed my crossover and I'll take pics when I get home tonight. I took the time to make it neater than what I did with my Cheap Thrills xovers, but I'm still in awe in how MTG90 does his and makes them so tight together; Mine is tighter than it was when I cut my teeth on my first cross overs, but I still used a fairly large piece of plywood smile.gif

I'm in the process of laying mine out so it would be great to see yours before I start soldering smile.gif
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I'm in the process of laying mine out so it would be great to see yours before I start soldering smile.gif

Hope these help....bear in mind I haven't fully tested it yet, but it looks right.....some peer review can't hurt though. Specs and ratings have been hidden to protect the innocent (ie. Jeff and Erich's hard work)

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It's Alive!!!!!!


Sounds good out of an enclosure......will be much better once in. Guess I better get the enclosure finished!
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Looking good. Enclosure looked just about done right?
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Looking good. Enclosure looked just about done right?

Thanks.Yep, just need to do some round overs on the edges and paint. I'm still waiting on a terminal cup with spring loaded terminals, but that should arrive tomorrow. I'm on track to having it done this weekend.
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Not bad, with a broken finger!smile.gif
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Not bad, with a broken finger!smile.gif

haha,yah it made the crossover a little more difficult. I have the day off work tomorrow, so hopefully I can start on the finishing work. I'll be using duratex like my other speakers so it won't take long.
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Enclosure finished, just waiting for glue to dry on pine I'm using to give screws something to bite into better than mdf...then I'm going to roll on some duratex



I've also put pieces of plywood behind the drivers and horn for the screws to bite into. I plan on using a French cleat to hang it on the wall
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Last coat of duretex on it, going to put it outside in the sun for an hour or so to cure a little bit before installing drivers, ports, insulation and crossover......then I'll fire it up and give it a listen!
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Looks great! Can't wait to hear your impression of how it sounds!!
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Thanks guys....I got it finished, but it took a little longer than expected. Seems I put the bracing in wrong or it is just a tad too deep so I needed to make modifications to the bracing behind the waveguide to get it to fit. If you use a double baffle, you shouldn't have an issue though. I really like the look of it and it sounds great....I really notice the difference between the seos 12 and 15.....the 15 seems to have significantly larger sound stage and because more content is playing through the waveguide, dialog, etc should be even clearer. I played them full range through a t-amp and they fared better than I expected on the lower stuff....obviously are meant crossing above 60 though. Here's a pic of the finished speaker....hope to integrate them into my system today
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