Trying to figure out how to upload photos from my phone nothing works properly for me any more arg....
Hi guys, here is my contribution to the cause/illness. Ill be finishing them up this week slowly as part of a reduction in my pain medication. I'm waiting on my measurement Mic so do please bear that in mind. Also, typing on my Android phone while laying in bed due to massive withdrawal headache/body pains.
In the meantime I'm going to read up on the changes.
Dimensions are 13"w 11.5"d 42"t iirc. 3.75" x 4.5" single port. Using the eminence 12cx and 1001s, with eminence bcx25 crossover unmodified for now. Had am lpad on it for texting but not required unless you are going to use it outdoors or in a massive room where the bass side of things would be unequal compared to the treble output.
The intent of these speakers is to be used in a home setting with 50w or less (5w testing stereo is fine in my livingroom). The person who had me build these doesn't have floor space for a sub and was sick of his logitech computer set and less than clear dialogue in movies. The speakers are excursion limited around 50w unless crossed at 80hz then you can pretty much blast on right up to the max 250wrms...not that any sane person requires that.
Feet are some rubber boat trailer bow rollers that are going to be cut in half to help isolate the speaker from the floor (apartment dweller at his next posting), as well as raise the center of the woofer to more or less ear height form the average sofa, or just below ear height if at a computer chair.
Didn't want a sub, so he's going to run these full range with an eq boost to the bottom end a bit. Using the speakers in this manner in my livingroom is very pleasant. I used a few different programs for the box design and tuning of the port ended up being around 50hz if I'm not mistaken. I would have liked to make the box deeper but he had his reasons. And said he might want to put them behind a sofa down the road and attempt to do some fusions up front.
I'm genuinely impressed in the clarity if these things, and cost! Right around 225 a speaker (he had rona cut the wood and their saw eliminated a huge amount of the veneer so I had to trim off allot). If you don't screw up like that I would think under 200 a speaker is very possible. I want to make some more in a large bookshelf format that would save wood and be surround mounting friendly.
For other Canadians looking for these Ports I bought them for 2.50ea from sayall in Barrie. They also have nearly everything there to roll your own crossovers except for the inductors.
I'm going to finish it in Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil, as Roger liked the way my Tempest 12's looked and said that would be nice.