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post #1201 of 1214 Old 03-13-2017, 12:58 PM
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Here is a pair of bookshelf speakers I built as a wedding gift.

Uses some older buyout woofers from parts express I got a couple years ago (Peerless India W5-KA538A-SH, PE#299-362). The tweeter is the Dayton DC25T-8, it's the first time I have used that driver and I think it sounds quite nice in this design, pretty smooth sounding for a titanium dome. The enclosure is about 0.35cuft and tuned to approximately 53hz, it does gets surprisingly low considering it's size.

The cabinet is built from 3/4" edge glued Baltic birch boards which I found at my local Menards. I had used these before on a Bluetooth speaker I had built for my sister for a Christmas present which turned out really well so I decided to use them again. The finish is some boiled linseed oil which is just wiped on and which really makes the grain pop.

I really liked how these turned out and they sound great so I'll probably build another set to keep for myself.




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Here is a pair of bookshelf speakers I built as a wedding gift.

Uses some older buyout woofers from parts express I got a couple years ago (Peerless India W5-KA538A-SH, PE#299-362). The tweeter is the Dayton DC25T-8, it's the first time I have used that driver and I think it sounds quite nice in this design, pretty smooth sounding for a titanium dome. The enclosure is about 0.35cuft and tuned to approximately 53hz, it does gets surprisingly low considering it's size.

The cabinet is built from 3/4" edge glued Baltic birch boards which I found at my local Menards. I had used these before on a Bluetooth speaker I had built for my sister for a Christmas present which turned out really well so I decided to use them again. The finish is some boiled linseed oil which is just wiped on and which really makes the grain pop.

I really liked how these turned out and they sound great so I'll probably build another set to keep for myself.

Nice, clean looking build!
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Here is a pair of bookshelf speakers I built as a wedding gift.

Uses some older buyout woofers from parts express I got a couple years ago (Peerless India W5-KA538A-SH, PE#299-362). The tweeter is the Dayton DC25T-8, it's the first time I have used that driver and I think it sounds quite nice in this design, pretty smooth sounding for a titanium dome. The enclosure is about 0.35cuft and tuned to approximately 53hz, it does gets surprisingly low considering it's size.

The cabinet is built from 3/4" edge glued Baltic birch boards which I found at my local Menards. I had used these before on a Bluetooth speaker I had built for my sister for a Christmas present which turned out really well so I decided to use them again. The finish is some boiled linseed oil which is just wiped on and which really makes the grain pop.

I really liked how these turned out and they sound great so I'll probably build another set to keep for myself.




Nice, clean looking build!
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That is a stunning speaker.

Nice work
Agreed, +1!!
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FI 15in build.

Saw this checkerboard design in the Marty builds and went with it. The driver is a FI car audio 15 out of the original PSA subs which I got here in Australia for $200 and a seconhand O Audio 500w plate amp. Its a sealed design made out of 32mm and 50mm MDF.
It weighs in at 50kg and its very inert. The top is made out of 40mm squares of Blackwood and Satin box with the perimeter being Tassie Mertyle. The finish is clear hardened Shellac then wet sanded from 600g to 4000g and then buffed to a high gloss.
Took a bit of elbow grease to sand it.
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Haven't looked through this thread in a while. You guys are building some nice stuff.

Here's what I've been working on this year.

Dayton Classic WMTMW - These have evolved from the original build to make them more compact and higher WAF for the living room. Great for music.


(built the stereo rack, too)




Econowave SR Compact




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A little progress picture of my project!
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Maybe somebody will find this interesting enough. I find somehow that my tastes may not particularly jive with modern aesthetics. If not for jeans and tee-shirts, I'd really be screwed with regard to my fashion sense. I have to ask women what color to paint my house, etc.

Anyway, I could not find grilles for my Tempests that I liked. Everything kind of looked like cheap hubcaps from a J.C. Whitney catalog, or a little too far out for my tastes. I don't usually really think about what other people will think until it's too late and I've already dove into it.

I weld for a living and have an industrial sized setup here at home as well. Grabbed some aluminum scrap from work and brought it home and just went at it.


Cut some MDF rings with the router and made the recesses on the under side a snug,twist fit onto the thick gaskets of the Eminence woofers. The MDF rings are saturated with epoxy resin. Also made recesses for the partial grille flanges. The 1/4" aluminum rods were bent using a gradual layout to closely match the circumference of the rings. I didn't weld the rods because I didn't want to see the weld beads there, so I silver soldered them instead. Also so that it wouldn't distort the rods or the rails.


Test fit. There's 4 - #14 stainless steel oval head lag screws holding them onto the rings which I painted black using an etch primer for nonferrous metals.


Final result. I do have the option of fastening the rings through the driver mounts under the grille flanges but they hold tight as is for now anyway. It takes a decent tug to get them off, otherwise they need to be twisted on/off.


Love these speakers. They have been on every day for hours on end since I built them and for music only. They're being played on an old Denon 3805 in Pure Direct mode with a sub that is hooked up to a 3000dsp amp. I have also since gotten rid of the ghetto boxes under them and built risers for them out of aluminum as well. Was a lot of fun to do.
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Maybe somebody will find this interesting enough. I find somehow that my tastes may not particularly jive with modern aesthetics. If not for jeans and tee-shirts, I'd really be screwed with regard to my fashion sense. I have to ask women what color to paint my house, etc.

Anyway, I could not find grilles for my Tempests that I liked. Everything kind of looked like cheap hubcaps from a J.C. Whitney catalog, or a little too far out for my tastes. I don't usually really think about what other people will think until it's too late and I've already dove into it.

I weld for a living and have an industrial sized setup here at home as well. Grabbed some aluminum scrap from work and brought it home and just went at it.


Cut some MDF rings with the router and made the recesses on the under side a snug,twist fit onto the thick gaskets of the Eminence woofers. The MDF rings are saturated with epoxy resin. Also made recesses for the partial grille flanges. The 1/4" aluminum rods were bent using a gradual layout to closely match the circumference of the rings. I didn't weld the rods because I didn't want to see the weld beads there, so I silver soldered them instead. Also so that it wouldn't distort the rods or the rails.


Test fit. There's 4 - #14 stainless steel oval head lag screws holding them onto the rings which I painted black using an etch primer for nonferrous metals.


Final result. I do have the option of fastening the rings through the driver mounts under the grille flanges but they hold tight as is for now anyway. It takes a decent tug to get them off, otherwise they need to be twisted on/off.


Love these speakers. They have been on every day for hours on end since I built them and for music only. They're being played on an old Denon 3805 in Pure Direct mode with a sub that is hooked up to a 3000dsp amp. I have also since gotten rid of the ghetto boxes under them and built risers for them out of aluminum as well. Was a lot of fun to do.
How about alloy cab's next . The grill's look

Cheers

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I've been working on these for a few months. Just finished them this weekend. They're a Dayton RS180 MTM design by Jeff Bagby. The original design is a bookshelf speakers, I built them in a MLTL format for the bass extension.
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I do believe that I'm not the only one pissed at Photobucket. Can't see half the photos in here anymore.

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I do believe that I'm not the only one pissed at Photobucket. Can't see half the photos in here anymore.

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You are correct.....

Very disappointing!
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