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post #2581 of 2602 Old 01-07-2010, 08:40 PM
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A couple more, showing the CC and stand a little closer, and a head-on shot in a final config.
These guys are sounding really, really, good, but after 5 years of dragging this project out, I'm really, really, glad to be done.

The sides are all pre-veneered Cherry ply, the end caps are solid Cherry, and the fascia are all hard white Maple, which was really tough to rout the 1" radiii on without tearing out big chunks. They came out pretty nice with a few minor blems.

But like I said, they sound great, so who cares?

Moonhawk, congratulations, they look great and I'm sure they sound great too.

Other than the sub, my Northcreek 5.1 system was built in the reverse order. My Vision Signature mains are noted on the first page of this thread back in 2002. I then built the center and finally finished the rears in March 2009. Since then I've built a 2nd Sub so I have the 18 Leviathan for the LFE and a 12 2 cubic foot sealed Aurasound NS12-7094-4A handling under 80 hz for the mains.

Some pics are in the thread linked to below.

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Thanks George. Checked out your thread. They look really, really, nice.

And I know how good they sound.

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Looking for plans for very high quality theater speakers. I'm not into design software, but rather looking for some plans that have been proven winners.

Anyone?

Ted

Try these: Digital Audio Speakers and Speaker Plans. These are some pretty incredible designs. Very large. And heavy by the descriptions.



Or these: Mini Cube Speakers

Seems like a decent site with some interesting plans. They don't have much selection though but I think the small speaker plans are actually free. Probably only good for a HTiB replacement or computer speakers though.
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You might want to check out the following:

http://www.htguide.com/forum/forumdisplay.php4?f=39

I have built the NeoD CC's - they walk all over my 1991 vintage B&W 802's

Here is my build thread:

http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=34556

Many people are building the Statements for their Home Theater.

Also look here:

http://www.zaphaudio.com/

John has excellent designs.

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they are very beautiful!
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mikal and Doug,
You guys may not have noticed this thread is 8 yrs old. This thread also started before there was a diy speaker forum. I am pretty sure that Ted designed and build line arrays for his LCR speakers years ago. The thread eventually turned into an Audax HT build thread. I built a set still enjoy mine to this day. The only problem is Audax basically quit selling those drivers to the diy market.

I started on a set of Dayton RS TMWW towers three years ago. I built the cabinets and then burned out on speaker building before I built the crossovers. All the drivers are still in there boxes. I suppose I need to finish them.

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I've used these resources in the past. All seem pretty good. I don't think I saw all of them mentioned here so they might add to what everyone else has already said.

Digital Audio Speakers Page

Madisound

And Speaker Building.com which may have already been mentioned.
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Doug,
Nice Build! I seem to recall that the Neos cost in around $500 a pop. That is not bad considering the performance they bring. I wonder if Jon will ever get around to updating these with new tweeters.

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Detailed Audax plans?

Hard to believe, but after divorce and dozens of other reasons, I'm finally getting around to building the Audax home theater speakers I bought years and years ago. I can't find the detailed plans anywhere, can anyone tell me where I can find them? I'm hoping someone has them archived somewhere, they show a cutaway view and dimensions, they look like they were laid out with a CAD package - you can see a picture of one of them (blurry and not really usable) at (ok, I just discovered I can't post URLs due to not having posted enough, but google hometheaterforum audax and imgrepo, the first link will take you to an old ad of someone selling their kit, the first of the documents shown is what I'm looking for.

I can find the plans Matt Peacock put together but I'm hoping to find the detailed plans as well - they show the placement of the vents and if the driver mounting is flush or recessed, something the "not detailed" plans doesn't show.

I hope someone can dig them up for me, I'm making the enclosure now with the help of a friend
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Ohh this thread is still active, fantastic.

J.L. would you mind if I picked your brains about the Audax kit from time to time?

I have created a PDF of the Audax webpages concerning the DIY Home Theatre Kit, I basically copied and pasted into Word, but I've preserved all formatting and images (removed navigation etc). I hope at least a few people find it useful, it took quite a while to produce.

Matt (long time lurker short time poster)
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Hard to believe, but after divorce and dozens of other reasons, I'm finally getting around to building the Audax home theater speakers I bought years and years ago. I can't find the detailed plans anywhere, can anyone tell me where I can find them? I'm hoping someone has them archived somewhere, they show a cutaway view and dimensions, they look like they were laid out with a CAD package - you can see a picture of one of them (blurry and not really usable) at (ok, I just discovered I can't post URLs due to not having posted enough, but google hometheaterforum audax and imgrepo, the first link will take you to an old ad of someone selling their kit, the first of the documents shown is what I'm looking for.

I can find the plans Matt Peacock put together but I'm hoping to find the detailed plans as well - they show the placement of the vents and if the driver mounting is flush or recessed, something the "not detailed" plans doesn't show.

I hope someone can dig them up for me, I'm making the enclosure now with the help of a friend
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Ha! I can include the image itself! These are the plans I'm looking for

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Hard to believe, but after divorce and dozens of other reasons, I'm finally getting around to building the Audax home theater speakers I bought years and years ago. I can't find the detailed plans anywhere, can anyone tell me where I can find them? I'm hoping someone has them archived somewhere, they show a cutaway view and dimensions, they look like they were laid out with a CAD package - you can see a picture of one of them (blurry and not really usable) at (ok, I just discovered I can't post URLs due to not having posted enough, but google hometheaterforum audax and imgrepo, the first link will take you to an old ad of someone selling their kit, the first of the documents shown is what I'm looking for.

I can find the plans Matt Peacock put together but I'm hoping to find the detailed plans as well - they show the placement of the vents and if the driver mounting is flush or recessed, something the "not detailed" plans doesn't show.

I hope someone can dig them up for me, I'm making the enclosure now with the help of a friend
Thanks!
Are you referring to the Joe d'Appolito-designed system? See if this works...

http://www.waterloowi.us/comm/forms/...%20theatre.pdf

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Ha! I can include the image itself! These are the plans I'm looking for

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And being a newbie I can't PM Matt Peacock or J.L. from the original thread to ping either of them directly, so who knows if they'll see this after 80+ pages - if someone would take pity on me and fire them off a PM on my behalf I'd be in your debt!
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Are you referring to the Joe d'Appolito-designed system? See if this works...

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HTH-
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Thanks Dan, but those are the plans I already have - If you look at the image I attached you'll see the detailed plans - they're, well - more detailed!
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And being a newbie I can't PM Matt Peacock or J.L. from the original thread to ping either of them directly, so who knows if they'll see this after 80+ pages - if someone would take pity on me and fire them off a PM on my behalf I'd be in your debt!
No worries, that's what email notifications are for.

I'll have a look tonight and see if I can find what you're looking for. In the meantime - yes the drivers are flush mounted. I found the easiest way to do this was to create a jig out of scrap MDF and screw that jig to the bottom of your router. First drill into the MDF holes for the jig and the drivers. Second cut the wider circle (but only part-way down through the MDF). Third cut the smaller circle (all the way through). Then you'll have the 'step' which the drivers sit on, ready with holes to bolt them with. If you cut a hole first, and then try to cut the step and/or drill the holes, it's harder as the router will want to fall into the hole and you have less material to support yourself on when drilling.

Once this is done I flipped the MDF over and using a rounding bit to round off the inside. Not sure if it really makes a difference, but people seemed to think sharp edges and sound waves were a no go.

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I was surprised to get a notice that there were replies to this thread after so long. I'm one of the early builders of these speakers and I still have mine to this day. I also have several sets of extra drivers packed away in case I ever blew one. I am out of town until tomorrow night, but if I remember, I'll look for the plans. I used to post under my real name (JH) but changed that several years ago.

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OK, here they are.

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It would be great if you could post update photos.

Matt

Thanks so much, exactly what I was looking for - unfortunately the plans confirm another question I have: why in the plans is only the AP130Z0 recessed, given that every build I've seen has all the drivers mounted flush with the front face? Is there a "right" way to do it?

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BTW, I have a Jasper circle jig I bought for my router, so I'm set for recessing them.
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Thanks so much, exactly what I was looking for - unfortunately the plans confirm another question I have: why in the plans is only the AP130Z0 recessed, given that every build I've seen has all the drivers mounted flush with the front face? Is there a "right" way to do it?
I suspect that it concerns time alignment between the mid and tweeter, where the wavelengths are shorter. It will change the on-axis response in the mid-tweeter crossover region.
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BTW, I have a Jasper circle jig I bought for my router, so I'm set for recessing them.
The Jasper circle Jig is a great tool! I also made a large jig from a piece of the flat steel (photo below) from Home Depot to make a big jig. Even though this design is now old and the drivers are not sold to the public by Audax, they are still great sounding speakers. My HT is acoustically treated and these still impress me.
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wow.. time flies. When I built my Audax system, my oldest daughter was in diapers, and our second daughter didn't even exist yet. Our oldest is 11 now... Neat to see people still interested in this thread. We've had a lot of years of enjoyment out of these speakers, and probably lots more to come. Still love them

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wow.. time flies. When I built my Audax system, my oldest daughter was in diapers, and our second daughter didn't even exist yet. Our oldest is 11 now... Neat to see people still interested in this thread. We've had a lot of years of enjoyment out of these speakers, and probably lots more to come. Still love them

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Now that puts it into perspective. My first post here was #57 (I've since changed my user name) on Dec 1, 2002. My oldest daughter was 9 and my youngest was a month short of 6. The oldest is now in grad school and the youngest is a university freshman. They've both left the next, but I still have my speakers...oh yeah, my wife is still around too.

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