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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-07-2015, 10:11 PM
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Posted By rajacat
I used marine enamel and primer. I sanded with...

I used marine enamel and primer. I sanded with dry paper till about 400 grit, then changed to wet paper ending with, I think, 2500 grit wet . It was a lot of work. I'm sure veneer would've been a lot...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 04:06 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Right. Mix the JBL with the AE?

Right. Mix the JBL with the AE?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Of course, I'd be interested in demoing a 24" sub...

Of course, I'd be interested in demoing a 24" sub although the shipping costs to my neck of the woods (Washington State) would be a problem.:eek: From what I hear you'd need a minimum of a 14 cu ft...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Yeah, I really went all in on the midbass...

Yeah, I really went all in on the midbass cabinet. They're only 3.5 cu ft but still weigh a ton. One thing for sure is that I'll be stuck with these behemoths for the rest of my life.:o Too big and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By rajacat
I suspect you can. I haven't progressed that far...

I suspect you can. I haven't progressed that far into the learning curve yet. I've been delayed by working on other projects.

Actually the separate box for the WG serves more than one purpose....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By rajacat
I guess we're battling using stereotypes. Pardon...

I guess we're battling using stereotypes. Pardon the pun.:)

Peace,

Roy
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By rajacat
I don't have a build thread yet. Have the photos...

I don't have a build thread yet. Have the photos but just haven't gotten around to it.

Here's a pic showing the completed speaker minus the top piece of the separate SEOS18 WG enclosure. The TD15M...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 02:31 AM
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Posted By rajacat
"All I can say is don't knock it until you try...

"All I can say is don't knock it until you try it....."
I don't know where you got the idea that so-called "audiophiles" only have or prefer low efficiency speakers.:confused: Look around on some...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-01-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Why are so many HT enthusiasts so obsessed with...

Why are so many HT enthusiasts so obsessed with extremely high sound levels, huge subs, think all amps sound the same, power is all that matters and put actual sound quality on the back burner? ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 12:33 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Ah, I see... you're using those huge caps so that...

Ah, I see... you're using those huge caps so that they're very far away from the crossover region. I suppose that would have both a positive effect and a negative. Since those caps are very large,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Thanks! Yeah, I guess you'd need a chart showing...

Thanks! Yeah, I guess you'd need a chart showing how the ohm level changes as freq changes. I think I'll order some those Dayton caps too.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Thanks for the link to bwaslo's progrman. I...

Thanks for the link to bwaslo's progrman. I installed it.
I'm doing active too so I should be able to compensate for the effects of the big cap.... I think.:confused: I don't want the cap to affect...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Wow, those are big caps.:eek: I'm thinking that...

Wow, those are big caps.:eek: I'm thinking that I'll need to get some protection caps too. What's your -3db point for your tweeter? I figure mine will be ~650hz for the BA750 therefor, I suppose, I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Very nice! Why the gap between the woofers?

Very nice! Why the gap between the woofers?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-22-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By rajacat
IMO its better to err on the side of too short...

IMO its better to err on the side of too short vs. too tall. It's hard to shorten a box but you can easily raise a box an inch or so by using spikes and/or a thick slab of wood.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-20-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By rajacat
Bottom box is 30" tall, 19-3/4"wide, 15" deep. ...

Bottom box is 30" tall, 19-3/4"wide, 15" deep.
Top box is 9-1/4" tall w/lid. 15" deep 15"deep.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-16-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Daedalus Audio builds fine and very expensive...

Daedalus Audio builds fine and very expensive solid domestic hardwood speakers.
http://www.daedalusaudio.com/products.html
http://www.daedalusaudio.com/images/detailIMG_0369.jpg...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By rajacat
The aluminum angle and wood have holes drilled ....

The aluminum angle and wood have holes drilled . I pass bolts through the holes and tighten moderately. This whole operation was a bit tedious.:o
Another, perhaps easier, way to do it would be to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By rajacat
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZYCtt_verrg/VCM...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZYCtt_verrg/VCMOnJxdsMI/AAAAAAAABL4/2PHpZ5ppY3I/w775-h582-no/P1080339.JPG...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-30-2014, 12:48 AM
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Posted By rajacat
I've got a SEOS18/TD15M/BA750 build going. The...

I've got a SEOS18/TD15M/BA750 build going. The boxes are finished and the drivers installed. I just got a miniDSP in the mail. I'm now trying to find the time to climb the DSP learning curve, get my...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-21-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By rajacat
I considered mounting my SEOS18 on a bracket but...

I considered mounting my SEOS18 on a bracket but I don't have access to a metal fabrication shop. IMO it's much easier to construct a wood box that will do the job. It doesn't have to be a closed...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Actually it doesn't increase the the center- to-...

Actually it doesn't increase the the center- to- center very much. Notice that the lip of the WG is flush with the top of the bass bin. The bottom side of the WG box is hidden by the WG lip. The only...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By rajacat
My TD15Ms reside in 3.5 cu. ft sealed boxes. I...

My TD15Ms reside in 3.5 cu. ft sealed boxes. I built separate, more lightly constructed boxes for the SEOS18/BA750 combo.
I like the idea of separate bass bins so that I don't have to deal with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-27-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By rajacat
No, those kayaks were at the Port Townsend Wooden...

No, those kayaks were at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

Here's another beautiful boat that, I think, used the vacuum bagging process.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-26-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By rajacat
Hi Mike, Thanks for the rundown on epoxy...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the rundown on epoxy fiberglassing techniques. I've never heard of flox before.
You appear to have professional level knowledge. Yes, a little bit of cloth in the cove would...
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