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post #8581 of 9857
Erich,

If you email me the schematics and BOMs for the first two and I should be able to turn them for you over the next week. I've got some open time and could use the therapy that such a project represents.

How about this one? I pulled the schema and BOM from the DIY Sound Group forum. It's for Bill Waslo's Celestion buyout build. I bought some of those drivers. Bill did a very nice job on this one! Maybe I'll build a pair. The PCB measures 7.25 inches by 5 inches. It's single sided with silk screen on the top side for parts placement and should be cheap enough to produce. The large holes on the board are for tie wraps to hold down the heavy parts. The PCB is setup for sta-Kon spade connectors but wire could be soldered using the thru holes as well.



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Carl Huff
Edited by Carl_Huff - 11/12/13 at 3:57pm
post #8582 of 9857
That's pretty much exactly what I'm hoping to get made up.

The real question is how many can you draw up and how much will it cost. Maybe you like to work for free JBL compression drivers? biggrin.gif

I talked to MTG90 about this today. He's pretty confident that he can do some of them if you don't have a lot of spare time. But I think I have to get the proper software unless you know a program we can use that the manufacturers will accept..
post #8583 of 9857
Erich,

What would you like to be different? I can turn one of these in a couple of hours. Edits are easy. The software that I use generates the Gerber files along with the drawing that I posted. You don't need to buy anything. Should I send this project off for quote? I'll handle the details for you and forward the resulting paper.

I can easily do the PCB layout work that you need. If MTG wants to help I invite him to check my work against the schematics that I am working from. The software to view a project is free. A fresh pair of eyes looking over my shoulder is always a good idea! I suggest that you come up with unique part numbers for each one that gets screened on the board. Consider this my contribution to the DIY cause. However free JBL compression drivers are nice as well! Ha, ha ...

Please send me the schemas and the Parts Express BOMs for what you are looking for. If you send them to me in the order of their priority I will send them back in the same sequence. I invite suggestions as to what I have posted can be improved.

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Best Regards,
Carl Huff
post #8584 of 9857
Erich the Eagle software used to create Gerber files is free to use.
post #8585 of 9857
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Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

The crossover designs are usually pretty different. But I'm interested in getting PCB's made up for a few of them. It shouldn't add too much to the price if enough are purchased to divide it out. Plus it should *really* help people get them assembled properly and much easier.

Erich,

Been off an on following diysoundgroup. Any chance for the Fusion-12 Tempest to have a completed crossover? I've been eyeing them for a project and maybe even swapping for my SHO10's in the main room(some may read this and biggrin.gif ). Even if the kit is a PCB and you self solder on DIY the crossover components that's a great idea IMO as an alternate. Lot's of DIYers can solder.

Keep up the excellent work with this project.
post #8586 of 9857
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Originally Posted by HFGuy View Post

Erich the Eagle software used to create Gerber files is free to use.

Sorry but ...

The free version of Eagle is limited to a board space of 4 x 3.2 inches. Their software required to layout bigger boards is $625 base price plus module addons. http://www.cadsoftusa.com/

I use Sprint Layout: http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/sprint-layout.html
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Carl Huff
post #8587 of 9857
Forgot about that limitation, back in the day when I used PCBs my designs were pretty small.
post #8588 of 9857
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Originally Posted by HFGuy View Post

Forgot about that limitation, back in the day when I used PCBs my designs were pretty small.

Yea,

My only grumble with Sprint Layout is that it doesn't have a schematic design tool and has no concept of net lists. Other than that it compares very well to much more expensive packages. When I find myself doing pay client stuff I fall back to Protel.
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Carl Huff
post #8589 of 9857
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Originally Posted by autox320 View Post

Any chance for the Fusion-12 Tempest to have a completed crossover?

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/assembled-crossovers/fusion-12-crossover.html
post #8590 of 9857

Sold thanks! That's a time saver.
post #8591 of 9857

How is that price possible?!

I paid more than that just for the two coils for a TD12M/DNA360.
post #8592 of 9857
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

How is that price possible?!

I paid more than that just for the two coils for a TD12M/DNA360.

That's the "assembly" price on top of the components you pay for in the kit. wink.gif

Still very well worth it for those that need the help (or time).
post #8593 of 9857
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

How is that price possible?!

I paid more than that just for the two coils for a TD12M/DNA360.


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Originally Posted by diysoundgroup 
The prices below are not for the crossover components because some kits have $50 worth of crossover parts per speaker. This is the assembly cost for the crossover parts included with your kit. It includes the terminals on the board, shipping from the person that assembled them, extra packaging fees, and Paypal fees. Each crossover is tested after assembly to make sure it is in perfect working order. These are only available if you order the speaker kit.
post #8594 of 9857
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Originally Posted by Carl_Huff View Post

Yea,

My only grumble with Sprint Layout is that it doesn't have a schematic design tool and has no concept of net lists. Other than that it compares very well to much more expensive packages. When I find myself doing pay client stuff I fall back to Protel.
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Carl Huff

I have a copy of Protel floating around here somewhere, I never used it much tho.

These days any layout I need is done by a team smile.gif
post #8595 of 9857
Ah, I see, thanks.

I agree, good price for what takes me hours to do.
post #8596 of 9857

Hey guys, looks like I will be moving soon and am wondering what you all think would be a good way to package up / protect my three Fusion 12 Tempests for moving?

post #8597 of 9857
How far is the move. I recently moved all my audio gear to my new house. I found it easiest to just drive the gear myself in the back of a mini van over several trips.
post #8598 of 9857
If you're going to do the move yourself then I wouldn't worry much. Wrap them in a blanket and bundle the cabinets together.
post #8599 of 9857
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Originally Posted by cheezit73 View Post

Hey guys, looks like I will be moving soon and am wondering what you all think would be a good way to package up / protect my three Fusion 12 Tempests for moving?

if doing it yourself just toss them in the back of whatever car you have, use a blanket under them and between them so they dont knock into each other. pillows also work.

ive driven mine all over the place (GTGs) and just done the blanket thing
post #8600 of 9857

Thanks for the advice guys.  Moving them about 200 miles and sadly they will be tucked away for about a year in a closet until we find a new house we like.

post #8601 of 9857
Put a sheet of very thick cardboard over the complete baffle (not just the speaker cone), then wrap the cabinets in several layers of thick industrial bubble wrap secured with packing tape horizontally and vertically.
post #8602 of 9857
Just ordered my first pair of speakers from DIY and pretty pumped. Ordered a pair of alpha minions for rears. How long do they usually take to be shipped ? Like a kid xmas Eve. smile.gif
post #8603 of 9857
It depends on how busy Erich is. In my experience it's usually less than a week unless he needs to contact you about something.
post #8604 of 9857
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Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

Just ordered my first pair of speakers from DIY and pretty pumped. Ordered a pair of alpha minions for rears. How long do they usually take to be shipped ? Like a kid xmas Eve. smile.gif

...and so it begins. Be proactive, go out this weekend buy a table saw, router, brad nailer and compressor, jig saw, about 50 clamps and then come home and place your order for like 7 more kits and a bunch of subs....it's gonna happen one way or the other, don't resist biggrin.gif
post #8605 of 9857
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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

...and so it begins. Be proactive, go out this weekend buy a table saw, router, brad nailer and compressor, jig saw, about 50 clamps and then come home and place your order for like 7 more kits and a bunch of subs....it's gonna happen one way or the other, don't resist biggrin.gif

LOL, thi is soooooooooooo true!!!
This is truly a sickness
post #8606 of 9857
I just wanted to chime in quickly and say what an amazing person Erich is.

I will be posting more details and a real update on my speakers soon.
post #8607 of 9857
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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

...and so it begins. Be proactive, go out this weekend buy a table saw, router, brad nailer and compressor, jig saw, about 50 clamps and then come home and place your order for like 7 more kits and a bunch of subs....it's gonna happen one way or the other, don't resist biggrin.gif

Well I have everything on your list .... except about 2k to spend. My subs are done and time for five new speakers. Maybe you will sneak some cash in my stocking this year ? biggrin.gif
post #8608 of 9857
The E-Wave Delite cabinets are listed over on Erich's site

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/forum/index.php?topic=302.new#new
post #8609 of 9857
I almost shorted out my keyboard due to drooling while looking at that stock room. So many projects, so little time....and money.
post #8610 of 9857
Last call for the fiberglass waveguides like the SEOS-18, SEOS-24, etc.
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