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post #31 of 424
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Originally Posted by haskin1234 View Post

So, would we just be putting in an order for the sub kit and ordering the driver ourselves?

Yup. Kevin said he'll give a group buy discount on the drivers when you buy a sub kit. So you'll order the wood from Erich and the drivers from Kevin, then glue, screw, and enjoy!
post #32 of 424
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Originally Posted by dsully444 View Post

Oh and being that we are both in Cincy could I work out a deal if I was to purchase to pick up?

Yeh, you won't have to pay for the shipping or the shipping box.
post #33 of 424
Is this going anywhere? I'm still interested in at least 1, if not 2 or 3.
post #34 of 424
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Yes, I'm just waiting on the test boxes to make sure they go together properly. Once that's done, he will cut all of them pretty quickly. I was suppose to hear from him yesterday, but that didn't happen for some reason. I'll try to contact him today.

Don't worry, it hasn't been that long yet! I guess it takes time to program the machine, then get the wood in. It's a bigger company, so they might have another project in front of this one.
post #35 of 424
Please add me to the list for 1 if it's not too late.
post #36 of 424
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Originally Posted by xr650rider View Post

Please add me to the list for 1 if it's not too late.



I added your name to the list.

Good news guys, I will have the test box in my hands TODAY! I just spoke with the guy a minute ago, it's sitting on his desk waiting to be picked up.


UPDATE: Test box photos have been added to 2nd post of this thread!
post #37 of 424
Wow! That looks great! You couldn't hold our hands anymore with this build if you tried. My money is burning a hole in my pocket ready to order my 2 boxes. Say the word Erich. Thanks again and compliments to the shop for the great looking work.
post #38 of 424
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Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

UPDATE


Test box has arrived!

Keep in mind, these photos show the box held together just with some masking tape, no glue yet. Obviously once it's assembled with glue it will be even better. They taped it up for me so I could see it assembled.

I took the top lid off. Notice the edges of the large side panel, it nests right into the box to seal up nicely! If you look close, you can see the pilot holes they drilled to hold the inner panels while the glue dries.




Close up of joints: Nice.




Side panels (both panels have grooves cut). Notice letters carved in the panel to show which piece goes where.




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post #39 of 424
Those look great! I might be interested in ordering a couple. DIYcable is just 40 miles down the road from my place.

-Roy
post #40 of 424
Nice!
post #41 of 424
I'm more than likely in for 1 or 2, but have an amp question. read through the original anarchy build thread. couldn't get a feel for if a sub amp plate would work with the design or not. could you use a Dayton 100 watt amp like this and mount it in the cabinet? or will it have a neg effect on the sound?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-802
post #42 of 424
Where does the driver or driver's go? Is that hole going to be cut also?
post #43 of 424
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Guys, this thing goes together so easy and so perfect with all panels marked, that I don't think you can screw it up. I'm figuring out the easiest order to do the steps in, basically a dry run, and everything just drops in and lines right up with the next panel.

I shouldn't say this, but.......It's so easy a caveman could do it!

After a dry run, and seeing where everything goes, this could easily be put together in under 1 hour. After the first one, my guess is closer to 30 minutes worth of total time on the 2nd enclosure.
post #44 of 424
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Panel M showing how they just marked the holes for which ever driver you wanted to use (not drilled all the way through): You pick the correct ones that line up with your driver, then drill out the pilot holes. Looks like there might be 2 marks missing for one of the drivers. He did say he wanted me to double check that because when he started this, I hadn't ordered my Anarchy driver to show them yet.





This photo shows where the driver hole is for those that weren't sure. The panels are just sitting in the grooves, no tape holding them in place and no glue either, just a dry run.






I need to get some better lighting in the room for picture taking.
post #45 of 424
Looks awesome Erich.
Put me down for another.............a total of 2 !
post #46 of 424
Wow, that's really awesome. Nice wood too, really nice.
Dont know if you have me on the list from before, but Ill take at least one.

Thanks for all your work and time on this and other DIY stuff around here Erich.
post #47 of 424
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Originally Posted by john enea View Post
I'm more than likely in for 1 or 2, but have an amp question. read through the original anarchy build thread. couldn't get a feel for if a sub amp plate would work with the design or not. could you use a Dayton 100 watt amp like this and mount it in the cabinet? or will it have a neg effect on the sound?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-802
Also any easy suggestions for powering 2 of these since it seems Jack foster has sold out of his plate amps? Or anyone willing to part with a couple of jacks amps Pm me. Thanks.
post #48 of 424
Wow.... those turned out really nice. I may need to get a couple from you too Erich.

In terms of amplifiers.... it doesn't take much to power these. A single LM3886 would do the trick. A pair would be overkill. If people are up to it.... I can offer a circuit board based upon the LM3886 and throw a couple opamps on there for the high/low-pass filters. Use one of these Antek transformers and mount it to a chunk of aluminum and you have all the amplifier you need.
post #49 of 424
Wasn't there some acoustamat cut and placed in all the folded corners? Was that optional in the original build? I wonder if my 1 jack hidley amp could power 2 of those hmmmmm. I may be in for 2 of those. When do you need to know by and when would you need the money?
post #50 of 424
There was batting in the corners. Further testing suggests that it is not necessary.

One of Jacks amps will work very well to power a pair.
post #51 of 424
I don't know how anyone could not be happy with those results.

Great results there.
post #52 of 424
They look beautiful! These precut pieces makes assembly so quick. You'll save hours on just the layout not to mention the cuts. I'm thankful for PL. It helps with small errors Those who receive this kit will be very happy!
post #53 of 424
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Originally Posted by Kevin Haskins View Post

Wow.... those turned out really nice. I may need to get a couple from you too Erich.

In terms of amplifiers.... it doesn't take much to power these. A single LM3886 would do the trick. A pair would be overkill. If people are up to it.... I can offer a circuit board based upon the LM3886 and throw a couple opamps on there for the high/low-pass filters. Use one of these Antek transformers and mount it to a chunk of aluminum and you have all the amplifier you need.

Sounds interesting, more details ?
post #54 of 424
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Originally Posted by Kevin Haskins View Post

If people are up to it.... I can offer a circuit board based upon the LM3886 and throw a couple opamps on there for the high/low-pass filters. Use one of these Antek transformers and mount it to a chunk of aluminum and you have all the amplifier you need.

Kevin, that does sound interesting. Maybe you could just sell that extra stuff as a small kit for others to put together. Might be easier for you just to have some quick directions for how to do it I guess. Then again, I don't know how complicated it would be.
post #55 of 424
kevin could it be built with a 48db/oct highpass?
post #56 of 424
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Originally Posted by justphil View Post

I may be in for 2 of those. When do you need to know by and when would you need the money?


Plenty of time to decide on this group buy. No rush.

Because the company is so close, and because I think they can make these pretty quick, there's no need to worry about any money until I have them. I want to make sure these are exactly right before anyone in the group buy pays for anything.

The waveguide group buy I'm helping with is a little different because the items are more expensive and coming a long way, plus I can't really stop that shipment once it's gone. I still ended up fronting the money on that because I didn't think there was enough time to collect from members and the company wanted to start building. On that one, I'm really hoping those that ordered will come through in the end.


However on this Group Buy, it should be fairly easy. When someone says they might want 1 or 2, I just add the name to the list. BUT, they didn't sign their life away! If they change their mind, no big deal, I'm sure someone else will buy it. Or I can just simply call the company and change the number I order without much problem.

The company is only 25-30 minutes away, so as long as they have this design in their system, maybe we can just get 50 cut each time, or something like that. I'm not too worried about it.

I've updated the group buy page.

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/Anarchy_Group_Buy.htm


I've got a funny feeling these are going to be done almost the same time the waveguide stuff gets delivered. But my busy season doesn't start for about 3-4 weeks, so no big deal.
post #57 of 424
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Originally Posted by radman12 View Post

kevin could it be built with a 48db/oct highpass?

Yea...opamps are cheap. I'm not sure we need that steep of a corner. Probably best to just measure one and see what we actually need.

Here is the deal. The parts are not that expensive. The PCB is not expensive. The transformer, heatsink and time are expensive.

I'd be happy to design, test and measure one but I don't have time to do all the hand-holding for people building them. Maybe if we get a couple experienced solder-slingers who will agree to provide some help for the newbies here that would work-out. I can design a board in a couple hours. It takes about 2-weeks to get the prototype boards and I'd have to populate and test one. Then I'd order 100 or so production boards once I've verified the design and I'd sell them for say $15 each. The entire BOM is probably $50 worth of parts and the Antek 100VA transformers would be plenty of transformer. I could mill some simple aluminum panels and heatsinks that the board would mount to.

The LM3886TF is easy to design with. I'd probably just go for bridged. The BR-100 in the application notes.

http://www.national.com/an/AN/AN-1192.pdf
post #58 of 424
Wow, that cabinet turned out really nice. Reminds me of my Danley DTS-10 Kit. I may have to order two of these.
post #59 of 424
Two please. Living room is going to rock.
post #60 of 424
Put me down for 2. Will this be offered for a while once they get going? I may want to get another 2 but wouldn't be able to swing it for a while.
What would be a good budget amp that I could run 4 of these off of?
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