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post #391 of 956
Thread Starter 
I had a couple different prototype baffle sizes cut for the MTM. How tall can you go?
post #392 of 956
Got Emailed they shipped so went and checked tracking and looks like my SI 18's will be delivered tomorrow!
I haven't even started my flats ugh! Gonna be a BUSY weekend. 23rd Anny + wifes birthday.....when will i have time to for that when I got speakers to work on! tongue.gif


So at everybody recommendation i pretty much should be ready to start gluing tonight.
I didn't notice anybody mentioned about how they did their binding posts and feet....what is best to get it threaded in MDF?

I'm still looking through Sibuna threat...very nicely done....can't wait to start!

Recommendation on screws for these speakers or anything?

Thanks
Urlryn
post #393 of 956
i used the terminal cups as you have prob seen. i beleive it was a 2.75" cutout with the hole saw. something close to that. i just took it to Lowes and got the bit that was the right size. Speedbore would work better but cost a lot more. cutting through 3/4 MDF takes a bit and you need a pretty powerfull drill to not have it take forever.

you could prob use pure binding posts (the beefier ones) just fine or the speakons. Gorilla83 used them on one of his subs (or ones he made for someone) where he recessed the connector in a bit. looked really nice
post #394 of 956
If using a terminal with lets say the 3cu ft flat pack, besides cutting out the whole, do you have to seal it with anything to make sure it is air tight or anything like that?
post #395 of 956
most terminal cups come with a gasket on them. because i used duratex i also used some gasket tape to ensure it sealed
post #396 of 956
Gasket tape?

I assume you made the hole after you used the duratex?
post #397 of 956
no i cut them before i painted

gasket tape

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/gasketing-tape-caulk/318
post #398 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

I had a couple different prototype baffle sizes cut for the MTM. How tall can you go?

9", possibly 9.5"
post #399 of 956
When you guys glue the braces in...are you filling the cutouts with glue then put the braces in..or just put them in, clamp them till they are level and then fill all the seams/edges and such?
post #400 of 956

RE: More Flat Pack Kits Coming.

I glued both pieces of wood, including the tracks for the braces, put together and used a brad nailer.

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post #401 of 956
Thread Starter 
Glue should be used where ever 2 pieces of wood touch.

You should put a bead of glue into the grooves where the braces will go.
post #402 of 956
Thanks! smile.gif

First one done and was a learning experience.....overall went well. Just had one brace that wasn't quite as straight as i thought it was.

Sibuna, The terminal cups you used for the subs...where they
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=260-283

I bought some of the threaded terminals from Erich but didn't think about getting the cups.

Speakers was just delivered not to long ago....cheers!
So i get to let the box sit for a day and fully cure..... then all that's left is:
Test the speaker fitting
polyfill
terminals/cup
install speaker

Urlryn
post #403 of 956
I am really happy with the build quality and the laser fine cut wood of my 3 cu ft flat pack.
everything fit perfect and square.

thanks erich.
post #404 of 956
Erich,

How do I order baffles for sealed SEOS-12 (14.5"x21") with TD12 cutouts?

thanks
Edited by noah katz - 6/18/13 at 12:49pm
post #405 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Using this calculator, http://www.psp-inc.com/tools.html
shows I need 22.6" length, it's then as simple as that?
Sorry for the noob question but: Is 22.6" length = 22.6" x two?
Or, Do I cut 22.6" length in half for each port = 11.3" x two?

Thanks.
post #406 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urlryn View Post

Thanks! smile.gif

First one done and was a learning experience.....overall went well. Just had one brace that wasn't quite as straight as i thought it was.

Sibuna, The terminal cups you used for the subs...where they
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=260-283

I bought some of the threaded terminals from Erich but didn't think about getting the cups.

Speakers was just delivered not to long ago....cheers!
So i get to let the box sit for a day and fully cure..... then all that's left is:
Test the speaker fitting
polyfill
terminals/cup
install speaker

Urlryn

these are the ones i used

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=260-311
post #407 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by hottyson View Post

Sorry for the noob question but: Is 22.6" length = 22.6" x two?
Or, Do I cut 22.6" length in half for each port = 11.3" x two?

Thanks.

Both ports should be 22.6" long.
post #408 of 956
Hey guys....

When you did your duratex...did you use the textured rollers from Acry-Tech or something from like Home Depot/Lowes?
Any special tips or anything prior ? smile.gif

Thanks
Url
post #409 of 956
i used the rollers from acry tech
the small ones
post #410 of 956
I used a regular smooth 9" roller. It left fewer roller lines. I also add a little water for a smoother orange peel finish. The key I found is to not use any pressure when rolling, just the weight of the roller.
post #411 of 956
Hey guys, is there a process or steps when it comes to putting the boxes together? Which goes first, second etc.

Also, do you guys put one piece, glue it, wait, put another with glue, wait, put another etc or do you put everything together with glue at once?

Just waiting for my flat packs to arrive biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #412 of 956
I got my Fusion-8's today and want to get started ASAP. They didn't come with any directions on wiring, building the crossovers, etc. Can you guys help me with the below questions?

- Do I just get scrap wood for the crossovers?

- Is there an official fusion-8 crossover how to?

- Should the fusion-8 be filled with pillow fluff?
post #413 of 956
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Hey guys, is there a process or steps when it comes to putting the boxes together? Which goes first, second etc.

Also, do you guys put one piece, glue it, wait, put another with glue, wait, put another etc or do you put everything together with glue at once?

Just waiting for my flat packs to arrive biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I had someone help me creat PDF files for assembly directions and just got them finished up 2 days ago. But generally, all go together in the same order like the 4cuft model shown on this page:

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/subwoofer-flatpacks-2/sealed-subwoofer-flatpacks/4-sub-flat-pack.html

I always just glue one piece at a time and wait about an hour between pieces before taking off the clamps.
post #414 of 956
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sslv2pwned View Post

I got my Fusion-8's today and want to get started ASAP. They didn't come with any directions on wiring, building the crossovers, etc. Can you guys help me with the below questions?

- Do I just get scrap wood for the crossovers?

- Is there an official fusion-8 crossover how to?

- Should the fusion-8 be filled with pillow fluff?

You got the crossover schematic right? You can build the crossover on any thin piece of wood you have laying around. If you need help with soldering, just ask.

Some guys line the walls with acoustic foam or pillow stuffing, some don't. I've always glued the foam or some type of insulation to the inside walls.

The new site is being worked on and it will have some directions to make things a little easier. Right now, help comes from asking the DIY Community. There are lots of people that can help out.
post #415 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Hey guys, is there a process or steps when it comes to putting the boxes together? Which goes first, second etc.

Also, do you guys put one piece, glue it, wait, put another with glue, wait, put another etc or do you put everything together with glue at once?

Just waiting for my flat packs to arrive biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

erich posted something for you but if you don't want to look at pictures

Glue Ribs into back
wait
Glue on T op and Bottom
wait
Glue on 1 side
wait
Glue on inner baffle
wait
glue on other side
wait
glue on outer baffle

If you are using wood glue ( titebond) you only have to wait about an hour in between items

Quote:
Originally Posted by sslv2pwned View Post

I got my Fusion-8's today and want to get started ASAP. They didn't come with any directions on wiring, building the crossovers, etc. Can you guys help me with the below questions?

- Do I just get scrap wood for the crossovers?

- Is there an official fusion-8 crossover how to?

- Should the fusion-8 be filled with pillow fluff?

yea use some scrap. most use something thats ! 1/8" thick. you can also use pegboard
there is no how to just a skematic, there are pictures of a finished one in my build thread
i put a few handfuls in mine
post #416 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

You got the crossover schematic right? You can build the crossover on any thin piece of wood you have laying around. If you need help with soldering, just ask.

Some guys line the walls with acoustic foam or pillow stuffing, some don't. I've always glued the foam or some type of insulation to the inside walls.

The new site is being worked on and it will have some directions to make things a little easier. Right now, help comes from asking the DIY Community. There are lots of people that can help out.

Thanks, Erich. I will look for the crossover schematic. I'll be good as long as I have that. I pulled everything out of the shipping box, but have not looked in all the pieces. I will look now.
post #417 of 956
Thanks, Sibuna... you are a ton of help.


I found the schematic!
post #418 of 956
I know, and have read, this issue being raised previously, but I would very much like to purchase a few Exodus Anarchy tapped horm flat packs - whenever they become available again.
post #419 of 956
Perfect, thanks guys!
post #420 of 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jungle Cruiser View Post

I know, and have read, this issue being raised previously, but I would very much like to purchase a few Exodus Anarchy tapped horm flat packs - whenever they become available again.

I'd actually would like to see Lil Mike's T-6 tapped horn available in a flat pack. Looks like a great performer.
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