Hello everyone, sorry for the long delay in my build. I have been working on my basement (wiring, plumbing, sheetrock, etc....). I am now to the point that I am ready to start painting so I have to get all of my speakers ready as well. So, just so recap, I am building 3 Stentorians (already built and in this thread) for my front L/R/C speakers that will be placed behind an AT screen in my HT. For the rear and rear surrounds, I am building 4 Sten II's (now complete with the build- see following pictures). I am also building 2 subs from the Infinity Reference 1262W's. I designed the boxes using WinISD Pro and drew it up in Google Sketchup (all earlier in this thread).
I've already posted the Stentorian part of the build earlier so I'll start with the Sten II's here. I did not take that many pictures unfortunately but here they are:
The typical wood stack- for 4 Sten II's:
The glue up and clamping:
Sorry, as mentioned, I forgot to take alot of pics of the Stenn II build so here is the finished product (minus paint):
The inside with the braces/ crossover mounting pads:
The back with the vent hole and hole for the terminal cup:
All 4 Sten II's:
Ok, and now for the subs. I did go ahead and purchase the Crown XLS 1000 to power the 2 subs. We can get into that later when I am ready to put them together and power them up. For now, let's get to the build. I have got 1 of them to the point of clamping the front baffle (done today). I'll show pics to this point.
Cut list and once again, wood pile:
Brace (I made 2 of these per sub):
Front panel marked up for driver hole and port:
Glued up left side panel, back panel and port. Also, painted the inside of the port black:
The 2 braces installed and glued. I messed up and cut them too small so you can see the makeshift shims I used to fill the gap to the right side panel:
The front panel glued up:
And the front baffle glued and clamped up:
So, that's my progress right now. I will be working to get the other sub to this point the next couple days. Then I need to do some roundovers on all speakers. I am looking for ideas here on what size roundover to use.
Passing Interest, if you read this, I would like to know what size roundover you used on your Stentorian build? I know you used a small bearing to get the cool cut line but not sure what size bit you used. Someone said on your thread that it was a 1/2" but it looked like a much bigger one than that.
After rounding over the edges on all speakers, I will be heading to paint. I am still looking for good ideas on paint. My plan is to use the same primer as I am using on my walls in the basement (I'll spray with my Graco sprayer). Is this a good idea? Has anyone used this type of primer on speakers? Need some advice here. Then I need some more ideas on paint. I want to do black on all of them. Not a piano finish but not a dull finish either. And not a textured paint like bed liner or Duratex.
That's it for now. Matt.