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post #31 of 238
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Craig484,
Thanks -
Patiently awaiting my shipment :-)
post #32 of 238
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Craig484,
Thanks -
Patiently awaiting my shipment :-)

Hope it gets here soon! Nothing like waiting on goodies. It can be bitter-sweet.
post #33 of 238
Cuzed- What are you going to do for the crossover? Are you capibul of building them yourself, or are you copying an existing design, or perhaps going active? Are your current mains the Seos-12's? How do you think this center channel speaker with the Aura's is going to match with your Lefts and Rights?
post #34 of 238
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Martycool,

I will be soldering up the passive crossover myself. As for matching with Mains:

Currently using Klipsch RF35s, my plan is to also replace these with SEOS 12/delta light Ii's. hope this turns out to be a goof matchup?
post #35 of 238
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I meant to say GOOD matchup. :-)
post #36 of 238
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Quick update:

I believe I have a care-package coming my way from Erich, including a baffle for "Big Mal; (aka BUC).
Last week I was visiting a friend who has lent me a SEOS12, here is a dry fit showing where I am so far:
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And a question for DIY speaker builders:
What would be your first choice for a panel to build your crossovers; piece of 1/4" hardboard, or Lexan?
post #37 of 238
I used pegboard for the statements crossover, but I think lexan would be interesting. I don't know much about it.
post #38 of 238
I don't think hot melt glue would stick to Lexan. But silicone should be okay.
post #39 of 238
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Thanks guys!
I have a sample of lexan - ill test it with both hot-glue and silicone seal
post #40 of 238
I typically use 1/4" hardboard which works great for XO's. It's easy to drill and glue to and you can hide the ugly soldered connections in back of the hardboard as opposed to being completely exposed as it would be on Lexan. It can be a bit difficult to drill Lexan as well.
post #41 of 238
For the crossover, I normally use a piece of scrap 3/4" MDF or BB from the project I'm working on. It's thick enough so you can drill holes for zip ties and not have to worry about it's structural integrity.
post #42 of 238
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Thanks guys - think I'll go with 1/4" hardboard, hot glue, then Velcro on 3/4" Baltic birch stand- offs on the floor of my cabinet
post #43 of 238
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My "Big Mal" cabinet is now completely assembled and awaiting my care package from Erich.
I'm anxious to receive this shipment because I am pretty sure it will include a "custom-cut" baffle for the front side of "Big Mal".

So in anticipation of this shipment; I got off my lazy backside yesterday and assembled, blued (screwed and brad nailed) the internal bracing and back-panel retainer to my enclosure
The backside wit the "panel flange":


And the front side:


The red rings around the dowel posts were simply locating marks from my dry fit.
After dry-fitting; I used these red circles for drilled pilot holes so that the 4 dowel ends could also be screwed to the top/bottom panels (will require more wood filler and finishing later, but it's not going anywhere)
post #44 of 238
Looks good - come on baffle and drivers!
post #45 of 238
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Thanks Brad!
With a little luck I think my first shipment will show up "just" before christmas...
post #46 of 238
Hope the care package arrives before Xmas!! Lookin good bud!
post #47 of 238
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Hey Guys,

Santa Claus showed up yesterday dressed like a FEDEX guy.
I have now received the majority of my SEOS care packages !! smile.gifsmile.gif
Check out the photos below:




And starting to think X/O
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post #48 of 238
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Hey Guys,
Santa Claus showed up yesterday dressed like a FEDEX guy.
I have now received the majority of my SEOS care packages !! smile.gifsmile.gif
Check out the photos below:

Lol...Please share your thoughts on performance...I`m really interested in this kit for my center speaker
thanks
post #49 of 238
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Hopefully I will have "first listening" impressions by New Years (looks like I just set myself up).

I am relatively new to REW for scientific comparisons - but will try.
However; for a center channel I have several practical movie soundtracks where the center dialogue has sometimes been a clarity issue for my existing CC (a Klipsch RC7 that is "buried" in my overhead sofit).
post #50 of 238
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Hey Guys,
Santa Claus showed up yesterday dressed like a FEDEX guy.
I have now received the majority of my SEOS care packages !! smile.gifsmile.gif
Check out the photos below:


And starting to think X/O
Photobucket

Nice!! The crossover is always the trickiest part for me.
post #51 of 238
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A belated Merry Christmas to anyone who happens by!
And a belated update.

After gluing the baffle on Big Ma, next up was to use a belt sander (and palm sander) to trim and fit the edges smooth to the box


I then decided to add extra bracing, the additional bracing pieces


And with the extra bracing glued in (marked with green tape)


Then cut a 2 7/8" hole for the connector, and used a 3/8" round-over, and plugged the hole from the inside



And I leave you all with a question: I am thinking about cutting round-overs on the horizontal edges (from the baffle to the back panel?
Here are some test cuts on a dummy box, what do you think, cut the round-overs, or leave square/sharp edges?
post #52 of 238
I say again: That thing is a beast!!

Looking forward to the listening reports.
post #53 of 238
It looks like you don't have enough space between the Auras' and the box edge for a roundover. I don't know if your were planing a grill, but you cold round over the grill rails. I would just leave it the way it is if it were my build.
post #54 of 238
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Thanks guys!
I put round overs only on the horizontal edges (front to Back), no round overs on face of baffle. Looks good enough to me, to go without a grill. After All - it's my man cave ;-)
post #55 of 238
I just realized you did not mean the front baffle, but the edges between the back and front. I still would just leave them as is with just a "sand over" to take the edge off.
post #56 of 238
Looking good cuzed2. I want to make a BIG Mal or Daniel.
post #57 of 238
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Thanks Louis!
Hope tony old the crossover board tomorrow.
post #58 of 238
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Typing from IPhone leaves a bit to be desired. Hope to build the X/O tomorrow :-)
post #59 of 238
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Typing from IPhone leaves a bit to be desired. Hope to build the X/O tomorrow :-)

Cool. I really like the roundover look!
post #60 of 238
Hey Cuzed2, what are your front Left and Right speakers and what drivers are you using in them? Are you using these same small mids in your L+R's?
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