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post #31 of 304
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Outer Baffles went on the 2 fusions today, Started gluing in the bracing for the 2nd tempest. Ill get the tops and bots on #1 today and possibly a side. Should be able to start finishing the Fusions on Friday/Saturday. Should have the tempests all together by Sunday

crappy cellphone pics today



looking pretty good

post #32 of 304
Looking great! Man, it's almost cheating with those flat packs! They go together so quickly. biggrin.gif
post #33 of 304
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Looking great! Man, it's almost cheating with those flat packs! They go together so quickly. biggrin.gif

yes, yes it is biggrin.gif

glue
clamp
wait 60-90 min
glue
clamp another part
....
post #34 of 304
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SOON!


Size difference - tempests isn't glued yet, just placed for comparison
post #35 of 304
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3 down 1 to go - last one will be done tomorrow. Started finishing the fusions today. currently covered in Spackle

post #36 of 304
Woot! Did you play with the crossovers yet?
post #37 of 304
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no thats what i plan on doing tomorrow, in between sanding and finishing the other cap, I did pick up a piece of pegboard today in preparation for it
post #38 of 304
Wow these are coming along quick! Looking good too.

Nice to see a comparison pic of a 12" model next to the Fusion Max.
post #39 of 304
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first coat of duratex on the fusions, Tempest #2 is done and awaiting Spackle

post #40 of 304
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2nd coat on the fusions (minus the bottom) looking nice - also repainted most of the basement today. god im tired





Tomorrow the Tempests

Edited by Sibuna - 2/2/13 at 5:37pm
post #41 of 304
Looking great. You might consider painting the driver recesses too. You don't want to have a MDF shiner around the cutouts.
post #42 of 304
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yea that will get done today, i didn't have a small brush for it yesterday and had to pick one up

put the first coat of duartex on the tempests also started crossover work
post #43 of 304
awesome! Can't wait to hear your impressions of the performance!
post #44 of 304
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X-OVERS

Tempests X-overs - someone please look at these (Erich, Jeff, Mr Smithers) and let me know if i messed up. they should be correct. nothing is soldered yet



Fusion - only got 1 done as i was waiting for Tux to get back to me. Ill do the other one this evening - Split boards as i could not seem to get it to all fit on 1

post #45 of 304
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Tempests are finished - i wish all paint was as easy and forgiving as duratex - so easy that i decided to repaint a lamp as well while i was down there with it LOL





Also got one of the Xovers for the Fusions all put together - i cant do the 2nd one because i didn't order enough Barrier Terminals. i didnt plan on doing split boards so i would have had enough originally. Ill prob just take them from the Tempest boards until i hear back that those are laid out correctly

post #46 of 304
The Tempest crossovers look correct to me. Good work, looking forward to hearing what you think!
post #47 of 304
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The Tempest crossovers look correct to me. Good work, looking forward to hearing what you think!

yea i cant wait. Where did you mount yours?

Also we have sound!

post #48 of 304
Nice! I mounted mine to the side of the box, an inch or so below the waveguide/woofer window brace.
Edited by MrSmithers - 2/4/13 at 7:15pm
post #49 of 304
Nice work, Adam! That crossover test is quite rewarding, right? biggrin.gif boxes looks sweet too.
post #50 of 304
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Yea was super sweet because when i first hooked it up i got nothing. no sound. no poping just silence. Took me like 10 min to figure out i had the wrong speakers selected on the ave A/B set
I have to go get some polyflil or other stuffing today. should be able to get atleast that 1 put all together. Ill prob also test the xovers for the tempests
post #51 of 304
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Yea was super sweet because when i first hooked it up i got nothing. no sound. no poping just silence. Took me like 10 min to figure out i had the wrong speakers selected on the ave A/B set
I have to go get some polyflil or other stuffing today. should be able to get atleast that 1 put all together. Ill prob also test the xovers for the tempests

Do you have a JoAnn fabric nearby? They have large rolls of polyester batting on the cheap, which is easy to glue to the walls and no chance of blowing out the ports. Get the thickest you can find, which in my case was about an inch or so. It's cheap enough you can double up on the back and side walls too. I think I spent about 4-5 dollars per speaker to do the Sentinels. I added a bunch more when I had to pull the woof/waveguide for the crossover mod recently.
post #52 of 304
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there is one kinda sorta near me but its not close, i was planning on just going to walmart and getting some batting
post #53 of 304
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there is one kinda sorta near me but its not close, i was planning on just going to walmart and getting some batting

That works too, they have a very similar supply. cool.gif
post #54 of 304
post #55 of 304
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yea i know wallyworld sells that type of fill. batting is just so much easier to deal with IMO, i actually have some that ive used for cushions (not foam) thats like 2-3 inches thick, but i only have enough to do maybe 1 box
post #56 of 304
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post #57 of 304
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ive also seen people use Denim Insulation - which seems to be pretty cheap - thoughts?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202709974/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Denim+Insulation&storeId=10051

I used the r13 size, about 3" thick in mine. Works great, a bit more expensive than the other options, but I liked using it..did all three sentinels with it. I had seen that th designer of the Sentienls, Matt, had used it in his, so I grabbed it. Figured if the guy who designed the speaker used it, it was a good choice. I acutally boght an 88ft2 bundle of it, as I will have the surrounds to do too. It was $80 and I used about a third on th three Sentinels. It worked out ot somewhee around $9/speaker best I can tell.
post #58 of 304
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I just got a bunch of quilt batting that i can layer, would have to order the denim stuff from HD

Finished the 2 x-overs for the Fusions today. tomorrow hopefully i can fire them up
post #59 of 304
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and we have some tempests!!!!!!!!!!!
The Stuffing begins



X-Over Placement



One done


BOOM





datass

post #60 of 304
Yep. I want those as my surrounds. They look fantastic. Can't wait to hear impressions on their sound.
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