Well I just got notification from Erich that my order of three Jeff Bagby Design SEOS Tempests has shipped! So I feel like its appropriate to start my build thread!
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This will be my second venture into DIY Audio, my first being a Lilmike's F20.
I was really tempted to order the flat packs but I feel like since this is only my second DIY audio project that I really want to expand and improve on my skills and be able to say that I did it myself! Luckily one of my Co-Workers has a decent shop setup and he is going to let me use his shop to cut the MDF for my boxes. If I have figured out how to use cutlist properly it looks like I will only need two sheets of MDF so for the price of one of the flat packs I should be able to build all three cabinets.
I plan on using MDF and painting the cabinets with Duratex as I really like the look and these are going behind an AT screen.
Some questions for you guys ahead of time and Is there anything else I need besides what I have listed?:
I have everything I need for soldering the crossovers.
Speaker connectors (I think I will use Speakons.)
Speaker Gasket tape (Do I need this for the horn and the woofer?)
I have hurricane nuts from my F20 build, do I need these or should I just screw the woofer and horn directly into the MDF?
For bracing should I just go with the dowel method?
What about dampening the horn, I see a lot of horn builds were the horn is wrapped with some kind of calk and taped over?
Any other advice will be appreciated.
I look forward to sharing my build progress with the forum!