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post #61 of 401
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Any progress to report? Updates?

Nothing right now. I was going to shoot Erich another email regarding my order as it is going on a week since I placed the order for the baffles. I did notice that he posted up on his site that this is his busiest time of the year and it could take a week or so to get to any given order. So I am being patient.
I have been trying to get motivated to complete the crossovers in the mean time but they have been shuffled from room to room for various reasons. I need to get motivated. smile.gif
post #62 of 401
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Update, albeit small. I received my baffles from Erich. I appreciate your effort in getting these cut as well as answering all my emails. I still have no idea how he manages his time so well. I also cut the wood for the crossovers a few days ago.

Baffles:



Crossover boards:



My son is about to turn two. I know many of you have kids and understand the temporary frustration involved in picking projects up after only just beginning them. tongue.gif As I remember someone here saying, "it is a constant fight against the sun." biggrin.gif I am going to put my head down and see where I can get with these tonight after his nap.
post #63 of 401
Cool looking forward to seeing the rest of the build come to fruition.
post #64 of 401
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Cool looking forward to seeing the rest of the build come to fruition.

Thanks Jon_B, I hope to have more to post by tonight.
post #65 of 401
I know exactly what you mean.

Are these going to be sealed?
post #66 of 401
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I know exactly what you mean.

Are these going to be sealed?

They will be ported. Details are here in post 59: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461749/seos-12-ae-td12m-project/30#post_23217283
post #67 of 401
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I feel like I am running up hill on a slip and slide covered in oil. A lady decided to hit my wife's car as she was sitting in the parking lot of the grocery store. Took a solid 2 hours out of my evening. mad.gif
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I feel like I am running up hill on a slip and slide covered in oil. A lady decided to hit my wife's car as she was sitting in the parking lot of the grocery store. Took a solid 2 hours out of my evening. mad.gif


What is the Height x Width x Depth of your Seos speakers?
post #69 of 401
Sorry to hear that filtor1
post #70 of 401
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What is the Height x Width x Depth of your Seos speakers?

Enclosure O.D. 14.5"x 24"x 13.25"
post #71 of 401
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Sorry to hear that filtor1

Thank you Jon_B. It will be pushed to next weekend now. Today we will be out of town.
post #72 of 401
my daughter just turned three and our son is on the way end of August. its hard to find time to do this stuff. what my wife and i will do is give each other some time off. ill watch the kid for a while for her to go do stuff by herself and in return, she will let me work on my speaker stuff while she watches the kid. i try to use that time to do the things that require loud noise. routers, saws, sanders, etc. Then set it up so i can do quiet stuff after everyone is asleep if i want. painting, gluing parts together, assembly etc.

like right now. she is sleeping in and im watching the 3 year old. when she gets up, she will take the daughter shopping or something and ill get my enclosures sanded.
post #73 of 401
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my daughter just turned three and our son is on the way end of August. its hard to find time to do this stuff. what my wife and i will do is give each other some time off. ill watch the kid for a while for her to go do stuff by herself and in return, she will let me work on my speaker stuff while she watches the kid. i try to use that time to do the things that require loud noise. routers, saws, sanders, etc. Then set it up so i can do quiet stuff after everyone is asleep if i want. painting, gluing parts together, assembly etc.

like right now. she is sleeping in and im watching the 3 year old. when she gets up, she will take the daughter shopping or something and ill get my enclosures sanded.

I appreciate the insight Brian. I often forget about the simple solutions when in the moment. I haven't been able to find the line between time for me and time with my son/family. It seems this hobby has a lot to teach me in terms other than electronics and sound reproduction. smile.gif
post #74 of 401
Brian, did Erich do some custom cuts on those baffles? I was not aware that he would do that. I would
love to have him do some custom baffles for my Seos-15/JBL2225 drivers/waveguides as I do not have
any experience with cutting baffles.
post #75 of 401
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Brian, did Erich do some custom cuts on those baffles? I was not aware that he would do that. I would
love to have him do some custom baffles for my Seos-15/JBL2225 drivers/waveguides as I do not have
any experience with cutting baffles.

Marty, these were custom for my application and were slightly more expensive.
post #76 of 401
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Ok, I got this surge of energy and decided to tackle the crossovers tonight. I was just about to run out and get hot glue as I discovered we are out. This is modeled after an example from Matt (mtg90). Thank you Matt for all of your help and understanding my weird OCD in tidying the layout. I know for sure no one will ever see them, but I will know. tongue.gif I left the leads loose and they are in no way indicative of their final location. I would like opinions on the component layout. I would like to avoid any issues before I start drilling and gluing components.

The board is 1/4" Sand ply and measures 5 1/2" x 7". I hope that helps with scale.



Thank you,

Chris

Edit: I got the green light from Matt on the layout last night. Going to push through as best I can tonight. More to come. Thank you again Matt.
Edited by filtor1 - 5/22/13 at 5:55am
post #77 of 401
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A little more fun for the evening.





I have to admit. This is right up my ally. It makes me miss the assembly/production I did on MRI head coils. More to come.
post #78 of 401
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Even after what I considered carefully laying out the components, I still missed the mark on a couple holes. I will have to go back tomorrow and drill another hole for L1 so I can tie it to the board for the added security. I never know when I will have to clean everything up so I took pictures throughout.

Getting started. Mounting the components requiring screws. My hoarding of hardware meant I had a solution in my tool box which saved me from having to buy new.



post #79 of 401
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After finishing mounting all the components.





Time to make sure my traces are all good and solder these and prep the wires.
post #80 of 401
Very nicely laid out. Kudos.
post #81 of 401
Those crossovers look great! Check out my seos build thread linked in my signature and you will see why I understand your OCD!
post #82 of 401
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Ok, 2AM. I am starting to make mistakes. Here is where I ended.

I had to drill a few more holes to finish securing L1.



I found some left over 10AWG Romex from adding lights in my garage and stripped the orange jacket off to harvest the individual wires. It looks great but is very rigid and difficult to work with. I also used this wire for the common I brought down from the woofer terminal. I forced it to wrap around the longer run common. I will remove this tomorrow and replace that small section with something else, likely 16ga speaker wire. Not because I think it is an issue, but because it will bug me. tongue.gif Here is the one common I was able to finish. I also labeled the terminals.



In terminal with common attached.



Woofer terminal with common attached.



Tweeter terminal with common attached.




Thank you both for the encouragement. cheezit73, I will check your build out tomorrow.

Chris
post #83 of 401
What is a commen?
post #84 of 401
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What is a commen?

Common is the ground or DC negative in this case.
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post #85 of 401
Wow Chris! Great work, xo's look really nice.

-Nate
post #86 of 401
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Thanks Nate! I was able to get a little more done tonight. 1 & 2 are ready for the risers/spacers and the third still needs solder outside of the common.









My soldering skills have all but rusted away. I was spoiled by such awesome equipment at that job. I feel like I am doing trim work with a sledge hammer. tongue.gif
post #87 of 401
Looks great to me. As long as its solid. I would be proud of those.
post #88 of 401
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Looks great to me. As long as its solid. I would be proud of those.

Thanks Brian. There are definitely some things I would change if I were to do it again. I would buy wire that was easier to work with and get a better iron. All tool and technique related. The layout Matt provided was great.
post #89 of 401
I hate to ask this so late in the game, but what's the benefit of the screw terminals, which add another mechanical joint, and one that can loosen?

Why not just flying leads with spade terminals at the speakers?
post #90 of 401
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I hate to ask this so late in the game, but what's the benefit of the screw terminals, which add another mechanical joint, and one that can loosen?

Why not just flying leads with spade terminals at the speakers?

Ask away, I will take every opportunity to learn if there is a better method to accomplish a goal. I chose these because others had and to my knowledge have never had any issues with the screws backing out. I personally found them very compliant and easy to use.

Can you explain what you mean by a flying lead with spade terminals at the speakers?
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