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post #61 of 800
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Since the onsite work is on hold pending completion of the crapper I've started putting NYGF23's speakers together. Having a crapper in the basement will certainly accelerate our progress.

A little about the Kit selected for the surrounds.

They pack a lot of muscle in a small package, Here is the Kit Pic from DIYSoundGroup.com


These are going to look sweet when you are finished.
post #62 of 800
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They will look sweet until they are tucked into columns out of sight!
post #63 of 800
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post #64 of 800
Big,

Thanks for your 18 thousand posts! I've been following for years and they have been a tremendous help in my theater education over the years! I noticed that the post is inside the theater. I also have a post to design around as well. How will you go about soundproofing that post? When I hit the post with a hammer it sends vibrations through the beam as well. I would imagine that could really provide a way for the sound to escape the soundproofing efforts. I apologize if it has already been addressed, but I wasn't able to find it in a search.

Joe
post #65 of 800
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Wrap it in something, tuck it inside a column, seal the area around the top near the ceiling with something flexible and hide the hammers. If it was possible I would fill it with sand but I looked and there are no holes and I'm not going to create one.
post #66 of 800
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These are going to look sweet when you are finished.
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

They will look sweet until they are tucked into columns out of sight!

I shouldn't be sad, there are plenty of sweet looking things that are out of site when the build is complete. It is the nature of the beast build.

Still... frown.gif
post #67 of 800
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More action shots from Big's surround factory

You can never own too many clamps



Love the smell of Lead free solder and clear silicon in the morning



Putting on the sanding sealer,



At attention for roll call

post #68 of 800
Sweet! Love the work, and the pics! As always, thanks for sharing!
post #69 of 800
Sextuplets huh? Well if Big can post six beauties then I can too. His six might just be prettier than my six.



You be the judge, if not prettier than these six I bet they SOUND better! In the long run I would bet my paycheck you would get far more enjoyment LISTENING to Big's six vs. the above six beauties. biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #70 of 800
I dont know... probably depends on the sounds they are making wink.gif
post #71 of 800
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Mine will require far less maintenance.
post #72 of 800
^^^^^No question that you are correct on that point Big.


Regards,


RTROSE
post #73 of 800
Anytime I'm at a garage sale or estate sale I will buy clamps if I see them. SWMBO doesn't get it tongue.gif
post #74 of 800
Sorry, a late joiner for this thread. Excellent work so far. Custom speakers are lookin' good! Maintenance aside, RTROSE's group of 6 will present more of a wow factor on the first showing.
post #75 of 800
Very cool build, and anxious to see those DIY speakers as well. High expectations I have. smile.gif
post #76 of 800
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First one off the assembly line

post #77 of 800
Nice! But what does it SOUND like?
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Nice! But what does it SOUND like?

+1
post #79 of 800
looks great!!! did you coat it in Dertex? wish the horn was a matte finish other then that i really like the design allot.
post #80 of 800
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Yes, Dura Tex with a foam roller. As for the horn, you can always just paint them if it bothers you, These will be used for surrounds and hidden behind fabric.
post #81 of 800
Not to sound crazy, but if hidden behind fabric why paint them
post #82 of 800
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For the same reason guys chrome parts on their car engines but drive with the hoods down.

Humidity and MDF are not the best of friends, DuraTex is a waterproof sealer.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 4/25/13 at 9:48pm
post #83 of 800
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

I would bet my paycheck you would get far more enjoyment LISTENING to Big's six vs. the above six beauties. biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE

I'm sorry - what? lost my concentration there...

edit : PS Big, I've read through about half of Bacon Race and I just love your stuff. Your craft and creativity is just top notch, man. The fact that you are willing to explain everything that you do for everyone else is sort of mind blowing. Thanks.
post #84 of 800
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Yes, Dura Tex with a foam roller. As for the horn, you can always just paint them if it bothers you, These will be used for surrounds and hidden behind fabric.

ah right i forgot these all will be behind fabric and columns saw on there site that there SEO's have the option to get a matte finished waveguide.
I remember using the Dura Tex it is expensive but is so worth it so easy to use and work with and if you take your time and sand you speaker boxes and seal them you end up with a awesome finish

awesome job Big as always .
post #85 of 800
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For the same reason guys chrome parts on their car engines but drive with the hoods down.

Humidity and MDF are not the best of friends, DuraTex is a waterproof sealer.

See, not crazy, I knew there was a perfectly legitimate reason for it
post #86 of 800
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Thanks Jrock, good to know people read what I write.

At $55 a gallon plus shipping, DuraTex is expensive. I used a flat black spray and primer followed by two coats of Duratex with a fine foam roller. After my three 4Pi's speakers and these 6 surrounds I still have over 1/2 gallon left. Actually spent more on the primer and sanding sealer than the prorated cost of the Duratex. If you put on a really heavy texture then you will consume a lot more. I like the leather look.
post #87 of 800
The break is finally almost over. Big and I will start phase II of my TR this coming Tuesday. I am so ready to roll/watch. biggrin.gif
post #88 of 800
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The break is finally almost over. Big and I will start phase II of my TR this coming Tuesday. I am so ready to roll/watch. biggrin.gif

 

 

We're ready to watch too. biggrin.gif

post #89 of 800
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The break is finally almost over. Big and I will start phase II of my TR this coming Tuesday. I am so ready to roll/watch. biggrin.gif
post #90 of 800
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