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Yes, can't wait for my Fusion to ship. You were one of those lucky guys who was able to order the Volt-6. Looks like demand for it is very high as I have been waiting for over 2 weeks and it's still not in stock yet. Hopefully Erich will have it later this week.

Once completed please share your opinion on the Volt-6.
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Timing is everything I guess. I kept the page open and refreshed it every morning to they showed available.

I will most definitely give my impressions as soon as they are done.

I have 2 of them sanded ready for duratex. I will coat them on Saturday and hook them up early next week.
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I'm stocking up on all parts for all speakers. The Volts will be a little sporadic over the next few weeks, but if all goes well they will remain in stock pretty much all the time in about a month.

I've ordered a large number of crossover parts and compression drivers. Inductors are out of stock at PE, so that has caused some delays.

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Made a little more progress this morning. Got them sanded and 1 coat of duratex. This is how I will leave them till we figure out our house colors. 2 will be the interior wall color for surrounds and the other 2 will be the exterior color.

I am planning on putting two of them together just to have a listen! I will keep you posted on any progress. Hopefully the next time I post it will be with listening impressions! Click image for larger version

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Hey, any update on your build? Guess you should have been able to test your Volt 6 by now. Keep us posted
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Hey, any update on your build? Guess you should have been able to test your Volt 6 by now. Keep us posted
I'm guessing he's busy testing - and liking.

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If you do update please add pictures or detail of how to connect terminals/plugs on these..

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You are correct, I have been listening and I am happy! I didn't start out thinking I was going to as happy with these as I was the fusions. That's why I took so long to post my impressions.

I was anxious to hear them so as soon as the first coat of duratex dried to the touch. I hurried and installed the components in two of the cabinets. I just stuffed the wires in and tapped the port only about 3/4 of the way in so I could remove it easily. I didn't put any poly fill in either.

Hooked them and was a little underwhelmed. I had very high hopes that these would rival the fusions from some of the reviews I had read. They didn't sound near as full and at high volumes I could hear a little flutter.

I continued to listen and they began to warm up a lot. This morning I decided to do this right and wow, I am so glad I did! I took the woofers out and cut back some of the liner at the back of the port because I was worried it was blocking air flow. I then took care of the wires coming from the crossover making sure they weren't up against the speaker or the port. I added poly fill behind the woofer and put it all together. I tapped the port Click image for larger version

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All I can say is I did them a real disservice by half assing it first! They now sound how I expected them to sound based on past reviews. They are loud and very clear. The flutter I heard is gone. I can't wait to hear them with a sub. I am very excited to get our new house done and get all of these hooked up and going! It is amazing that this good of sound can come from a 6" coaxial speaker.
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Are you using them with a subwoofer?

The flutter you heard was likely air around the port because you didn't have the ports installed all the way, or possibly that thick foam too close to the port.

Where did you read that the Volt-6 would rival the Fusion-8?

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Nope, no sub right now. That are just on a table in my office till the house is finished.

I bet that's what it was with the port not pressed in. I thought I had read a review or a thread where someone had both the fusion 8's and the volt 6's and the sounds was comparable. I am probably mistaken.

I am sure with a sub they are very close. I am going to be very happy with these when it's all said and done!

I hope my u post did not come off as negative towards the because they are very impressive. The only negative was me cutting corners just to get them hooked up.
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Sorry, but how do you connect the wires from the crossover to the woofer on the Volt-6?

Thanks!
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There are far more experienced people out there than me to answer this question correctly but I will tell you what I did on mine.

I soldered 3 sets of 16 gauge speaker wire to the crossover each about 14" long. One for the input (terminal or binding post), one for the tweeter (HI), and one for the woofer (LO).

I then found some spade ends that fit tight on the woofer, tweeter, and terminal and crimped them on the other end of the speaker wire, then plugged slipped them on the woofer, tweeter, and terminal inside the box. Made sure they were tight and installed the woofer.

I hope that answered what you were asking??
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There are far more experienced people out there than me to answer this question correctly but I will tell you what I did on mine.

I soldered 3 sets of 16 gauge speaker wire to the crossover each about 14" long. One for the input (terminal or binding post), one for the tweeter (HI), and one for the woofer (LO).

I then found some spade ends that fit tight on the woofer, tweeter, and terminal and crimped them on the other end of the speaker wire, then plugged slipped them on the woofer, tweeter, and terminal inside the box. Made sure they were tight and installed the woofer.

I hope that answered what you were asking??
Thanks! Got all of those done but don't know which wire go to which only
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Thanks! Got all of those done but don't know which wire go to which only
Here HI = coaxial LO = speaker

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Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I'm wondering what you did, if anything, for grill covers?

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For the record
When I did my Fusion 15's I asked Erich the same question as in post 4, XO board and being close to a magnet.
His response was that testing had shown "nearness" is hardly even an issue.

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Ok... but what what did he say about grill covers?


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I did not make grills for these. My original plan was to paint them the wall color by my wife actually liked how they looked with duratex only so that's how they will remain.

I have finished them completely now and we are just waiting for the house to be completed to install them. I still have them sitting in my office next to the fusion 8's. They are fired up every morning for 30 minutes or so before anyone shows up and I enjoy every minute they are on! I am running them full range with no type of dsp through my receiver and they all sound great. I can't wait to get my 8- 15" IB fired up in the house with these!!

I will start a build thread shortly on the IB and I am sure I will need lots of help from the community along the way getting everything dialed in!
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Grill cover alternative,
WAF : TBD
but definitely AT
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Are those oven racks? If so, that's pretty novel approach.

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Not oven racks
they are pieces of the 16" wide Closetmaid open wire shelf stuff like at HD, Lowes
Comparing the sizing of the "spacing", 20" was not a good fit and the 12" just too small.
I used a satin rubbed oiled bronze Rustoleum spray can for the grills and baffles and clips.
pretty much invisible in extremely low light, the objective,
the LCR sit right under the vertical plane of the TV
a decorator i am not
WAF is not applicable

in other usages,I have a 44" long piece of the 20" as a "hidden" shelf behind my TV.
The 2 Inuke amps sit on that, hoping to provide a maximum ventilation/heat dissipation as possible for the heatsink bottom pan of the amps.
Once I get my UXL's from the GB, I may try a laptop cooler under each amp for moving air supply
i got interested in this thread as I just ordered a pair of the "6's"

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Another question, now that I am approaching the baffle-attachment step of my 4+4 (surrounds + atmos) Volt-6 build (thread coming)...

I saw, over in nix4me's thread, here, that his approach to dealing with the baffle roundover on the bottom, was to sand the entire bottom smooth, taking with it the roundover that extends below that surface.

From what I can tell from your pictures above, it looks like you sanded the bottom of the box smooth, and left the roundover to extend below the plane of the bottom surface of the box. Is that correct?

Do you have any guidance for that?

Also, did you use the included screws for attaching the woofers, or did you do something else (like t-nuts)? Any guidance there?

Thanks. Hope you're still enjoying your speakers. I'm looking forward to an entirely retrofitted home theater, when I get done with my own project(s).

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the included screws are just fine
before final assembly run them in about 1/2 way and remove
check for any swelling or uplift of the mdf
massage that bump back down, using the handle end of the screwdriver
run the screws by hand for final assembly and torgue down in a criss-cross pattern gradually for even seating/sealing
there's no hurry for that

then crank it up

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I DTex'd all four of my Volt10s with the rough roller, but I have enough experience with that roller to get a smooth-ish finish. Sample pics attached.
Sorry to dig up an old post, but how did you make those grills for the Volts? I have 4 Volt 10's and 4 Volt 6's that I want to make grills for just like that. TIA!
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No worries at all, jleonard71. I have a Build Thread that I really need to update, but at since probably a year since last my last update, it can wait another month until I'm finished with the HT!

I made a build thread for the Volt10LX and the 88 Specials I built, here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-di...ld-thread.html

But I reached my limit with Photobucket and all the pics are now blocked, rendering the thread useless. I attached a few pics that should give you the idea.


I cut out rings of 1/2" MDF with a circle cutting attachment on my router (Jasper Jig). This was a HUGE PITA. So much dust. I rounded over the inside and outside edges of the ring with sandpaper (not shown in pics) Then I countersunk magnets in the ring and in the face of the Volt baffles. Then I wrapped the rings in grill cloth (another PITA). Nothing real special about them, just very time-consuming to make. Hope this helps!
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