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post #151 of 172 Old 01-09-2016, 09:47 AM
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And just to keep hoping Carl checks his post updates, I wanted to know if you have any finished pictures of your new preamp in action?
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Anyone heard from Carl lately?

I see he is still on DIY as of late. Wondering how this build has progressed.
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Hello all,

Sorry for not checking in and posting of late. I've been super busy doing things that pay the bills. I still haven't completed these loudspeakers. I hope to get a break and start working on them again soon.

The DIYAudio preamplifier project went very well. We shipped 100 plus kits and have heard from dozens of happy builders from all over the globe. I promise to post more often to this thread.

Honest, I promise I will!

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Hello all,

Sorry for not checking in and posting of late. I've been super busy doing things that pay the bills. I still haven't completed these loudspeakers. I hope to get a break and start working on them again soon.

The DIYAudio preamplifier project went very well. We shipped 100 plus kits and have heard from dozens of happy builders from all over the globe. I promise to post more often to this thread.

Honest, I promise I will!

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Just happy to see the project is still around. I would have bought a pair of preamps for my house but have too many parts hanging around from other projects I havent finished yet already.
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Hello all,

Sorry for not checking in and posting of late. I've been super busy doing things that pay the bills. I still haven't completed these loudspeakers. I hope to get a break and start working on them again soon.

The DIYAudio preamplifier project went very well. We shipped 100 plus kits and have heard from dozens of happy builders from all over the globe. I promise to post more often to this thread.

Honest, I promise I will!

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Carl you have a link to the preamp project ?
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Carl you have a link to the preamp project ?
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analo...audio-5-a.html

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Any updates on the studio monitors?

Sony XBR65x900e / STR-DN1080 / original PS4 / WOW! Ultra TV / Quantum Access Mini PC Stick w/Windows 10 / 8 x Rockville SPG88 8“ DJ PA Speakers / Dayton Audio SA1000 / Kicker 08S15L74 in a Tapped-Tapered Quarter Wave Tube (negative flare tapped horn).
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Any updates on the studio monitors?
Nope, not really. I found myself having major back surgery before they were completed. I hope to get back out in the shop and finish them, but recovery has been slow. But soon I hope! I promise to publish the details here when it happens.

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thanks Carl and get well soon
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Ditto!

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gc12n2,

Did you complete the loudspeaker build that you were speculating on earlier in this thread?

I seem to remember you buying a pair of Gauss radial horns. If you did please feel free to post the details and lots of PICs here in this thread.
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This last weekend I finished up the woodworking on the first cabinet and got my wife started doing the 'fill,
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Got SWMBO working on it, Nice!

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I'd say my 'garage therapy' was worthy of the time spent and I have more to look forward to next weekend.
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gc12n2,

Did you complete the loudspeaker build that you were speculating on earlier in this thread?

I seem to remember you buying a pair of Gauss radial horns. If you did please feel free to post the details and lots of PICs here in this thread.
Yes I just finish my build today
I use 3/4 Baltic birch and wood horns I found on line Carl what products did use to get yours ready for paint ?
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Can anyone tell me what products I need to get my Baltic birch build ready for Auto paint
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Can anyone tell me what products I need to get my Baltic birch build ready for Auto paint
Nice to see that you have made progress! I see that you have opted for a 'Jackson' style of horn rather than the Gauss.

As to finishing I would use a good sanding sealer. My favorite is a product made by Zinsser. I forget the name. I am sure there are others.

Then apply a good automotive grade primer followed up by the auto paint of your choice. Once the plywood is sealed, the process and method is the same as if you were painting a car. That's the process that has worked for me. I invite others improve upon or correct what I described.
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so you no would grain showing using the just the sealer n
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Nice to see that you have made progress! I see that you have opted for a 'Jackson' style of horn rather than the Gauss.

As to finishing I would use a good sanding sealer. My favorite is a product made by Zinsser. I forget the name. I am sure there are others.

Then apply a good automotive grade primer followed up by the auto paint of your choice. Once the plywood is sealed, the process and method is the same as if you were painting a car. That's the process that has worked for me. I invite others improve upon or correct what I described.
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I used bondo on my 1st sub and I can’t get it smooth lol
Carl you didn’t have any would grain coming through with just using the sealer
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I used bondo on my 1st sub and I can’t get it smooth lol
Carl you didn’t have any would grain coming through with just using the sealer
Nope, but I remember applying multiple coats of sealer and sanded after every one of them. It was tedious process.
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Nope, but I remember applying multiple coats of sealer and sanded after every one of them. It was tedious process.
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The smoothest approach I've achieved was using a sealer ..... which I then covered with veneer
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The smoothest approach I've achieved was using a sealer ..... which I then covered with veneer
Yea, that makes sense. Multiple coats of auto primer (with sanding in between) is another route.

In any case a smooth finish is a lot of work that takes a lot of time.
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