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i dunno what forum to put this in


ok before anyone says anything


the bottom speakers that the mdf boxes are on are just being used for stands but do have audax speakers in them ;) not sony :: icky ::


these boxes are slot ported in the rear


im thinking about building tower versions soon but


in the pic there is 2 Focal 7s and a focal tweet on each side


im going to route the edges and sand then down some so they are 100% smooth on any edge and rounded fully. then have the enclosures painted with black car paint that has a hint of probably blue pearl. Then clear coated and color sand and get some metal/ chrome looking speaker stands made for em.


anyone else have some tips that i should do to em before i do all this work


heres a pic

http://members.aol.com/loudsystem/DCP00057.JPG
 

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I can't see from the picture, but were you able to flush mount the drivers? If you didn't, either look into doing this, or you can get a 1/8" thick sheet of hardboard and cut to fit over the flange of the drivers and cover the entire front baffle which will in effect flush mount the drivers. Of course the hardboard option makes rounding the front corners a bit more difficult. Also realize that rounding the front vertical corners will be more of a cosmetic change than acoustic given the smallish radius you will be using. Did you design your own crossover or did you follow a kit?
 

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I can't see from the picture, but were you able to flush mount the drivers? If you didn't, either look into doing this, or you can get a 1/8" thick sheet of hardboard and cut to fit over the flange of the drivers and cover the entire front baffle which will in effect flush mount the drivers. Of course the hardboard option makes rounding the front corners a bit more difficult. Also realize that rounding the front vertical corners will be more of a cosmetic change than acoustic given the smallish radius you will be using. Did you design your own crossover or did you follow a kit?
routing the outside of the box wont change the volume internally..


as far as crossovers the guy that i bought the speakers from had me use some coils and a cap.. thats all the crossover consists of

.. rounding the box is for looks
 

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I suspect you should give more thought to the crossover. Seems to me that, in all well designed speakers, the crossover circuitry is either 1) elaborate (e.g. an old pair of b&w dm2000 I tore apart looked like a P.C. inside) or 2) very high quality (e.g.g sonus faber's appear to have almost nothing but some caps and a coil).


Just my 2 cents as I know very little about why or how.
 

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the crossovers that are being used were designed with LEAP soo they are the right crossovers etc
 

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You will be wanting HEAVY stands with spikes for these babys. Maybe something with tubes that can be filled with lead shot.


How do they sound?
i was shocked when i hooked them up.. they play TONS of detail and the vocals are just awesome very smooth and acurate.. im extremely happy with them but i think im gonna put them in my home theater room and build a center with the same prices and some rears and then use the Utopia drivers in here..
 
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