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Old 14th June 2011, 06:59 PM   #21
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I would like some opinions. Would the blaster look better if the center part was painted black, like this: (sorry about the bad photoshop

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Old 14th June 2011, 07:10 PM   #22
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I say yes.
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Old 14th June 2011, 07:26 PM   #23
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I second the yes.
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Old 14th June 2011, 07:30 PM   #24
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In between your February posts and now I also had some fun building a "tool chest" and I too found that the input from my iPod was insufficient to tick off the neighbours but with the addition of a DVD player, all is well in volumeland.

7 compartments, 2 amps and 22 kgs. Your box is a lot nicer than mine as I ran into some problems and abandoned the finish work but I am happy with the results nonetheless. Sorry for the hijack.

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Old 14th June 2011, 07:37 PM   #25
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That looks amazing, nice work.

I would say that those Li-on cells will be around 4.1v-4.2v each fully charged, which will give you over 16v when you have 4 cells connected in series.

This may be a little too much voltage for the amp 6, but you can get around this be checking your cells aren't over 16v total before turning the amp on.

You could also run 3 cells in series instead, giving a voltage of 12.6v when fully charged and around 11.1v the majority of the time.

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Old 14th June 2011, 07:54 PM   #26
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...I too found that the input from my iPod was insufficient to tick off the neighbours but with the addition of a DVD player, all is well in volumeland.
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Cal, I've seen some of the pictures you post. While this looks great for terrorizing the beach / picnic area, I think your neighbors have bigger things to worry about...


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Old 19th June 2011, 07:30 PM   #27
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Got around to do something at last..

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Sanding down the old paint.. with my friend watching attentively with his beer.

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Applying new basecoat.

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And new layer of neon yellow.

And tomorrow some clear varnish for shine!
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Old 5th May 2012, 03:01 PM   #28
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Years go by but I finally gave the blaster a decent clearcoat. I was afraid the clearcoat would reveal the bumpy surface on the fibreglass parts, but to my suprise the surface was clear and smooth, yay.
I also upgraded the components a bit. The nokia n800 is gone. It was really useless in sunlight anyway and the battery ran out way before the blaster battery itself would.
Now there is a pre-amplifier for the input jack. (most phones have weak outuput) Lastly a bigger aplifier (sure-electronics 2x50W) and a 6s lipo battery to go with that.

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Old 5th May 2012, 03:56 PM   #29
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What an awesome project! I love it!
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Old 7th May 2012, 11:14 AM   #30
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I'm impressed.

By the way, from reading car audio magazines, fleece is what the builders of fiberglass enclosures and speaker pods like to use. I guess it holds more resin than thinner cloth, and is very stretchy.

And for potentially cheap neo fullranges, ask car-audio shops if they've got any "pulls" from factory systems. I came across a pair of OEM car speakers at a thrift store that are amazingly lightweight: composite (glass-filled?) frames, tiny neo magnet structures, and a 4 ohm, 20 watt rating that's an ideal match to T-amps. Made in Mexico, but no brand name visible, and googling part numbers didn't find anything. Negative points are connectors that resemble nothing normal, and the frames are shaped for mounting from inside the trunk or something. I should take one around to some car audio shops and see if anyone recognizes it.
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