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Old 6th September 2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Completed Jordan JX92S speaker

I recently finished building a pair of speakers for someone. The boxes were made from MDF (all parts CNC cut) and the resulting enclosures were veneered using zebrano and wenge.

The chamfers were cut after veneering, and left bare. Finally, they were given two coats of clear satin polyurethane varnish.

Thoughts/comments welcome.

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Old 6th September 2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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Nice work with the veneer. Well done.
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Old 7th September 2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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Yes, neat work. They look like you've used a traditional TL layout. How do they sound?
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Old 7th September 2007, 02:55 PM   #4
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Nice work with the veneer. Well done.
Thanks. That was the journey into the unknown, as I've not veneering anything that size before. I understand now why the pros have bag type veneer presses.


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Yes, neat work. They look like you've used a traditional TL layout. How do they sound?
I don't have any pics of the inside with me right now, but I could dig some out. I believe it's a TL design, though I just made it to the drawings I was given.

It's always hard to give a subjective opinion, as it's a sighted test, so of limited value.

Compared to a pair of 2-way ported floorstanders in the same room (with 8" Kevlar Scanspeak midbass/2905 Scanspeak treble) they lack 'kick' in the bottom end bass, and the treble isn't as clear or pronounced. However, considering it's just a single 4" fullrange (and the difference in cost of the two systems) I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 7th September 2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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Here's a pic of the inside.
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Old 7th September 2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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Very very nice.

I like the routed channels on the inside. Nice work.
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Old 7th September 2007, 08:42 PM   #7
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Thanks. I have done that sort of thing by hand, but all of those parts were CNC cut, which presented some different challenges.

Only the side panels have inside rebates, as the CNC machine cuts from one side only (the front and back panels needed to be cut on the outside face, to route the rebates for the driver & terminal plate flanges).

It does mean you can get everything nice and accurate though, and allow for the rebates to be 1mm oversized, so once glued, you can trim the extra material off using a trimming bit to get a really accurate edge.
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Old 8th September 2007, 04:37 AM   #8
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Nice choice of veneer

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Old 8th September 2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, I can't take credit for it! The aesthetic design (and veneer selection) came from the guy who I built them for.

I'm sure he'd be happy for me to post a link to his site, especially as it'll let people see his great highball design (a really attractive unit IMHO): http://www.8ballaudio.com/
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Old 8th September 2007, 02:23 PM   #10
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Looking good Gordon. So you managed to solve the worry of tearing the veneer with the router bit then?
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