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Old 26th October 2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Cool crappy pic of a half built horn

but man it's a shame to cover up that woodwork.
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Old 26th October 2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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but man it's a shame to cover up that woodwork.
Agreed. I think there is little understanding of the internals of the builds we do.

I had the idea long time ago to incorporate a graphic into the side panel to indicate the horn path. It could be rather arty and a conversation piece.

You know the old tune: "The Music Goes Round And Round"?

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Old 26th October 2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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Nice work!

What horn is that and which driver will be used.

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Old 26th October 2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Aha. Another Frugal-horn (level two or better) lives.
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Agreed, make one side out of clear Lexan. Expensive, probably ~$1k for two ~19 mm pieces, but what the heck, you only live once and it shows off your woodworking skills, commitment to audio reproduction for < many B@#$ speaker systems.

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Old 26th October 2007, 05:31 PM   #6
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Sounds a plan to me.
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Agreed, make one side out of clear Lexan. Expensive, probably ~$1k for two ~19 mm pieces, but what the heck, you only live once and it shows off your woodworking skills, commitment to audio reproduction for < many B@#$ speaker systems.

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Eh, the see through treatment is less subtle.


Perspex or Plexiglass
can be had as cutoffs at a glass shop for a lot less.

See through is good for demos and such but the surface will get scratched eventually and get full of finger prints.
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Glass should actually do OK too.

Doesn't stop the finger-marks of course.
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It is indeed a frugal. I will be using the Fostex FE126. This is MDF but I may rebuild them out of baltic birch if I truly love them.
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Eh, the see through treatment is less subtle.


Perspex or Plexiglass
can be had as cutoffs at a glass shop for a lot less.

See through is good for demos and such but the surface will get scratched eventually and get full of finger prints.
That's the whole point! Just look at mega K $$$ speakers, subtle looking typically isn't part of the marketing paradigm.

Hmm, my experience with water clear Lexan Vs the others is it's much more scratch resistant and well worth the $$$ difference, though as always YMMV.

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