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Old 5th May 2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Gabriel build

Hi all,

This is my first build so I thought, for what its worth, I would post details of my efforts for the world to see / admire / laugh at. Also, as the sum total of my knowledge is pilfered from here I felt the need to give something back.

For no other reason than the variety of designs available for the Fostex FE127E (at http://www.planet10-hifi.com - thanks folks) I decided to start with a pair of those.

I chose the Gabriel (see, http://www.frugal-horn.com/spawn-plans.html) as it looked easy to build and I really fancy the idea of a horn.

So here goes, any tips, advice or questions post 'em here.

Al
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Old 5th May 2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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It's not really a horn; more a waveguide. But it will sound rather like one.
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Old 5th May 2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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Hi Alistair72.

Looking forward to it. I've got a pair of FR125s in small ported boxes here. As the saying goes, I will show you mine if you show me yours!

I'm currently on the Wirral if you get time.

John
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Old 5th May 2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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The drivers are running in, sat in the box they came in.

A bit sibilant and not much bass unless you lift one up, but I have heard much worse in gear costing much more.

So considering they are both in an un-ported box knocked up with sticky tape - I think it bodes well.
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Old 5th May 2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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Hi Alistair72.

Looking forward to it. I've got a pair of FR125s in small ported boxes here. As the saying goes, I will show you mine if you show me yours!

I'm currently on the Wirral if you get time.

John
Cheers John, I am currently under moderation (still - hint to the powers that be) so don't appear to be able to post normally or do pictures. But I have a fist full of pics and I have only done a few joints.

We could have a get together with our speakers at a motorway services. It would be like Chorley FM... (Pheonix Nights ref for southerners/foreigners).

Alistair
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Old 5th May 2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Old 5th May 2008, 04:46 PM   #7
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Ok still working out how to post pictures, but thanks to Cal for rubbing aniseed on my legs and setting me running...

Here is my running in rig for the drivers
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Old 5th May 2008, 04:50 PM   #8
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The planning phase.

I thought about this for a bit and decided a good cutting sheet was the way to go.

Also the 'most excellent' timber yard near me had no issues with cutting all the pieces for me including the odd angles.
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Old 5th May 2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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Default Its all there

So these are the parts for one cabinet.
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Old 5th May 2008, 04:53 PM   #10
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Default The first bond

The first piece being glued together, the top/bottom of the the box section.
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