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Old 14th March 2010, 08:57 PM   #441
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Chris: Where's a good source for veneers in Victoria?
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Don - as I noted before, I use the paper backed veneers, generally in 4x8' sheets, but sometimes 4x10ft (which can certainly come in handy on taller boxes)

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Old 15th March 2010, 12:03 AM   #442
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Well, I promised pictures - but I'm afraid I got held up, so now the second box looks exactly like the first box pictured in my previous post. So you'll just have to look at that, but imagine two of them.

In the meantime, I've been breaking in the drivers in their rudimentary OB's on my desk - some observations:

a) These things have extraordinary excursion for a small driver - even OB bass is audible down to 40hz or so.

b) Off axis response is surprisingly good - while there's certainly a sweet spot, response seems quite good up to about 30 degrees off axis.

c) Imaging! The phantom centre effect with these speakers is extraordinary - with well mixed material, it often seems like a 1 foot high hologram of the lead singer has been projected onto my desk.

So far, very happy - this pair is for my girlfriend, but I have the timber for another pair, and I think they'll be headed for the loungeroom to replace a truly dismal set of late 80's Sony 3 ways.
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Old 15th March 2010, 01:40 AM   #443
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Don - as I noted before, I use the paper backed veneers, generally in 4x8' sheets, but sometimes 4x10ft (which can certainly come in handy on taller boxes)

suppliers:

E Roko Distributors
Reimer Hardwoods
P J White Hardwoods
Thanks, Chris: Up here, it's pretty much Windsor Plywood, 18" x 96" rolls.
I'll contact the above, (hoping they do retail sales)
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Old 15th March 2010, 05:53 AM   #444
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Thanks, Chris: Up here, it's pretty much Windsor Plywood, 18" x 96" rolls.
I'll contact the above, (hoping they do retail sales)
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if not, give me a call
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Old 15th March 2010, 10:00 AM   #445
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Routed, the baffles are, hmm?
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Old 16th March 2010, 07:00 PM   #446
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Default Listening impressions on hold

Listening up until now (for those that haven't followed), in order of preference:
  • 6BM8 (ECL82), Single-ended based Philips receiver
  • Sanken based Teac reference 300 receiver/cdp
  • Nuforce Icon headphone amp/USB DAC/amplifier
  • Nakamichi SR-2 "Stasis" receiver

I think this could change. I need to try some resistors in series with the SS and Nuforce amps, and also with the McCormack DNA 0.5deLuxe. This needs to wait until I get some finish on them, as I'm sure if I don't now, I never will.

For now, I need to address the aesthetic considerations. I've decided to not veneer the enclosures. I think I'll use some grain sealer, then poly the front baffle, and perhaps stain the rest of the enclosure. I really like the exposed ply edges--I can't explain why.
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Old 16th March 2010, 07:13 PM   #447
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Listening up until now (for those that haven't followed), in order of preference:
  • 6BM8 (ECL82), Single-ended based Philips receiver
  • Sanken based Teac reference 300 receiver/cdp
  • Nuforce Icon headphone amp/USB DAC/amplifier
  • Nakamichi SR-2 "Stasis" receiver

I think this could change. I need to try some resistors in series with the SS and Nuforce amps, and also with the McCormack DNA 0.5deLuxe. This needs to wait until I get some finish on them, as I'm sure if I don't now, I never will.

For now, I need to address the aesthetic considerations. I've decided to not veneer the enclosures. I think I'll use some grain sealer, then poly the front baffle, and perhaps stain the rest of the enclosure. I really like the exposed ply edges--I can't explain why.
I'm with you on the exposed ply edges Stew, provided they're straight & nicely finished, they look great. Yet another reason to use BB!
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Old 16th March 2010, 08:17 PM   #448
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Dusting off the saw, and off to the lumber yard later for some ply. Have to buy a new brad nailer, mine bit the bullet. Hopefully be able to put something together for the weekend.
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Old 17th March 2010, 04:25 AM   #449
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OK went to three stores and my good friends lumber yard and no luck with ply.... Seems everything has a veneer with any of the good quality ply. That veneer layer causes some pretty bad glue joints. Any suggestions on any place close to the Greater Toronto area that carries baltic birch or quality apple ply? Anyone? TIA...
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Old 17th March 2010, 04:54 AM   #450
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