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Old 14th May 2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Austin 166

Hi, so I decided that I'm going ahead and in the process of finding a company to do them for me.

Now, my question is: is MDF a suitable choice? would it sound a lot different from using Baltic Birch, because its just that the stuff is so expensive and since its my first diy speakers i don't wish to spend that much yet. I'm also wondering if particle board/ chipboard would be better. Since chipboard is cheaper I might be able to get a CNC company to cut them out with the curve cuts.

So, finally would it be better to go with MDF with straight cuts or Chipboard with the curve cuts?

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Old 15th May 2009, 05:06 AM   #2
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Well, I personally would use MDF. I've used wood and plywood for speakers, and for now, I can say that the MDF-board is superior. It's strudy and easy to work on. I'm currently working on 3 speaker and a subwoofer all made from MDF with straight cuts.
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Now, my question is: is MDF a suitable choice?
Don't waste all the effort you will put into these boxes by building them with MDF. Use BB.

They'll sound OK with MDF, but to get the most out of them, that is not the material to use.

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Old 15th May 2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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Does anybody know where I can get the Austin 166 in DXF file?

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HiFiZen is still working on the details, he might be able to forward you a useable copy

166es-r in a austin a166 & construction ?

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