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Old 11th May 2010, 04:50 AM   #121
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Thanks Dave. I am certainly one of those who has made enclosures out of MDF, "ordinary" particle board and flooring grade particle board. I've enjoyed the results from all of them, especially the G Chang. If I had been given the opportunity to listen side by side with any one of them to identical enclosures made from good quality ply, then I may well have been disappointed with my man made board builds. That has never happened, nor is it likely to happen so I will probably go on enjoying them. Much better that than nothing.
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Old 18th May 2010, 03:31 AM   #122
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Default My First DIY Speakers are done

Well, thank you Dave, Chris and all for your support.


I tested my MicroTowers last Sunday and man O man O man they sound good!

I installed them on top of the old Vintage Cerwin Vega (CV) of my father, unplug the CV and tested the Microtowers. My father did not believed that I unpluged the CV, the bass was so rich!

And the sound overall was so good, bass, mid and high. All from these tiny 4 inches CHR70 drivers and small towers! Even my wife loves them!

Really guys as a first build, you were right on spot with this model, I recommend this to anyone: easy and great sound.
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Old 18th May 2010, 03:48 AM   #123
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Old 18th May 2010, 04:45 PM   #125
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Thanks Dave. I am certainly one of those who has made enclosures out of MDF, "ordinary" particle board and flooring grade particle board. I've enjoyed the results from all of them, especially the G Chang. If I had been given the opportunity to listen side by side with any one of them to identical enclosures made from good quality ply, then I may well have been disappointed with my man made board builds. That has never happened, nor is it likely to happen so I will probably go on enjoying them. Much better that than nothing.

well, plywood is a man-made board
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Old 19th May 2010, 06:58 AM   #126
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well, plywood is a man-made board
True, just the method of putting the original materials together varies and also the type and treatment of those materials before they are processed. A shame that there is such a wide difference in price here between ply and particle board and MDF. We pay about $168 for top grade ply against $50 for the other two. If I could see myself never making another set of speaker enclosures, then I would buy ply next time around, but with Scottmoose, Dave and Mark churning out so many temptations, that is not likely. I can ressit anything but temptation.
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Old 19th May 2010, 07:10 AM   #127
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True, just the method of putting the original materials together varies and also the type and treatment of those materials before they are processed.
yup, every product made or touched by man has the variability that comes by, well, being made or touched.....

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but with Scottmoose, Dave and Mark churning out so many temptations, that is not likely. I can resist anything but temptation.

thankfully I only need to prototype about 10% of the designs for proof of concept - and so far very few have not passed that test
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Old 16th October 2010, 04:59 PM   #128
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Hi Dave

I am planning to make a pair of these for a friend.

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You mentioned some of these designs need to be pulled out quite far from a rear wall. Does this still apply to the 'Castle' style cabinet?

He has just moved in to a new house and I haven't had chance to see his room.

* He's just emailed me and says he could allow 20mm from the wall, maybe less. Not much
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I was just over at Chris' the other WE setting up his wireless. We listened to the EL70 castles. He has moved things around so that they are ~ 15cm out from the wall firing towards the (now much more open) kitchen. Driven by the 3W Class A EL84 PP they are really good. I'm still dumbfounded by the quality, quantity & reach of the bass.

With only 20 mm you might want to tilt the top forward a bit.

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With only 20 mm you might want to tilt the top forward a bit.

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I meant to type 20cm...Lets just hope I dont make that error when cutting

Thanks for the info Dave. I'll start building next week!
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