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Old 7th February 2012, 02:25 AM   #461
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11' ceiling, nice

Should be interesting. That 1 factor is going to mess with anyone's guesses.

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Old 7th February 2012, 03:33 AM   #462
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11' ceiling, nice

Should be interesting. That 1 factor is going to mess with anyone's guesses.

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I figured that would make things a bit more interesting. Probably better than my current situation.

I am temporarily in a top floor loft apartment in an old converted mill with 16' ceilings. The wall where the speakers are placed right now tilts inward at about 20 and has two 8' tall garret windows. At one point when fooling around with speaker placement it sounded like Diana Krall was singing from the next room.

But in general, does the castle design limit distance from the wall?

(and everyone please note - due to WAF there will be no acoustic treatments other than normal furniture and art hanging on the walls in the new place.)
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... with 16' ceilings
I see a projector and big screen in your future, speakers to go with
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Old 7th February 2012, 03:43 AM   #464
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But in general, does the castle design limit distance from the wall?
I don't think so.

Inmy room, with the speakers undrt a sloped roof, they had to be out a certain minimum distance.

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Old 7th February 2012, 06:18 PM   #465
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I don't think so.

Inmy room, with the speakers undrt a sloped roof, they had to be out a certain minimum distance.

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In my more conventional room ( 8ft ceiling) , the Castle MTs are about 8" from a the rear wall, flanking a large picture window - so there'll be some diffraction of early rear wall reflections - and about 10 or so degrees of toe-in. The latter is something you'll likely want to play with a bit to dial in the imaging sweet spot.
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Can I build these as is and use an original quad of EPI drivers as used in the MT-1's?
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Default Ausie stuffing and ply?

Have any of you Aussies used the 2400 X1200 12mm ply that Bunnings have in stock for $33 a sheet? The surface doesn't look bad at all but the existence of voids I don't know about. I had thought of using it and glueing some of their 3mm ply on both sides to bring it up to useable thickness for a set of Micro Towers. The alternative is to use 12mm particle board with the same 3mm ply glued to both sides. At least it is always void free in my experience.
What about stuffing? Jaycar have some which seems expensive and I don't know if it is OK or not. In the past I have used motor vehicle upholster's padding which seems to my untutored ears to be OK. Any alternatives?
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Can I build these as is and use an original quad of EPI drivers as used in the MT-1's?
Worth a try. You will need to play with the tuning.

Or, if you leave thebottomoff, you have the original MT1

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Old 17th May 2012, 10:54 AM   #469
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Robert,

Dave and ChrisB would know better, but both ply and particle board should work. If the ply is "mostly" void free, that should be ok. Gluing another layer of board is a pain, but 12mm is too thin for the Micro Towers. Do you have 18mm material available?

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Zia. Thanks for the reply. I don't mind glueing the thinner ply to the 12mm ply. I've done quite a lot of veneering so I have a ready made, substantial veneer press for larger sections and have gone thro' the process with one of Scott's Windermeres. Very heavy when finished! The only 18mm materials here at a reasonable price are particle board and MDF- neither of which seem to be favourably regarded by Scott and Dave. I've used them both in the past but would like to give the ply a try. Robert.
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