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Old 1st January 2015, 05:05 PM   #1001
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Googling "Felt insulation" can also throw up some options...

Architectural/furniture felt, Eco-Felt, Tuf-Felt, pool table felt and more by Sutherland Felt Company - Detroit area, Michigan
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Old 1st January 2015, 07:03 PM   #1002
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Old 2nd January 2015, 01:49 AM   #1003
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I've found lots of options online, but I'll check around Brooklyn tomorrow while the glue dries. There has to be a carpet/flooring store somewhere that has it. In fact, I should check the shop that I bought the wood at 5 years ago.

In the meantime just having one fully built speaker is a tease. I started the glue up on the other tonight, and will have it all put together tomorrow, except for the tops. I can't do those until I have the wool, but I may leave them removable for now anyway.
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Old 2nd January 2015, 10:38 AM   #1004
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I Googled "carpet underlay" and all the sites are either in the UK or AU. It must be a term you chaps use. I'll try "carpet padding" and I'll get the US sites!

And since my speakers are made from wood flooring, it is only appropriate that I use a flooring underlay for this.
Go to a auto junkyard and you'll find plenty of the stuff under the carpets of 1990's Fords. I think mine came from an F-150 but the trunk of a Mustang looks like an even better donor site.
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Old 4th January 2015, 01:36 AM   #1005
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I had my first listen to the stereo pair today and was amazed. They have a delicacy that I never hear on my big main speakers. Bass was good, but I still need to completely seal them up. I also haven't had a chance to look for wool felt locally, so maybe I'll just order some. I have stuffing material but haven't done that yet either.

I'm waiting for everyone to leave the living room where they're set up so I can get a better listen.

I'll post pics when I am truly done, I still have some touch up work to make them look finished, but not much really. Mostly it is the edges of the panels on the top. The wood flooring does not have neat looking edges. I hid the side edges by chamfering the front and sides together, which worked pretty well. The plan is to use some leftover pieces and take the top hardwood layer and use it to hide the top. We're only talking about 3 strips of 5/8"x6.5"x1/8" material for each speaker.

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Old 4th January 2015, 08:28 AM   #1006
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Hello Zac,

I often think they are more than the sum of their parts, one of those lucky accidents of design that occurs from time to time.

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This'll seem a silly question to the experienced, but better safe than sorry ...

We are just about to fit the Alpair 7 drivers. There are a pair of three components in the box, excluding the screws. Am I right in concluding that all three parts are on the outside of the cabinet? i.e. Gasket sticky side the the wood, then driver with the bezel (maybe not correct terminology) on the outside?
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I understand that the gasket should be stuck to the rear of the driver bezel. If the secondary bezel is to be fitted and if the rebate is cut to take the secondary bezel, then it should be glued to the driver bezel. This is mentioned somewhere in this thread, try searching with epoxy and bezel for the relevant posts.
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The gasket gets stick to the back of the driver bezel.

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Old 4th January 2015, 06:21 PM   #1010
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Thanks Ian and Dave. So, if I understand you both correctly, I remove the 3M labelled paper to reveal a sticky side to the rubber gasket. Sticky side to the rear of the driver meaning that the contact with the recess in the baffle is non-sticky rubber to wood.
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