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Old 5th July 2011, 12:56 PM   #381
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First time poster from Austin TX here, I've been lurking for awhile just trying to soak up all the knowlege I can. I'm a novice speaker builder but I have a fair amount of woodworking experience.

I'm in the middle of building a set of the Frugal 3's loaded with the 126en's. If i like they way they sound I'll build more so I've set up a jig for the sides; the nest set will be faster and easier for sure.

A quick question, would shifting the center line of the speakers down a half inch or so significantly affect them and would I need to lower the front of the baffle the same amount?

I'll post up some pictures anda few build comments when I'm down the road a bit. Thanks a again for all the info here, I hope I can contribute in some way in the future.
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Old 5th July 2011, 01:01 PM   #382
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Welcome to the forum, Wingman. I have the opposite problem- my woodworking skills/equipment are something south of rudimentary, but have a lot of speaker design and measurement capability. Drop me a PM if you're interested in combining some skills- I'm in NE Austin.
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Old 6th July 2011, 11:57 AM   #383
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Welcome to the forum, Wingman. I have the opposite problem- my woodworking skills/equipment are something south of rudimentary, but have a lot of speaker design and measurement capability. Drop me a PM if you're interested in combining some skills- I'm in NE Austin.
I'm up in the Lago Vista Area, I'll catch up with you at some point.

Still wondering what the effect of lowering the speaker some would be, if any.
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Old 6th July 2011, 04:23 PM   #384
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First time poster from Austin TX here, I've been lurking for awhile just trying to soak up all the knowlege I can. I'm a novice speaker builder but I have a fair amount of woodworking experience.

I'm in the middle of building a set of the Frugal 3's loaded with the 126en's. If i like they way they sound I'll build more so I've set up a jig for the sides; the nest set will be faster and easier for sure.

A quick question, would shifting the center line of the speakers down a half inch or so significantly affect them and would I need to lower the front of the baffle the same amount?

I'll post up some pictures and a few build comments when I'm down the road a bit. Thanks a again for all the info here, I hope I can contribute in some way in the future.

If you mean the horizontal center line ( driver height from floor), I'd doubt that lowering by 1/2" would have little effect on internal loading characteristics, and no other changes should be required. As referred to a couple of times, we made a set of mules with removable mounting plates to allow for quick testing of a range of drivers, some of which ( e.g. TB W5-1611) ended up with a different mounting height, with no apparent problems.
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Old 6th July 2011, 05:40 PM   #385
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The Zd of the driver has been very specifically choosen to cancel the 1st objectionable harmonic, but a 1/2" shift will likely have only a small effect if any.

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Old 11th July 2011, 04:06 PM   #386
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Hi Guys,

Are there any frugel horn plans in the works for the alpair 10? I would be willing to pay if needs be!

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Larger drivers are proving to be a tough nut to crack.

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Old 12th July 2011, 03:01 AM   #388
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thats a shame. Alpair 7's it will have to be then!
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Alpair 7s are not a hardship.

I prefer them myself.

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Old 12th July 2011, 05:59 AM   #390
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In fact in a way it is a good thing. It makes the descision of what driver to use for me, and saves me money! Thanks guys.
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