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Old 6th November 2011, 07:24 PM   #521
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Not really. Besides, you're going to have trouble finding a solid wood piece wide enough for the sides. I would not recommend making a glue-up panel for the side pieces.



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When you say "multiply or better" does that mean I can use solid wood for construction of the cabinet? Thanks
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Old 6th November 2011, 07:35 PM   #522
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When you say "multiply or better" does that mean I can use solid wood for construction of the cabinet? Thanks
Solid wood can be used. You really need to know what you are doing. Best to use a "butcher block" material.

They may also not be as long lived as a plywood box, particularily if you live in a locale that has big swings in humidity.

Performance will vary from wood to wood (even among the same species).

I have seen some pretty nice solid wood builds.

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a glue-up panel for the side pieces.
Exactly how Bernie did his Victor

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Woden Design Victor for FE166En

(these w FE166eN^2 are for sale since he has decided to redo them in maple for the FE166eSR)

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The key phrase. Given the side profile of the FH3, a glue-up panel will be very challenging. Sufficiently so that if one had to ask, this probably isn't the project to start solid panel glue-ups.



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Point taken... good to emphasize that.

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Old 7th November 2011, 02:41 AM   #526
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Solid wood can be used. You really need to know what you are doing. Best to use a "butcher block" material.

They may also not be as long lived as a plywood box, particularily if you live in a locale that has big swings in humidity.

Performance will vary from wood to wood (even among the same species).

I have seen some pretty nice solid wood builds.

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Hi Dave,


Thanks so much for the insight.



I do have the resources to join up a “butcher board” and cut to desired shapes but I think I’ll go with the local box store birch ply for my first build. I’m like crazy busy right now but planning ahead and learning as time permits.


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Old 9th November 2011, 04:01 AM   #527
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Here's a picture of mine when I was building them. They are baltic birch with roll on truck bed liner then sprayed blue.

I'm using some vintage Cleveland alnico drivers from a trashed Webcor reel to reel along with some Dayton ND20 tweeters crossed first order at 8k to cover the top end. This has been a fun and great sounding project so far!
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Old 9th November 2011, 08:43 AM   #528
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A friend has some jordan JX92s - he is willing to give me a lend of them to try out, but its a bit of a job to go and actually get them (distance).

Can anyone tell me whether they are suited to the frugal horn? spec sheet here: http://documents.jordan-usa.com/JX92S.pdf

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Old 10th November 2011, 02:56 PM   #529
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hi all - I'm about to start building a pair of frugal horns and my question is where/how to place the terminals? Also, do terminals typically come with the drivers when you buy them? I'm planning to order Fostex FE126En.

I presume I need to resolve these questions before I start gluing my panels together as I'll need to cut a space at the back for the terminals prior to assembly. (The Fostex website gives a nice schematic of the driver so I'm happy proceeding with the front of the cabinet before the speakers arrive.)

Appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 10th November 2011, 04:05 PM   #530
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Wink How big

If you were to put on a supra baffle to expand the outer edges and install an 8 inch driver in it???? What would happen....would it conflict with the back of the actual 5 inch opening going in to the frugal, would it totally suck?

I am finishing up my second set of frugals and thought about how others are making supra baffles to accommodate other drivers.....

?What would theoretically happen to an 8 inch full range driver.....Feel free to flog me now or later......

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