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Old 24th July 2014, 08:55 PM   #921
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Why? Just rework what you've got, they kind of stick out like a sore thumb.

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Thats fine too...but what would you do?

Family trade is furniture and cabinet making, so wood and tools is not and issue. I just can't seem to come up with any shape I like. I tried a few before picking this one.
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Old 24th July 2014, 09:09 PM   #922
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They remind me of something on a launchpad.

Try a few sketches, scan them and bring them back. No shortage of opinions here.
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Old 2nd August 2014, 10:30 PM   #923
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Hi Folks, I have just finished a pair FH3 with FE126en ...well almost finished...
I also tried a TA2020s, but the sound is horrible...
Second amp is a Sansui AU-217...rich warm sound! Perfect!
One day I will try my DIY MOSFET Power Amplifier No. 101 from Rod Elliott...
But with the Sansui I even have Phono amplification on board!
I threw out all caps last year and now I found the right speakers!
Great together play! Thanks to planet10 for sharing the FH3 to public...
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Old 4th September 2014, 10:29 PM   #924
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Hi everybody. This is my first post. I am thinking of getting a flatpack pair of FH3s from Custom Cans in the UK. So far as I can find these are the only flatpack kits available in the UK. If anyone knows different, please let me know.

I posted this in a different thread yesterday. I thought I had posted it here!

My only concerns (at this stage) concern damping materials, quantities and adjustment. Custom Cans supply the necessary felt with their kits, so assuming this is OK it just remains for me to source the looser stuffing and then get it right. It seems that different materials are available in different countries so I'm particularly interested to know what materials other UK builders have used. I'm also a bit confused about how much to stuff in the V. I've looked at the diagram, but to be honest I don't really understand it. Any clarification would be much appreciated. I'll have more questions later. Thanks in advance.

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Old 14th October 2014, 11:58 AM   #925
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I used a customcans pack a couple of years ago but the delivery man took the felt away with the pallet/packaging (I wasn't there) so I had to get some from ebay. For the stuffing use this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1kg-Toy-St...item19d8eda97b you can pack it or tease it out to vary the density. Stuffing them will be purely personal and depend on your driver choice, speaker placement, room characteristics, possibly what's driving them (does it have an edgy or mellow sound) and what your preference is (mellow or edgy again). Just have a play with them.

Mine are stuffed to the top of the back section, not too dense mind you, but have no damping below the driver. I might change that as I've added a subwoofer (FH£'s high passed at 80Hz and integrated with a DSP unit and room correction) and I'm playing around with that. Quite often I leave the sub off though.

The customcans flat pack is very well cut but my one criticism was that the front baffles weren't rebated so I had to scallop them by hand with a rasp - I think that's sorted now by the look of their ebay kits.

Good luck, I'll be keeping mine for a very long time.

EDIT - just saw the date of your post, I hope you got the information in time.

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Old 14th October 2014, 01:36 PM   #926
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Thanks for the response. I've not got them yet, so your timing is good.
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Old 30th November 2014, 05:23 PM   #927
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Had my custom cans FH3 delivered last week. Wood and cuts are all perfect. Clamped together with no glue just yet (couldn't contain my excitement to hear them).
Sound is amazing, but I haven't even begun to play around with stuffing and damping.
Any Advice at this point would be much appreciated!!
Mark Alpair 7 drivers
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Old 30th November 2014, 10:37 PM   #928
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Don't glue the top. You'll want to be able to get in to adjust things.
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Old 6th December 2014, 06:44 PM   #929
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Had my custom cans FH3 delivered last week. Wood and cuts are all perfect. Clamped together with no glue just yet (couldn't contain my excitement to hear them).
Sound is amazing, but I haven't even begun to play around with stuffing and damping.
Any Advice at this point would be much appreciated!!
Mark Alpair 7 drivers
I collected a pair from Cheltenham a couple of weeks ago. They are a birthday present for my son, so build won't start until after the 11th and could be quite a bit later.
I'm still a bit confused about the stuffing. In the PDF there is orange in the V and green above the V, but I'm not sure whether the green area applies to the Alpair 7s.
Any info would be much appreciated.
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Old 6th December 2014, 06:49 PM   #930
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It applies toall the drivers. It is just a bit adjustable

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