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Old 5th March 2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hi,

I did it again.

I just want to share my latest speaker dock project with you guys. This time I tried the Markaudio CHR-70 together with a TA2020 amp. I did not use a bass port for this one. Each speaker is in a rubber sealed 4 litre chamber. Mahagoni veneer is really tough to handle!!! I am not 100% satisfied with the outcome.

The speakers are not run in yet. Just played them for 30 hours. I am satisfied with the sound and curious how it will develope over the next days.

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YouTube - [DIY] Retro Style iPod / iPhone Speaker Dock Mahagoni Markaudio CHR-70 + TA2020

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Old 6th March 2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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Wow, it is really nice looking. Good job on that one.
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Old 7th March 2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Wow, very cool!

How about a build thread?
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Old 8th March 2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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Hello Eladmi,

Fantastic looking project, well done! Wish I had your wood skills.

One thought. Looking at the pics, the drivers appear to be recessed behind the front panel. Not sure how deep they are but ideally its often best to flush mount the drivers.

Maybe you recessed to get a more "Retro" look? Certainly looks good.

Hoping you'll show a build plan?

Cheers

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Old 8th March 2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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Very nice
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Old 8th March 2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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Hello Eladmi,

Fantastic looking project, well done! Wish I had your wood skills.

One thought. Looking at the pics, the drivers appear to be recessed behind the front panel. Not sure how deep they are but ideally its often best to flush mount the drivers.

Maybe you recessed to get a more "Retro" look? Certainly looks good.

Hoping you'll show a build plan?

Cheers

Mark.
Hey Mark,

it is because of the looks. I don't know if there is a better option for mounting the speakers. I was thinking about putting them directly under the veneer. I would have to use filler then. Maybe you have a better idea? A build plan will follow next weekend. I have quite a workload right now.

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Old 8th March 2011, 10:55 PM   #8
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Hey Mark,

it is because of the looks. I don't know if there is a better option for mounting the speakers. I was thinking about putting them directly under the veneer. I would have to use filler then. Maybe you have a better idea? A build plan will follow next weekend. I have quite a workload right now.
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Hi ElAdmi
The front panel does look nice. Maybe it would still look nice if you flush mount the drivers. I've given the front of the CHR frame a "pro" look, fitting flush could make your build more easy. You would have the choice to cover the frame with veneer or leave exposed. Flush mount drivers will sound better, dispersion will be optimal.

You've made a very nice project. Watching and listening to the youtube, the project already appears to sound very promising.

Cheers

Mark.

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Old 8th March 2011, 10:59 PM   #9
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very nice ElAdmi i'd love to build something similar to give to my daughter for when she leaves for college this year .

what are you using for the ipod interface ?
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Old 9th March 2011, 06:29 PM   #10
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for your input. I really appreciate this.There is already a pair of the Markaudio (Omnes) BB4.AL speaker laying around for my next project. I am thinking about a glossy white box. It would be difficult to paint this box with a flush mounted speaker, since I would have to mount the speaker before painting. I could mask the speaker, because I will let the paintshop be done by a professional. I don't know if this is a good idea. Perhaps you have a suggestion here.

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@ Woddy,

I use a cheap trick. Just get yourself a cheap iphone dockingstation with dock connector and 3.5 audio jack. Take that apart and mount it so that you can use Apple's universal dock adapter.

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