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Old 25th May 2011, 10:56 PM   #11
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I found an article in affordableaudio om the S12. Seems he had to do quite a bit to refine the sound to his liking. I have also looked info the alpair 12 but I have 6.5" drivers on my Dali 2002's so anything new has to both go deeper and play better than those. I am willing to consider a wallmountable 3" - 6.5" fullranger and a subwoofer.
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Old 26th May 2011, 04:18 PM   #12
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Small update. I got lucky and gained access to a woodshop, so I am going for these. ie the 2.8 with a super 10 or 12. Any tips upon making them? best way to assemble them, damping tips? diy stand or spikes of sorts? Type of paint for finish? primer, etc?

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Old 26th May 2011, 04:53 PM   #13
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I don't know if stuff like Miniwax is available in Norway, but I bet similar or better stuff is accessible. Just pick good quality plywood and stain the cabinets with two or three coats of stain. Then sand and another couple of coats of polyurethane and you're done.

Check the Miniwax website. They describe how stain should be applied.
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Old 26th May 2011, 04:54 PM   #14
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I built mine out of 3/4 inch birch ply. For the most part I followed the plans included with the AN super 12s. Rounded the edges and used ebony stain followed by polyurethane finish.

If you have access to a quality table saw its an easy build.
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Old 26th May 2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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I built mine out of 3/4 inch birch ply. For the most part I followed the plans included with the AN super 12s. Rounded the edges and used ebony stain followed by polyurethane finish.

If you have access to a quality table saw its an easy build.
Whats ebony stain? I know ebony, but stain? You mean some sort of paint?
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Old 26th May 2011, 05:13 PM   #16
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stain
Minwax Wood Finish | Stains

followed by 5 coats of
Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane | Interior Clear Protective Finishes
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Old 26th May 2011, 05:22 PM   #17
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when staining birch or maple veneer faces, it's never a bad idea to pretreat with a conditioner / thinned shellac, etc to reduce blotchy finishes
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Old 26th May 2011, 06:15 PM   #18
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Thanks guys! I liked the ebony stain. Can this also be used with MDF?
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Old 26th May 2011, 07:07 PM   #19
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I don't think so. But I may be wrong.

Best thing to do is to just dive straight into it. Knowing you are new to this, don't expect to get brilliant results the first time. Just try something, see if it works, if not, try something else.
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Old 26th May 2011, 07:14 PM   #20
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I don't think so. But I may be wrong.

Best thing to do is to just dive straight into it. Knowing you are new to this, don't expect to get brilliant results the first time. Just try something, see if it works, if not, try something else.
Good point. I would love some tips from those of you having painted MDF, what would be more suitable, etc?

I want these to have a dark brownish finish. Not too glossy, but a small shine is nice.
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