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Old 5th December 2012, 06:37 PM   #401
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Nice surprise at work today: a parcel! The tang bands arrived. They seem so tiny! I'm worried... So I mounted them quickly into a couple of empty server boxes but they don't sound good. Guess I must be patient to hear them in a proper enclosure.

The vifas are even smaller! :O
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Old 5th December 2012, 08:25 PM   #402
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I wonder how that would work?
Great thread! I have to find a minute to try these. I have some nice GRP sheet in 0.5mm and 1, 2 and 5 mm thicknesses and just wide enough to work...
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I could post more photos of the same thing, but this is a bit more interesting -

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Nice surprise at work today: a parcel! The tang bands arrived. They seem so tiny! I'm worried... So I mounted them quickly into a couple of empty server boxes but they don't sound good. Guess I must be patient to hear them in a proper enclosure.
What do you expect they are, afterall, Dell Boxes

Don't forget that you want to get at last 100 hrs on them before paying much attention to what they sound like.

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I could post more photos of the same thing, but this is a bit more interesting
Not. I'd rather have pictures

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Old 5th December 2012, 10:04 PM   #406
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Nice surprise at work today: a parcel! The tang bands arrived. They seem so tiny! I'm worried... So I mounted them quickly into a couple of empty server boxes but they don't sound good. Guess I must be patient to hear them in a proper enclosure.

The vifas are even smaller! :O
Like Dave said. They need time to break in. I would play them in those boxes while you build the real ones. That way, the drivers will be broken in when the time comes.
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Old 5th December 2012, 10:17 PM   #407
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Hey Iko,

No doubt. You have them mounted on a large cardboard baffle. Nothing like sucking the bass out of an already small driver.
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So today I picked up the trim pieces and realized I can't cut them until the grill cloth is in place so I went on to doing the wood oil. Watco - Danish Oil, Fruitwood. Looks really good but...

...note to self: Don't buy dollar store masking tape. How stupid is that? I now have oil where I want to glue on my trim so I will be cleaning with alcohol and sanding before applying the trim.

I added a small piece of wood [3/8" X 3/4"] under the foam right where it meets the corner. This will add some strength for when I put the grill cloth on and as a bonus, it gives me a handle with which to carry the boxes.

That's it for today, hopefully cloth tomorrow.

6L6, nice to see the progress.
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I wonder how that would work?
It was pretty stiff. I think use sikaflex instead of hotglue
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Saw this at officeworks today. Pvc instead of paper.
That's probably the stuff I have- Part of why I was so aggressive about grabbbing it was I knew the value. The PVC is much more rigid than paper.
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