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Old 13th December 2012, 06:30 PM   #681
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I've been thinking about the artwork possibilities from the beginning... The potential is near infinite. It would be really cool to integrate the driver into different images. Wrapped in any of the available speaker cloth colors/textures, the driver could blend in marvelously. Acceptance Factor through the roof!
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:41 PM   #682
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I've been thinking about the artwork possibilities from the beginning... The potential is near infinite. It would be really cool to integrate the driver into different images. Wrapped in any of the available speaker cloth colors/textures, the driver could blend in marvelously. Acceptance Factor through the roof!
Yes, I have seen other "Box" speakers wrapped in matching upholstery or drape cloth (glued on with PVA). Similar thing can be done here to make the speakers a matched set with the room decor. Letting your artistically inclined kids/spouse paint a nice graphic that blends in with the black circle in the middle is also a good possibility. Yes, WAF is thru the roof
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:45 PM   #683
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phew, 14 pages later....

Was looking for something to put my FR1225S's in. My old 7L towers have outworn the WAF.

Toyed with a PVC Pipe, but getting 6" PVC is not cheap or easy.

I'm surprised no one has thought to vinyl-print some artwork to go on top of the baffle. Probably one of the more decor-flexible designs for speakers I've seen.

Lucky me, I have access to a vinyl print sign making friend.

So my hand is up too.
Great! Welcome on board (literally, foamboard) The CSS FR125S looks like an ideal driver for this project. What is vinyl-print - the stuff they use to make signs?
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:46 PM   #684
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I've been thinking about the artwork possibilities from the beginning...
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When do you start building or have you started already?
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:47 PM   #685
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I have my new Vifa drivers, foam board an plywood - just need a block of time. All the reports are very encouraging. I may have missed the post, but is the router bit you mentioned just for creating the driver mounting hole? Don't see where else it could be used.
Welcome on board too Bob. Good luck with the luan plywood - I am curious to see how that works out.
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:50 PM   #686
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I need to get a new router bit and glue to finish the second model, maybe this weekend.
Surface Tension,
When you say second model, are you simply repeating the 20 in size with Vifa's but with the nicer plywood face? This is interesting because I wonder how much contribution of the sounds comes from the thin and light foam board front baffle radiating directly? The plywood will sound different and I hope it is for the better. Thanks for working so quickly and keep us posted.
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Old 13th December 2012, 06:51 PM   #687
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Yes, its sign stuff. Vector based on a plotter, but my friend also has full color output available, he did a 4x10' sign for me on lucite/lexan (forget).

Usually attached to cloroplast, but should work well on this stuff too. Nice glossy finish or metallics are available.
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Old 13th December 2012, 07:01 PM   #688
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I typed the FF85WK specs into Don's Akabak script and here's the result.
Try altering the "Width" and "Depth" values near the top of the script.
The "Width" value will mainly alter the tuning of the horn, and the "Depth" value will mainly alter the volume of the chamber behind the driver.
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Old 13th December 2012, 08:10 PM   #689
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Von.Ah,
When do you start building or have you started already?
No option for DIYing in the foreseeable future. I barely have time to just sit and listen to music on my two home systems. It's all armchair quarterbacking for me currently.
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Old 13th December 2012, 08:28 PM   #690
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Klampy,
Looks like you are getting pretty handy with hornresp. Neat idea, you and Melotheory ought to get together - he likes big wall blow your face off speaker installations. My only comment is that with an 8 in driver, you should be able to get down to 40 Hz, maybe tweak the tuning length of horn? Looks like fun....
i found that if i tuned it any lower i started getting a dip in the response around the 50-80hz area. which is right where i dont want it... what im thinking about this sim, is that with two drivers, the lower cutoff will be slightly lower which will be more on par with the SS15 i was trying to replicate the response of.

next question on my mind is whether or not the dual 2.5inch drivers will have enough output between them down to 200hz to keep up with the 8inch drivers. and wether they have enough upper extension to do away with a pair of tweeters.

and also, wether to put the 2.5inchers in a small seperate cab, or in a sub section of the main horn. too many ideas.... i still need to draw it up yet, this could potentially even be a spiral.. not sure how the expansion i have on the sim would go as a spiral.
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