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Old 1st January 2013, 06:37 AM   #981
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the crimping of the connectors!
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think of it as solder practise

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We open presents on new years day in my family. SWMBO got me a case of foam core boards I am back in business again.
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Thinking on a line array... How are you going to stop the weight of the drivers collapsing the foam board?
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Foam core can be surprisingly strong when formed into structures like a C channel with bracing. 24 of the 3 in drivers are not that heavy but may require reinforcement with masonite strips. I want to avoid making baffle out of anything that requires a saw as I want to cut all 24 cutouts (per side) with a razor by hand. I can also double up thickness of baffle.
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I was at CVS and saw this ipod tower speaker on sale for $35. It appears to have four 3 in full range drivers. Is it worth it either for use for what it is or to strip for parts?
Amazon.com: Craig Electronics 30-Pin iPod/iPhone/iPad Speaker Dock Tower: MP3 Players & Accessories
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Foam core can be surprisingly strong when formed into structures like a C channel with bracing. 24 of the 3 in drivers are not that heavy but may require reinforcement with masonite strips. ...
24 of those drivers is about 7.5 pounds, so it's possible. If I were doing it, I'd get a long strip of wood and use a hole saw to cut holes along it with the right size and spacing to hold the magnets of the drivers. That would take most of the weight off the baffle.
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Foam core can be surprisingly strong when formed into structures like a C channel with bracing. 24 of the 3 in drivers are not that heavy but may require reinforcement with masonite strips. I want to avoid making baffle out of anything that requires a saw as I want to cut all 24 cutouts (per side) with a razor by hand. I can also double up thickness of baffle.
You would be best to build 4 6 driver modules and stack them.

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Is it worth it either for use for what it is or to strip for parts?
My gut feeling is that it is a poc.

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My gut feeling is that it is a poc.

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The reviews by folks who actually buy it are consistently pretty good - but that is your average person with no hifi expectations. After seeing the Aurasound $1 driver deal, it is hard to see how anything like this can have as good a driver for the money.
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