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Old 4th February 2013, 04:40 PM   #31
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They're worth having IMO; certainly in a box with panels that size.
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Old 5th February 2013, 02:16 AM   #32
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Flush Trim on all edges worked out perfectly. That has to be one of the most useful bits ever. I am now going to finish sanding the driver rabets to ensure a perfect fit then clean the, up, shellac them, and set them up! So excited!
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Old 5th February 2013, 11:52 AM   #33
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Ron,
The build looks great - nice job! I was going over some old threads and recall you were talking about building the WIBAQ (essentially the same thing but with shelf-port). Did you abandon that due to back order of Betsy driver? Looking forward to first sound.
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Old 5th February 2013, 11:55 AM   #34
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Ron,
The build looks great - nice job! I was going over some old threads and recall you were talking about building the WIBAQ (essentially the same thing but with shelf-port). Did you abandon that due to back order of Betsy driver? Looking forward to first sound.
Yes, I also wanted a pure full range driver without the use of a whizzer. I read in a few places that whizzers could be prone to shout-iness. The back order also didn't help as I was impatient and was itching to get started.

That said, doesn't mean I wont build those in the future as well.

My brother has the Betsy-K's so building that cabinet without the driver might still be a possibility.

That said I am blown away by the build quality of the Mark Audio drivers.
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Old 5th February 2013, 12:01 PM   #35
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Have you started breaking in those MA drivers? I hear they need like 200 hrs before they sound right. Good to hear that you like the build quality, I may have to get these one of these days when I have a shop that can make stuff out of wood. I don't think a 4 foot tall box this big would work very well in foam core Good point about the whizzer, but I have not heard anybody complain about the whizzer on Betsy's in particular. You are impatient - working at breakneck speeds with your build there Amazing progress.
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Old 5th February 2013, 12:02 PM   #36
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All the bad clamps went back to lowes, not enough clamping pressure with the Bessey's and the Irwin's... Going to woodcraft to get a nice set of the Jorgensens tonight.

Some more build pictures soon.
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Old 5th February 2013, 12:04 PM   #37
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More pictures of the build...
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Old 5th February 2013, 12:06 PM   #38
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Good progress.
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Old 5th February 2013, 12:09 PM   #39
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Update the tools section with the circular saw I ended up getting, and a great blade for plywood.
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Old 6th February 2013, 11:36 AM   #40
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This build has been completed to a listening state. I will be running them like this for a while during the "burn-in phase". So far I am just blown away by the Mark Audio A12p's.

Imaging is just ethereal and absorbing. I have never heard anything like it.

I posted some final build pics. Last things left are some wood filler, sanding, and stain. I will be holding off on this until I have listened long enough.
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