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Old 7th March 2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Corian for cabinet material

Has anyone ever used corian as cabinet material? I have access to a cabinet /counter company and can occasionally get scraps of corian at little to no cost. Due to it's density, weight, and non-porous properties, it looks like it would make a good speaker cabinet material at first glance. What are your thoughts and experiences?
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Old 8th March 2005, 02:20 AM   #2
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This guy did.
http://www.glacieraudio.com/new%20Gl...moreaudio2.htm
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Old 8th March 2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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Prima faciae it shouldn't be bad -- although not easy to work with (think of rounding or bending corian sides; I think you need special equip).

Gilmore uses corian for his open baffles and some others have used it for the front baffle...
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i seem to recall that the fellow who installed our corian countertops used a carbide routing bit -- these are somewhat more expensive than high speed steel. Corian can take a lot of punishment.
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i seem to recall that the fellow who installed our corian countertops used a carbide routing bit -- these are somewhat more expensive than high speed steel. Corian can take a lot of punishment.
Yup, corian is a joy to machine with good quality, sharp, carbide bits. You will need a decent high power router though. Make sure you use a dustmask!
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anyone know what drivers that gilmore uses in their OB? That looks like a very easy desgin to clone.
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Old 8th March 2005, 07:50 PM   #7
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They're "proprietary" which means someone is manufacturing them to Glacier Audio's specs. Don't know who the manufacturer is though.
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Old 9th March 2005, 01:02 PM   #8
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anyone know what drivers that gilmore uses in their OB? That looks like a very easy desgin to clone.
Don't know the actual sourcing, but seem to remember that they (gilmore) intimated that the woofs are high qts, hi xmax, very low magnetic flux drivers. The ribbon looks (IS?) like a standard B&G.

The "petal" or half "heart" shape isn't bad looking!
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