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Old 1st September 2005, 05:23 PM   #1
Alcaid is offline Alcaid  Norway
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Default FR125S playing in temp BR box, MacGyver style!

MacGyver's two best DIY tools:
-Swiss army knife
-duct tape

That and a cardbord box and a soda bottle, and you can make a temporary bass-reflex box in just about 3 minutes.

Here's my temporary BR cabinet for breaking in the CCS FR125Ss I got in the mail today:

PS: I'm not sponsored by Sprite
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Old 1st September 2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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Drivers in parallell
18,5 liter box (just found a suitable cardboard box i had lying around)
tuned to 60Hz

Like what I'm hearing already, but I'll give them some days to break in.
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Old 1st September 2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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Good for playing 'pop' music I presume!
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Old 1st September 2005, 08:19 PM   #4
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Good for playing 'pop' music I presume!
Well, let's just say that the real boxes will be made of a stiffer material than cardboard. Might also avvoid using soda bassports

But considering the boxes, Katie Melua sounds already wonderful!!!
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What? No chewing gum?
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Originally posted by ultrachrome
What? No chewing gum?
Sh*t! Knew i forgot something!
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Old 2nd September 2005, 02:01 AM   #7
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Default I love it!

Alcaid,

nice job. I think there should be more photos of crazy stuff like this.

keep up the good work!

some more cardboard speakers here:
http://au.geocities.com/footstony/

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Old 2nd September 2005, 02:44 PM   #8
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Nicely done - when I first received my WR's months ago, I ran them in cardboard boxes, sealed with duct tape, and using toilet paper rolls cut to size for ports...

It amazed me how good they sounded in those enclosures, from 200Hz and up - below that, they just flexed the box, and droned along with the music.

I subsequently built out a 2 way with them, in a Baltic Birch and MDF enclosure tuned to 55Hz.

I also later ordered up a set of the FR's, and am looking to box those up properly now, for use in my HT!
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Old 3rd September 2005, 12:08 AM   #9
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Just finished a TL for those drivers, and they are quite something. Could you imagine a pair of these in a tiny TL going lower than a 12 in. sub?
I just heard it....
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Default Not to jack the thread or anything, but...

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Just finished a TL for those drivers, and they are quite something. Could you imagine a pair of these in a tiny TL going lower than a 12 in. sub?
I just heard it....
What TL design did you use? Are they really going lower than a sub, or just tighter bass?

Oh, and mine are currently doing time in "aperiodic" (read unsealed) cardboard boxes until I figure out just what to do with them.

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