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Old 19th October 2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default New Fonken pair is born.

Some time ago I planned to build a pair of Fonkens (http://www.planet10-hifi.com/) and here are some preliminary views.
Burch plywood is used and the results are very satisfying.
Still have to stuff them with damping material, screw in the speakers and wire them before I can listen.
Iíll report when done.

/Hugo
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Old 19th October 2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 19th October 2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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Really nice, clean work there.

Any plans for finishing? I have found that a light blonde shellac looks really good on both the veneer and the edges, but if you want a browner look, you have to be careful because the edges and birch both start looking blotchey (IMO).
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Old 19th October 2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I prefer the natural look of the birch so I'll try to preserve that colour as much as possible. Here's another picture:
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Old 19th October 2006, 03:41 PM   #5
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Yes very nice work indeed.


Who has the measurements and drawings for this and the larger
Fonken for the FE127?

Those threads have gotten really long.
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Old 19th October 2006, 04:12 PM   #6
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Planet10.

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Old 19th October 2006, 05:23 PM   #7
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Very nice work. I especially like the removable back. I made a pair and sealed them up, leaving the only access through the speaker opening in the baffle. That made it a real pain to lay in the damping material and wire up the speakers.

Enjoy them and be sure to report back after you have a chance to listen.

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Old 19th October 2006, 05:32 PM   #8
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Well, I had a brief listen.
Unfortunately, the cabinet is still not stuffed with the correct damping material so they don't sound right.
I tried filling them with what you see on the picture (don't know the name) but that seemed to be a bad idea.
One of these days I'll find some wool felt as recommended and report back.

/Hugo
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Look for polyester batting at your local fabric store.
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Old 19th October 2006, 05:54 PM   #10
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How would that look like?

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