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Old 18th August 2011, 04:03 AM   #121
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Just moved into a townhouse after being relocated for work and got the setup mostly done. Still need to build a center channel when the design is done for an A12 or A10.2. I spread the speakers another 2" wider and 1" out on each side and its made a big difference and is throwing a better phantom center. Yes I know the drivers aren't even; the cabinet on the left is correct the one on the right is too high. Stupid person constructing them measured wrong OOPS!

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Old 18th August 2011, 04:21 AM   #122
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Yes I know the drivers aren't even; the cabinet on the left is correct the one on the right is too high. Stupid person constructing them measured wrong OOPS!
that'll disappear once the grilles are on


is the the final location? that would be helpful to know when it comes time to design the center channel enclosure
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Old 18th August 2011, 04:27 AM   #123
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that'll disappear once the grilles are on


is the the final location? that would be helpful to know when it comes time to design the center channel enclosure
I'm going to rout out the wrong front panel and build a new one and glue it in. Shouldn't be TOO tough I hope! LOL!

You mean is the TV in the final location? No. I'm actually going to build a mount that brings the TV to the front and tilts it down a little. I'm hoping to make the center shallow enough to be able to mount below the TV. Could look kinda cool I think.

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Old 22nd August 2011, 07:59 PM   #124
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Well, a week later, they are finished (almost). I still have to secure the bases and install carpet spikes...but I wasn't going to let that stop me from listening to them last night.

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Cabinets were built from 3/4" birch ply from Home Depot. Mitred joints were used to save on veneer. The only face that has veneer is the front, which is birch from Parts Express. 2 coats of Danish oil dark walnut stain. 2 coats of wipe-on poly. One coat of finishing wax and buffed to a semi-glossy finish.

I still don't have the polyfill right. They've got a tad too much bass on certain songs (not necessarily a bad thing) which is usually OK, but sometimes can be distracting. I'm also experimenting with room placement. They will be in the corners, but how far in, and how much toe I use is to be determined.

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Old 22nd August 2011, 08:02 PM   #125
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WOW! Those are absolutely stunning! Top notch work, very nice!!
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chuyler - play with getting them as far out from the corners boundaries as much as can - with the driver's BSC compensation and the excellent performance of Scott's design, these will likely need far less "help" than you're used to.

I'd be vewy vewy careful with spikes on the carpet - after damaging both deep pile carpet (mine) and edge-grain solid fir floor ( Dave's) I've long since eschewed spikes altogether in favour of granite slabs on carpets and felt slider pads on vinyl/laminate and hardwood floors.

nice work, and now just enjoy the damned things
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Anyone using there Pensil / Alpair 7 with an F5? I'm thinking of building a pair.
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Old 22nd August 2011, 09:10 PM   #128
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F5 should have no problem. I am using AJ on 10.2 with plenty of power to spare.
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Old 22nd August 2011, 09:17 PM   #129
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Well, a week later, they are finished (almost). I still have to secure the bases and install carpet spikes...but I wasn't going to let that stop me from listening to them last night.

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Cabinets were built from 3/4" birch ply from Home Depot. Mitred joints were used to save on veneer. The only face that has veneer is the front, which is birch from Parts Express. 2 coats of Danish oil dark walnut stain. 2 coats of wipe-on poly. One coat of finishing wax and buffed to a semi-glossy finish.

I still don't have the polyfill right. They've got a tad too much bass on certain songs (not necessarily a bad thing) which is usually OK, but sometimes can be distracting. I'm also experimenting with room placement. They will be in the corners, but how far in, and how much toe I use is to be determined.
Wow, those are nice. I am considering the pencils and thanks for the tip on the mitered joints as I am looking at the same ply you made yours out of and was thinking I was going to have to clue on a solid wood trim edge. What type of joint or means of securing them did you use? Thanks
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chuyler - play with getting them as far out from the corners boundaries as much as can - with the driver's BSC compensation and the excellent performance of Scott's design, these will likely need far less "help" than you're used to.
I've noticed. They sounded best in the middle of the room...but sadly, they've got to be pushed back a little for the WAF.

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I'd be vewy vewy careful with spikes on the carpet - after damaging both deep pile carpet (mine) and edge-grain solid fir floor ( Dave's) I've long since eschewed spikes altogether in favour of granite slabs on carpets and felt slider pads on vinyl/laminate and hardwood floors.
Well the last set of speakers only moved when it was time to vacuum, and even then I usually just vacuumed around them. So once I get the right spot, they'll stay. The carpet came with the house and will be replaced eventually (we're just letting the pets destroy it first).
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