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Old 5th November 2013, 04:45 AM   #21
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Sir Byrd, The drivers fit well. It took a bit of trial and error to get it sorted and lots of wasted pieces of MDF, but it now seems I have worked it out.
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But you got it right with a 1/4" straight bit and the jasper jig? Strange, I couldn't get it to work.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:06 AM   #23
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Round the corners,....

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and create a front reflex.
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The bits...
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And then some internal pieces of wood as per the design.
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What a mess!

And this is the power supply and Amp.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:13 AM   #24
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Looks at the first picture in post #23, I think you may need to go over your upper left radiused edge one more time, looks a bit wavy. Check for any obstructions like putty or glue, happens to me all of the time.
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At this stage I plumbed it all in temporarily and had a listen.

WOW! I was so impressed. I have been running in the speakers for a few days on some laid-back jazz on low volume in their original packaging.

The detail is phenomenal. Vocals and acoustic guitars sing out with clarity.
A wonderful sound image in front of me.

This is when I really started to wonder what I was doing. The speakers are not finished and they sound amazing. I wonder how they would sound with decent separation and positioning in a room.

As I backed across the room away from the speakers some of the clarity certainly went away. Anyway - lets finish it first.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:19 AM   #26
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So some questions....

I presume I should finish off the design with the angled pieces of wood at the back of the box?

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Do they have a name?

And how do I build them and put them in the box?
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:25 AM   #27
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And another question....

Do people have an opinion on whether I should put in a pre-amp (volume control)?

I expect the input to be a phone and I can use the volume control of the phone.
I have also tried input from a laptop.
Or is there a better way?

I have seen a DAC with a volume control built in that takes a USB cable from the phone. I suppose that would sound better than a 3.5mm plug!

I think the CHRontraption deserves a quality source.

Your opinions and advice please.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:27 AM   #28
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Yeah - first time I have used the curved edges - it is wavy. Thanks
I will have another go at that.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:28 AM   #29
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A close up of the wired up speaker.
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I have sealed those gaps around the edges.
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Old 5th November 2013, 06:35 AM   #30
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Yeah - first time I have used the curved edges - it is wavy. Thanks
I will have another go at that.
Just one more pass should do it!
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