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Old 2nd July 2007, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default "The Juke" started.....

I wasn't really sure how I was going to shape the top of the speaker, (remember, its an open baffle MTM + dual vented bass).
I had cut the outer baffle from 1" mdf, and was playing around with the pieces I had cut off, laying them flat underneath the main baffle. ie, the wings are not angled back.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~gradds55/JukeBaffle.jpg

I reckon it looks just cool as it is. I am planning to 1/2" round-over the baffle edges, I think.

I really like the sharp corner on the outside rather than the rounded corners like on the sketch.
What do you guys reckon?

Comments always welcome !!!

The original sketch is linked below.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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Andy, I personally think that radiused corners and edges would give it a nice "art deco" appeal, and probably hold paint better than a rectangular edge.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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Yep I agree- I think the curved original design looks slicker.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 09:05 AM   #4
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It's screaming for a 2 tone colour scheme too. Not neccessarily paint, but at least a light staining.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 11:06 AM   #5
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Ok, enough opinions to curve the top of the wings, but, should I angle them back at, say, 45 degrees? or maybe 30 degrees?

The yellow and black Vifa MG's will make choosing the colours fun !!

Any colour suggestions also welcome !!

for bass I am considering 2 of these a side. I can buy for $30 each. Fs 37 in 65litre (just over 2cu ft).

https://secure4.vivid-design.com.au/...T&SUBCATID=128
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Old 2nd July 2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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Hi Andy, I needed an excuse to say g'day !

How about a paint scheme of a Juke Box or a PinBall machine! Wow,
that would be great! Innovative yes!, tasteful?... well maybe not! Flashing Leds and flipper buttons! Hehe, I'm sorry I couldn't resist having some fun, I hope you don't mind!!!

Seriously though, I'm a great fan of you site and have learnt a little about series crossovers ( your 3way topologies look very interesting!) I'm series-ly thinking about going down that path for my project. Has the ground dried out in Maitland? Cheers ..grant ..@terrigal
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Old 2nd July 2007, 03:20 PM   #7
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Your: https://secure4.vivid-design.com.au/...T&SUBCATID=128
look identical to my four Jaycar CW-2136 in boxes in my garage. I finally have a project for them? Sounds promising indeed! Would you by any chance have the FRD/ZMA data and Z /response plots? I hope you don't mind me asking? thanks very much , grant
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look identical to my four Jaycar CW-2136 in boxes in my garage. I finally have a project for them? Sounds promising indeed! Would you by any chance have the FRD/ZMA data and Z /response plots? I hope you don't mind me asking? thanks very much , grant
They are the same driver, Electus is Jaycar's supplier company.
That means I only havee the info that's available on their web sites. They do quite reaonable bass though.

And if you are only in Terrigal, feel free to pop up here any time.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 10:14 PM   #9
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Andy,

Nice to see another work of art in progress. You more than anyone else seem to believe in that side of it. Good on ya man.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 11:24 PM   #10
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Andy,
Their paper cone woofers have a high Q suitable for OB (& cheaper too!!!), I'm using a pair of the 12"ers:

https://secure4.vivid-design.com.au/...T&SUBCATID=128

(Was thinking of using 4/side, but I already have too many speakers & running out of room, so that will have to remain a thought experiment....)

Re: the 8"ers, I have their (obsolete) carbon fibre version & an Altronics 'PECC' cone version with similar specs, these sound great in a small vented box.

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