Building the Nathan 10 short version - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th September 2008, 01:20 PM   #1
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Switzerland
Default Building the Nathan 10 short version

Hi,

if you ever wanted to know what it is like to build a speaker kit (in this case the Gedlee Nathan 10) that comes with pre-cut boards, here are the relevant posts (with pictures) from another long thread.

Let's start with the summary:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...60#post1605260

Fix variations of pre-cut boards:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...77#post1573677

Glue the wooden parts:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...94#post1574794

Sanding with 80 grid:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...78#post1588378

Filling and sealing:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...78#post1589578
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...04#post1590804

Painting:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...84#post1591884
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...60#post1592460
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...85#post1593185
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...90#post1593990
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...60#post1595860

Fix variations of the waveguide:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...00#post1595000

Install internal braces:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...10#post1596710

Build the crossover:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...15#post1603115

Mounting the tweeter (1st try) / installing drive-in nuts / drilling pilot holes:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...00#post1604200

Mounting the tweeter (final version):
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...97#post1604297
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...52#post1604352

Putting it all together:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...75#post1604975

Good luck with your own project!

Best, Markus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 06:36 PM   #2
BERENO is offline BERENO  United States
diyAudio Member
 
BERENO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Thanks for the summary. I have not gone through all of your links, but I am sure they offer all of the relevant info. I have tried going back through the original thread many times trying to find specific bits of information, so this helps.
__________________
DISCLAIMER: Im a noob...
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 07:15 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mountain View, CA
Markus,

Hoe did you get such a uniform pattern with the roller?

I always get a line at the edge, or a noticeable difference in the pattern left between adjacent strokes.
__________________
-----------------------------------------
Noah
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 07:41 PM   #4
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Switzerland
Hi Noah,

you need to use a foam roller with rounded edges. Don't use to much paint and don't press too much. Roll only in overlapping parallel strokes until all paint is equally distributed. Roll over each area a couple of times (> 4). But be fast so the paint doesn't start to dry before you finished. Paint surfaces in the following order: bottom, sides, top, front.

Best, Markus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 07:51 PM   #5
dviswa is offline dviswa  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
markus76,

Have you heard it yet? How does it sound?

Regards,
Dinesh
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mountain View, CA
Markus,

Thanks; I've never tried a foam roller.

"Paint surfaces in the following order: bottom, sides, top, front."

Any particular procedure you used to get the uniformity at the radiused corners?
__________________
-----------------------------------------
Noah
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 08:37 PM   #7
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Switzerland
No just work fast and try to create no hard edges between painted and unpainted areas. Try to apply a gradient to the rounded sides next to the surface you're working on by varying the pressure you put on the roller.

Best, Markus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 08:53 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mountain View, CA
OK, thanks, Markus.

When will you get to hear them, and we hear about them?
__________________
-----------------------------------------
Noah
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 09:03 PM   #9
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Switzerland
They are already running but I first need to finish he subs before I can say anything.

Best, Markus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 11:01 PM   #10
gedlee is offline gedlee  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Novi, Michigan
Markus

Just want to post something so that I am in the loop. Don't want you saying something that isn't true
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building the Nathan 10 markus76 Multi-Way 872 4th December 2013 05:13 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:43 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2