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Old 7th April 2003, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Eton Empire with AMT and "ceramic" housing

Here I will present bit by bit my almost finished new loudspeakers.
They are based on the Intertechnik Eton Empire satelite speakers. The bass-department will follow later.
Here is a link: http://www.intertechnik.de/

What is special about my implementation is the use of ceramic tiles on the inside of the MDF housing.

Here are some pictures of its construction:
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:03 PM   #2
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As you can see here, different types of tiles were used:
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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Then, on the surface of the tiles, a soft paper/wood stuff used under wooden floors for damping, was glued on them:
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:07 PM   #4
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A construction glue was used for this.
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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Here the whole thing was waiting for the frontbaffle (made of two 22 mm MDF plates) and the side to be attached.
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:11 PM   #6
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Here are these frontbaffles. They are 44 mm thick. On the inside they are frased wider for better air-circulation.
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:12 PM   #7
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Here you can see their thickness
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:13 PM   #8
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The little room in the middle is for the Eton ER4 Air Motion transformer.
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:14 PM   #9
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And here the baffles are finally fixed:
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Old 7th April 2003, 07:16 PM   #10
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After fixeing these baffles, the box was filled with cables and damping material (wool), and the sides were attached.
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