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Old 30th May 2003, 03:30 AM   #1
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i am trying to build an open baffle speaker based on the following design. anyone have any bright ideas on how to make an 8inch cutout in a sheet of plexiglass, to mount the drivers?
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Old 30th May 2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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I used router to cut those openings in 2.5" acrylic. It was almost like working with wood.

Who makes the speaker in your pic? Looks interesting.
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Old 30th May 2003, 03:41 AM   #3
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Looks like peter's new project FILL us in Peter. Design's and ideas. More pic's. Also looks like your going to be useing a ribbon tweeter. is this True...?
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The opening is for Raven 2. The midbass units will be Triangle. I plan to mount this in a wall between 2 rooms in a basement, so basically it is open/infinite baffle.
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pic's of the driver's..?
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Old 30th May 2003, 05:25 AM   #6
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http://orcadesign.com/companys%20pro...rs/raven2.html
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Old 30th May 2003, 06:34 AM   #7
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Peter,

Looks like a great project, how about a new thread and step by step construction pictures.

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YEAH!!!!!!
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Old 30th May 2003, 08:06 AM   #9
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Default link to manufacturer of open baffle speaker above...

http://www.dietiker-humbel.ch/micromag.htm

(scroll down for views of the above speaker). it uses a single PHY-HP speaker driver.

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Old 30th May 2003, 08:50 AM   #10
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psarin i did car stereo for about 18 months before i enventually ended up doing what i do now (US NAVY) and did a bunch of plexi work...a router bit is the best way to cut it...and if youre thinking about getting creative you can heat it and bend it too as long as its not much more than a half inch thickness...but then again you'd probably want at least 3/4" for optimal stiffness...the router bits will probably get pretty worn down even for a project this small...i'd probably go through a set of 80 dollar bits for every two or three projects...just something to be cautious of...
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