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Old 3rd October 2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default Tis better to start with what one can afford, then spend what one doesn't have...

Did the title suck you in? hehe... basically.. my el'cheapo towers.. hehe... well.. not totally cheap.. but anyway...

Look for yaself.. lol
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I am sorta having trouble deciding where to mount the mid and tweeter.. I THINK I should have worked that out BEFORE I began construction..

Basically.. I was gunna put them below the woofers... mm.. heh
I considered mounting the tweeter and midrange in a seperate box above the woofer.. OR! mount them in seperate boxes on the sides, facing the front. hehe

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Old 3rd October 2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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it looks like you have the bloody speaker upside down..haha

EDIT: and its good to see you did the dishes for that pic!!!
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Thankyou for your kind input..
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Old 3rd October 2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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seriously....I would flip them over and mount the mid and tweeter above them.........as for that hole you have already ransacked...I dunno????
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Thats probably not the tweeter I will be using either... thats a nice peerless... and I wanna keep Peerless with Peerless.. lol

I considered cutting the edge off a tweeter and mounting it next to the woofers.... but still no space for midrange... The port isn't finished... I need to flush the MDF with the inside of the pipe, and round it over abit.. and... HAHAHA!! the baffel isn't even glues on.. hehe... theres just a few biscuits holding it in place.. lol
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Possible mid/tweeter locations.. and I am NOT going to put the boxes up the other way...
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Wow these have been a long time coming. Congratulations!

Its always good to see what you’ve been up to.

How do they sound, and what are you thinking about doing for the finish?

I like the idea of putting them in a separate box on top. Perhaps something inspired by the B&W nautilus, round and pointy that is.
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Wow these have been a long time coming. Congratulations!

Its always good to see what you’ve been up to.

How do they sound, and what are you thinking about doing for the finish?

I like the idea of putting them in a separate box on top. Perhaps something inspired by the B&W nautilus, round and pointy that is.

They sound alright... lacking mid at the moment, and the highs are somewhat overpowering due to the tweeters higher sensitivity... (this will ofcourse be fixed when I get the final tweeters and build a propper crossover) They seem to have the ability to be heard halfway down the street, which is what I was aiming for... haven't "cranked" them.. for 2 reasons.. lol ONE!!! the baffels tend to come loose from the boxes... and TWO my amp can only give 60watts into 8ohms, which means each woofer is getting a rather poor 30watts each.. lol (they are rated at 100watts rms)

As for the finish.. well.. hehe.. whenever anyone else asks I say I am doing a high gloss Fire-engine RED.. but I'll probably do high gloss black of white...

The boxes aren't even finished.... I need to round all the edges... I think I will make a seperate box for the tweeter and midrange.. its the easiest thing to do.. and if I don't like it, I can always cut holes in the baffel later..
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Fire engine red would be great, or perhaps something like the Fender smoke and fire guitar paint?

Here is a picture of a stand-alone tweeter in a nice walnut case:

If your mid and tweeter both sealed back devices you might also consider using cast plaster or cement for the enclosure. A plastic bottle could make a good start for a mold.
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Hope you don't mind me asking but what is the other speaker in the picture?
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