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Old 13th February 2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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Let the wood dry for a long time and treat both sides equally with oil, varnish etc. The risk is small in my opinion to use solid wood as long as the speakers are not exposed to extreme conditions (no PA usage).

(The granite on top is only used for mass-loading, there´s some on the inside as well).
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Old 13th February 2013, 06:17 PM   #22
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Let the wood dry for a long time and treat both sides equally with oil, varnish etc. The risk is small in my opinion to use solid wood as long as the speakers are not exposed to extreme conditions (no PA usage).

(The granite on top is only used for mass-loading, there´s some on the inside as well).
Nice driver!
Which one is it?
(the woofer, not the other.)
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Old 13th February 2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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Yes. Volt RV 3143.

http://www.audio-components.co.uk/pd...cts/RV3143.pdf


Volt RV3143 Radial Bass Unit
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Old 13th February 2013, 10:26 PM   #25
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You need to think about expansion and contraction. Wood grows across the grain when the humidity goes up, and shrinks back when the air is drier. You can't stop it. Try this.... solid wood sides top and bottom with the grain going around the box. Then use plywood or MDF for the front and back. This avoids grain conflict.
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I agree and used the same technics. At least, large enclosures should be done this way. Little enclosures are probably more tolerant.
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Cheers!
Wasn't quite sure if 12" or !5" or which model.
Damn nice woofers, I use a couple of RV3143 myself to go with my Tannoy 3148s.
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