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Old 25th July 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Cornscala-esque and Chinese Birch

Hi, this is my first post here.
I want to build a Cornscala type set of speakers.
Greg Robert's Volti
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is a really gorgeous take on that idea and I want to do something similar. Bob Crites site provides critical numbers for the bass box. I'm just in the earliest stages of this process. I'm an older nursing student and don't have a lot of time or cash. I expect this project to stretch out over the next couple of years.

My local lumber yard can get Baltic birch plywood but stocks Chinese birch and it appears to be very similar but 50% cheaper. I saw several unfinished shelves cut from it, there are several plys like BB and there wasn't a hint of a void anywhere.
If any of you know anything negative about Chinese birch please share.

I'll post from time to time as the project proceeds.

Thanks
Mike

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Old 26th July 2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,

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Are you CAPTURED by the cabinet style and craftsmanship of the Volti Cornscala, or it's sound(SPL in figure_1)?

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Yes I confess, I am a carpenter.

But I also know I want the Cornscala sound through 8 watts of 300B and this is at heart a Cornscala.
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