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Old 10th July 2015, 12:17 AM   #21
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All I was hoping for here was a..."yeah that might work, let us know how it works out"...
Of course it will work.... why wouldn't it?

There's lots of benefits to laminating wood..... read the BBC paper to set your mind alight.
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Old 10th July 2015, 12:18 AM   #22
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Maybe the thread title had something to do with it .
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Old 10th July 2015, 12:21 AM   #23
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Im sitting on a pile of paperstone for a late summer cabinet build. Talk about density. Paperstone baffles, bamboo rest.
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Old 10th July 2015, 12:26 AM   #24
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As Apple-Jack would say:

"EeeYuup"

I was worried for a second we had a brony in our midst. But it's apple-jacks brother, big mac who says "Eeeyup".

I blame my daughters...
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Old 10th July 2015, 12:27 AM   #25
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Talk about density.
High density by itself is not a positive attribute of a panel material. In a simplistic comparison given 2 materials with the same stiffness and damping, the less dense one will have the edge.

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Old 10th July 2015, 01:19 AM   #26
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I was worried for a second we had a brony in our midst. But it's apple-jacks brother, big mac who says "Eeeyup".

I blame my daughters...
Late night confusion.....
I blame myself after getting my 'skinner' to make a 'Pinky Pie' skin for my Ferrari F430-GT3 sim-race car for a league.

Got my god-daughter into MLP-FiM...... she's doomed!
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MDF is also prone to absorbing moisture as I bet HDF is but not as much. I think after building anything with MDF it should be sealed someway before any other process takes place.
I made some mobile disco speaker boxes from veneered mdf and got caught in a shower one night carrying them into a gig.
They swelled up badly.

I now use 18mm plywood as that is less prone to damp.
Its easy to work with. Its not the best finish but I cover my boxes with thin carpet which is hard wearing.
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The best cabinet material !!!!
I'd be surprised if laminated HDF wasn't a good cabinet material. Put some curves in it and it could be real nice. I hope to do so in the near future.

Dave and I have both used the bamboo ply and love it. Alas, it's $300 a sheet here.
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$300 a sheet here.
Alas more than that here (a while ago thou). And 4x6' sheets.

Back when you used it (in the WA days) they didn't have the REALLY good stranded stuff.

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Old 13th July 2015, 05:43 AM   #30
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The ideal cabinet material really depends on your school of thought; there are a ton of commercial brands using CNC aluminum and simply trying to make the cabinet as inert as possible, with little and even sometimes no damping material. On the other hand, you have those people who believe in a cabinet that damps (i.e. stores) a significant amount of the driver's energy and then releasing that energy. Technically, the correct answer would be the former. Many would say that technical is not musical, and depending on the speaker in question, I don't disagree but in my personnal experince speakers built around the "stiffness and little stored energy" concept tend to do the little things right. The imaging tends to be tighter, dynamic contrast and even tonal differences are usually better defined in speakers like this. The reason for this, I assume, is the fact that stiffer cabinets tend to release the energy they store faster, so therefore the brain is processing the original signal produced by the actual driver and nit the cabinet. I believe this is called the Precedence Effect, this would explain it, I believe.
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