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Old 30th October 2007, 04:25 PM   #541
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They sounded exquisite at low levels even in that sub-optimal setting. The transition to distress was not abrupt but it was definite. It was exactly what I would expect from an Aleph.

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Old 30th October 2007, 04:34 PM   #542
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It appears he has used carpet pad for sound insulation.....hmmmm.........concidering the cost of the drivers and the price of labor involved, I'm not sure it's a good combination. The carpet pad is VERY dense and will absorb quite a bit of cabinet resonance (perhaps too much) and it takes up precious interior volume from the speaker. As to how to hold up the "stuffing", if you use long haired wool as I did, or polyfill (pillow stuffing) you could :

Hot melt glue it to the sides
Staple gun it to the insides
Use insulation "stabs" (stiff wire held in place like spring steel)
Use carpenters glue (lay cabinet on side while drying)
or use horizontal shelving for bracing support like I did.

You'll find a way that works for you.

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Old 30th October 2007, 09:08 PM   #543
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I'm sure I'll do.

Spec says filling of 8 grams/liter. I got Dacron filling at 7 grams and sheeps wool at 9 grams so it'll be 50/50.
That's doing it by the numbers, folks!

The MDF is cut and ready, so I'll start putting it together tomorrow.
Thanks again for all support so far.
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Old 31st October 2007, 12:40 AM   #544
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WaHooo,
You go!
We want photos!!!
Have fun and do it right the first time.

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Old 31st October 2007, 02:53 AM   #545
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Spec says filling of 8 grams/liter. I got Dacron filling at 7 grams and sheeps wool at 9 grams so it'll be 50/50.
Let me know how that works... i always speculated as to whether such a mix would bring wool's damping properties together with ployfluff's tendency to stay in one place.

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Old 2nd November 2007, 01:08 AM   #546
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New day - new ideas.

What about this: Adding an extra baffle piece in a different color or wood, just to break the otherwise sleek lines of the box.
Perhaps half an inch thick.

How would this affect performance?

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Today has been a day of drilling. I've got MDF dust just about everywhere from the swiss cheezing.

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There's a lot of logistic issues to address before everything rolls. One thing I'm working on now is doing a jig for the router to do the holes in the baffle. There are no Jasper jigs available over here..
Speaking of MDF: Do you guys nail&glue, screw&glue, plug&glue...or just glue?
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Old 2nd November 2007, 01:26 AM   #547
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That MDF sure makes a dusty mess, we were cleaning up afterwards for weeks. Wife has banished my MDF cut to outside the garage from now on.
Your baffles look good, nice holes. Reminds me of "Whack-a-Mole"
For cabinet layup I used (with good results) Titebond 3 waterproof wood glue with 5/8" & 1" pin nails to hold things while the glue set overnight. Lots & Lots of clamps too. Mine were roundish so I had to use ratcheting straps on the curved parts. Use lots of glue and a moist to wet rag to clean up the mess when it ooses out. I think the glue bonds best with ~15lbs of pressure until set. Yours may be different.

As far as the Router Jig goes, Madisound will ship you one. Make sure it fits your router. Some don't and you'll end up redrilling your router base, Which is OK if you don't mind the extra work.
Keep us informed.....looking good.....thanks for the pics.

I can't speak with any authority as to what the extra baffle will do to the sound, but the original is just the opposite IIRC. Somebody will be along shortly with the technical answer as to why.....sound diffraction.......baffle step........phase timing.......
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Old 2nd November 2007, 03:29 AM   #548
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Default router jig

Hi,

For the jig, you can do one yourself. Have a look here: http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/v...cc876704344a48

The one i did is even simpler. I'm only using a screw, two spacers and a bolt instead of the small plastic part that you can see on the picture (second post).

I can post pic tomorrow if you need.

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Old 2nd November 2007, 05:47 AM   #549
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Ca Marche bien!

That is true DIY! Just the way we like it.

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i have this tool for about 10 years now ,don`t know if they still sell it,but try perfect circle.
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