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Old 29th November 2007, 03:05 PM   #591
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Sadly offtopic, I feel obliged providing you with a better view then.
This was two weeks before the tent incident.
Too bad all this didn't make until Christmas.

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Old 29th November 2007, 03:09 PM   #592
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Lookin' good. Even though its hard, try not to rush the painting process. Mine took 6 coats of primer and 5 coats of color + the clear coats.

Good luck,
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Hey, that's a lot of paint!
Was that a two component polyurethane filler/primer?

Why so many layers...did you identify flaws that you wanted to sand down?

Have you had any skewing of the MDF boards in the box since the paintjob? I really have a bad feeling about the joints starting to show after a while...
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Old 29th November 2007, 04:16 PM   #593
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Those pictures are killing me.... (As I sit here in 70* weather in South Louisiana)

I lived in Northern Japan and really enjoyed the snow.. A forgiven substance to us Cajuns.

I don't think the joints will open if they were glued well, but several coats of paint just make for a MUCH better finish.
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Stunning. Being of Norse blood msyelf, that sight speaks to me.
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Stunning. Being of Norse blood msyelf, that sight speaks to me.
Except for the low tree count looks like it did around here on Mon/Tues (all gone now)

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Old 30th November 2007, 02:45 PM   #596
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Hey, that's a lot of paint!
Was that a two component polyurethane filler/primer?

Why so many layers...did you identify flaws that you wanted to sand down?

Have you had any skewing of the MDF boards in the box since the paintjob? I really have a bad feeling about the joints starting to show after a while...

Yep, it was a lot of paint. I used Oxford Ultma water base in a HVLP sprayer, many thin coats are better than a few heavy coats.
After 3 coats of primer, I sanded the whole mess (man what a mess) down with 3M brand 220 sponge sandpaper. Wiped 'em down with a tack cloth, 3 more coats and sanded again.
BTW only the tops and baffles are painted!!!! The sides are cherry laminate, aging nicely.
Be patient, take your time it will be worth your extra effort.

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Old 2nd December 2007, 11:28 AM   #597
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First two coats of primer is applied.

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Started sanding yesterday. Man, that's hard work-
I also saw some spots where I need some more filler.
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Old 3rd December 2007, 04:43 PM   #598
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Default Active X-over Newb question

I'm interested in putting together an biamped Thor. What is the definition/difference of acoustic x-order (2nd, 3rd, 4th) as opposed to electrical (12db, 24db) when it comes to selecting the correct slope?

I was thinking 24db/octave active crossover. Does the slope need to be this steep or is there an advantage to this approach with the Thor??

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Old 3rd December 2007, 07:38 PM   #599
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What Thor design is that. Very nice looking. I would match the rest of the cherry I have around the house.


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Yep, it was a lot of paint. I used Oxford Ultma water base in a HVLP sprayer, many thin coats are better than a few heavy coats.
After 3 coats of primer, I sanded the whole mess (man what a mess) down with 3M brand 220 sponge sandpaper. Wiped 'em down with a tack cloth, 3 more coats and sanded again.
BTW only the tops and baffles are painted!!!! The sides are cherry laminate, aging nicely.
Be patient, take your time it will be worth your extra effort.

Ron
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Old 4th December 2007, 06:42 AM   #600
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Crossover slopes and orders defined here
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Those Thors were designed by Scottmoose and Planet 10 legends here on this site. I give them all the credit for how they sound. I changed their plans from rectangular ones to curved myself, all important aspects of the redesigned and upgraded Thors were kept the same. I rounded the sides and narrowed the backs to make the design my own style. I increased the depth from the plans SM and P10 designed to allow for the decrease in cabinet volume. Thanks for the kind words. They sound wonderful.
Expensive but wonderful.

After you finish the painting and set the drivers in place, give them about 200 hours to "break in". I thought they sounded good right away but noticed they got better at around 50, 120, 160 hours play time. Don't make snap judgments on the initial listening session. Mine were so bright I tweeked the tone(s) a lot. They are now back to flat.
Sanding is a lot of work but it pays off, try to be paitent with yourself and remember how many hours you have into them at this point. Don't rush the part that will show forever!
Looking very good.
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