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Old 7th January 2007, 06:03 AM   #11
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Something like this from Parts Express?
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Old 7th January 2007, 06:48 AM   #12
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Fantastic cabinets, as are the Madisound ones.

You guys in North America are really spoilt for choice.

Having to build my own cabinets, it takes me months.

If I access to those babies, I would probably be building a different pair of speakers every fortnight...
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Old 7th January 2007, 11:52 AM   #13
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CNC Tooling, automated finishing, access to raw materials etc. give these guys a big advantage when discussing "terms of trade". In fact, that part of the US where Partsexpress is located is a hub of activity for CNC woodworking.

It may sound disingenuous, but I have found that you can get decent cabinets in older KLH, Dynakit, Pioneer, Advent stuff -- you gut out the speakers and crossovers, reinforce the innards with 1/2" MDF -- and you don't have to pay shipping across the world since they are so often available at thrift stores. As I have said, all my kids growing up had wonderful speakers and stereo receivers (including a Fisher 700) that were detritus at the Millburn NJ dump!

As you can see, I am descended from a long line of rag-pickers.
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Old 7th January 2007, 12:43 PM   #14
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I use silicone sealant to seal drivers. It seals and you can get the driver off if you use enough force(''
Its important not to have any leaks.
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Old 7th January 2007, 01:12 PM   #15
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Yogi,

Yes, I did add gasketing around the woofer and all the way around the front baffle seal. I used that formable stuff available from Parts Express. It's part number 269-300. Looks like it's on Buy Out right now. It works great.

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Old 7th January 2007, 01:22 PM   #16
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You really should use polyurethane glue to attach the baffle on the PE enclusures when you are satisfied with the design. There is substantially less cabinet vibration/resonance with the baffle glued on.

I agree they are very nice, and sturdy cabinets. The vertical brace works well.
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Old 7th January 2007, 01:32 PM   #17
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Anyone have trouble with swirl marks and/or scratches on the front baffle?
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Old 7th January 2007, 02:34 PM   #18
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"Anyone have trouble with swirl marks and/or scratches on the front baffle?"

The problem is that in order to prevent scuffing you need to put contact paper on the baffle when doing the cut outs. This left alot of residue behind, so I did my best to clean up with rubbing alcohol.
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Old 7th January 2007, 03:25 PM   #19
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Interesting.

How about cling film?

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Old 7th January 2007, 03:27 PM   #20
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Just put masking tape on the bases of all your tools. Much easier.
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