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Old 14th January 2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Carbon Fiber be used for speaker material?

Here is a link for some carbon fiber sheets. What use can this be used for? Layering the front baffle? Adding a layer to curved side walls in the cabinet? Any ideas?

http://www.fibreglast.com/products.p...1663dff&area=6
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Old 15th January 2003, 08:57 PM   #2
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Take a look at this:

http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?644

It's Rockport Technologies new speaker which has a cabinet made of layed up carbon fiber.
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Old 15th January 2003, 10:49 PM   #3
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Default I want to build Rockport speaker cabinets

...well almost. Everything except the molded walls

WHat material and where to buy that black felt Rockport uses around the tweeter baffle?

The Cabinet I want to build would closely resemble the ROckport. 3way deesign with no parallel walls. SLanted back mid-tweet baffle. What is the angle in degrees is that baffle anyway?

My plans were to line the interior with BlackHole5 and wool filled.

Mount the cross over in its own chamber.

About curved walls. I could just go cheap and build the whole thing with straight walls. I don't know how to make curves.

Basically thats the idea. Does anyone have cabinet plans that fit this description? If someone could send me plans for the cabinet and crossover plans with driver selction I would even pay them for this. I have no idea how to do it. But I can follow instructions!

What about build up of differant woods glued to the MDF sides besides using Veneer? good bad idea?

Layer of something in between?

I want a sonically dead cabinet as close to the ROckport I can get.
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Old 15th January 2003, 10:51 PM   #4
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Default Thank you Twangbar

Thanks Twang that was a good read. How would you layer that material up? On the outsides of the MDF cabinet with what glue?

Or no MDF at all. I've read that alot of people are now adding an internal layer of plywood in MDF cabinets...
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