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Old 31st October 2012, 10:56 PM   #1
ktuuri is offline ktuuri  Canada
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Default New Acoustat Frames

I thought it was time to share some pics of my new Acoustat Frames.
I didn't want to show any pics until they were 100% finished, but it looks like that could be a while.

And since I tried posting this an hour ago and my computer ate my entire post, I'll try to be brief.

Sorry for the poor pics, I had much better pics, but my other camera seems to have got lost in the move somewhere.

Still some sanding to do and then I plan on doing about 3-4 coats of wet sanding with Tung oil, then I can put the grills on.

These were Org. Acoustat X with tube servo amps. The org. panels were angled, which is great for bigger rooms, but most of my listens is in nearfield.
So I took out the inner frames from my X frames and I cut them and rejoined them so that were now flat panels.

Then I moved onto the main frames. I used 3/4" Birdseye Maple for the top layer, then 3/4" of Murtle wood for the next layer and 3/4" Maple for the back, for a sold piece of beauty at just over 2" after finished.
They are about 58" tall.

Then came the base, this is 2" thick Maple at 23" x 33" , I was going to put an inner layer of Murtle wood in this, but someone in the shop misplaced my Murtle wood. So I used all Maple for the base with a 3/4" layer of Birdseye on top.

The wooden struts you see on the back are Rosewood that someone left in our shop along time ago. So I made full use of them. The base and the struts are detachable.

I have made a few projects with woodwork and really love working with wood. I'm very pleased with how things worked out.


The inner frame is just attached with a few screws right now, but I did make some nice Maple L-brackets 3" wide for that task.

We'll get to the sound after! :O) :O)

I have had my system in storage most of the past 1 1/2 years.
But I did manage to get it setup for about 3 months this past summer.
That was just enough time for me to get my long overdue New Frame project started.

I just moved from Vancouver Canada to Calgary and I didn't want to get overwhelmed by the Tung oil on the 1000 km trip. Back into storage they have went and I'm not sure when I will get them setup again.
But it sure was a fun project and well worth the time I put into it.

Looking forward to the day I set them up again, right now, I'm going through withdrawal, I'm miss my Babies!!
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Old 31st October 2012, 11:10 PM   #2
tyu is offline tyu  United States
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Funny others have not done this....
The org. panels were angled, which is great for bigger rooms, but most of my listens is in nearfield.....
Mybe better for biger room...
I have found most like 99% of rooms are setup for one person...not a group...it like set you speakers up to sound good for other but not YOU!....gofigg
Yes I have setup my Acoustat m3 type setup 3ea9" like yours....flat...like the quad 57s an all RogerSanders...sound is the best i have got out of the Acoustats...
Thanks for the pic...great work...goodluck
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Old 1st November 2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Vey nice job! Please post more pics when you have them completed.
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Old 2nd November 2012, 11:39 PM   #4
ktuuri is offline ktuuri  Canada
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Thanks guys.
I will keep you updated, I have a few pics of some trick Isolation bases I made under the speakers.
I'll post them later.
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