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Old 4th August 2011, 07:47 PM   #171
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yes, the stealth enclosure intentionally doesn't match the finish of the horns
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Old 4th August 2011, 07:57 PM   #172
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and the "KEY" word of the day today guys is WIFE!!!!



Sorry, i in same boat LOL
40yrs in that canoe (well, it's been a while since there's been any actual paddling)




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chrisb, now you have peaked my interest. What designs are you looking at that score higher on the wife-appealing scale?

after the aforesaid 40yrs, one learns that "acceptance" is far more likely to occur than "appeals to"


While she can admire the style and woodwork of some of the "cute" designs like the prime "-onken" series or FHs, she'd like the enclosures to disappear as much as possible in her space - so far the Castle MT have been the biggest hit both aesthetically and due to placement considerations, sonically.

Scott and Dave have already designed more enclosures than one guy could possibly build in his spare time, but I'm always game to look at something new.
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Old 9th August 2011, 01:27 AM   #173
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The finish onff the speaker in the first post is amazing! How did he do that? I don't see any nail or screw holes at all. Wow great looking kit!!
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Old 9th August 2011, 03:24 AM   #174
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The finish onff the speaker in the first post is amazing! How did he do that? I don't see any nail or screw holes at all. Wow great looking kit!!

post fabrication veneer - not as difficult as you'd think (yellow carpenters glue and clothes iron), but grain matching on these particular enclosures does quickly chew up a full 4x8 sheet and the best part of a day in the shop by the time finish is applied
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Old 16th August 2011, 11:23 PM   #175
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Default WOW!!!

Holy ****. The M.A. alpair 7 drivers in the new F.H. box seriously rock.
I would have NEVER thought it would be able to produce BASS in my room. But they do pressurize the room! Well... OK a big *** Altec 16 incher does have piston to drive you to the prizes rather effortlessly but the Alpair is not that far behind. No doubt that I will try to blend the altec and the alpair but for now...
I got TUNES!!!!!

The build of the F.H. box came out very fine. Boy am I one happy SOB!!!
I had to remove my trusty home brew 45 from the equation but Nelson's kick *** Pass Lab 30.5 SS class A amp does just fine, thank You!


No xover, no step baffle.


Ill post Pix in the AM
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Old 17th August 2011, 04:01 PM   #176
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Phil, I'm looking forward to your pics! sounds like you're quite pleased.
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Old 17th August 2011, 07:25 PM   #177
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Default Not a Fat Pak...

18 mm baltic birch.
Glue up with Titebond Pro
Stained with an oil based white stain.
Then waxed with "Bowling alley wax"
For the stuffing I used an Army surplus wool blanket and pillow fluff.
Internal wire 14 ga solid pure silver wrapped in a cotton jacket.
No spikes as yet but in the shop.

punch list...
spikes
install front baffle cut out so that the speaker basket is flush
Adjust the amount of stuffing.
Enjoy

Equipment that drives the M.A.F.H.
Mac mini with S.S.D. and an external 1 terabyte Glyph HD for the music data
Pure musica Player 1.8
itunes
Lynx Aurora 8 DAC via firewire
Antelope External Clock
Pass Lab 30.5 amp
Oyaide ac wire and plugs
Solid silver interconnects and speaker wire
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Old 17th August 2011, 07:36 PM   #178
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Awesome! great looking finish on the speakers.
Very nice equipment. Enjoy!
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Old 17th August 2011, 07:42 PM   #179
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Phil- nice job on extending the front of bottom shelf for the "little chip amp"

"WOW" pretty much covers the Alpair7 in any enclosure I've yet heard
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Old 21st August 2011, 10:17 AM   #180
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got my flat pak

looks good for next winter project.

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