Almost There... Huff... Puff...

Completely veneered and routed. My second veneering job, and I'm pretty happy with the results. This time, the veneer was applied to the baffle before the drivers cutouts and recesses were routed. I told my wife I'll be real good at this after the 15th pair of speakers... You can imagine the look I got. Well I can always sleep in the home theatre tonight.

Hong

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Update

Well guys,

It's almost done, and very inexpensive. 2.2 cu ft vented box housing a Vifa M26 woofer and a Hi-Vi TM1A. Will be crossed at 900/4500 (the xo is not in yet). Removable baffle, veneered with paper-backed oak. I'll probably add a glossy black piece to the top, and a base with spikes. I'm working on a measurement system with SoundEasy/mic/preamp, and post the results soon. The graph will probably look horrible, but hey, you don't run before you walk.

Hong

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maxw

Member
2004-06-10 7:23 am
Berlin
hongrn said:
The woofer is a Vifa M26, and I use a Hi-Vi mid-tweeter combo, the TM1A (hence the comment above about driver positions). Flush mounting these suckers weren't easy.

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How much were they and where did you get them!?
How do they sound?
 

Pat.P

Member
2005-08-22 5:59 pm
Very nice box and like the way you made the removable baffle.I got a large radial arm saw but no room in the city to use .Bought it with all the datto ,molding bits ,sanding wheels .It been sitting in my brothers garage at least 14 years ,time to make room for it if I want to built a nice box like you did.Pat.P
 
Thanks David,

The baffle is 1-3/8" thick, a combination of a 3/4" MDF piece glued to a 5/8" piece. It fits in the box like a cork in a bottle. Weatherstripping foam seals the gap between the baffle and the box. 4 allen head bolts screw onto T-nuts installed in the box (see pic). It's completely airtight.

Hong

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Pat.P said:
Very nice box and like the way you made the removable baffle.I got a large radial arm saw but no room in the city to use .Bought it with all the datto ,molding bits ,sanding wheels .It been sitting in my brothers garage at least 14 years ,time to make room for it if I want to built a nice box like you did.Pat.P


Where did you manage to find all of the moulding heads, sanding disks etc. I got a nice RAS in my garage that I use for cross cutting mostly...but I would love to get some accessories like a router collet/drill chuck/moulding head/sanding disk...etc. Sooo many people underestimate what you can do with a RAS these days, there a great tool if they are set up properly. ;)

G.
 

Pat.P

Member
2005-08-22 5:59 pm
Gcollier said:



Where did you manage to find all of the moulding heads, sanding disks etc. I got a nice RAS in my garage that I use for cross cutting mostly...but I would love to get some accessories like a router collet/drill chuck/moulding head/sanding disk...etc. Sooo many people underestimate what you can do with a RAS these days, there a great tool if they are set up properly. ;)

G.

They all came from Sears ( Canada).I also have the chuck for drill press and drum sanding .What I like about a RAS is you see your work from the top .Pat.P
 
How do the mid and tweeter sound? Any updates?

They sound great to me. I don't think they're in the same league as the Morel MDM55 mid or other high price tweeters, but if you're looking for a combo that's inexpensive, easy to cross, easy to mount (in spite of the odd shape), and has very decent performance, go can't go wrong with these, IMHO.