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Old 16th November 2014, 05:45 AM   #1041
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The FC construction is super easy. Cut one long strip the width of the speaker, then crease and fold it to match the design drawn on the side panel. Glue one section at a time starting with the back, then bottom, then driver baffle, then part above driver and then the duct and internal divider. It is one long piece with no cuts. Use hot melt glue so your hands can be the clamps (for 40 seconds). Then glue on the opposite side panel. Then the top. Make sure you add bracing along the way. Then add the K aperture. A FC K aperture sounds better than a stiff wooden one.
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Old 16th November 2014, 07:09 PM   #1042
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So... 90% there! Just a bit of finish sanding and lacquer and done!

I could not help but hook them up for a test run. "desktop speakers they are NOT".

First impression is BASS! In spades. Using a tubelab simple pp at the moment.

Thanks for all of the guidance guys, these are great.

Xrk971, you were right, I am pretty sure they get down into the 40's with the SEAS FA22RCZ..

more to come...
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Old 16th November 2014, 07:11 PM   #1043
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Old 16th November 2014, 07:56 PM   #1044
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mctavish- they are beautiful. love the cork on the bevel piece.
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Old 16th November 2014, 08:07 PM   #1045
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Thanks! It was the easiest way to flush-mount the driver and i was hoping it would have some dampening effect as well.
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Old 16th November 2014, 08:39 PM   #1046
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WoW! - they look fabulous - hows the highs and mids on your SEAS? how does it sound on percussion ? - the aperture on these things can sometimes be extended to full height when it comes to a tapered point. here's a regular Karlson type 2-way K18 of mine to illustrate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img5...ak18scrap5.jpg

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Old 16th November 2014, 08:59 PM   #1047
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Sorry Mctavish, I didn't fully followed the thread, what are the drivers you are using ?
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Old 16th November 2014, 09:08 PM   #1048
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H1597-08 FA22RCZ



Quite a nice unit from SEAS of Norway...
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Old 16th November 2014, 09:27 PM   #1049
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So... 90% there! Just a bit of finish sanding and lacquer and done!

I could not help but hook them up for a test run. "desktop speakers they are NOT".

First impression is BASS! In spades. Using a tubelab simple pp at the moment.

Thanks for all of the guidance guys, these are great.

Xrk971, you were right, I am pretty sure they get down into the 40's with the SEAS FA22RCZ..

more to come...
Beautiful job on the speakers! Glad they turned out to sound nice beyond your expectations. 40Hz is not too shabby can you refresh out memory - is this 0.53x scale?
Congrats!



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Old 16th November 2014, 10:11 PM   #1050
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the beverage bottle is probably around 9" tall so they might be made from Greg B's original Karlsonator8 plans https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...lsonator-8.png

Thejessman built the first Karlsonator8 pair to my knowledge - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9872967&type=3

whats does akabak say for this size with the SEAS? would it work well with my W8-1772 Tangband?

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