Go Back   Home > Forums > >

microTower Revisited
microTower Revisited
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 21st January 2021, 06:12 PM   #101
cogitech is offline cogitech  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
cogitech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kamloops, BC
microTower Revisited
I don't own a router. I though about something similar, but with inset magnets. Never got past the thinking stage. Moved on to other distractions.

The plastic covers will do the trick for the foreseeable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:29 PM   #102
planet10 is offline planet10  Canada
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
microTower Revisited
Quote:
Originally Posted by cogitech View Post
Save the plastic protective covers...
They are not very good plastic covers, i would be careful with them and i expect use will cause them to die.

dave
__________________
Stay safe. Stay home. Respect the 2m bubble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:34 PM   #103
planet10 is offline planet10  Canada
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
microTower Revisited
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigun View Post
Id suggest using a router to create a small rebate / ditch in a square shape, set back from the edges and fashion a grill cloth to sit on top with the cloth fixed to a square frame that simply drops into the routed slot.
I have a box full of metal mesh circular grills, we have use dthem for SDX7, SF W14 & A10. Anyone wants some id hate to toss them in the metal recysle.

Here on the W14 on the sides of Tysen V2 (now veneered [and for sale])

Click the image to open in full size.

dave
__________________
Stay safe. Stay home. Respect the 2m bubble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:40 PM   #104
cogitech is offline cogitech  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
cogitech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kamloops, BC
microTower Revisited
A nice offer, Dave. The dust and whatnot will go right through them, no?

I plan to be very gentle with the plastic covers, for now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:42 PM   #105
planet10 is offline planet10  Canada
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
microTower Revisited
Dust blows off, finger pokes or an errant drinking glass do not.

dave
__________________
Stay safe. Stay home. Respect the 2m bubble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:51 PM   #106
cogitech is offline cogitech  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
cogitech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kamloops, BC
microTower Revisited
Worse than dust is cooking fumes. Our kitchen is right next to our living room.

The top EL70s eventually collected enough to become slightly tacky, which the dust loved to adhere to. Blowing was insufficient. Physical contact was required. This bugged me. The metal grilles would not do the trick for this issue.

I suppose the real solution is metal grilles on the top drivers, plus a cloth grille/frame for the top and sides (like the cloth covers in the sample photos in the microTower PDF).

Last edited by cogitech; 21st January 2021 at 06:56 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:55 PM   #107
planet10 is offline planet10  Canada
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
microTower Revisited
The box from those photos is downstairs :^)

Cooking fumes are a problem. With the paper EL70 they will penetrate the cone, the metal cones can (very) carefully be wiped does with 9% isopropanol. Much better to not have to do it at all.

dave
__________________
Stay safe. Stay home. Respect the 2m bubble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 06:55 PM   #108
von Ah is offline von Ah  United States
diyAudio Member
 
von Ah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Here’s what I’ve done for 10 years:
Magnet attached grilles for MA drivers, good or bad idea

I considered the steel plus fabric idea back then, but never made it happen.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 07:01 PM   #109
cogitech is offline cogitech  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
cogitech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kamloops, BC
microTower Revisited
I like that solution, von AH.

Upon seeing closer photos of your microTowers, it looks like the driver holes/rebates are perfectly sized for your drivers. I suspect there might not be enough room there to easily slide the plastic covers on. Although it is basically irrelevant because you have a protective solution already.

Last edited by cogitech; 21st January 2021 at 07:09 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2021, 07:12 PM   #110
cogitech is offline cogitech  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
cogitech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kamloops, BC
microTower Revisited
I'm thinking about this more and I think you metal mesh guys are right. Lots of good points made in that old thread.

Dave, are the "A10" grilles for Alpair 10? Would there be a way to utilize them with P7 without it looking ugly?

Last edited by cogitech; 21st January 2021 at 07:25 PM.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


microTower RevisitedHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Castle Microtower build zman01 Full Range 39 17th May 2020 08:59 PM
microTower bipolar ML-TL for CHR-70 or EL70 planet10 Full Range 665 31st May 2019 07:13 PM
newbee question regarding microtower stevros Full Range 2 16th August 2011 05:05 PM
Looking for Baltimore-DC Area carpenter to build EL70 MicroTower cabinets von Ah Full Range 70 18th July 2011 09:26 PM
Prices on Pensil cabinets and microtower cabinets TWills Planet 10 hifi 9 31st January 2011 03:21 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2021 diyAudio
Wiki