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Old 5th December 2015, 10:46 PM   #3441
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As Zia said - tasty work Ray

What finish - if any- did you use on the rear horn mouth?
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Old 6th December 2015, 12:10 AM   #3442
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Thanks, zman and Chris! It took a bit of careful planning to get the layups to match nicely, and I'm very happy with the way the FH3s turned out.

For the rear, I just sanded down the back and edging nice and smooth and did a couple coats of poly. Kept it simple since it looked like it might be a degree of difficulty more to veneer it. Is the flatpak red birch? I like the look of it.

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Here's another shot of the figured eucalyptus and EnABLed driver.
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Old 6th December 2015, 04:32 PM   #3443
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I just finished these today and am listening to the "History of the Eagles" Blu ray. They sounded out of balance and flat before Audyssey was ran, but after they sound great. I finished them using auto paint and an HVLP sprayer. I wet sanded after the first coat and then waxed and buffed them twice after the second. They turned out pretty good, I am a perfectionist when it comes to this sort of thing so I have picked out all the flaws! These took quite some time because when you spray them and try to get an automobile type finish the body has to be perfectly prepared. I went through 4 cycles of priming,filling and sanding. The color was a gray/black metallic pearl single stage paint from "The Coatings Store" which is an online retailer.
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Is the flatpak red birch?
Face veneers are maple.

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Old 6th December 2015, 11:19 PM   #3445
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Being a "shop" grade maple faced plywood with "mill option" selections of face veneers, I've had successive sheets from - 30count lift vary quite a bit in color from one sheet to the next, and front face to back. Yes, some have been a gorgeous pinkish, others almost bleached white, and others with almost curly/ quilted figuring which is almost shame to veneer over

Nice eucalyptus on the baffles
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Old 6th December 2015, 11:39 PM   #3446
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Just sat down to a short comparative listening session to the new Mark Audio Alpair 5.2- FH- lite (raw 1/2" ply), and an MLTL by Dr Lindgren (black walnut veneer)

No conclusion yet as to preference

Anyone else been having problems posting photos from iPad? File size is less than 500k

Edit: ps , now that's jus silly - actually, I'll leave them both - one for our oz and kiwi members

Oh, btw - in the meantime, I think I have reached a conclusion
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Old 7th December 2015, 01:30 AM   #3447
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I just finished these today and am listening to the "History of the Eagles" Blu ray. They sounded out of balance and flat before Audyssey was ran, but after they sound great. I finished them using auto paint and an HVLP sprayer.

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Old 7th December 2015, 07:59 AM   #3448
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Congratulations - elegant and very nicely done!
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Old 7th December 2015, 10:02 AM   #3449
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They serve double duty for music and HT, so powered by an Onkyo receiver and paired with a Dayton 12HO sub. I really love the Alpairs and FH3s. In my room I get response down to 30hz at my seating position with them run full range.
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Please, I would like to know your comments about any issue placing the speakers in a room layout like yours, regarding stereo image, not bass, sub turnned off. Left speaker is near a closed corner while the right one is near a open corridor.

Thanks for comments and sharing good woodworking.
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Old 7th December 2015, 05:49 PM   #3450
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Both cases are showing the left hand enclosure in or very near a corner. Whenever possible I try for symmetrical placement in relation to side wall boundaries - but life has a way of getting in the way of your plans


I'd be inclined to try and pull the rear mouth horns out from the wall to give at least half a meter clearance while listening at least.
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