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Old 28th February 2020, 01:01 PM   #1
ttwjmw is offline ttwjmw
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Default Maggie .7 Clone Build

Here is my Maggie .7-ish clone I just completed. Started this because I was board with building box speakers, but was not expecting much. These have now replaced the speakers in my main system. I was very surprised at how much I liked the sound. For those who care about bass, using test tones I have good response down to 45hz, then drops off rapidly below that.

Pictures attached of the final speakers (minus trim, still deciding what I want), response (in room, center of panel height, 60" away, 1/24 smoothing), and random build pictures. I also included a picture of my first failure. I originally tried to make just the panel first using the perforated metal base and steel spacers, but it wasn't strong enough after stretching and attaching the mylar and spontaneously disassembled itself. The final product has the perforated metal and spacers (now wood for better adhesion to the mylar) directly screwed to the frame. Probably better this way anyway.

Here are the details for those who like details (sorry for mixed units)
Dimensions overal 15"x54"
Mylar unsupported dimension 11"x46", 0.005" thickness
Frame - 18mm Baltic Birch (less dust then MDF when cutting and stiffer)
Perforated metal - 0.036" thick, 0.075" hole size, 51% open area
Spacers - 3mm thickness craft plywood
Magnets - 0.06" thickness, tweeter width 0.125", woofer width 0.25"
- Seven rows for tweeter, 26 rows for woofer
- Approximately 0.08" spacing for all
Aluminum - 3M aluminum tapes, tweeter 0.0012" thickness approximately 2mm wide
- Woofer 0.0028" thickness approximately 2.8mm wide
- Cut using a roll cutter and adding a second blade with washer spacers to get correct width (unroll, cut about 18" length and repeat for about 1 hour for each woofer)
- Tweeter about 3.8 ohm, woofer about 4.2 ohm
X-Over - Single 2.5mH inductor on the woofer gives close to a 1st order acoustic roll off around 1khz. Single 25uF cap on tweeter gives a 1st order initial acoustic roll off which steepens after. Final response is pretty flat and sounds great to my ears. Ended up padding the tweeter with 1.2ohm resistor in room as it was a little bright to me.

That's about it. Hope you enjoyed my project.
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File Type: jpg Final Panels.jpg (825.7 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg Naked Panel.jpg (568.5 KB, 138 views)
File Type: jpg Response.jpg (97.8 KB, 146 views)
File Type: jpg Raw Drivers.jpg (119.4 KB, 134 views)
File Type: jpg X-Over Response.jpg (120.1 KB, 131 views)
File Type: jpg Frame Build.jpg (460.5 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg Mylar Stretching.jpg (820.7 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg Aluminum Slitting.jpg (940.7 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg Tweeter Foil.jpg (596.3 KB, 89 views)
File Type: jpg Failure.jpg (520.1 KB, 91 views)
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Old 28th February 2020, 01:46 PM   #2
boswald is offline boswald  United States
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Great job!
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Old 28th February 2020, 03:21 PM   #3
Webbi is offline Webbi  Germany
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Cool, I like it!
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Old 28th February 2020, 05:21 PM   #4
Webbi is offline Webbi  Germany
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One question, where you buy the magnets?
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Old 29th February 2020, 08:00 PM   #5
ttwjmw is offline ttwjmw
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Thanks Webbi

I got them from a Canadian company.

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They have high energy strip magnets and will sell by 100 ft quantities.
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