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My Retirement Theater construction Thread...

ellisr63

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We have decided to forgo the open baffle version for now. The cabinets are taking a while right now due to the size and weight of the MDF panels...my friend is trying to come up with a way that he can move the pieces by himself to work on them. Hopefully next week he will have a solution.
Once I get the speakers in my house... I will look at a way to adapt a OB design too.
 

ellisr63

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How things change over a short period of time. Currently I have all of the front 3 as open baffle. I have only hooked up one and it has a muffled sound so I def got some work ahead to figure out why. Today I hope to get the support built for the framework on the other 2. Once I get that far I plan on hooking up the other 2 to see if they have the same problem. I am hoping that the compression driver is the problem as I have a few backups. If I cannot find my battery charger for my drill... I might just install REW and see what it shows.
 

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Today my friend Chris sent me a few adjustments to the crossover, and the sound is a huge improvement. Vocals are nice and clear and have a bit of warmth to them too. I know that if I build a cabinet the sound will most likely go even deeper than it does now.
 

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I now have all 3 assembled,but I amunassembling and reassembling with a different frame, and also making sure everything makes up as good as I can get it. I am going all my part with a circ saw, jigsaw, chop saw, and a drill. I wish I still had my
Table saw. I hope to be able to get some Bondo so I can start plugging holes and kerfs. I am aking all 3 assemblies as close to identical as possible. I am even drilling the holes using another ones as a template, as I do not want to worry about which part went to which speaker. I will post some pics up later this week of how the latest version (final) looks. It is very heavy
y,and very strong!