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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:09 pm

well, i'm not buying anything 'till the very end of the semester, so it can be sent home and i'll actually receive it, and what do you have in mind for cabinets?
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby martini161 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:29 pm

MDF or some kind of hardwood, anything but plywood. the terminals you have on those also look super lossy

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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:51 am

martini161 wrote:MDF or some kind of hardwood, anything but plywood. the terminals you have on those also look super lossy


only parts that are plywood are my handmade tweeter box(which i more or less threw together) and the pressed wood faces for the boxes with 10's

and, the terminals on the receiver?
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby martini161 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:04 pm

skierkid450 wrote:
martini161 wrote:MDF or some kind of hardwood, anything but plywood. the terminals you have on those also look super lossy


only parts that are plywood are my handmade tweeter box(which i more or less threw together) and the pressed wood faces for the boxes with 10's

and, the terminals on the receiver?

no on the speakers

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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Fri May 15, 2009 11:21 am

got the speakers in and the crossover soldered up and screwed in, what can i do for the terminals on the speaker box? what provides the best contacts? or would just contact cleaner do the trick
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby Skippman » Fri May 15, 2009 12:48 pm

You can usually find banana plug style terminals at Radio Shack for pretty reasonable prices. They have a spade connecter on the inside, so you'd solder the wire to a spade and connect that to the terminals, or you could solder them direct to the spade's I suppose. Banana plugs are widely accepted to be the standard speaker internconnect.

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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:21 am

Old Crossover(when i say old, i mean 1975) don't worry about the solder, i was young, and stupid, lol
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby Skippman » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:44 am

Welcome to the future.

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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:19 pm

just a little update: my parents got a new bed frame, and its really big, so it came in big boxes with lots of styrofoam, AND 5/8" Particle Board! not sure why, but i wondered was it wide enough(got two pieces that were about 5' 10" long, and a little over a foot wide) got out the tape measure, and voila it's about an inch wider than i needed, so i took the speaker downstairs, and did the following:
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few swings of a rubber mallet later..
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ended up going with a divider since i had plenty of wood and like to use pounding bass
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i have to make the holes for the speakers to set into now
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby Skippman » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:22 am

skier wrote:just a little update: my parents got a new bed frame, and its really big, so it came in big boxes with lots of styrofoam, AND 5/8" Particle Board! not sure why, but i wondered was it wide enough(got two pieces that were about 5' 10" long, and a little over a foot wide) got out the tape measure, and voila it's about an inch wider than i needed, so i took the speaker downstairs, and did the following:
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few swings of a rubber mallet later..
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ended up going with a divider since i had plenty of wood and like to use pounding bass
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i have to make the holes for the speakers to set into now


NOW you're talking! Good on ya brother!

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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:13 pm

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The reason the hole is so funny shaped:
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Re: Reciever-> Amp?-> Speakers

Postby skier » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:35 pm

put the woofer in and tried it out, there's a LOT of air getting out from around where the speaker screws to the particle board, but no air at all gets past that partition into the bay with the 6 1/5 and tweeter, it also comes out like a jet from this little hole the old crossover used in the back for a frequency knob, which surprised me since the hole is covered up by the new crossover!

(the crossover is slightly raised)
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Re: Skier's Stereo

Postby skier » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:34 pm

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so what do i use for a seal between the speaker and the box? currently when i give it some pounding bass you can hear air getting pushed out and sucked in around the woofer(and you can feel it a lot too)

i'll post a bass test vid if anyone wants to see the woofer in action, currently the one box alone has plenty of bass to shake my room up pretty good
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