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Jason_S
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Finishing HDT's
01/24/06 at 03:32:40
 
Varathane... wait... sand...  Varathane... wait... sand... Varathane...

Man, if I knew it was this much hassle I would have put the drivers in last week and listened with my eyes closed.  :-[
The suspense is getting to me.  AHH HA HA HA HA HA!

J
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Yoda
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Re: Finishing HDT's
Reply #1 - 01/24/06 at 04:22:11
 
I put my drivers in 1.25 years ago, and they are still raw MDF....
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teepeeworks
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Reply #2 - 01/24/06 at 04:51:18
 
Jason,

Could be worse, could be:

HDT's: $2220 Canadian
Shipping: I forget exactly but several hundred
Taxes: $233

I guess our dollar is doing much better know, I bought mine near record lows.

Take care,

Corey  :)
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Jason_S
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Reply #3 - 01/24/06 at 05:18:07
 
I dunno Corey.  

Table Saw $700
Used Router, $50
Router Bit Set $100.
Another Router Bit $25
Yet another Router Bit $25
And yet another router bit set $60 (the expensive one because it was the only one in town)
Plans & Stuff $100
MDF $100
Drivers $500 (same exchange rate and taxes, welcome to Canada)
More materials $50.
Plywood for the exterior $45  (cause veneer was $200)
Passives $50
Phone calls $50
Going to walmart for Foam $100  ($6 for foam, $95 other crap while there)

I'm thinking ordering them ready made is Cheap.  That doesn't take into consideration the time to build them or the 2 years getting around to it either...

Jason

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Rap
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Reply #4 - 01/24/06 at 20:08:01
 
Took me 2 weeks veneer and all cost about $1000 (donīt count tools I use anyway Smiley) The veneer (mahogany 2 foot wide) only cost 50$ while the acoustic foam cost me 150$ Angry for 9 square feet! Go figure

Would have cost about 6000$ !!!!! to import so it was a no brainier. Yoda get veneering! the HDTīs deserve to look good Smiley
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teepeeworks
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Reply #5 - 01/24/06 at 21:09:29
 
Jason,

You forgot to add:

"And having all those tools around to build walls of diffusors, priceless!"

Take care,

Corey
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Chris K
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Reply #6 - 01/25/06 at 02:44:36
 
Building something really gives you a realistec point of view, yes?
IMHO building it yourself may or may not save you a few bucks but ultimately self-build is a labor of love and of wanting to say "I built it myself". Now designing a speaker, implementing the discovery, and then tweaking and testing to a high level of satisfaction (others as well as your own) now that must be a super "feeling".  ;D
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Jason_S
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Reply #7 - 01/25/06 at 06:13:05
 
[quote author=teepeeworks  link=1138077160/0#5 date=1138136969]Jason,

You forgot to add:

"And having all those tools around to build walls of diffusors, priceless!"

Take care,

Corey [/quote]

They are on the list Smiley  Right after the Wo32

J
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Jason_S
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Reply #8 - 01/25/06 at 06:19:17
 
[quote author=Chris K  link=1138077160/0#6 date=1138157076]Building something really gives you a realistec point of view, yes?
IMHO building it yourself may or may not save you a few bucks but ultimately self-build is a labor of love and of wanting to say "I built it myself". Now designing a speaker, implementing the discovery, and then tweaking and testing to a high level of satisfaction (others as well as your own) now that must be a super "feeling".  ;D [/quote]

Definately a good feeling.
I'm more into the automotive/metal side of things so the woodworking is a nice change.

I thought for a first speaker project, it would be good to go with a 'trusted' design.  You can learn a lot by working through someone elses design process.  I watched a friend of mine go through building a set of nice looking speakers that sounded really marginal.

J
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Jason_S
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Reply #9 - 02/05/06 at 23:40:38
 
Well,  Got tired of finishing, decided they were good enough so I installed the foam, drivers and glued the passives in.

Who hoo!  Now I can start on something different, like a wo32.

J
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Rap
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Reply #10 - 02/06/06 at 00:05:22
 
Donīt forget to give the HDTīs a listen Smiley
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Jason_S
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Reply #11 - 02/06/06 at 00:17:07
 
I have.
I hope they change -  DRASTICALLY.

J
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Rap
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Reply #12 - 02/06/06 at 00:31:07
 
If you have a new Fostex in them donīt worry they will. Mine had me graiting my teeth and pulling hairs for the first week Sad  :'( Now it just gets better and better  ??? were will it end Smiley
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franksmith
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Reply #13 - 02/06/06 at 15:47:44
 
How long do you evaluate a good burn-in period ?

I'm about 200 hours on mine.
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Rap
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Reply #14 - 02/06/06 at 15:57:05
 
"Moībetta makes it more better "200 hourīs is minimum IMHO Iīd think 4-800 with them still getting everso slightly better even after 2000 hourīs But this is with the old fostex cone type
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