Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Decware Audio Forums
04/19/14 at 19:56:52


Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 19
Send Topic Print
To say the least, the anticipation is building ... (Read 50820 times)
gnat leader
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #75 - 03/21/06 at 02:30:17
 
I bought the Kregg jig a while back and really love it. Wish I had more time to fiddle with woodworking and speaker building.

-Brad-
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #76 - 03/21/06 at 02:39:30
 
[quote author=BIG_GEOFF  link=1139429263/60#71 date=1142904705]Hey guys,  I'm not sure if i missed out on something here, if those are going to be regular imperials or SO's but shouldnt the top and the bottom both be two layers of wood  ???(or mdf if thats what your using) ?  it didnt seem like that from the photos. Maybe im just not seeing it all ..... [/quote]

Hey BIG_GEOFF,

First ..... you have a great name .....
My son's name is Geoff, and he's pretty big as well ..... about 270 lb on a good day ..... Smiley

I looked at the photos of the SO Imperials that Zygi built for change_out ..... and the top and bottom seem to be a single 3/4" thickness, with some reinforcement around the edges ..... ???

Of course, with speakers of this sort, extra thickness probably doesn't hurt.

Take care,

Randy
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
BIG_GEOFF
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #77 - 03/21/06 at 02:55:27
 
Quote:
First ..... you have a great name .....  
My son's name is Geoff, and he's pretty big as well ..... about 270 lb on a good day .....  

Ha, well thanks Randy. Its funny you say that, most people hate the way my name is spelled.  I get a lot of Geee-offs alot.  But i cant say im 270, I wrestled 152 Lbs this season but im lookin to bulk up a bit (probably not to 270)


But back to speakers...  The back of my imperial tends to vibrate a lil much when there is stronger bass playing in a song.  I have the braces called for in the plans but it seems a little on the weak side.  Will extra bracing, perhaps on the back of it, not in the throat, possibly reduce these vibrations and maybe even improve some sound quality?

(heres the braces called for in the plans)
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #78 - 03/21/06 at 03:02:11
 
[quote author=DirtDawg  link=1139429263/60#64 date=1142882055]
Randy,

Please, don't paint that beautiful woodwork. You're going to have to give us a crash course in what your buddy, Mike, did with the corners. The shop looks great, but I notice the broom and vac are both passed out on the floor. Smiley [/quote]

Howdy DD,

Not to worry ..... Mike will be putting a beautiful light stain and satin poly on them that will closely match the floor in my listening room ..... Smiley

You might have noticed on the last photo that he bonded pieces of solid oak to the side panels to allow a more finished look.  Mike has made some gorgeous furniture, which made the decision to have him build them pretty easy.  I am a total "wood butcher" ..... Roll Eyes

Take care,

Randy
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #79 - 03/21/06 at 03:12:27
 
[quote author=BIG_GEOFF  link=1139429263/75#77 date=1142909727]

Ha, well thanks Randy. Its funny you say that, most people hate the way my name is spelled.  I get a lot of Geee-offs ..... [/quote]

Well ..... some folks just have no class ..... Smiley

When I was 14 years old, I promised myself that if I ever had a son I would name him Geoffrey ..... he's 26 years old and we are great buds.  We watch sports together, drink Guinness together, play guitar together ..... and (best of all) he attends the DecFest with me every year .....

As you get older and the folks around you grow up mentally, you will appreciate your name more ..... ???

Best wishes,

Randy
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
gexter
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #80 - 03/21/06 at 03:24:20
 
[quote author=paulc  link=1139429263/60#68 date=1142897102]Hey Gex,

I sure do not have any problem with anything Rap has ever said.  You and Rap are two of my favorite posters on this forum.

I was only trying to get Randy to give us a update on his project.  He sure came through didn't he?

It has been said that "envy is an ugly thing" but I sure  have the wants for a pair of SO's. [/quote]

Jeez I must have my shorts on too tight lately..  
I think I need to do some chillin myself.   Have great day and thanks for compliment.

If I rate as high as Rap then I am in good company. I know its not my knowledge but my complete lack of humour that entertains and absorbs people like a bounty picker upper.
Grin
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 03/21/06 at 04:35:29 by gexter »  
  IP Logged
Steve Deckert
Administrator
*****


If the 1st watt
sucks why continue?

Posts: 2328
Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #81 - 03/22/06 at 14:44:28
 
[quote author=BIG_GEOFF  link=1139429263/75#77 date=1142909727]

But back to speakers...  The back of my imperial tends to vibrate a lil much when there is stronger bass playing in a song.  I have the braces called for in the plans but it seems a little on the weak side.  Will extra bracing, perhaps on the back of it, not in the throat, possibly reduce these vibrations and maybe even improve some sound quality?

(heres the braces called for in the plans)
[/quote]


Two things:  

A) the braces you have on the back panel are 1.5" wide, and they should have been 2.25" wide (3 boards thick).

B) I forgot to put a VERY important brace on the plans.  The braces on the back panel should be locked into the speaker chamber with another brace(s) to prevent the back from moving in and out.

Also, your horn would work better if you added the 45 degree cleat at the bottom where the horn bends.  Make sure you have one in the front also.
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 03/22/06 at 15:00:47 by Steve Deckert »  
WWW   IP Logged
BIG_GEOFF
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #82 - 03/23/06 at 01:19:20
 
Thanks for pointing the cleat missing to me Steve.  I can remember when i was building it i had forgot to put it in by the time i had it all assembled.  I might actually have that peice of mdf still cut in the scrap pile ???.  I do have the other cleat in the front of the horn.  I geuss ill pay a little more attention to small details in the plans next time Undecided.  Also, should those braces that connect the rear chamber to the speaker chamber be 3 boards thick as well, placed over top the other braces?  And just to throw around, what about doubling up on the thickness of the rear panel with the braces still installed?

                       -Geoff
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 03/23/06 at 01:19:34 by BIG GEOFF »  
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #83 - 03/24/06 at 14:16:36
 
I will be visiting Mike tomorrow (Saturday) to do some more "supervising" on the Imperial project ..... Roll Eyes

The plan is to take a few more photos for show and tell ..... Smiley

Randy
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
paulc
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #84 - 03/24/06 at 14:52:07
 
And I didn't even have to stir the pot this time.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #85 - 03/24/06 at 15:04:05
 


Smiley   Smiley   Smiley



Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Rap
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #86 - 03/24/06 at 15:21:00
 
Randy you´re still at work! No daydreaming about Imperials Smiley
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #87 - 03/24/06 at 19:36:57
 

Sorry ..... it's a sickness ..... but, a good one ..... Smiley

Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Mr Content
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #88 - 03/26/06 at 11:38:37
 
Any more Randy........... Smiley

Mr C
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Caintuck Randy
Ex Member



Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #89 - 03/27/06 at 03:36:37
 
Howdy Mr C,

Mike and I worked on the Imperials for about five hours on Saturday.  He is so meticulous about everything he does that the going is a bit slow for my tastes ..... I guess it's a good thing he is the "artiste" and I am just the customer ..... ???

He said he would be working on them some more on Sunday (today).  He is supposed to take a few more photos and bring them to work on Monday.  If that happens, I will be sure to post them ..... Smiley

I would have taken my digital camera, but it is pretty sorry compared to the one Mike owns ..... Roll Eyes

Take care,

Randy
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 03/27/06 at 03:38:12 by Randy in Caintuck »  
  IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 19
Send Topic Print