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Adrian D.
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Re: Finally, some action...
Reply #60 - 09/30/06 at 08:49:08
 
leather work is done. everything is in place. only one dillema : should i stretch the leather inside the port, or should i leave the routed port uncovered and paint it black ?
i also plan painting all the mdf that is visible through the port.
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gexter
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Reply #61 - 09/30/06 at 16:02:41
 
stretch the leather inside and then staple it as well as glue it. stretch it around our rounded port and then trim it and that will depend on where where you place the insert. If the insert is placed higher you could stretch the leather inside the port.
or at least on the rim.
but you may have to tack it on the inside of the rim of the port with tacks so when it tightens it will not pull away from the port.
I don't know how that would work at the port after time though.
I have done some Upholstery in the past but never fastened anything like that.
The sub itself would hold the Upholstery and the port was a plastic insert. most of all my stuff was ported with a round port insert.
Man!  lately this stuff is bringing back memories I remember covering a 6th order that I didn't even know was a 6th order about thiry years ago.
Sob* Im old  :( I never bothered with audio for nearly 20 year until the last few)
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Adrian D.
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Reply #62 - 09/30/06 at 20:24:37
 
i covered half the port. i mean you can't see bare mdf on the port, but the leather isn't stretched inside. box is also tuned and the insert sealed in place using strips of leather. no more silicone this time.
it turned out real nice. something is holding me back from trying it (currently using the sub in a crappy out of spec sealed box, but still sounding good), but considering i haven't listened to it in 2 months, it's weird.
i feel weird. must be the contact cement i'm using...homeless drug-heads use it as a cheap drug.
next piece of bare mdf that i'm going to cover is the amp rack  :-*
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Adrian D.
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Re: Finally, some action...
Reply #63 - 12/29/06 at 12:39:10
 
the 'beast'

the amp, x-over and amp rack

the finished monster db-10

pic of the guts and the way i sealed the insert

yeah, i'm not going to use gobs of power. but it's hardcore


soon to come...pics of the wo, the 'beast' in action and some comparison pics.
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Bob in St. Louis
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Reply #64 - 12/29/06 at 14:00:43
 
Nice job Adrian!
I might be "anal retentive", but a fellow might solder the crimp connectors (eyelets) just in case the vibrations loosen the crimp.

Very good lookin' amp and rack you got there.  ;D

Bob
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Adrian D.
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Reply #65 - 12/29/06 at 15:02:40
 
thanks.
2" mdf baffle. 1" mdf walls. i hope it won't vibrate. but if it does, the bottom panel is removable Smiley
still thinking about what to add below the x-over in the rack. something just for decorative purposes.


current sub setup :

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Bob in St. Louis
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Reply #66 - 12/29/06 at 17:29:32
 
[quote author=Adrian D.  link=1147870641/60#65 date=1167404560]still thinking about what to add below the x-over in the rack. something just for decorative purposes. [/quote]

Not real decorative, but how about a cooling fan?
Maybe with a nice decorative wooden grill for the air intake to match your floors? ???

Bob
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Adrian D.
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Reply #67 - 12/29/06 at 18:20:13
 
it would only cool the asorted crap in the storage space Sad
but it would look nice to have a wooden grill. just need to find the stuff we used to stain the wood, because there are plenty of leftovers wood pieces in the attic.
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