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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #15 - 11/30/07 at 12:34:52
 
Hey Simon,

After building the half Imperial, I'm getting the itch to build a full sized Imperial.
I miss those super low bass notes and the effortless delivery. This time I would like
to try using MDF.

What thickness MDF are you using?

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Gary
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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #16 - 12/01/07 at 04:27:47
 
18mm

There is a minimal deviation from the 'imperial' measurements in the provided plans, but with the size of the cabinet I don't believe that will be much of an issue.

Sitting here eating some lunch to give me some energy to go into the garage and continue working on the box.  Will try and take some photos.

Simon
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Reply #17 - 12/01/07 at 04:29:40
 
Regarding finish, I am planning to paint it the same colour as the feature wall in the background of my avatar.  The sub is going to sit behind the TV, so I want to try and camouflage it somewhat.
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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #18 - 12/01/07 at 23:58:25
 
Here's where I'm at at the moment.  Only need to do a few more things before I can paint it.  Doesn't mean it won't take a long time though Smiley.

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Reply #19 - 01/16/08 at 13:23:02
 
Hey Simon, howz it goin?
I'll be in Perth this Thursday afternoon to catch up with
Jake and the Imperials, should I bring my paint brush?
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Reply #20 - 01/19/08 at 10:57:40
 
Lol

I was planning to do some more over Christmas, but lethargy and test cricket won.

I am building my motivation again and may do some more on the long weekend.

Simon
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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #21 - 02/28/08 at 09:13:52
 
Alright, a burst of energy (actually the realisation of many projects building up) has forced me out to the garage in the summer heat.

The thing is painted awaiting installation of the driver and the help of some hefty lads to help me get it inside.  I also still need to build a box to house the plate amp.

For those who may question the colour, it is the same as the wall it will sit up against.  Since it's so flipping big, I chose to do that to  make WAF plausible.









I tested the unit a while ago,  the driver seems keen to move a lot so I'm worried that it is not going to be fast enough to keep up with the HDT's.  If this is the case it will be relegated to HT use until I can get my hands on a 15 inch.  Unfortunately that means 2 more trips for the hefty lads.

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Reply #22 - 02/28/08 at 13:40:24
 
Beautiful is a word that comes to mind. Well done.
Certainly a unique and special piece of furniture.

Just a question on driver replacement. Is the SO designed
to be taken apart for that task?

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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #23 - 02/28/08 at 22:08:28
 
Valiant wrote on 02/28/08 at 13:40:24:
Just a question on driver replacement. Is the SO designed
to be taken apart for that task?

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Gaz.


Hi Gaz,

Yes it is.  The panel containing the K-Slot is screwed on, allowing removal.

Simon
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Reply #24 - 03/02/08 at 16:45:20
 
Very Nice indeed!.
looking forward to your impression when you match them with the HDT's
I will bet that they will be great. and you will not have to delegate them to HT duty.
Like to know how it works out because I still have secret hopes of building one. Just not sure where I can hide it so the wife never sees it  ;)
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Reply #25 - 05/05/08 at 13:34:26
 
Hey Simon, Hows's things with the SO. I maybe up in Perth in a week or
so to pick up some more gear off Jake. Should I drop by?
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Re: I'm building an SO Imperial
Reply #26 - 06/01/08 at 02:16:09
 
Hi Gaz,

Sorry I missed your post.  Next time you're in town, send me an email.

Just got the Imperial fired up yesterday for the first time.  First impression is good.  I'm not trying to produce bass overload, but it definitely fills in the bottom end.

As we know it's not the most diminutive speaker in the world.

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