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Building the ZOB
01/23/10 at 04:27:54
 
Simon ( young sc) and myself have been in touch and have exchanged notes on the build. Some clarification is needed....
1) The front baffle is screwed on to the side panel with a felt gasket. This would mean that with the gasket in place, one would not need to glue it?
2) Regd the stuffing. Is it needed?
3) Does it need to be felted on the inside of the horn cabinet.

I plan to start early next week , so I think Steve or Bob should be in a position to help.

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Reply #1 - 01/23/10 at 04:43:38
 
Shree: Be sure and post pics!
Good Luck with your project!
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Reply #2 - 01/23/10 at 08:53:30
 
Shreekant the daring pioneer!!

One of the main things holding me back at the moment is setting up a kids 2000 L plastic pool around the side of the house so I can't get my trailer out to pick up wood.

I am curious how to screw on the front baffle whilst maintaining the attractive veneer or paint job.

I'm probably going to round off the edges of the front panel to limit diffusion.
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FRONT BAFFLE
Reply #3 - 01/23/10 at 12:36:59
 
The front baffle can be screwed and glued to the cabinet.  That is how the prototype was made and what the listening evaluations were based on.  

However, I believe if you pinned the front baffle to the cabinet with 4 screws over a layer of 1/8 inch felt, the speaker could sound even better.  With the compression of the felt this would stand the baffle approx. 1/16 inch off the cabinet.  This would in turn ad 1/16 inch to the thickness of the slot behind the baffle.  I do not think the increased area of that slot will cause any issues.  Of course it wouldn't be hard to reduce the area of that slot back to it's original size by adding some 1/16 inch material to the back of the baffle in that location.

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Reply #4 - 01/23/10 at 13:19:08
 
Thanks Steve. The second option seems better, cause, if I were to use different drivers, then I would only need to change the baffle.

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Reply #5 - 01/28/10 at 12:49:10
 
To reiterate Shreekant's question.....

Is there a set amount of stuffing in the cabinet, or does it need to be tuned to fit the room and equipment?

Steve/Bob, if you can elaborate on what you did, it will give budding builders a starting point.

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Reply #6 - 02/07/10 at 12:51:39
 
For a support forum this place doesnt seem to get much support  ;)

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Errors in the cabinet plan
Reply #7 - 02/18/10 at 09:32:32
 
Hi Steve,

As I'm living in Europe I've to convert your drawing to our standards over here.

First I draw all the parts and connected them using pro SolidWorks 3D software.

I found some minor errors and therefor the placement of the internal panel is not very clear to me. Will you give the distance from the bottom of the internal panel to the bottom of the cabinet and to the rear panel?

Page 6: the gap between the internal panel and panel 7 is different from the distance mentioned on the next page. Which one is correct?

Given the data from my SolidWorks drawings I read out 14.2 degrees instead of 15.6 for panel 6. We can't make it that accurate anyway. Wink

Thanks for sharing this great design with the crowd. Smiley
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Reply #8 - 03/12/10 at 11:56:51
 
Steve,

I got the DFR8s yesterday and only need you to clarify the placement of the internal panel.
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Reply #9 - 03/13/10 at 02:00:53
 
Sorry for dropping the ball on this thread..


Page 6 is a missprint.  Page 7 is correct.
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