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Ok so that comes out to 3khz. Sounds about right for a cone that size.

Judging by your parts I don't think you are doing this, but are you also adding in a subsonic filter to the woofer as well? The power used for frequencies below its range (should be 40Hz i think) will end up as heat in the speaker coil and damages it over time.
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June 9
-First coat of tung oil put on (seems kinda blotchy, but that disappears when sunlight shines on them), binding posts and port tube secured in enclosure, pics coming in a sec when I complete the front baffle tonight.

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post #83 of 96
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June 11
-Drilled my tweeter holes, drum sanded them, did some manual sanding after. It turns out 120 grit sandpaper with a tiny jar of Tamiya model paint fills up the tweeter hole EXACTLY. A bit of sanding, and I was left with some perfect holes. One thing I don't like about the Dayton tweeters is that the body is slightly flared, so it makes it harder to get the actual diameter. Also, tweeter recesses on the back completed an holes for drivers drilled. Second coat of oil put on, but no pics of that.













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post #84 of 96
Top notch dude!
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Top notch dude!
I agree - looks like some killer workmanship!
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-Finally :B Still have to glue the cleats in, you can probably see the baffles are not fixed yet. First impressions: Alot of bass, hmmm, how to fix this? Will dampening improve this, as I didn't put any yet...and will sealing in the baffle decrease the muddiness?





The finish looks spectacular in sunlight, but looks like crap under regular indoor lights. The tung oil adds alot of depth to the wood.

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DIY speakers are always the best IMO.

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Nice, very impressive. Perhaps you should stain the wood to a darker wood grain color?
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Alot of bass, hmmm, how to fix this? Will dampening improve this, as I didn't put any yet...and will sealing in the baffle decrease the muddiness?
My experience with making speaker boxes makes me think you need some poly-fill (pillow stuffing) or some kind of foam padding. Those boxes look a little over-sized for the speaker size plus adding a port and hardwood construction on top of that you are probably get a lot of echoey (is that a word?) booming bass. You were probably hoping for a tighter sound, right? MDF is better since it tends to absorb some extraneous sound and has less echo compared to hard wood (but also doesn't look nearly as nice). So try to get something to stuff inside to dampen it a bit and it should sound a little tighter.

By the way, these are looking great .
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post #90 of 96
lookin good , you are going to get a lot out of those speakers.

keep it up
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