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~Magick_Man~
12-27-2005, 02:33 AM
well i got all the nessecary pieces to build the Noah 8 speaker project from PE
i got the crossovers assembled today and i hope to get the boxes built tomorrow.
here are some pics of it so far.

http://tinypic.com/j7xirt.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xj0j.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xj69.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xjc3.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xjfa.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xjk8.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xjlt.jpg
http://tinypic.com/j7xjwl.jpg

as others have stated the build quality on these tweeters is rather impressive considering they cost under $20
i hope they sound as good as they look.
i am still uncertain on what finish to use, i an thinking about painting then a light color and using a black grill. but not certain on what color.
will have pictures of the build if it happens tomorrow.

let me know what you think.

~Magick_Man~

PhatTonyDeMarco
12-27-2005, 02:43 AM
Looks awsome man, very clean. Keep the pics comming...

PV Audio
12-27-2005, 11:16 AM
those dayton tweeters are bright as all hell. glad to see you have some attenuation goin on :)

~Magick_Man~
12-27-2005, 08:46 PM
well i am finishing the build of the second cabinet now and should have some pics up in the next couple hours.

~Magick_Man~

InhumanAcura
12-27-2005, 08:48 PM
where is bedford?

PV Audio
12-27-2005, 10:33 PM
oh btw, ur countertop is ****** :)

~Magick_Man~
12-27-2005, 11:21 PM
SileStone for the win!!!!!!!
well actually it is my parents but thanks. :)

i got one of the speakers done and am getting a feel for it now.
one thing is when i am playing from my computer and i pause or stop, it rings for a second.
i only have 2 screws in the woofer so that might be why.
they are a little less efficient than my yamaha 3 way 8" speakers and dont handle more than 60-70 watts before the woofer gets sloppy.

~Magick_Man~

PV Audio
12-27-2005, 11:24 PM
SileStone for the win!!!!!!!
well actually it is my parents but thanks. :)

i got one of the speakers done and am getting a feel for it now.
one thing is when i am playing from my computer and i pause or stop, it rings for a second.
i only have 2 screws in the woofer so that might be why.
they are a little less efficient than my yamaha 3 way 8" speakers and dont handle more than 60-70 watts before the woofer ge
i don't think you set them up right :)

i've been feeding the 6.5" classic 100 watts for over a year now, clean all the way up to xmax.

~Magick_Man~
12-28-2005, 01:05 AM
where is bedford?
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=Bedford,+TX+76021
harwood and central intersection to be exact.

"i don't think you set them up right

i've been feeding the 6.5" classic 100 watts for over a year now, clean all the way up to xmax."

well at the power i am giving them they are at or above xmax
seeing that it is only 4.5mm xmax and they are probably moving a good 1cm+ (p2p)
what kind of box do you have them?
they seem to just not take alot of power in this box to get going.

and about the ring i was talking about i am just a crazy person because the program (Rhapsody) just does it and has always done it, i just never really noticed it.

well i dont really feel like messing with the pics tonight so i will post them up tomorrow as soon as i get time.
the enclosures are still in a rough state since i didnt sand at all today but hopefully that will happen tomorrow.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
12-28-2005, 05:57 PM
well here are some pics, the indoor ones were taken in my room and the flash ***** so they look kind of dark.
http://tinypic.com/j9y5hh.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y5ja.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y5w5.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y62x.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y7mv.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y7ti.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y813.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y847.jpghttp://tinypic.com/j9y8o3.jpg

all i can say is i love this jasper jig, with the spiral cut bit my dad has it cuts through this mdf like butter.

i only got one sanded today and i will try to get the other one done tomorrow
and maybe prime then this weekend.

as far as sound goes i am pretty impressed. the bass isnt the best by themselves but when my sub is on it just blends in with the towers and it sounds great.
my earlier statement about them getting sloppy isnt really true, i think thye were playing way too low for the design and were at or above xmax so they were distorting a bit.
after messing with some settings they are better now and sound great.
but unfortunately they are a little less efficient than my yamaha 3 ways so therefor dont get as loud but still get plenty loud for my tastes.

overall i would give these a 9/10

they could use a little more bass but that is what a subwoofer is for :)

comments?

~Magick_Man~

swc204
12-28-2005, 06:08 PM
very nice

clean your room

~Magick_Man~
12-28-2005, 06:15 PM
very nice

clean your room

HAHAHAHAHA...
i should have edited my room out :)

thanks anyway.

~Magick_Man~

ballstothewall
12-28-2005, 06:16 PM
Looks pretty good.

Yes, you do need to clean your room up a little.

PV Audio
12-28-2005, 06:20 PM
finishing?

springy101
12-28-2005, 06:23 PM
hahaha that guy in the green shirt and dark blue pants looks exactly like my brother, i showed him that and he said hes gunna hunt him down now.

~Magick_Man~
12-28-2005, 06:26 PM
hahaha that guy in the green shirt and dark blue pants looks exactly like my brother, i showed him that and he said hes gunna hunt him down now.
:uhoh: umm that is me :uhoh:


finishing?

i am gonna paint them (well my dad is) but am unsure of color at the moment.
i am thinking piano gloss black with a black grill and white trim on the grill.
but i am open to suggestions for finish.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
01-04-2006, 01:49 AM
well now i am thinking about veneering it instead of painting.
the veneer that i need will be in the 50-75$ range for a 4' x 8' sheet so that isnt too bad.
i am looking at light wood like cherry or maple.
need to go to the store that carries the stuff before i can make my final decision.
but with this i am not sure if i still want to round the corners.
square corners would look pretty good but with round there is no worry about chipping the corners or anything like that.

suggestions on wood or finish for wood would be appreciated.

thanks,
~Magick_Man~

PV Audio
01-04-2006, 02:12 PM
black lacquer

~Magick_Man~
01-05-2006, 01:29 AM
black lacquer

that is an option but i did that on my entertainment center and it is chipping off.
although the surface wasnt prepared as well as it should have been.

i am still leaning towards a wood finish because i want it to look as professional as possible (i may sell these to a friend) and my painting skills are sub par at best.

and now it seems like it will be up to 2 weeks before i have the money for veneer :(
but i think it will be worth the wait when finished.

~Magick_Man~

PV Audio
01-05-2006, 01:42 PM
if it takes that long to afford I assume you are using band-it?

~Magick_Man~
01-06-2006, 04:46 AM
i am not sure of what brand it is, i still havent been able to go check the stuff out.
it isnt that it is terribly expensive, it is just that i need to do several things to my car (registration, wheel bearing, and ac hose) so the finish for the speakers gets bumped to the back of the line. :(

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 12:10 AM
well now that the speakers are almost a year old i finally got them painted.
i decided to ditch the veneer so i could round over the corners.

now i just need to make some grills for them. hopefully that wont take another year.
If everything goes as planned in the next month or two i will have a CNC router so that will make the grill much easier to fabricate.

click on the picture to make it bigger.

Rounded over and sanded relatively smooth.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/PA070002.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/PA070002.jpg)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/PA070003.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/PA070003.jpg)

Sanding sealer applied.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/PA070012.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/PA070012.jpg)

Sanded smooth once again.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/PA070022.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/PA070022.jpg)

Ready to paint.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting006.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting006.jpg)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting009.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting009.jpg)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting016.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting016.jpg)

OOOhhh so shiny.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting014.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting014.jpg)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting021.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting021.jpg)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/Resized/painting005.jpg (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/Dayton%20Towers/painting005.jpg)


while they didnt come out perfect we are pretty happy with how it came out.

~Magick_Man~

jeeper07
11-27-2006, 12:16 AM
looks professional

baseballer1100
11-27-2006, 12:18 AM
**** those are ****.

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 12:49 AM
looks professional


**** those are ****.

Thank you both.

and if my CNC router turns out like i want it to then i will be building a new set of towers.
but they will be made up of rings. and will weigh a freaking ton.
but there will be no **** cabinet flex....this i guarantee.

~Magick_Man~

Calikid
11-27-2006, 12:58 AM
:wow: man those are some **** *** towers, GJ.

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 01:51 AM
:wow: man those are some **** *** towers, GJ.

thanks.


and i have been doing some calculations on my towers that i am planing to build.
each tower will be about 50ish inches tall and require over 70 pieces to build.
5 rings fit on a 2'x4' sheet (which is the biggest i can fit in my router) so that would take just over 3 and a half 4' x 8' sheets to do ONE tower
and about 75% would go to waste..... :eek: :furious:
so lets say 7 sheets at $24 a piece makes about $170 just for the mdf.
plus countless hours cutting out all those rings.

maybe i will look into building them differently. :crying:

or maybe i will just build a set of MTM bookshelfs this way instead.

~Magick_Man~

bdawson72
11-27-2006, 01:58 AM
thats pretty sweet....i should do that 4 my truck..i wonder if its possible

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 02:01 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/random/3dpic-1.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/magick_man9579/random/ringpic.jpg

those give you the general idea on what i am talking about.
the individual rings are 13" wide and 16" deep. made out of 3/4" thick mdf

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 02:02 AM
thats pretty sweet....i should do that 4 my truck..i wonder if its possible

what exactly do you mean?
were you talking about the painting?

~Magick_Man~

ssj2xxgotenxx
11-27-2006, 02:28 AM
~Magick_Man~ does it agian. He can magically turn a pile of wood into a beautiful speaker enclousure. Good show.

~Magick_Man~
11-27-2006, 02:33 AM
~Magick_Man~ does it agian. He can magically turn a pile of wood into a beautiful speaker enclousure. Good show.

Woohoo, me FTW.

although i built these speakers almost a year ago so i was still a box building noob at the time.
but despite that they came out surprisingly decent.

~Magick_Man~

Megalomaniac
02-20-2007, 12:35 PM
Do the towers have to be that long? You think we could make bookshevles with my old vifas & AAs?