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    HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    So I had 4 extra of the HDS Nomex 164 mids (830875) laying around and decided to try and make use of them. I then found a design that utilizes 4 of them: PEERLESS-NOMEX-164

    This is practically my first worthy home audio build (noob).

    The cabinet will be made out of mdf. I'm unsure of how to finish them. I've never veneered before, so I might just paint them somehow. Possible some textured paint.

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    Peerless HDS tweeter 810921 (also Scanspeak D2608/9130)
    I've had these install in my car year ago. I liked them a lot. Very smooth detailed and easy on the ears. I'm sure I'll be pleased with them outside of the car as well.



    Peerless HDS Nomex 830875
    My only experience with these was hearing them in kickpods in a tin-can '93 civic hatchback. They are capable of a lot of output and can be very snappy in the midbass region. Due to the environment and lack of tuning, I will not comment on their midrange.








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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    On to the build

    Baffers:

    With the truncated flanges, some extra steps were involved with the flush mounting of the mids.



    Double up:


    Then flush cut the cutout on the bottom layer


    Next was to predrill the mounting holes with a centering bit:









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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    Chamfering for the mids

    Before:


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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    Some bracing





    Not the straightest cuts on the inside, but oh well.




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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    The crossover

    I'm quite the noob with both the solder iron and crossovers. If Troels didn't include a picture of the finished crossover assembled, I'd probably be lost.





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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    MDF Port:

    I had extra mdf, so what the hey



    Flared on both ends with a roundover bit:


    looks like a surprised bunghole, imo.




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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    Random building pics










    Now I wait for the binding post to arrive before fully assembling.




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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    Looks good man



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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    not my towers, but home audio is...





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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    I recently build a subwoofer and wrapped it with 1/8" or 1/4" (whatever size it was) oak plywood, the kind you use on the sides of kitchen cabinets. You could do something like that then put corner molding all around, just a suggestion.




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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    i'd try and replicate the look they used in that link of the build instructions.
    theres alot of really helpful veneering walkthroughs on the net:

    Veneering with Paper Backed Veneer Stock



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    Re: HDS Nomex 164 Towers. Troels Gravesen

    Thanks for the link. I will keep it in mind.

    The original look of the design won't match any of my furniture. I might just spray it with some textured paint.




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