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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Just wondering how it's progressing, Eric? Any advances?


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Hi Stuart!

I hurt my back putting up that temporary cloud (I am completely recovered now!) so that slowed me down a little. I did add some trapping in those corners and it made a small difference but not more than a couple of dB, but that was about it. Work picked up a little and I have been traveling around the country for competitions. The bright side is that one of the divers I coach won a Jr. National Championship.

I have about a two week break before I'm going to be on the road again for a month.

I still kind of stumped about that dip at 80Hz, I think I'm going to let that problem sit for a while.

I need to finish the speakers, I'm still running them on the prototype crossovers with electrolytic instead of poly capacitors. I need to improve the layout so I can mount them to the speakers instead of running the wires out the port! The speakers have no fill in them, and I also need to stain them.

Then mounting the speakers. Right now they are 2 x 4 "stands" with wood jammed between the wall and the speaker to fill up the gap.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:30 am 
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Wow! Sorry to hear about your back, Eric. But glad it's better, and hoping it STAYS better!

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I rigged up a cloud. with 3/4" mdf and a 4" 2'x4' panel of 703.
I'm assuming green is before and red is after? Or is it the other way around?

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Didn't get any change at 80hz.
What you show in the photo might not be big enough to do the job. You'd need a cloud that is much wider than that, extending out at least as far as the axis of each speaker. Take a look at the ones on Studio Three to see just how big they are.

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So I decided to use my rig to fill the upper corner with 8" of 703.
Red is before and mustard is after?

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Then mounting the speakers. Right now they are 2 x 4 "stands" with wood jammed between the wall and the speaker to fill up the gap.
If you are interested, I have developed a good method for doing that. It's a lot of work, and needs some precision workmanship, but I reckon that's right up your street, form the fantastic job you did so far! PM me if you want.

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I'm assuming green is before and red is after? Or is it the other way around?


Red is before, green after.

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Back from vacation and back to work.

Here is the more organized crossover fitted into the speaker.
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Here is the speaker with the walls lined with 703. Before it was unlined, just wood and sound great, will it be better now?

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Just need to put the bezels on.


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Here is the speaker with the walls lined with 703. Before it was unlined, just wood and sound great, will it be better now?
I noticed that the back of your reflex tubes seem to be embedded in 703! I suspect that would dampen the tube resonance, and lower the Q. Is that what you wanted? A little less pronounced low-end extension, from the reflex ports?


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I actually trimmed that out after that picture was taken. :)

I have been making slow progress and I will be updating with more pictures in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully the ones that will call the studio finished!

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I actually trimmed that out after that picture was taken.
Ahhhh! I figured you wouldn't make a mistake like that! So either it was deliberate, or you fixed it before you put the front on...

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Cool! I can't wait to add your thread to the "completed studios" list, right at the top, where it belongs!


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Here is the planned set up for the monitor
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Desk under construction
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Stain applied and drying before covering with polyurethane
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The desk is made of salvaged plywood and the legs are cut from an oak beam from and old barn.


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The finished desk with monitor in place.

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A picture of the finished (?) control room.

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The rear of the control room.


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