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  • Kerry Hackney
    Member
    • Dec 2000
    • 30

    KIT 281 V / progress and review invitation.

    I am in the process of building Adire's 281 kit. Here is a link to my site with pictures of the cabinet building process.

    Discover the latest breaking news in the U.S. and around the world — politics, weather, entertainment, lifestyle, finance, sports and much more.


    I don't know why I had not found this group earlier as I live dangerously close to Lex himself.. If Doug is interested, I will invite him over for a listen and unbiased opinion once I have them done. After the first of the year.
  • ThomasW
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 10933

    #2
    Hi Kerry welcome

    As I understand it anyone living near Doug is in danger :B

    PLease check the text in your URL I can't get the page to load

    Thanks
    Thomas




    theAudioWorx
    Klone-Audio

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    "Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from coming out." ...... Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    • Eric M L
      Junior Member
      • Dec 2000
      • 9

      #3
      Thomas, the link you need is:
      Discover the latest breaking news in the U.S. and around the world — politics, weather, entertainment, lifestyle, finance, sports and much more.

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      • Kerry Hackney
        Member
        • Dec 2000
        • 30

        #4
        Thomas, thanks for the warning about Doug Also, I fixed the link to my site. It was missing the ".html" Sorry...

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        • ThomasW
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Aug 2000
          • 10933

          #5
          Kerry

          Looks very nice so far.

          Has Dan W. given you a weight for adding polyfill to control the "Q"?

          If not, ask him for the amount in ounces, of poly to add to get a Qtc of 0.5. With this "Q" the system will then truly "mimic" a sealed enclosure




          theAudioWorx
          Klone-Audio

          IB subwoofer FAQ page


          "Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from coming out." ...... Henri Cartier-Bresson

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          • Kerry Hackney
            Member
            • Dec 2000
            • 30

            #6
            I haven't talked directly to Dan W. yet. I still have to order the drivers and ports. He did tell me what the port length needed to be for the low Q version on a forum exchange. I have the kit on Santa's list so maybe my wife talked to him ???

            I don't feel right bothering him till I've paid for his time...

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            • ThomasW
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Aug 2000
              • 10933

              #7
              He probably didn't provide the info unless it was a specific request. So I'd suggest firing off an email. He'll reply when he has time, so it won't be a bother. Send him the link to this thread if you aren't sure what to ask.




              theAudioWorx
              Klone-Audio

              IB subwoofer FAQ page


              "Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from coming out." ...... Henri Cartier-Bresson

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              • Kerry Hackney
                Member
                • Dec 2000
                • 30

                #8
                It's been a while so I thought I would let you know how this is project is progressing. I posted some new pics on my site over the weekend.

                Also, I placed the order today for all of the drivers and ports using Adire's online store. I will update the pictures so you can see what the pre-built crossovers and all the drivers look like once they come in. I still plan to have Lex come over for a listen as soon as possible once they are operational. I think it will be interesting for everyone to read the opinions of a neutral party either positive or negative.

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                • Andrew Pratt
                  Moderator Emeritus
                  • Aug 2000
                  • 16507

                  #9
                  I'd be very interested to hear what doug has to say about these when you're done with them.




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                  • Lexman
                    Super Senior Member
                    • Jun 2000
                    • 1777

                    #10
                    Sounds great Kerry, I cannot wait!

                    Lex

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                    • ThomasW
                      Moderator Emeritus
                      • Aug 2000
                      • 10933

                      #11
                      Kerry

                      That's a mightly nice looking cabinet

                      Did you ever get the low "Q" info from Dan W.?




                      theAudioWorx
                      Klone-Audio

                      IB subwoofer FAQ page


                      "Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from coming out." ...... Henri Cartier-Bresson

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                      • Kerry Hackney
                        Member
                        • Dec 2000
                        • 30

                        #12
                        Thomas,
                        For now I have decided to port the speaker as drawn by Adire. I will double check soon after they are finished to see where the tuning actually falls. I have a friend with a frequency generator and we can dial down the scale until we observe minimum cone movement and that should be very close. With access to the bottom half of the towers I could always change the port length. I will also try plugging the port with a ball to see if I like the sound better for music only.

                        BTW, I made about half of the corner stock last night in the shop. I also routed out the corners on the bottom of one of the towers. I decided to start there in case I had any problems. It will be easiest to hide any beauty marks down there.

                        Routers are one of the most used tools in the shop and one of the things that can ruin a project fastest. For anyone just starting take your time and think the process thru before you make the cuts. If this sounds like the voice of experience it is. I've made a lot of scrap wood as I have learned more about woodworking. I wasn't lucky enough to have someone teach me. I've learned what little I know by trial and error, books and of course "The New Yankee Workshop".

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                        • Lexman
                          Super Senior Member
                          • Jun 2000
                          • 1777

                          #13
                          Is it sheer coincidence that every carpenter in America has a wood burning stove? I think not. :B

                          Lex

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