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Recess is complete. When the speaker sat on the lip it was 5mm under level of bowl because of thickness of the bowl. Cut out some spacer rings and now perfectly flush!!!

One speaker front down. Onto the other and then Iíll build internal brace, spacer disc between the bowls and get ready to join them together!

Iím hoping Iíve worked out the trickiest bit now (well tricky for me).




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Nicely done, Jules!
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Well itís been a while since I last posted but we have made some progress after a set back or two.

I sprayed a coat of primer on the bowls in prep for glueing together.

I realised I was going to have to sand back some small areas near the join in bowl but wanted to get a coat down.

Well the primer coat stuck well to the bowls after I sanded back all the vanish but I wasnít happy with finish it had orange peels so I hand sanded it back to 240.

The finish is smooth again now and a lot of the primer is still on bowl it adhered to the bowls really well.

So tonight Iíve glued the bottom of bowls to the middle spacer and bolted into place.

Iím leaving 6 inches of the threaded rod exposed at the bottom for now. That way I can amount it on t nut and place on lazy Susan to make it easier to paint

Next step is to glue the top on and itís ready to put a top coat on.

The spacer will be wrapped in a metal copper strip.

Slowly getting there




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A really excellent job Jules. I'm still very interested to hear your honest opinion as to how it sounds.

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A really excellent job Jules. I'm still very interested to hear your honest opinion as to how it sounds.


Hi harry
Thanks - for sure I will give some info as soon as Iím close to done before stands are done


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Hi Jules, have you any news regarding the fidelity of the speaker? I'm still very interested.

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Hi all,

Sorry itís been a while since I posted. Itís been pretty hectic lately and the effort needed to get these speakers done took more effort than anticipated.

But finally there finished!! there has been many learnings along the way to get these done and a few times I felt like throwing in the towel I can tell you that! But Iíve learnt a lot along the way!

I finished them in gloss black with gloss clear coat sanded and polished to 2500 grit. I used brushed aluminium between the two spheres. Iím still playing with various legs but for now Iíve used some 3/8 metal legs with round ball feet.

The subwoofer box you see was made out of 3/4 and 1/4 mdf and is about 11inches square. Simply glued didnít need bracing as itís quiet small.

To deal with end grain I saw a suggestion to use drywall, normally for plaster sheeting. Some seem to say it is a pain and messy to work with, sure when wet it made abit of mess but it sanded down really well.

To seal it I used bins shellac primer in spray. Iím not sure if it was normal but it came out of can somewhat grainy, but it sanded really well and gave a smooth finish which covered well.

Despite the grainy nature of spray I really liked the bin product.

The sub was done in flat black this time and whilst itís not quiet complete Iím happy so far and Iíll post some pics when finished


Harry, sorry for lat reply mate. How do they sound. Great, couldnít be happier. There is a slight bump at about 8k which when I get them up and running with DSP and do room correction Iíll smooth out but itís just over 2db so it isnít to much. I tried lining speaker but it really didnít need it and showed no noticable difference. Couple handful of poly fill in each speaker did the job. The speaker is sealed and has a f3 of 90hz. Which is fine as Iíll be using with a sub. Running a port in the enclosure was somewhat tricky and given I was crossing over I thought Iíll leave it o could have got it down to around 50hz.


Thanks to everyone for their help and advice along the way itís been greatly appreciated guys thanks heaps


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Always hard to tell audio but heís a quick video
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