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The red portion demonstrates sufficient airspace between the woofer magnet and the cabinet.
fullcommentThe red portion demonstrates sufficient airspace between the woofer magnet and the cabinet.
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Living room installation mockup.  Real photo near the bottom.
fullcommentLiving room installation mockup. Real photo near the bottom.
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Cabinet prototype.  The tweeter's waveguide will reach to the edges of the baffle.
fullcommentCabinet prototype. The tweeter's waveguide will reach to the edges of the baffle.
Visualizing woofer magnet clearance.
fullcommentVisualizing woofer magnet clearance.
More tweeter test fittings.
fullcommentMore tweeter test fittings.
Unmodified tweeter with both original and modified faceplates/waveguides.
fullcommentUnmodified tweeter with both original and modified faceplates/waveguides.
Vertical panels for both speakers.
fullcommentVertical panels for both speakers.
Dry test fit without braces.  Notice the alternating length of each side panel.
fullcommentDry test fit without braces. Notice the alternating length of each side panel.
Test fit of one of two future window braces in dado.
fullcommentTest fit of one of two future window braces in dado.
Test fitting braces and port.
fullcommentTest fitting braces and port.
Test fitting braces and port.
fullcommentTest fitting braces and port.
Gluing port.
fullcommentGluing port.
Ratchet straps were used instead of clamps.
fullcommentRatchet straps were used instead of clamps.
Gluing in one of two ribs with threaded posts as attachment points for the crossover boards.
fullcommentGluing in one of two ribs with threaded posts as attachment points for the crossover boards.
eDead butyl damping applied.  Gorilla Glue used to seal joints around port and brace.
fullcommenteDead butyl damping applied. Gorilla Glue used to seal joints around port and brace.
Leveling the bottom
fullcommentLeveling the bottom
eDead butyl damping applied.  Masking in preparation for a rubberized spray.
fullcommenteDead butyl damping applied. Masking in preparation for a rubberized spray.
More eDead and masking for the rubberized spray.
fullcommentMore eDead and masking for the rubberized spray.
The rubber coating never 100% stopped giving off fumes.
fullcommentThe rubber coating never 100% stopped giving off fumes.
Lacquer masked the rubber smell immediately.
fullcommentLacquer masked the rubber smell immediately.
Lacquer masked the rubber smell immediately.
fullcommentLacquer masked the rubber smell immediately.
Wet Gorilla Glue to fill cracks on the bottom.
fullcommentWet Gorilla Glue to fill cracks on the bottom.
Dried/expanded Gorilla Glue.
fullcommentDried/expanded Gorilla Glue.
Top glued in and crack filler applied.
fullcommentTop glued in and crack filler applied.
Test fitting a flush-mounted woofer.
fullcommentTest fitting a flush-mounted woofer.
Inspecting woofer air flow around the magnet, viewed through the tweeter opening.
fullcommentInspecting woofer air flow around the magnet, viewed through the tweeter opening.
The clearcoat has a bluish tint when wet, which makes the chocolate stain appear gray.
fullcommentThe clearcoat has a bluish tint when wet, which makes the chocolate stain appear gray.
The clearcoat has a bluish tint when wet, which makes the chocolate stain appear gray.
fullcommentThe clearcoat has a bluish tint when wet, which makes the chocolate stain appear gray.
Stuffing applied to the lowest chamber.
fullcommentStuffing applied to the lowest chamber.
Interior panel to hold tweeter.  The stepped concave section cradles the tweeter's curved rear chamber.
fullcommentInterior panel to hold tweeter. The stepped concave section cradles the tweeter's curved rear chamber.
With insufficient baffle material to screw down the tweeter panel with any real force, I improvised.
fullcommentWith insufficient baffle material to screw down the tweeter panel with any real force, I improvised.
Tweeter viewed from the front, minus faceplate.
fullcommentTweeter viewed from the front, minus faceplate.
Test fitting woofer inductor.
fullcommentTest fitting woofer inductor.
Completed crossover boards, tethered together for gratuitous installation complexity.
fullcommentCompleted crossover boards, tethered together for gratuitous installation complexity.
Demonstrating said installation complexity.  Woofer crossover secured in place, tweeter crossover in tow.
fullcommentDemonstrating said installation complexity. Woofer crossover secured in place, tweeter crossover in tow.
Both crossover boards installed and secured.  First layer of tweeter gasketing material in place.
fullcommentBoth crossover boards installed and secured. First layer of tweeter gasketing material in place.
Everything installed and ready to drop in the woofer.
fullcommentEverything installed and ready to drop in the woofer.
Detail shot of binding posts.
fullcommentDetail shot of binding posts.
SPL.  Dip in listening axis response combats the unmeasured directional energy of a vertically firing woofer.
fullcommentSPL. Dip in listening axis response combats the unmeasured directional energy of a vertically firing woofer.
Impedance and electrical phase
fullcommentImpedance and electrical phase
Tweeter crossover schematic.  2nd order electrical, 4th order acoustic.
fullcommentTweeter crossover schematic. 2nd order electrical, 4th order acoustic.
Woofer crossover schematic.  Response shaping + 4th order acoustic with just 2 parts.
fullcommentWoofer crossover schematic. Response shaping + 4th order acoustic with just 2 parts.
Tweeter crossover gain.  The tweeter is seriously padded down.
fullcommentTweeter crossover gain. The tweeter is seriously padded down.
Woofer crossover gain
fullcommentWoofer crossover gain
Compare with rendered mockup
fullcommentCompare with rendered mockup
Stained to match the side table
fullcommentStained to match the side table
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Square port
fullcommentSquare port
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