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post #121 of 146 Old 12-14-2014, 09:43 PM
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This is one of the better FAQs I have seen, anywhere! Thank you for this excellent intro, I can't wait to get started.
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Good read!
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I have a newbie question that I almost created a thread for, but it's probably so basic that it doesn't warrant one. I have a pair of Zaph ZD5s built years ago, and after a recent move the drivers have come loose from their mountings. The acoustical particleboard for half of the driver mount screws are stripped. I know there's probably an easy way to fix this, but the last thing I want to do is stick the wrong kind of epoxy or whatever in there, try and re-attach the drivers, and have the wood split... What's the best way to fix this problem?

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Rotate the speaker and install the screws offset into clean wood
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The acoustical particleboard for half of the driver mount screws are stripped.
Another option is toothpicks and wood glue. Coat several toothpicks in glue, wedge them into the hole, cut them flush. Then reinstall the speaker, being careful to not over tighten the screws. Wood glue won't hold on the screw so it can still be easily removed, but it will hold and repair the hole.
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I bought two 18" Dayton Ultimax drivers and was wondering if should power them via iNuke 6000dsp or iNuke 6000 + minidsp or buy the Dayton Audio 1200w DSP plate amp. I like the idea of having the sub all in one with only RCA coming out of my reciever but will the RCA signal deteriorate at roughly 13m/15m in length?
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If you don't have the Mini DSP, the I Nuke 6000 DSP is a good choice from a cost perspective.
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Howdy Gents! Noob here, wondering if there is a section for introductions etc. Migrating from Home Theater Shack.
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Great post with lots of info.. Will be visiting here more often...!!
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Great post with lots of info..
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Hey Guys,

I was also wondering if there is somewhere for introductions. I am new to diy home audio, but have built several car audio systems. I am very interested in home audio and am thinking about starting with some overnight sensation kits.
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WELCOME!

leave while you can,

OTOH read around, try some different searches, read stuff over at the DIY sound group home threads/ builds

ASK Questions on some of the forums threads

even Parts Express has a ton of info that may seem overwhelming,

but read with the intent of developing a better focus about the possibilities you and your budget and all that other stuff allows you to think of short term and longer term goals for evolving HT growth . . .

if you go with proven designs , success guaranteed,

some ask about how to put together a seemingly well thought out and maybe even actually synergistic-ally, superlative planned collection of parts, but lack the E.E. degree to put it together, wrt the crossovers, the box, etc.

many here have a tendancy to shy away from the "frankersprecher" appeals

unless you're one really charming mofo . (thanks to Pulp Fiction-you know the line)

now get to work
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This post was extremely helpful for mounting hardware. Using slab nuts with MDF cabinets is extremely easy and works WAY better than threaded inserts (even EZ-Lok Finserts, which are made for MDF).

Slab Nuts from Stafast

Socket Cap 1/4"-20 Black Oxide 2-1/4" length machine bolts

High Collar Lock washers 1/4" diameter

Wood screws #5 x 5/8" length

In addition, you'd need two drill bits: 5/16" and 5/64"
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The infinite baffle information site URL earlier in this thread is dead. The correct URL is: http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com

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Very good introduction, thanks all for the help getting into this hobby. Now time to upgrade the HT.

HT v2.0; DISG Titan LCR, V.B.S.S. 6X, iNuke 3K DSP, TriTrix MTM TL, Yamaha 675, BenQ W1070, DIY painted screen
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Is it better to line my three way speaker cabinet (ported) with something on the inside walls or stuff it with poly wool?
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Where are folks getting cheap r13 demin insulation? I can only find huge bags.
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i am new here which is the best speaker at lowest price but produce good quality of bass and sound.
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budget, volume, neighbors, current info, expectations, rent, own, future expectatios . .???????????

etc.

leave while you can . .
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New to DIY? FAQ's in here

Weekend project: pair of Atmos Volt-8 boxes for TM in the family room, they will be under the beam.
I’ve used neo magnets for grille attach before, this is first time I wised up and drilled from backside, saves some front finishing like I’ve done on other speaker projects. Live and learn.

Tell me you’ve never had this experience before .. you think the wood filler / epoxy is sanded nice and flat, then on one corner ... ugh The magnet barely shows, but you can see it and can’t live with it like that ...



Drill on backside ... with drill press won’t go thru front .


Test depth of hole


I modified the flat face drill , ground the original guide tip 50% shorter and put angle back on it


Worked fine on first 6, 7th I hit slightly too hard with 1/4 punch pushing the neo magnet down to bottom and slightly split the mdf baffle.
I had the baffle fully supported on backside when hitting the neo magnet down, just gave it a little too much umph.
It will be covered with veneer so hide the mistake .
These were put 3/4” from both edge, in retrospect I’d put them at 1 1/4” from both edges for future builds.




The volt-8 will replace the 1996 bipoles hanging on that beam .





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Weekend project: pair of Atmos Volt-8 boxes for TM in the family room, they will be under the beam.
I’ve used neo magnets for grille attach before, this is first time I wised up and drilled from backside, saves some front finishing like I’ve done on other speaker projects. Live and learn.

Tell me you’ve never had this experience before .. you think the wood filler / epoxy is sanded nice and flat, then on one corner ... ugh The magnet barely shows, but you can see it and can’t live with it like that ...



Drill on backside ... with drill press won’t go thru front .


Test depth of hole


I modified the flat face drill , ground the original guide tip 50% shorter and put angle back on it


Worked fine on first 6, 7th I hit slightly too hard with 1/4 punch pushing the neo magnet down to bottom and slightly split the mdf baffle.
I had the baffle fully supported on backside when hitting the neo magnet down, just gave it a little too much umph.
It will be covered with veneer so hide the mistake .
These were put 3/4” from both edge, in retrospect I’d put them at 1 1/4” from both edges for future builds.




The volt-8 will replace the 1996 bipoles hanging on that beam .





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Thanks for sharing @mtbdudex
I always wondered how the magnets were installed. I’ll have to try this without a drill press.

What magnets did you use and what speaker grill are going to get?



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New to DIY? FAQ's in here

If you don’t have a drill press I’d do it the old fashioned way, from front and then fill with wood filler / sand.

These from parts express, invoice a few years back.



There’s no grille I’ve bought, just old fashioned diy ... many methods
Here’s one way , thin board, cut it to suit, epoxy in magnets, wrap with fabric and staple from backside.



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If you don’t have a drill press I’d do it the old fashioned way, from front and then fill with wood filler / sand.

These from parts express, invoice a few years back.



There’s no grille I’ve bought, just old fashioned diy ... many methods
Here’s one way , thin board, cut it to suit, epoxy in magnets, wrap with fabric and staple from backside.



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Thanks very much @mtbdudex
PE still carries those grill guides (magnets). This info will be handy when I get to that point in my build.


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New to DIY? FAQ's in here

Building 4 volt-10 boxes for basement HT ceiling Atmos this weekend. I increased the distance to 1.5” from edge, all neo magnets went in without splitting the baffle.
The drill countersunk depth was a “skinny” 1/4” baffle left.
Drilled from backside as shown


Getting ready for 1st hard tap flush with 16oz hammer. I put mark on same side all magnets for orientation.


Flush after good hard tap.


Sunk in with punch


This is a lot faster than frontside method.
From last weeks volt-8’s, just paint baffle saves time.


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Thanks Gorilla this is very helpful, some great educational tips in here!

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another way to make grilles, this one without using magnets, thx @BCRSS
http://01966633.com/forum/155-d...10-grills.html
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