Julian's Speaker Build Diary....

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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    well the packages have arrived and the enormity of what i'm about to do has finally hit me. :yikes:
    some pictures....

    What arrived.....
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    Some opened boxes - the speaker cones and various mysterious electronic bits - to be sent to that man who can, tone....
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    Me after realising that this is probably all a horrible mistake....
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    so there we go i've now got to check everything is there and then build the feckers! perhaps tomorrow....
    cheers


    julian
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    bloody 'ell mate, you look different, or is my memory goin!
     
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    Mr P. You must be confusing Julian with WM. Julian has lost a lot of weight since.
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    I knew about the weight, did Julian have a beard?

    Should i be commenting on the speakers?
     
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    What speakers?
     
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    So now for the fun.

    So Julian - you went for the easy option the full kit!!!! :p So now for the real fun. My S4s are jsuy so big and loud and produce an absolutely geotgeos sound. There were no more follow ups on my last pst so i guess I;; watch your build!

    All the best Gideon
     
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    andy,
    i think i may have been experimenting with facial hair last we met. unfortunately a miswielded razor lopped off part of my 'tach so it had to go. so that may be why i look different... oh and the 7 stone i've lost.
    cheers


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    gideon,
    too right i went for the easy option - i dropped woodwork asap when i was at school - which makes the decision to build a speaker all the more strange...
    cheers


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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    Julian,
    That would explain it.
     
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    A few more piccys....

    ok i've finally unpacked the stuff and there are an amazing number of hunks of wood see...
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    thank god it's bin day tomorrow...
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    well i'm off to borrow my dad's workmate, drill bits and some dustsheets no doubt i'll be experimenting with trepanation before the end of this project.

    cheers


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    wow, you get a set of weights with the speakers as well. Talk about great value!
     
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    no, my excersise room has given way to becomming the build area as the garage is bloody cold and a bit damp too so i've got my bike pushed up against one wall and my bench folded up in the other. guess it's just situps, pressups and some jogging for now..... still the weights will come in handy for keeping the final side pressed down as it sets.
    cheers


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    Julian,

    please use clamps. Seriously they will make an enormous difference. Biscuits help too - no not those sort.

    Any journey looks daunting as you set out but IME the satisfaction at the end is reward enough.
     
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    Building IPLs

    Julian

    So you went for the top of the range total kit and even the holes were done for you. You will still need the wood blocks. Don's forget to spend planty of time reading the instructions. All the weights you have in your room will be good enough to clamp them down. When you have build them you can bench press them!

    Any questions let me know here or through the private Naim forum.

    Gideon
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    Id get some clamps anyway. What little I know about speaker making (and I really do know naff-all ! ) says that air-gaps truly suck.

    Mind you, you were going to use some sort of hot glue thing?

    Id still double up with a few clamps though, personally. You cant make it twice after all.

    Has your dad got spare clamps aswell as drills and stuff?

    Stick with it matey, It looks like fun! :)

    Chris
     
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    I can lend clamp, though prolly a tad far away for that

    B&Q had a clamp set (sash clamps, G clamps and spring clamps) for about 20 notes.
     
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    i think my dad has some 'belt clamps' and some big sash clamps? too so if i need some i've got some to hand. the 'hot glue' stuff seems to be for all the sides and internal partitions / bracing except for the final side which you glue / screw / tack on and then clamp or pile weights onto to keep things steady. my big problems with clamps is that i'm going to be using the floor as a work surface (suitably covered) with a workmate for cutting etc. so clamping may be awkward whereas plonking 50 odd kilos of weights on top would be very easy - i have more downstairs too.
    i guess i'll have to see as i go along :D
    cheers


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    themadhippy seen it done it smokin it

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    no need for clamps,tie a loop of rope around the bit that needs clamping,put a large screwdriver through the rope and twist to tighten up the rope,when tight the screwdriver can be put through the loop to lock it in place
     
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    Clamps and hotmelt

    Julian

    Hopefukky by now you have read the instructions so you know the wood glue does the sealing and the hot melps with quick assembly.

    What ever hapend you need lost of weight to make sure you have no gaps. This si my first experince ay building speakers so concrete slabs worked for me.

    I assume you are veneering the kit if then Ivan recomens using panle pins to ensure that the last panel is accurately loacted and does not swim in the wood glue.

    Anyway you should be engrossed figuring our what else you need to finish the kit as I assume that Ivan does not include the wood blocks etc..

    Gideon
     
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    Marvellous :D

    WM take note ;)
     
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