Picture of my almost finished flexy

Discussion in 'DIY Discussion' started by amazingtrade, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    Thanks for all your advice, its built, it just needs some paint touch ups, I've connected up my CDP and Turntable and sounds great, the mid range now seems clearer than ever.

    [​IMG]

    I am very pleased with it and proud of myself, its my first DIY project that didn't go wrong.
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 19, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    [​IMG]
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 19, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    Next project is the speaker stands, I already have a few simple ideas for them though.. Drain pipes, oak wood, and sand is the order of the day...

    PS I used dome nuts for the spikes, on the shelve which worked well as my floor is not level, so I was able to adjust them to get each shelf perfectly level.
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 19, 2003
    #3
  4. amazingtrade

    themadhippy seen it done it smokin it

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    by the cross
    see nothing to it,but dont tell everybody or they'll all be at it ;)
    nice big space at the bottom for an extra shelve when upgraditus strikes:D
     
    themadhippy, Aug 19, 2003
    #4
  5. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    Yeah its just for general crap, I am quite messy person so its likely that area will get full of CDs, etc, the space below is for my LPs, my dads taken all his out of my room so I only have about 20 now. I did have about 200.

    I will probably but the laptop down there as well and move my DVD player some where else maybe with the TV.
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 19, 2003
    #5
  6. amazingtrade

    zanash

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    3,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Notts.
    You could try sitting the Flexy on a sand box, a box that is 4" deep and big enough for the three legs of the lexy to rest on the top plate of the box [not touching the sides of the box] and resting on oven dried sand.......you need to be careful to level it well. This will provide an excellent vibration sink for the support.
     
    zanash, Aug 20, 2003
    #6
  7. amazingtrade

    penance Arrogant Cock

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    6,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol - armpit of the west.
    nice job mate:)
     
    penance, Aug 20, 2003
    #7
  8. amazingtrade

    MO! MOnkey`ead!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,881
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good work AT! Did you come across any problems in the construction then or was it all sMOoooooooooth sailing?
     
    MO!, Aug 20, 2003
    #8
  9. amazingtrade

    I-S Good Evening.... Infidel

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,842
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In a world of pain
    One day I shall catch MO! out when he manages not to capitalise a "mo".

    The flexy looks a nice job. Well done. There's definately a real satisfaction in seeing your hard work come to fruition, as with my rack also.

    Then the damn cd player breaks.... :grrr:
     
    I-S, Aug 20, 2003
    #9
  10. amazingtrade

    MO! MOnkey`ead!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,881
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are select times when MO is not capitalised. Other peoples names tend to be left alone. Amon Tobin! There! I said it!!!
     
    MO!, Aug 20, 2003
    #10
  11. amazingtrade

    Nepherim Deep Purple Flactulence

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Build a TNT-Flexy one. Some 18mm rebar, an egg box, some selotape, and an old edition of Blue Peter and you should be set :)

    Good job on your Flexy btw. What did you use to paint it?

    ~ ~ Dave
     
    Nepherim, Aug 20, 2003
    #11
  12. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    The CD player didn't break but my mums computer did, so she now has my old 1ghz duron and I now have a nice new XP2000 cpu board. I've been doing that all day as one of new motherboard was fualty and had to go back to shop after spending two hours trying to configure why my CD-ROMS were not working.

    Anyway back on topic, the only problem I had with the construction is the rods sometimes got stuck and the shelves wouild not move, I just redrilled the holes a little bit more to give a 1mm clearence and this solved the problem.

    The most fun part was leveling it, as it was simple a case of adjusting the nuts until the spirit level had a level reading.
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 20, 2003
    #12
  13. amazingtrade

    BlueMax

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Coast of UK
    How long do you think it will be before the Flexy is fully broken in?

    I heard somewhere that gloss paint is better than matt paint becasue it reflects away air bourne vibrations better.

    Any comments?

    :duck:
     
    BlueMax, Aug 20, 2003
    #13
  14. amazingtrade

    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    One thing I have noticed is the mid range seems to have more detail now. Its not a huge improvement but a worthwhile one. I think some damping material will be added one day.

    The best thing about it though is it makes my system look like its worth a lot of money as most budget stuff tends to get stacked on top of each other and never reaches its potential.
     
    amazingtrade, Aug 20, 2003
    #14
  15. amazingtrade

    BlueMax

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Coast of UK
    I see! Trying to impress the girls at the uni now are we?:banana:
     
    BlueMax, Aug 21, 2003
    #15
  16. amazingtrade

    MO! MOnkey`ead!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,881
    Likes Received:
    0
    And plenty of room for garlic bread on that lower shelf ;)
     
    MO!, Aug 21, 2003
    #16
  17. amazingtrade

    GAZZ

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    northwest
    Well done AT

    GAZZ
     
    GAZZ, Aug 21, 2003
    #17
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.