GR-Research AV1 cabinets plan

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  1. HungLe

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    Hi,

    My initial plan to build budget speakers system for my computer/room use has changed due me getting a job. This means I will be having more money for my budget so I was considering building the AV1. My skills with woodworking is still limited so I will be ordering the baffles from GR-Research. My plan is to attempt to make the rest of the box and see how well it fits (I have problems with cutting straight) before ordering anything. The people from gr-research seems to be busy with some special event so I thought I would post here and see if anyone could send me the cabinets plan for the AV1. My email is [email protected]

    Thanks.
     
  2. george king

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    ygm

    I have these, you are going to love them, just make sure that you order the kit with the Sonicaps upgrade, it is well worth it.
     
  3. CarlDais

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    you might want to look into having one of the resident Cabinet makers sell you some of their pre-made cabinets.
    Such as Dan Wesnor and another guy who is usually on the Madisound boards DIYboxes.

    I agree the AV-1 is a helluva nice speaker.
    You nade a good choice in terms of price
    & performance.
     
  4. george king

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    If you are going to buy premade cabinets, contact Brian Bunge at www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com He is one of the "offical" cab builders for GR Research and he does really stellar work. I bought unifinished cabs, and did the rest myself. In fact I bought my cabs from him, so give him a call. It will add somewhat to the cost, but they are built like a tank.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Joey Skinner

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    Here are the dimensions:
    12"h x 8"w x 11.625"d

    Here is the cut list using 3/4" mdf:
    1- 8 x 12 rear panel
    2- 8 x 10.125 top and bottom
    2- 10.5 x 10.125 side panels

    The rear panel has a 2' hole for the port with the center of the hole 3" from the top and a 3" hole for the wire cup 3.5" from the bottom.
     
  6. Dan Wesnor

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    Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to take orders for boxes right now, but I do have a pair of boxes that are 12.5"x8"x10.5" (HWD) that are unfinished, unbraced, and rounded on all four edges of the baffle that I would probably be willing to cut holes in and sell. (They are MBOW1 boxes.) Let me know ASAP, because I will probably be using them to practice spraying lacquer some time this weekend.
     
  7. HungLe

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    george king,

    Thanks for sending cabinets plan.

    Thanks to everyone else too for replying!

    I would love to have my cabinets made by people such as Brian and Dan, unfortunately I am a poor college student (although somewhat less poor now with my part time job) so I will attempt to build the cabinets first. If the task ends up being impossible then I will consider the additional cost of getting premade cabs. Sigh..can't wait till I graduate and get a REAL job. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
     
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    hungle,

    No problem. However, do order the kit with the Sonicaps upgrade. That really is money well spent.

    You will love the speakers, I love mine
     
  9. HungLe

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    george king,

    I'll be sure to do that.

    Another question, which side (top/bottom,side,front/back) stays inbetween the other two? I dont know if I make any sense.. but I dont know how to word it.
     
  10. Dan Wesnor

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    HungLe, I tried to respond to your e-mail, but it bounce. If you can get me an address that works, I can respond.
     
  11. Joey Skinner

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    Using the dimensions in my previous post the top and bottom are in between the front and back panels and the sides fit inside the front/back and top/bottom.
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    The !s are the front and back and the -s are the top and bottom.

    You might be able to pay a cabinet maker to make the cuts for you.
    MDF is cheap so if you don't like your first attempt, try again. I just finished building my HT speakers, AV3 fronts, AV3 center, AV1 surrounds and a sub. I bought the baffles and grill covers from GR. The last one I built was much easier and looked better than the firstGood luck on your project.
    Good luck on your project.

    Joey S
     
  12. HungLe

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    Dan,

    Sorry about that, I forgot to update my profile with my new email address which is [email protected]
     
  13. HungLe

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    Joey,

    Thanks for the dimension and the encouragement. I am not very good with my hands but for some reason, I keep coming back to building speakers despite my aweful skills. It is addicting hehe. At least I am improving somewhat.
     
  14. HungLe

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    Hey guys,

    Am I supposed to stuff the AV1 cabs with any polyfill and if so how much? I recently ordered the kit from GR-Research and it came with no stuffing material. Thanks.
     
  15. Joey Skinner

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    This is from Danny at GR research:
    "With the A/V-1's you can either completely line the enclosures with some open cell foam or nearly completely fill them with poly fill so long as the port is left unobstructed."
     
  16. HungLe

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    By leaving the port unobstructed, do you mean that there is an opening from the woofer to the port or that no polyfill in the port? Thanks.
     
  17. Joey Skinner

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    I'm not sure, he probably meant no fill directly in front of the port. I just lined mine with foam and did not use any fill.
     
  18. HungLe

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    Hmm..do you guys know any typical local stores that would carry open cell foam? I tried Home Depot and they didnt have a clue what I was talking about.
     
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    craft stores, walmart, i got my 5 lb box of poly from walmart for only 6 bucks or so
     
  20. Joey Skinner

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    For open cell foam I used a mattress pad from Wal-mart.
     

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