Photos of my Adire 281, Sonosub, E-center; on my new site

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  1. Eric M Jones

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    Wow, very impressive site, I like the design. Of course everything on it is just as impressive [​IMG]
    Thanks for sharing.
    Dean
     
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    Great site!! I wish I had that much talent when it comes to woodworking. I'm doing good if I cut a 2x4 straight.
     
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    Eric,
    Looks awesome! My whole house is that birch/maple metal motif as well as I think it gives a very "clean" look imo.
    Looking forward to seeing what you build to compliment the future RPTV.
    Terry
    PS-You might want to make the pictures larger when you click on them, seem a little small to me, just an after thought.
     
  5. Eric M Jones

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    Thank you all, glad you like the site and equipment.
    TerryC,
    I intentionally kept the picture size small for speed. Maybe there a little too? What resolution are you running in?
    I'm just looking forward to having a RPTV :)
    -EJ
     
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    Nice job! I think you've convinced me to veneer my new DIY center channel speaker as well. And thanks for the acknowledgement on your sub page. [​IMG]
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    Eric,
    I have a 19" monitor set to 1280 X 1024.
    Terry
     
  8. Eric M Jones

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    Patrick,
    Your welcome. I couldn't have built my sub without your incredible step by step site. Go for the veneer it's definelty worth it, and use danish oil you won't be sorry.
    Terry,
    That's a pretty high rez. they probably look quite small, sorry about that.
    -EJ
     
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    I love the layout of your site. Very easy to navigate. I like what you did with the center channel rack. I will need to do something similar to mine, as right now I have a book that the center speaker is resting on to try an angle it towards the listening area.
     
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    Great site Eric, what program are you using to author that?
    Also, I wanted to know the following:
    Where did you get the grill for the port?
    How did you paint it?
    Did you use a flared port or straight PVC?
    I'm trying to do a sonotube in stealth mode, and will paint / cover it offwhite behind a chair to minimize inroom visibility (WAF). I want to do something similar to yours, with a 18" dia x 32" height, port top, driver below. The shorter I can make it, the easier it will be to hide. :)
    Any reason to switch it and put the driver on top, other than weight balance and stability?
    Thanks
    Ben
     
  11. Eric M Jones

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    Thanks guys, glad you like the site.
    Ben,
    I didn't use an authoring program, the site is hand coded. I do use BB Edit which is kind of a fancy wordpad app. it helps in keeping things organized. Other than that, it was built the old fashioned way. A co-worker of mine helped me with some of the Java-script so I can't take all of the credit.
    To answer you Sonosub questions:
    1. I bought the grill at http://www.partsexpress.com
    As far as switching which end the driver goes in, I don't think it matters sound wise. I imagine it would be rather top heavy though.
    Thanks again,
    -EJ
     
  12. Kyle G

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    Wow, nice site!!! [​IMG] the speakers look great and the site design is also really well done. I love the veneer, looks just like the stuff I used on my DIY speakers.
    Once again, great job! [​IMG]
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    I'm having trouble navigating the site. I use IE 5.5 and it won't let me scroll down (no scroll bar on the side.)
     
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    Eric and Kyle,
    Where are you guys purchasing the laminate and what sizes does it come in? How wide can you get before there is going to be a seam in it?
    Thanks
    Terry
     
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    I think the most common size is 4'x8' or 2'x8'. I'm going to have to get the 4'x8' size since I won't have enough material (going seamless) if I go with the 2'x8' size with my CC speaker.
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    Terry,
    I bought mine at a local hardwood supplier. You should be able to find some at a similar store in your area. Just look under "hardwoods" in the yellow pages. If the shop is big enought they should have a good range of species for you to choose from.
    Pat's right it usually comes in 4'x8' sheets. Some shops will cut to 4'x4' or 2'x8' depending on your need.
    FYI- Cost wise birch and maple are on the less expensive end. I paid $60 for the 4'x8' I used on my cc. I have enough left over to finish my 81's with it also. Walnut, Mahogony, and the Burls are much more expensive.
    Hope you find something you like.
    -EJ
     
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    Thanks Eric and Patrick,
    Question about those 4 X 8' sheets, are they seamless or do they have seams where they glued multiple pieces together to make the 4 X 8 sheet? I have found sheets with seams but want would like the seamless type. Birch or Maple would be my choices not sure how much of a difference that makes?
    I think what I need is the veneer cut the rotary method: http://www.woodgallery.com/veneercuts.html
    It might also be called 1 ply??????? Not sure though?
    Thanks
    Terry
     

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