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Re: 2pi towers [message #97689 is a reply to message #97221] Tue, 14 May 2024 18:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Almost there. Sprayed some dark grey on the insets and the backs today. Tomorrow we'll seal the very bottom mdf with the poly. And screw some rubber feet on them. Then pop them drivers in. I'm working on the grills at my house. Trouble is, my friends living room is a construction zone. He's doing some drywall and spackling, then painting. So the big reveal will have to be on hold a little longer. No worries. Just be glad to get them in a finished state.

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Re: 2pi towers [message #97692 is a reply to message #97689] Wed, 15 May 2024 08:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Man, those are gonna look killer! They look great already!!!
Re: 2pi towers [message #97697 is a reply to message #97692] Thu, 16 May 2024 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jlync is currently offline  jlync
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Hooked up and playing. Wow Wayne, these are tremendous. Started with Savoy Brown, Is That So.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5inqi4W0ng&t=2s
Impressive dynamics and clean. Wow! I've never had it so good. Thank you for a tremendous speaker at a price I can afford.

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Re: 2pi towers [message #97698 is a reply to message #97697] Thu, 16 May 2024 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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That's awesome! They look fantastic!
Re: 2pi towers [message #97714 is a reply to message #97221] Tue, 28 May 2024 13:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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+1 Nice work. Thanks for pic.
Re: 2pi towers [message #97750 is a reply to message #97714] Sun, 09 June 2024 06:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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I'd posted on another forum, Transcendent Sound, the Pi2 towers my friend and I made. And one response was a person who's son had built a pair but with this tweeter instead of the Vifa. SB Acoustics SB29RDNC-C000-4. He said it was a better alternative sound wise. Wondering if anyone had used this or other tweeters instead of the nice sounding to me, Vifa's.
Re: 2pi towers [message #97832 is a reply to message #97750] Fri, 05 July 2024 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well I finally got the grills made. I had a touch of the spirit of Percy Kilbride come over me. AKA Pa Kettle. He always lamented he'd get around to this or that to Marjorie Main's, "Ma" in their great old movie series.
They are officially now done, complete, el-finish'o.

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I mortised a couple plain washers on the back brace of the grills. Then mortised in the corresponding inset of the speakers a couple of magnets to hold it in.
Re: 2pi towers [message #97833 is a reply to message #97832] Fri, 05 July 2024 21:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Those look awesome! Absolutely stunning!
Re: 2pi towers [message #97836 is a reply to message #97832] Sat, 06 July 2024 05:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
grindstone is currently offline  grindstone
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Yeah what he said -- just delightful, man. Thanks for posting and congrats!
Re: 2pi towers [message #97837 is a reply to message #97836] Sat, 06 July 2024 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Thank you gents for the accolades! For constructors, here's the naked grill frames I made using good old quarter inch mdf. I had to account for the thickness of the material in cutting the grills to fit in the recess of the speaker inset. I made an inverse pattern for the curved portion of the inset of the speaker front. Then I tapered the sides of the grill frame to match the one eighth inch thick strips of the sides of the speaker inset.
Then I had to cut a recess for the woofers into the back of the grills to keep the grills flat to the inset face. Had to eyeball with the router for that trick.
Pa Kettle would have entrusted his handy helpers Deerduck and Crowbar Injun characters for all this prep. But I persevered myself. Hence the length of time getting this last piece of the puzzle done.
These speakers are just about the best and cost effective way to get into the higher realm of audio nirvana that I've experienced. Thanks to Wayne and his accumulated skills as a speaker designer.

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That's all folks.

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