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Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88833] Sun, 16 September 2018 19:37 Go to next message
OneBean is currently offline  OneBean
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Baron
So the slowest moving project ever might actually get off the ground. I have some questions regarding the construction of the 2Pi towers.

The plans show the speakers foot print as 16" wide, and 13" deep. Would it effect the sound quality if I rotate the 13" to the front, and mount the drivers into the 13" side?

Does it effect the sound quality if I flush mount the drivers? I only consider doing this for visual appeal.

Should I use a quality sanded plywood or MDF?

Thanks for the advise.
Re: Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88834 is a reply to message #88833] Sun, 16 September 2018 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Both of those mods are fine. I usually flush-mount drivers, but not always. The crossover is good either way, because the fore-aft offsets are acoustically small.

As for MDF or plywood, either is fine as long as the plywood is Baltic Birch. You definitely don't want any voids or the debris in the voids will buzz. Baltic Birch is void-free.

Re: Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88835 is a reply to message #88833] Sun, 16 September 2018 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
OneBean is currently offline  OneBean
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Baron
Thanks Wayne.

Re: Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88872 is a reply to message #88833] Mon, 24 September 2018 20:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
OneBean is currently offline  OneBean
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Wayne, what ohm load do these create? I just picked up a vintage Scott amp and I wondered what tap to use.
Re: Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88878 is a reply to message #88872] Tue, 25 September 2018 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Use the 8Ω tap.

Re: Questions on 2Pi tower build [message #88884 is a reply to message #88878] Tue, 25 September 2018 19:20 Go to previous message
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Baron
Thank you.
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