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I always worried about then keeping a tight fit down the road.

 

If put together correctly, you'll never pull them apart.  I can't think of a more secure connection.  What part of them do you think will loosen?

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He it is with just one coat of Duratex

 

Did you run a round over bit along the edges?  It's hard to tell from the pictures.

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The connection to the wood is my concern.  I know many use this type of connection and it must work well.  Also the desire for a balanced connection is something a lot of people want.  I use a typical avr and the sub out is unbalance so, I don't have a problem with the unbalanced connection.

 

One day I will have to try the screws to see how much it speeds up the process of putting things together.  Making subs if fun to do!

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One day I will have to try the screws to see how much it speeds up the process of putting things together.  Making subs if fun to do!

 

I like using the pocket screws, I am not sure it saves a ton of time, but you will find that there is a lot less clamping required.

 

I usually dry fit everything first with just the pocket screws, then if I am happy with how things look I take it all apart and then do final assembly with the PL.

This give a chance to make any required "tweeks" before hand, vs. trying to do them while you have the glue already down.

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He it is with just one coat of Duratex

 

Did you run a round over bit along the edges?  It's hard to tell from the pictures.

 

Carl,

I was thinking about doing a round over with the router, but I opted to just "ease" all the edges with a little sanding.

Just enough to take the sharp edge off.

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Next sub you build ;) (it's addictive) use a 3/16 or 1/4" roundover bit on the edges.  It's surprising of how much more of a "finished" look it gives the box. 

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I use an orbital sander to the edged and kinda round all the corner.  Maybe consider a router next summer.

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The connection to the wood is my concern. I know many use this type of connection and it must work well. Also the desire for a balanced connection is something a lot of people want

 

It's not a balanced connection, you're thinking of XLR.  I'm talking about Neutrik

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Routered edge. Click to enlarge.

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I want my drivers back, lol.  I posted a couple of pic's to show how the orbital sander handles the edges.  My subs aren't the same quality of finish as yours but, I a rookie and built them with minimal equipment. :)  Carl delete this if it is to far off topic but, this thread is kinda dead at the moment.

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Neutrik makes xlr connectors, too. Plus 1/4 inch phone plugs and jacks. I used their PowerCon version for power input to a mixer i rebuilt. Looks/works like the SpeakOn, but is a blue color to differentiate from a speaker connector.

Love your builds, Carl. So clean looking.

Bruce

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Neutrik makes xlr connectors, too. Plus 1/4 inch phone plugs and jacks. I used their PowerCon version for power input to a mixer i rebuilt. Looks/works like the SpeakOn, but is a blue color to differentiate from a speaker connector.

Love your builds, Carl. So clean looking.

Bruce

You would think that he does this for a living!  Always look terrific, and he is a moderator, so I wouldn't say anything different. :P  

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 I went with the round version... Neutrik NL4MPR, and counter sunk it to flush mount.

 

My photography skills leave a bit to be desired, it looks better in person.

 

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On 12/3/2015 at 8:15 AM, HPower said:

I went with the round version... Neutrik NL4MPR, and counter sunk it to flush mount.

My photography skills leave a bit to be desired, it looks better in person.

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Neurtrik SpeakOn connectors are all I use after first experiencing them years ago on the La Scalas I installed in a high school band room. I now prefer the round female connectors shown in HPower's post to the square. The round have four holes for connecting screws, whereas the square have only two.

Similarly, I finish everything with Duratex. I like the easy application and durability of the black finish, plus the texture hides a multitude of sins. It's not living room WAF approved, but none of my speakers are, so it doesn't matter. The wife barely tolerates a tiny Klipsch iGroove hiding beneath an end table. But honestly, it sounds pretty good as I type, filling the room with Mannheim Steamroller streamed from Pandora via Bluetooth from this iPad.

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Very nice look, clean and professional!

 

Thanks, now if I could only find some nice black screws.

I only had some brass screws on hand that were the appropriate size. :(

 

And yes DizRotus, the Duratex is GREAT stuff.

 

Only your hair dresser knows for sure what goes on under the Duratex. :rolleyes:

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