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Special thanks to Coytee for free speakers/ MWM road trip

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Very nice work there. I've never peeled any of the trim off, that had to take a lot of patience. Did you put a think layer of some type of caulk/adhesive under them when you reinstalled to keep them from buzzing?   

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Hey Michael, long time no see, welcome back!  (unless I've just missed all your posts, then it's just nice to see you!)

 

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Side comment...I don't know that it's been said in this thread but the cabinets he got for free were some that JC had given to me for free.  I simply held them in storage until they found a nice home.  The free cabinets were two MWM double bins, not the singles with fiberglass and metal trim.

 

JC deserves some recognition for his generosity.

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On 2/16/2018 at 8:10 AM, Dave A said:

What I was contemplating was using a right or left side to reduce the footprint. This would in time be paired with two Pro La Scalas so I am not worried about higher notes.

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I have, in my head, designed something similar for my doubles. What I want to do is stand them like that, and have them in a cabinet that make the bass bins come out a little wider to be the same as the width as the horn that then could be placed on top...with grills over each cabinet. 

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On 4/2/2018 at 7:34 AM, Coytee said:

JC deserves some recognition for his generosity

JC picked up and held for me a pair of KPT684. In return, I got him addicted to Ale8one. :D

 

He's a great guy in many ways. :emotion-21:

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On 4/8/2018 at 10:04 PM, Woofers and Tweeters said:

I have, in my head, designed something similar for my doubles. What I want to do is stand them like that, and have them in a cabinet that make the bass bins come out a little wider to be the same as the width as the horn that then could be placed on top...with grills over each cabinet. 

 

This should work ok... probably 15 years ago, I came across a man who had split an Altec 210 into two cabinets and used them vertically. Attached is one of the only pics I could find on the web. He had veneered his in cherry. I probably have the other pics somewhere on a pc at home.

 

Bruce

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9 hours ago, Marvel said:
On 4/8/2018 at 10:04 PM, Woofers and Tweeters said:

I have, in my head, designed something similar for my doubles. What I want to do is stand them like that, and have them in a cabinet that make the bass bins come out a little wider to be the same as the width as the horn that then could be placed on top...with grills over each cabinet. 

 

This should work ok... probably 15 years ago, I came across a man who had split an Altec 210 into two cabinets and used them vertically. Attached is one of the only pics I could find on the web. He had veneered his in cherry. I probably have the other pics somewhere on a pc at home.

 

Bruce

Hey Bruce, that's similar to what I have in mind. It looks like those were supposed to be made as two cabinets, they cleaned right up. One can imagine how much less floor space they take. The MWM's pie shape will need braced for the angle and chocked at the bottom, but at least I don't have to saw them in two :D. I, also, want to make them a little wider so they come out to be the same width as the horns. I have sized them up: I have stood the MWM up against a wall and secured the bottom from sliding out by ratchet straps and driven I anchors into studs’ bottom header 2x4. My design has them, essentially, parked in a larger cabinet and finished with veneer and grills. Imagine grilled LaScala, EV Sentry 3 or Altec 19, only a little bit larger. Besides having too many projects, what keeps me from moving forward with the design is that I worry about what sound will be changed. I don't know if I should glue and screw the two cabinets together, leave clearance or fill any clearance with insulation. Besides space saving, my main goal is to not change the sound, much. What I do know is that the MCM stacks need nothing for sound. 

 

What Altec horn is that? I have one 8 cell horn and the bass bin that used to be in my home town's movie theater. 

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I think the horn is an Altec H808, for a one inch throat. Haven't had time to look on my  pc for the other pics, but maybe tonight.

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The doubles are a little rough... please don't mind the messy shop this is very dirty work stripping these..

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very very nice

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Those look good to go in the living room, now. Those are really nice looking. You can't do THAT with mdf cabinets. :D

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Thank you all..  I just have to sell some other speakers to fund the Infinite Baffle project! There will be no room for Tuba HTs with these in the living room.

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Those looks great @JoeM38! Do you plan on refinishing the 402's? I'm in need of doing this as well.

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I'm working plans to build new ones out of wood so my wife will stay happy. She went out and bought me bendable plywood. She is the best!

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