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Post by aquapiranha » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:49 pm

Thanks Dave. If you, as the 'Master' as far as I am concerned think it is OK, then who am I to argue? :D

I will look into the price of the wood.
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Post by Dave the bass » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:34 am

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Post by planet10 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 am

This easier Dave?

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So do the drivers:

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Post by Toppsy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:28 pm

DaveD I must say I do like the look of those solid wood Fonkens.

Made by Chrisby? If so he's done a top pro job on the cabinets.

So, for reference, from your experiments with solid hardwoods what's the general verdict on different species of timber?

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Post by planet10 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Toppsy wrote: Made by Chrisby? If so he's done a top pro job on the cabinets.
Bernie. My solid wood guy.
So, for reference, from your experiments with solid hardwoods what's the general verdict on different species of timber?
Not enuff data yet. The Western red cedar is very surprising... we are trying to work out a uFonkenSET flat-pak. then a small run for field testing.

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Post by planet10 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:20 am

Back on topic... a full build of a flat-pak we did for a client (he has a pair he himeself built from a FP)

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Post by chrisby » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:23 pm

chrisb can blast together a quickie plywood box with the best of them, and maybe tart up with some veneer, but does not have the patience or skill to achieve the artistry in sold woods exemplified by Bernie or Scott Dunn

he's also wont to refer to himself in the 3rd person

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Post by aquapiranha » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Just a thought, does anyone know a source of good quality outriggers for the FH3? I was thinking maybe something in metal. :D
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Post by floppybootstomp » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:45 pm

aquapiranha wrote:Just a thought, does anyone know a source of good quality outriggers for the FH3? I was thinking maybe something in metal. :D
Colin (Toppsy) can supply them I believe. For my outriggers I bought some strips of mild steel from Wickes, sprayed them black and fitted accoustic spikes to them.

To keep them in place I used some M8 threaded wood inserts Link and as that supplier didn't supply bolts to suit I bought a box of M8 bolts from Screwfix.
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Post by aquapiranha » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:57 pm

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aquapiranha wrote:Just a thought, does anyone know a source of good quality outriggers for the FH3? I was thinking maybe something in metal. :D
Colin (Toppsy) can supply them I believe. For my outriggers I bought some strips of mild steel from Wickes, sprayed them black and fitted accoustic spikes to them.

To keep them in place I used some M8 threaded wood inserts Link and as that supplier didn't supply bolts to suit I bought a box of M8 bolts from Screwfix.
That was quick! many thanks for the reply, I was wondering how to best fit them to the speaker and now I know! I am still waiting patiently for the drivers to arrive, and then I will have to decide whether or not to use solid ash or just what I am used to and get some decent ply. :roll:


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Post by chrisby » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 pm

if Colin is still offering his outriggers complete with spikes, go for it

we has some done locally ( i.e. the Pacific NorthWet) - CNC milled 6mm aluminum, & powder coated, by the time you add spikes/ tiptoes / whatever, they need to sell for at least $70 per set.

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Post by planet10 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:20 pm

chrisby wrote:chrisb can blast together a quickie plywood box with the best of them
We had to make a wooden packing crate and pallette the speakers to go to Texas. The fellow at the receiving end said they probably would have survived an airdrop (personally i'd be fearful of the magnets snapping off)

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Post by planet10 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:22 pm

aquapiranha wrote:Just a thought, does anyone know a source of good quality outriggers for the FH3? I was thinking maybe something in metal. :D
Probably not worth shipping to the UK, but we are currently in the midst of swapping a built set for a substanial number of CNCed aluminum bars for FH3 outriggers.

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Post by planet10 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:24 pm

chrisby wrote: we has some done locally ( i.e. the Pacific NorthWet) - CNC milled 6mm aluminum, & powder coated, by the time you add spikes/ tiptoes / whatever, they need to sell for at least $70 per set.
A set is for 1 speaker BTW. The rather nice pointy bits from PE are half the cost (and at cost), as a favour for Canadian customers mostly

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Post by Dave the bass » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:46 am

Question from the tubby kid at the back of the class...

"Ooo... Oooo.... Question for DaveD and Chrisby.

What effect on the sound does the Suprabaffle have on the sound Sir? Whassitallabout?"

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