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Topic: House o' Joy (4 Face/Quad) Build and Vintage Mid's
Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Subject: House o' Joy (4 Face/Quad) Build and Vintage Mid's
Date Posted: 22 June 2014 at 5:34pm
Starting to build, looks wonky cus not yet glue probley as this point..Big smile


glued top bottom ect Routered out baffles and port and round over baffles...nice sunny day Big smile



Shot of the close up port, little lip for the grill to seat on...



Sanded down filled holes and rounded over...



Box stained...started to add bracing, and battoning



Box side view stained...



Rear stained and access panel routered out...also a little routered lip around the edge of the rear panel, didnt want it to fit flush, thought it looked more vintage sytle...



Rear of acess panel with the gold cup washer , thought it looked nice touch imho...



Close up shot of top-box with some hf250s for tops, just got to build some mids now to the rectro style of the boxs...gonna be loaded with fane 18b's, so should make some nice noise/tones, as ive said before ive built it for a bit of fun, and on very very limited budget, as its cost me next to nothing to build it with some resorcing 2x2 bracing and battoning ect

from neighbours and friends...and a bit of work to build it...



so all got to do now it router some baffle rings to attach the grills, so the drivers are sealed to the baffles....and get some expanded mesh for the grills and port...

and give it a once over with clear satin varnish...you may not think but it is solid with bracing/battoning from the top/bottom/sides/front so should be good man......also the stain hardens up the exterior, also with a splash of varnish to do still....wadd the rear panel...Job Done!

to all have fun building....may not be the taste for some people man but i love the old style sound boxs...




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Posted By: bogboy
Date Posted: 22 June 2014 at 5:49pm
retro Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Dubshot
Date Posted: 22 June 2014 at 7:22pm
Looks lovely!


Posted By: wiz247
Date Posted: 22 June 2014 at 10:06pm
Love the quad box, and like that wood finish... Thumbs Up


Posted By: oldskool
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 12:32pm
4 X 18s!!??!!?? Ouch, my back hurts just thinking about it. It's great what you are doing there, hope you got a good supply of cheap and willing box boys. 

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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 5:05pm
Nice Retro thing going on there. Are you building a complete system with that look?
I guess if you get fed up with the speakers, it could be turned into a small ticket office or portable cloakroom.


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Posted By: knet94
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 5:48pm
Niiiice! What you gonna load them with Jason?


Posted By: odc04r
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 6:02pm
I do like the styling! Hope you measured the doorway of the room you built it in Big smile


Posted By: paulus
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 6:35pm
great job there Clap wanna listen when its done mate;)

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 9:15pm
Big thanks for all replys, 

@Ken gonna be loaded with fane 18b's , also Ken will be using the V800 on mids/top on this stack.Big smileshe's still going strong...

@odc, yes i did think about that! just about fitLOL pheww

@Tony, true true 'Wardrobe' very funny replyLOL, just making a twin 12"/15" mid just to finish off the stack, using it for house party, bbq playing some old skool ska, rocksteady reggae Vinyls ect, love to give it a test play out see how it sounds tho...

@paulus will have to link up again man, do a little sound check!Big smile

as ive said before built it for the love of old skool box's and for a bit of fun tbh and enjoyed it, i love all soundsystem whether it scoop, reflex , horn all soundsystem!

also to encourage orther people to have a go,

good luck building...


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Posted By: S&P
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 9:28pm
If you're ever looking for an old skool clash (friendly fire), give me a shout....
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Posted By: dj jammin
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 10:15pm
great looking sounds



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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 11:09pm
Haha Sound n Pressure yu never know bro we may cross man , yes your's buitifull stack/amp man, 

if we do only Vinyl we play...none of this lap-top biznessBig smile


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Posted By: Sheggy
Date Posted: 23 June 2014 at 11:10pm
Love it!


Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 24 June 2014 at 12:41am
great job can wheel that round to mine when i have a bbq  love it Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Gee136
Date Posted: 24 June 2014 at 9:24am
Clap  Clap Nice job, I want 1,,,,,,!!!!

But not for fun, I want 1 for the battlefield LOL  


Respect...................... Big smile


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 24 June 2014 at 10:51am
haha Gee fe real on the battlefield, heh yuh never kno man when i do some testing with the box...

respect....


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Musical Roots Reggae Vibration is Life! for music is sound...sound is vibration...vibration is energy... and energy begets life. Therein lies my passion!...MUSIC IS LIFE...


Posted By: Masai
Date Posted: 24 June 2014 at 12:38pm
Bredrin?!

Me use fi hang up my flares with not one but two inch waist bands in one of those with my Belgium coloured tank top! I also had I'n'I's Captain Blue SPV - Dinky size of course - parked up in there too!LOLLOLClown 

Seriously though you've done a great job thereClapClap Reminds me of when I was yoot...... me use fi bu'n.....Wink

Now all you need to go with that is a nice valve or discrete pre and ya sorted!Smile

Keep up the works my yoot!!

Highly blessed!


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Posted By: bitSmasher
Date Posted: 25 June 2014 at 12:45am
Ahh, I remember you asking about plywood in another thread - looks like you picked some with a decent grain
Love the aesthetic of this box, make sure you post a few pics of it in use


Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 25 June 2014 at 8:13am
As you are doing external grills, you will have a choice, not sure what I would do though with that style box. You could either do a normal ring with the metal grill or cut  a pattern in the middle to look like S&P's. This was my take on the metal grill cover.
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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 25 June 2014 at 9:52am
Tony, grills on the quad and mids that im gonna build are Internal, want to flat expaned mesh , gonna route a pattern on the mids tho and some mesh behind still

but have to admit tho they look very tasty round grills, you make them yuself?

thanks...


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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 25 June 2014 at 10:09am
Yes, Grill surrounds are made  from ply. That's the reason I showed the photo again.

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 25 June 2014 at 10:15am
Wow Tony buitifull surrounds...

thinking now Lionpulse Soundsystem have done them speaker grill rings on there Scoops and mids

really like them ....great wood-work!


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 8:53am
Just a few of pics on the mids ive built yesterday , to go with the quad...

making some saw-dustSmile


both routered out...


design sharpened up filed and sanded...just a bit of bracing and stained to do...






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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 9:42am
Excellent work, I've always liked Sun Ray shapes, I think they are timeless. I assume you have enough space behind for cone excursion.

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 10:16am
Big thanks tony,

yes sun-rays is a nice design from/simlair to the victor loudspeaker,

oh shit excursion slipped my mind for a mo , not sure on x/o yet maybe around 130-150 so not much excursion at that frequency range?

just thinking now how am i gonna do that now, maybe a ring baffle from the inside?

any idea tony?

big thanks..


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Posted By: S&P
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 10:46am
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

oh shit excursion slipped my mind for a mo , not sure on x/o yet maybe around 130-150 so not much excursion at that frequency range?
big thanks..
 
Depends drivers and amps you use.
 
My 15s below (and all the others boxes in my valve rig), use a ring inside, recessed to clear the mesh.
 
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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 11:18am
Big thanks Sound pressure .....Thumbs Up




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Posted By: guitarplayerjoe
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 5:00pm
wow these are amazing! :O


Posted By: slaz
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 7:08pm
Yeah they look great - and will likely have their own character of sound ..... BUT do NOT ask me to help you move em LOL


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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Big thanks tony,

yes sun-rays is a nice design from/simlair to the victor loudspeaker,

oh shit excursion slipped my mind for a mo , not sure on x/o yet maybe around 130-150 so not much excursion at that frequency range?

just thinking now how am i gonna do that now, maybe a ring baffle from the inside?

any idea tony?

big thanks..

I think you have already got the answer, but to make sure, you could do another loose baffle inside. Including the speaker gasket, depending on whether it's hard or squashy, I would say a 12mm sub baffle will get you out of trouble. It's true, above 100hz you are hardly likely to get any excursion, but it will depend on what sort of safeguards you have in place, i.e. crossover points, whether a bass cable can accidentally be plugged in etc. Not a major problem at this stage.


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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 7:28pm
Looking at these shapes reminds me of a shape I did for some Amp Racks years ago. It was done so that the lids could be kept on while in operation. These shapes would be for ventilation. It was the shape used to depict a Nuclear Device. I Think this would be a great pattern to have on the front of a bass cab.

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Posted By: Adam_Iron_Horse
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 7:50pm
These look top!

Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Seen a few of these style of rigs cropping up. Either people are going for them again or they've just came to my attention


Look awesome but don't fancy moving them!

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Posted By: Axis
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 9:30pm
Heres one I made earlier. Well they say imitation is the greatest compliment........




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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 9:47pm
Absouluty Paul,

your build stacks tbh has allways inspired me man straight up talk my man... from mi heart bredrin....allways loved soundsystem from when i was a yout, old new anyman brings 'Reggae' music to the table man bring it on!!, 

an dont forget also there was someone allways before us , that laid down these foundations.... nuff respect everytime man and big thanks for your help too, we have meet in person..Big smile

lastest pic's.....hope inspires peeps to get out there router n build ......respect one and all!!!!

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mids sanded/stained ect..














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Posted By: mrmck
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 10:00pm


Posted By: Sheggy
Date Posted: 27 June 2014 at 10:18pm
Originally posted by S&P S&P wrote:

Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

oh shit excursion slipped my mind for a mo , not sure on x/o yet maybe around 130-150 so not much <span style="line-height: 1.4; font-size: 12px;">excursion at that frequency range?</span>
big thanks..


 
Depends drivers and amps you use.
 
My 15s below (and all the others boxes in my valve rig), use a ring inside, recessed to clear the mesh.
 
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That's beautiful - more details on this are needed. Link mi!

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Posted By: wiz247
Date Posted: 28 June 2014 at 12:57pm
Talent!!
When not in use, take off the back panel, put in a sprung loaded rod and hang up yer clothes until ready to use again :-)


Posted By: CETUS A
Date Posted: 28 June 2014 at 6:03pm
ClapGreat work!  Beautiful finish on those cabs, love the grain - what kind of ply is that by the way?


Posted By: njw
Date Posted: 28 June 2014 at 6:34pm
  I have to agree with all the positive comments, looks great!


Posted By: njw
Date Posted: 28 June 2014 at 6:35pm
Originally posted by CETUS A CETUS A wrote:

ClapGreat work!  Beautiful finish on those cabs, love the grain - what kind of ply is that by the way?
 
 
   I've had shuttering ply like that in the past.


Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 12:21pm
Just a little update, to who is interestedBig smile

loaded now and grilled up , the double baffle not yet glue propley lol as need to source some proppa expanded grill/mesh , this sheet was just a cheap n cheerfull just for now, untill i router second baffle for it to be recessed with the thicker grill...

could not wait to have a listen man lol yu kno have it goes....tbh quite surprised tbh how heavy thay can drop man...there is a nice tone to them too, will deffo do for sunday vinyl playying BBQ ect, need to do some proppa testing to see how it a sound!!!!

also thought did i do enuff bracing seems to ok at the mo, we will see when driven hard!!!Big smile will be played 4 way got some old vintage cast horns to sort out too and build a box for them, when played propley....heavy a @ too lol now i know!!!Big smile 





at jamo come a pass tho man!!! respect...man...Thumbs Up














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Posted By: burningbush
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 1:04pm
Top work, well done bro.
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Posted By: wiz247
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 1:52pm
Now they got the speakers and grill mounted, they look more awesome, pretty as hell...
Kudos!!Thumbs Up


Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 9:25pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Just a little update, to who is interestedBig smile

loaded now and grilled up , the double baffle not yet glue propley lol as need to source some proppa expanded grill/mesh , this sheet was just a cheap n cheerfull just for now, untill i router second baffle for it to be recessed with the thicker grill...

could not wait to have a listen man lol yu kno have it goes....tbh quite surprised tbh how heavy thay can drop man...there is a nice tone to them too, will deffo do for sunday vinyl playying BBQ ect, need to do some proppa testing to see how it a sound!!!!

also thought did i do enuff bracing seems to ok at the mo, we will see when driven hard!!!Big smile will be played 4 way got some old vintage cast horns to sort out too and build a box for them, when played propley....heavy a @ too lol now i know!!!Big smile 





at jamo come a pass tho man!!! respect...man...Thumbs Up














big respect bro that a proper job there wud be proud to have that in the yard and bring it out to play sum vintage tunes along with the rum . mutton , jerk  yeah man Thumbs UpHeart


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Posted By: mini-mad
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 9:34pm
YOU CRAZY JAMMIN??? that wouldnt leave my living room... would look lovely in a nice mahogany (cant spell sorry)




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Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 9:40pm
lol i wud use that in the yard LOL


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Posted By: mini-mad
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 9:47pm
i mean i would throw the tv out and have that as my centre piece


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Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 30 July 2014 at 9:49pm
wudnt have to throw the tv that set wud blow it outta the yard !!!!   LOL


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Posted By: scott_fury
Date Posted: 04 August 2014 at 11:04pm
Seriously impressed, stupidly jealous and really curious to know how it sounds!


Posted By: Tweeter_Box
Date Posted: 06 August 2014 at 10:20am
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Starting to build, looks wonky cus not yet glue probley as this point..Big smile


glued top bottom ect Routered out baffles and port and round over baffles...nice sunny day Big smile



Shot of the close up port, little lip for the grill to seat on...



Sanded down filled holes and rounded over...



Box stained...started to add bracing, and battoning



Box side view stained...



Rear stained and access panel routered out...also a little routered lip around the edge of the rear panel, didnt want it to fit flush, thought it looked more vintage sytle...



Rear of acess panel with the gold cup washer , thought it looked nice touch imho...



Close up shot of top-box with some hf250s for tops, just got to build some mids now to the rectro style of the boxs...gonna be loaded with fane 18b's, so should make some nice noise/tones, as ive said before ive built it for a bit of fun, and on very very limited budget, as its cost me next to nothing to build it with some resorcing 2x2 bracing and battoning ect

from neighbours and friends...and a bit of work to build it...



so all got to do now it router some baffle rings to attach the grills, so the drivers are sealed to the baffles....and get some expanded mesh for the grills and port...

and give it a once over with clear satin varnish...you may not think but it is solid with bracing/battoning from the top/bottom/sides/front so should be good man......also the stain hardens up the exterior, also with a splash of varnish to do still....wadd the rear panel...Job Done!

to all have fun building....may not be the taste for some people man but i love the old style sound boxs...




gwaan old skool Jah Shaka style Tongue


Posted By: app
Date Posted: 22 December 2014 at 5:02pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Just a little update, to who is interestedBig smile

loaded now and grilled up , the double baffle not yet glue propley lol as need to source some proppa expanded grill/mesh , this sheet was just a cheap n cheerfull just for now, untill i router second baffle for it to be recessed with the thicker grill...

could not wait to have a listen man lol yu kno have it goes....tbh quite surprised tbh how heavy thay can drop man...there is a nice tone to them too, will deffo do for sunday vinyl playying BBQ ect, need to do some proppa testing to see how it a sound!!!!

also thought did i do enuff bracing seems to ok at the mo, we will see when driven hard!!!Big smile will be played 4 way got some old vintage cast horns to sort out too and build a box for them, when played propley....heavy a @ too lol now i know!!!Big smile 





at jamo come a pass tho man!!! respect...man...Thumbs Up














These are beautifulClapClapClapClapClap

Nice work! Have you had a chance to play em loud yet?


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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 28 December 2014 at 2:00pm
Did this sound nice when played loud?


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 28 December 2014 at 2:16pm
Yes app , very nice to my ears broBig smile, drops nice/heavy nice bass tones to it, yu need to really it manSmile

ive added a old vintage Cast Horn/comp to the stack now , so it runs 4way...nice, yu can just about see it top right .....on top of my deck..






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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 28 December 2014 at 2:23pm
Also a bit more went into the build ie doubled baffled , and more bracing and added a 2402 in the mid box...

also them 12" Fane mids are around 45years old now still going strong old 4 arm cast chassis...nice tone to them man..


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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 28 December 2014 at 2:28pm
A lovely systemClap Something different!




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Posted By: KidCreole
Date Posted: 28 December 2014 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Yes app , very nice to my ears broBig smile, drops nice/heavy nice bass tones to it, yu need to really it manSmile

ive added a old vintage Cast Horn/comp to the stack now , so it runs 4way...nice, yu can just about see it top right .....on top of my deck..




This picture reminds me of 1978, and my mate who I hadn't seen for a few weeks said come round. Well in his bedroom was almost the image above that his dad had built him. Thanks for bringing back memories

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Posted By: scott_fury
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 9:40am
Said it before and I'll say it again, seriously loving your system man.


Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Yes app , very nice to my ears broBig smile, drops nice/heavy nice bass tones to it, yu need to really it manSmile

ive added a old vintage Cast Horn/comp to the stack now , so it runs 4way...nice, yu can just about see it top right .....on top of my deck..






beautiful every yard shud have a stack like that !!  have to pass thru sumtime and have a listen Big smile


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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 1:16pm
Seeing four scoops does nothing for me but seeing this is a different thingLOL


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Posted By: djkeet
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 8:22pm
Lovely build,do you live alone cause I know loads of us couldn't even think of trying this its been every gaff except bedroom I'm totally jealous.

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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 10:08pm
Beautiful!! I have a few perfect gauss 400w 18's that i want to use in double 18 reflex boxs but your 4 faces would be very tempting too. Perfect for a valve section...

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 9:09pm
Just building another double 12" 'Vintage Mid-Range Box' the Vintage Sunray, water and clouds design from the 1930s/40s, all done by hand rough jig-saw no router, 

the template was cardboard drawn by my son, all filed down with 2 files round and a flat and some sandpaper, took me bloody hoursBig smile but worth it

got to be sanded down and Wood-Stained and build the rest of the box, thought get the hard/tricky bit out the way first, as yu can flip and turn the front panel with ease

BUT im wondering does any one have any opinions on the percentage opening of this design as there isnt a lot of it really, dont worry about the knots iether tha look lovely when sanded down and stained gives it a great wood effect...imho

is it gonna affect the sound? ie block a lot out?

thanks...




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Posted By: KidCreole
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 9:17pm
ah dude! that is a beauty


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Posted By: KidCreole
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 9:19pm
Keep the design as is, but perforate it with drill holes. That way from a distance you will still see the picture

more than 50% you will need


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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by KidCreole KidCreole wrote:

ah dude! that is a beauty


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Posted By: bitSmasher
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 10:22pm
Would create some sort of bandpass effect, no? Regardless, looks fantstic!


Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 10:40am
what amps are you using to power these beauties??

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 7:19pm
@Valve Heavywieght toroidal transformers i'm afraid would love to have the money for a valve section man, but also dont know alot about them tbh...oneday maybe 'love too'

@Kid nice idea dude but didnt really want to do that tbh, would mess up the that lovely design man, 2nd thought's now dont think im be using it now..shame really..

thanks all


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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

@Valve Heavywieght toroidal transformers i'm afraid would love to have the money for a valve section man, but also dont know alot about them tbh...oneday maybe 'love too'

@Kid nice idea dude but didnt really want to do that tbh, would mess up the that lovely design man, 2nd thought's now dont think im be using it now..shame really..

thanks all


Use it man!

Try to somehow calculate when theres about 50/50!

Go for it! Its a beauty!


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 7:28pm
haha true app, big thanks man for the support...

would look lovely when stained really bring's it to life!

thanks man


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Posted By: BSO
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 7:55pm
Love wah yuh ah keep up wid bredda...,if yuh can though try & keep every ting yuh do wid it by yuh hand & not by noh machine...,dat way yuh know seh yuh ah goh have a more authentic "real look" as every ting mek by yuh own hand dem.....,gwarn bless up wid yuh works seen as me love dat yes...!!!


Posted By: BSO
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 8:07pm
Quick question....,yuh see when it come to ah proper old skool valve amp....,any ah yuh ever see or hear or come across ah Quad 12 bottle 600 watt amp...?? Bout 1978-82 if me memory serve me right as fi me soun @ di time was running dat wid we four face dem....??


Posted By: fat_brstd
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 9:41am
Some new boxes for Earth Shaker Sound System out of Adelaide Australia, and yes those are 4 x 18" House of Joys on the outside, the middle 2 subs are loaded with the massive PDN2450.



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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 11:16am
Originally posted by BSO BSO wrote:

Quick question....,yuh see when it come to ah proper old skool valve amp....,any ah yuh ever see or hear or come across ah Quad 12 bottle 600 watt amp...?? Bout 1978-82 if me memory serve me right as fi me soun @ di time was running dat wid we four face dem....??
I don't have a Quad valve amp, but i'll post some pics of my Mr Eddy 600watt 12 bottle amp soooon.... mine has a separate power supply and valve tray. built in the early seventies

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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 11:17am
Originally posted by valve head777 valve head777 wrote:

Originally posted by BSO BSO wrote:

Quick question....,yuh see when it come to ah proper old skool valve amp....,any ah yuh ever see or hear or come across ah Quad 12 bottle 600 watt amp...?? Bout 1978-82 if me memory serve me right as fi me soun @ di time was running dat wid we four face dem....??
I don't have a Quad valve amp, but i'll post some pics of my Mr Eddy 600watt 12 bottle amp soooon.... mine has a separate power supply and valve tray. built in the early seventies
sorry, not a thread hackSmile

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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 11:19am
Jah Revelation used to run a big old valve amp, maybe a Quad?

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 5:41pm
Finally got the orther Vintage mid box built bout timeSmile


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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 6:13pm
Beautiful cabs. Bit of studio 1 hot sun and a red stripe sounds like paradise.

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Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 6:15pm
Pic of amp in amp section now

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Posted By: app
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 8:01pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Finally got the orther Vintage mid box built bout timeSmile


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Lovely! Did you manage to calculate the empty space in the "grills"?

You have a lovely vintage sound! Clap


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 07 May 2015 at 10:42am
TBH App , no thats what im worried about , the percentage of open space for the mid-range

im sure some one did mention how to do it , not sure now tho

if not will have to load it and give it a good listen.....

cheers everyone!


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 07 May 2015 at 10:43am
Originally posted by valve head777 valve head777 wrote:

Pic of amp in amp section now
yes yes Mr Valve just spotted it

bloody lovely, i need to get one , one day very nice!


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 07 May 2015 at 10:50am
Originally posted by BSO BSO wrote:

Love wah yuh ah keep up wid bredda...,if yuh can though try & keep every ting yuh do wid it by yuh hand & not by noh machine...,dat way yuh know seh yuh ah goh have a more authentic "real look" as every ting mek by yuh own hand dem.....,gwarn bless up wid yuh works seen as me love dat yes...!!!
yeah bredrin i here yu man , yes it is nice to hand build a sound when certain man step back and listen ands says yeah man that sounds nice wkd man nice to keep the vintage-sound alive istead of nuff sounds just a follow fashion

respect...


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Posted By: wiz247
Date Posted: 07 May 2015 at 3:17pm
Beautiful box and a work of art Thumbs Up


Posted By: valve head777
Date Posted: 07 May 2015 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Originally posted by valve head777 valve head777 wrote:

Pic of amp in amp section now
yes yes Mr Valve just spotted it

bloody lovely, i need to get one , one day very nice!
It has taken 25 years to find the amp for me, Shaka's amp and sound of the way he used to play (before he moved to transistors) it was the inspiration. I also appreciate the history of the builder and the original owner. I love the mechanical look of it and the blue pulse of the bottles in the dark...

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Posted By: Steve20131
Date Posted: 13 February 2016 at 8:36pm
[QUOTE=app][QUOTE=Dub Specialist Sound]Just a little update, to who is interestedBig smile

loaded now and grilled up , the double baffle not yet glue propley lol as need to source some proppa expanded grill/mesh , this sheet was just a cheap n cheerfull just for now, untill i router second baffle for it to be recessed with the thicker grill...

could not wait to have a listen man lol yu kno have it goes....tbh quite surprised tbh how heavy thay can drop man...there is a nice tone to them too, will deffo do for sunday vinyl playying BBQ ect, need to do some proppa testing to see how it a sound!!!!

also thought did i do enuff bracing seems to ok at the mo, we will see when driven hard!!!Big smile will be played 4 way got some old vintage cast horns to sort out too and build a box for them, when played propley....heavy a @ too lol now i know!!!Big smile 








Very nice,  thought of making some matching amp racks??


Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 08 January 2017 at 10:11pm
Just another little box to add to the Vintage stack, nothing speacial really , but i like it pretty Smile



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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 08 January 2017 at 10:12pm
Stained and varnished, and grilled up






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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 08 January 2017 at 10:13pm
Rear 



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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 08 January 2017 at 10:15pm
Little peek inside Big smile

120L internal volume, recommend by specs



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Posted By: stache
Date Posted: 09 January 2017 at 9:47am
What type of paint/varnish are you using for the boxes? Looks neat - Thanks


Posted By: Prizefighter
Date Posted: 17 January 2017 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

Little peek inside Big smile

120L internal volume, recommend by specs


Looks nice; thanks for sharing an inside shot!

What is your preferred method of mounting the driver from the inside? I see that you used screws and mounting brackets, but how did you secure these to make sure the screws weren't protruding through the front of the cabinet? I've thought of a few ideas but haven't tried any yet, so I'd be interested to any suggestions you'd be willing to offer.


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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 1:51pm
1. Stain/Varnish is Ronseal , Quick dry one, comes out lovely tbh..water based....

2. bro i used just smaller lenghth tbh, works well and wont fall out trust me bee doing it for years bro,

also too add, this box has only a single front baffle, some build ive built are double front baffle, so then you can use wood-inserts 6mm/8mm sandwiched between the 2 baffles, 

self leveling too inserts so that fit totaly flush angainst the baffle...

also its not a really beast of a heavy driver iether so it will hold up well, very inefficient loud speaker , and the freq i intend to use it , work well

hope that helps a little

cheers

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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 2:01pm
Few more pics




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Posted By: scott_fury
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 2:30pm
Blimey, looks like you're running out of space. Boxes taking over! Pretty soon you'll need to move out and leave the house to the sound system


Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 7:30pm
haha no joke bro, no wife

so house full of soundsystem lol, no joke iether so many boxs /drivers amps everywere lol

bit of an addiction lol


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Posted By: jammin75
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 7:33pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

haha no joke bro, no wife

so house full of soundsystem lol, no joke iether so many boxs /drivers amps everywere lol

bit of an addiction lol




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Posted By: Dub Specialist Sound
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 8:00pm
lol bro

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Posted By: scott_fury
Date Posted: 18 January 2017 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by Dub Specialist Sound Dub Specialist Sound wrote:

bit of an addiction lol


Well with boxes this nice it's gotta be worth the risk of a massive overdose! Gotta be my favourite system on this forum.



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