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  1. Beats Headphones - I cannot believe how many people rate these headphones as being a high end headphone. They are terrible.
  2. We went to Australia Zoo (2 years ago) and I have only just had a chance to go through some of the photos
  3. I can recommend the 50mm 1.8 G as a great prime lens. It is very well priced and I think everybody should carry a 50mm lens.
  4. All sorted. Thanks
  5. This guy or gal was in my garden and it was a perfect opportunity to try out my new macro lens. I found it challenging to keep focus with such a narrow depth of field while hand holding.
  6. I am looking for a Crown XLS 1500 amplifier. I already have two and would like a third to add to my speakers. Willing to pay for shipping to Brisbane if the original shipping carton is still available. Let me know if you can help out. Thanks.
  7. I have purchased the HD650 cable for my HD600's. The cable does seem thicker and better built. One thing to note is the 650 cable comes with the 6mm connector as standard, and the plugs that go into the headphones are black. The standard 600 cables are red and black at the connectors and are terminated with a 3.5mm plug.
  8. I sold my Rega Apollo a few months back and have missed it dearly since. Pity the guy who bought it advertised it on Gumtree for a fair bit more than I sold it for and made a quick couple of hundred bucks. Oh well.
  9. Thanks. Yes I agree - the satisfaction of making a project and seeing it come together is a great feeling. Thanks. Almost finished now. I applied 4 coats of roller grade Duratex black paint during the week and wired up all the Neutrik Speakons. I am really happy with the texture achieved with just the small roller. It is the third project I have used Duratex and highly recommend it as a finish for MDF enclosures. It worked great on pywood too, but I found it depended on the quality of the ply. Anyway pics of progress The Dayton DT250 Compression Driver mated to the 290mm Horn Flare attached with hex head fasteners. The heavy round overs came out really well with the Duratex. The terrible lighting makes the finish look a lot more aggressive than in real life. Celestion TF1020 Mid/Bass driver housed in separate enclosure also secured with hex head fasteners. Driver spacing was 5mm Now I need to stop listening and carry on with the feet
  10. I managed to get a fair bit of work done over the past few weeks. I was so caught up in the project I forgot to take progress pics of how I braced the bottom section and added 90mm x 45 mm pine bracing that has MDF panels to fit the gaps. I decided against using sand inside the cabinets as I was able to fill it almost completely with material. Oh well. I remembered to take pics of the round over I used on all the edges and the frame for the compression driver horn. I used a 45 degree chamfer bit first to remove some material before doing 2 passes with the router at different depths to get the desired cut size. Roundover bit used Sanded up and ready to paint I am glad I used one piece for the front panel as it will give a cleaner surface that needs less preparation when painting and finishing. What would I have done differently? (1) Cut the compression driver hole and possibly the speaker holes last. It was difficult holding a 1/2 router and trying to balance it over the compression driver frame, I ended up making a false base for the router and it was still challenging. (2) Kerfed the MDF side panels so they ran the full length of the enclosure from the mid enclosure, all the way to the floor - it would have given me a rounder finish with no seams on the sides that needed filling. (next project ) This weekend I will work on external feet that will be like outriggers but will use rubber feet.
  11. Nice work Dave - My cat always inspects all my work also Did some more work on the enclosure today. I cut the front baffle down to incorporate a taper that leads to the bottom of the enclosure. The bottom chamber will be heavily braced and sand filled. Here's how I attached the side bottom panels and the bottom panels - you guessed it - more biscuits Dry fit now and ready for gluing tonight. The bottom brace in the bass enclosure is still loose as this will add an extra glue point to attach the vent when the rear panel is attached. It's another way of stiffening the enclosure, but it appears skewed in the picture because it is loose.
  12. Over-rated - KRK Studio Monitors. Sound like dogs breakfast.
  13. Bass management could be the culprit. If you are using an AVR with a subwoofer, check the settings. All the bass could be being sent to the subwoofer while a high passed signal is being sent to the mains.
  14. Thanks. The glue looks excellent. Yes I agree about the plywood being strong. It's my material of choice for larger bass cabs. It seems to dull my router bits quicker than MDF when machining though A question about the construction - did you lay the two side panels on top of each other so the screw holes line up on both sides? I have one of Bill's plans and have been putting off building it for the past 3 years...