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  1. That looks familiar!! I can't wait for the drivers to arrive!
  2. Waiting on drivers. They were ordered in October but won't arrive until Xmas and then I'm away until NY. I'm a tad annoyed it took two weeks of chasing to find this out. Hippys work has been great. We won't cut until we can test fit the drivers though. MDF cabinets this time round however could always do some in plywood later.
  3. Thank you VanArn What do i need to consider when purchasing the resistor? Will any wire-wound resistor be sufficient or should it be 1% tolerance etc? Speaker bug sells these: https://speakerbug.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_27&product_id=106 However much cheaper elsewhere: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-2-7-ohm-2R7-J-10-watt-Axial-ceramic-cement-power-resistor-10W/302424813588?hash=item4669ec7014:g:9pUAAOxy9X5TaQOz
  4. Hi I am putting together a crossover for the following build: http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/sb-acoustics-kits/ara-kits2/ Each requires the following: R1 2.7ohm/10w Bennic 10W/2R7J C1 3.30uf/400V C2 10,00uF/400V C3 6.8uF/400V L1 0.1mH/0.7mm L2 .68mH/1.2mm Schematic: I believe all components are Jantzen however I cannot locate a .68mH/1.2mm (same as 17AWG) inductor in Australia. Speakerbug has a .68mH/18AWG. Jantzen catalogue lists the 17 AWG with a RDC of 330 Ohm whereas the 18AWG offered by speakerbug is 400 Ohm. Will the difference in RDC pose a problem?
  5. HT decoration

    This is cool. You should do all the houses!
  6. Wow that looks amazing! I didn't realise it could be put simply into a cutting programme. I thought it had to be created in Cad then exported as a cutting file? What software are you using? I'm still trying to make a box in fusion 360 :-( The recess will make very quick and accurate assembly! The screw holes for the drivers look quite large. I think on the image the dimensions given are actually the through holes of the driver (6.5mm) themselves; a pin hole would probably be enough to get the screws in and started firmly? To be honest, I'm not actually sure what the best finish would be on the corners, I rarely work with wood, what would you suggest? I will definitely be painting these or trying my hand at laminating. I guess what ever joint its used will require some fiddling to make sure the vent presses against the front baffle and the internal dimensions are roughly the same. Edit - i will drop you a pm when i get a chance; out for my girlfriends birthday now.
  7. Hi Hippy This is what I wish to build: http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/sb-acoustics-kits/ara-kits2/ They only provided the following box drawings: http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/download_file/-/view/1346/ I downloaded Fusion 360 with the intention of re-drawing the above with simpler joints (i.e. for the corners lap- joint or barefaced housing joint - instead of the 45 degree rabbited joint) and milling slots in the sides for the internal baffle/vent. The plans call for 15mm MDF, which I don't think is available in Australia but I believe 15mm ply is. I considered 16mm MDF but I believe it would shrink the internal volume by 30cm3?
  8. Who sells SB Acoustic apart from Wagner?

    I have a Wagner account. I am curious if there is any other sellers to the public, assuming Wes is the importer. Thanks
  9. Hi I don't have an account with WES. Does anyone else stock them in Australia. I'm looking at their budget line so shipping offsets buying overseas. Cheers
  10. Annoyingly I'll need to put these in CAD for the CNC. What does everyone think of the mating edges; internal rebate and outer 90°? Based on the drawings I'm assuming all edges meet in this fashion.
  11. Hi Where can I get MDF cabinets CNC in Adelaide or elsewhere and posted? I called a few CNC businesses from the yellow pages and they said it was too small of a job or had an expensive minimum charge. The largest panel is under 30cm high and I don't require assembly. The driver is recessed and the edges are cut at 90° and bevelled. I could probably butt joint the sides and face mount the woofer if it reduces cost. Reason for CNC is my tools are in storage and I don't have the time (uni assignments and exams).
  12. Tymphany still makes these but I can't find a stockist via Google. Ideas? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
  13. NUC Celeron 1.1Ghz mini computer

    Ho would this go with office duties and HD video etc? I currently have an Core2Duo E6550 @ 2.33Ghz, 4GB ram, graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5450.
  14. Thank you for the responses. The camera had little use the last few months however with a trip to NZ soon it’s about time I purchased. A number of reviews suggest the kit NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens is actually quite a good performer. On the weekend I tried to stick to 35mm on my 18-55 and for general walking around I think I would really miss the variability. My partner leaves for NZ on Friday so I have just ordered a replacement at $115 which seemed reasonable with 1yr warranty. I do a bit of night photography when travelling and the lens falls short in that respect thus really hoping to find a 35mm or 50mm and 80mm prime! I haven't had much luck with eBay the last few weeks. Concerning the body, I expected to find big improvements between my D3100 and later D3300+ and D5200+ however most reviews suggested the differences were negligible and some suggested even purchasing the D3100 over the D5300 if looking to save money. With this said I’m curious to know if the difference would be so close when running purely in 'Auto mode' which I mostly do as I’m still learning? The D5200 has 39 focus points compared with the 11 in my D3100 plus uses a later processing chip. I find the 11 points hit and miss with focusing and would really appreciate the 39! Can anyone provide an amateurs perspective of the D3100 vs D5200 with comparable lenses?
  15. Recommend a full range or multi for PC desktop

    Thank you for the input so far. I spent a few hours googling and could not find anything with a very small cabinet size; the sweet spot seems to be around 300mm high. However I thought these were interesting: Mini Karlsonator using the tc9fds: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-range/239338-mini-karlsonator-0-53x-dual-tc9fds.html The driver is only around $25Aud, however the cabinet looks tricky with various miters. The driver itself seems to be used in a number of builds from sealed through to open baffle. and RJB Microbe SE: http://www.rjbaudio.com/Microbe%20SE/microbe%20SE.html I have wanted to use a Dayton RS125 driver for some time however these are probably nit ideal for near field listening. Ideally something with a more obtainable tweeter.