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post #11 of 41 Old 11-22-16, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

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Sames as my guess, but my friend helping me thinks there will be an angle cut... We will see this weekend.

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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Post #2 has updated pics of the progress. We also found out that a straight cut will not work when cutting the angled top and bottom of the horn. Next weekend we hope to get the angles down.

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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Thanks for adding this thread to your HT room thread. Never knew about this build. Looks great so far. Still looking at doing a 3 way SH but your dimensions are pretty close to what I wanted to do.
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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Sunday we worked on getting the last 2 sides (top and bottom) of the 1st horn completed...it took us 6 hours to get it done. We did though get 2 extra done so we won't have to deal with the angles for the next speaker horn. This was the part we were both dreading...getting the multiple angles right, and it proved to be difficult, but we prevailed.



Next we will be trimming the horn flush with the cabinet, and then make the extensions for the horns (different angle).

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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Any suggestions as to what material to use for a smooth horn transition? I am hearing Bondo, Wood Filler, and Modeling clay, but i don't know which is best to use.

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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Fiberglass is popular in custom car audio. The learning curve may be a little steeper than the others but I'm pretty sure it will outlast any of the others. Bondo dries and cracks, modeling clay is about the same and wood filler would probably be the same.


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I wish I knew someone that could draw this up in CAD for me to take to a local CNC place to get the next pair cutup. This way it would be perfect, and we wouldn't have the problem with using Bondo, fiberglass or any of these problems with modeling.
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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

I have 4 more woofers on the way now.

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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Today we got it to the point that we only need the following:
1: fill holes with wood putty
2: mount speaker wire jacks, and wire speakers up
3: sand speaker cabinet
4: install weatherstripping for sealing cabinet

Hopefully next time we will be to fire it up to see how the compression driver sounds, and then also how the woofers sound. At that time it might be ready to take home, and set up the crossover...for some real serious listening.
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Re: DIY 2 way Synergy speakers

Nice I forgot about this build. I was looking at building a pair of SH's to see which I will like. I have three JBL 1.5 CD's and will look at trying a AMT SH also. Looks good so far.
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