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Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

I'm in the prep stages of building a pair of Zaph ZA5.3t small towers. I originally was looking at the ZA5.2's but my wife really likes the look of towers and they'll fit the room we'll have when we move as planned (downsizing).

All I have so far is a few supplies on order (circle jig and some router bits) and a Sketchup model of the enclosure. I have the tools to do rabbets and dados on my table saw so the model reflects that intent. I've attached the Sketchup Make 2014 file for those that can open it and a PDF for everyone else.

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Crosscut sled: Pic - Sketchup Model - First Construction Post - Second Construction Post {Addendum 4/22/2014} - Third Construction Post {Addendum 4/22/2014}

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Build - First Cuts Notches for the sides. Long edge rabbets End rabbets and dadoes Terminal Cup and Port Baffle

Baffle Template & Crossover Placement

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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

A little correction; the round over on the base is 1/2".

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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

Somehow the base was moved out of position in the model. That has been corrected as well as the round-over (1/4 vs. 1/2) issue. The .skp file in the OP has been replaced.

If anyone sees any other issues please let me know. Being embarrassed now would be far better than being responsible for messing up someone else's project latter.

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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

Very nice. Should be a fun build. I know they will sound great.
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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

Very cool, and good choice! Keep us updated and post pics!


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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

Yep... looking forward to seeing some progress on these.
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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

I got home from work and the package from MLCS with my router bits was in the mail box. Then I found the box with the Jasper jig on the front porch. Only thing is, now all I can do is wait 'cuz the $$$ for the kit and the MDF for the boxes isn't budgeted till the next pay period (25th).

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Cut plan for the MDF. Based on a standard 49"x97" sheet.

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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

I know it's sorta early for this but I'll be updating the OP with links to posts with items of interest (uploads, pics, etc.) for quick access.

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Re: Zaph Audio ZA5.3t (Madisound) Build

Somewhat off topic.

I've been putting off building a crosscut sled for my table saw and this is a perfect reason to go ahead with it. If anyone is interested in it, sing out, and I'll include it in this thread. Otherwise i'll keep it to myself.

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