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I was thinking actually about screwing it down with giant washers or something.....
Cover it with some window screen first.




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Cover it with some window screen first.
Like the nylon mesh-type stuff? I got loads of that sitting around here as well....
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That will do fine.




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That will do fine.
...even easier way to attach it.....use the port. I'm wrapping the port anyways. Well just add more layers to the top 6 inches until it hits the sides of the sonotube! Tie it with string or whatever...it shouldn't move.
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Re: Shiva-X 200L (~7 ft^3) build thread

Got a lot done today. Assembled the final endcap on to the port-side assembly. Sealed around the edges with caulking...starting to take shape.



Also managed to piece together the driver side endcaps. These circles are ridiculously round for being hanf-cut with a jig saw. Broke my flute-bit for my router and I figured I had a steady enough hand.....more dumb luck than anything. With the sanding, these are basically perfectly round to the naked eye:




Also sealed the whole inside with caulking. I figured this would make a nice natural gasket when its fully-dried....no chances of any air leaks from what I can see! Should be ready for final sanding on Sunday and then maybe some painting!


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Also cut and sanded the driver protection base plate. Attached the legs and this should also be good for painting this Sunday!


Here with the legs just standing in place:




Screwed them in and counter-sunk the screws on the other side. That's the side that will be on the floor, and it will also have a big felt pad cut out and stuck to it.

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Re: Shiva-X 200L (~7 ft^3) build thread

Two questions:

1) For the dampening material, I see people use egg-crate mattress. Does it have to have those bumps on it? Do they serve a purpose? I have foamy mattress made from the EXACT same material, but its smooth. Is that ok?

2) For wiring the Shiva-X driver to the binding posts, can I use 16AWG wire? Its only going to be 9 inches in length, is this ok?
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1. Not for the top end cap. You'll need fiberglass insulation that been packed down so it's 4-6 inches thick. You can use the foam mattress pad to line the sides as long as it's open cell foam.

2. 16 gauge seems a little light to me. I wouldn't go smaller then 12 gauge.




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1. Not for the top end cap. You'll need fiberglass insulation that been packed down so it's 4-6 inches thick. You can use the foam mattress pad to line the sides as long as it's open cell foam.

2. 16 gauge seems a little light to me. I wouldn't go smaller then 12 gauge.
Can I use 12/2 electricians wire, or does it have to be special speaker wire only?
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Can I use 12/2 electricians wire, or does it have to be special speaker wire only?
Copper wire is copper wire
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