Two hours later both cabinets were sanded nicely. I started with a 40's paper to get all surfaces level with eachother. Then I used a 180's paper to do the fine sanding of all joints and panels. It was a very dusty enviroment so I didn't bring my camera and I used a mask over my mouth and nose. I used compressed air to blow away most of the dust.
|Old vs new cabinet|
Time for a food and toilet break before continuing. Now it was time to solder cables to the terminals.
I decided to put some solder between the flat thing and the nut, becase they were a bit loose and it felt wrong leaving them loose. A bit of solder worked well for holding it in place.
Mounting time. I could have drilled the holes a bit larger, I hade to use a fair amount of force for the screws.
When the terminals were mounted it was time to make sure the driver had contact with the brace. It did, and I didn't have to use any of the round things that Ingvar supplied.
|I have no idea what it is, Ingvar just said "don't eat them".|
When I had made sure that the drivers fit nice to the brace it was time to solder cables to the drivers. It was a bit tricky and gloves were needed but after a while I made it.
|Right channel speaker. The bright spot in the upper right corner is just a reflection from the window or something.|
|Left channel speaker, photo taken with flash.|
And last but not least, I'd like to thank some people who made this possible.
- David Dlugos at Planet10-hifi, for providing drivers, plans, inspiration and lots of help throughout the years.
- Ingvar Ahlberg at Halland Audio Design and Manovi, for selling me cheap CNC-cut plywood, providing damping material and other cool stuff.
- "Loj" at Olskogen Trävittra, for doing the 45-degree cuts for me. I would never have been able to do it myself.
- My dad, for help with glueing, thinking, transport and of course providing me with all the tools I have used.
- Daniel Nyström who lives further down the street, for letting me borrow his soldering equipment.
- Several other members of the diyaudio community, you know who you are ;)