The Flat 5 is ready (new pics on page 2)

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LittleWoodenBoy

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Re: The Flat 5 is ready (new pics on page 2)
« Reply #40 on: 3 Dec 2017, 12:22 am »
Ah!  I meant the sweet spot for volume, not seating.  Since I have to modify things a bit to fit the available space and materials, I'm making the cabinet deeper to maintain the volume and I'm wondering how precise I need to be. 

And another question --  Since I need to make things a little narrower, do you have any suggestions where to find that space?  You said I should protect the area around the center driver. If I make the ports overlap from the baffle to the face frame and extend the box behind, it looks dumb.  Can they move to the ends or maybe the bottom (it's open below) instead of the front?  Can I crowd the outer drivers together at all?  It's not a big problem to tear out two more drawers if that's what I need to do.  But I'm at 32" with the face frame, so most of that space will be wasted and I'll need to figure out how to make it attractive.

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Mike

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Re: The Flat 5 is ready (new pics on page 2)
« Reply #41 on: 3 Dec 2017, 03:12 pm »
Ah!  I meant the sweet spot for volume, not seating.  Since I have to modify things a bit to fit the available space and materials, I'm making the cabinet deeper to maintain the volume and I'm wondering how precise I need to be. 

And another question --  Since I need to make things a little narrower, do you have any suggestions where to find that space?  You said I should protect the area around the center driver. If I make the ports overlap from the baffle to the face frame and extend the box behind, it looks dumb.  Can they move to the ends or maybe the bottom (it's open below) instead of the front?

Yes, you can place the ports on the bottom side.

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  Can I crowd the outer drivers together at all?

The crossover point to them is fairly low, so yes you can.

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  It's not a big problem to tear out two more drawers if that's what I need to do.  But I'm at 32" with the face frame, so most of that space will be wasted and I'll need to figure out how to make it attractive.

No problem.


degroot

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Re: The Flat 5 is ready (new pics on page 2)
« Reply #42 on: 9 Dec 2017, 08:43 pm »
I ordered my flat 5 and am building the cabs now out of 1\2 in. MDF. By now I figured out that the 2 holes in the center B dividers go toward the back and the forward chamber for the center driver is supposed to be sealed.  I guess I am going to have to drill holes through that chamber somewhere to run the wires to the driver.  Where do you recommend and I guess that won't affect the seal or performance?
 
Also, I noticed in your picture that you put NoRez in your cab.  This wasn't mentioned when I ordered the kit (I forgot about it).  I noticed you indicated that it wasn't that effective on the Skinny 6's, however, I used them on my NGK build (as recommended) that I just completed for my son. Should I put NORez in my Flat 5?  I do have some pieces left over from my previous builds which I could use in part.  If I put those pieces in, which chambers would benefit the most?

I haven't cut any of the driver holes yet until I sure about the plans.  One modification that I incorporated into this build was to cut stopped dados (18 total using 1/2 in. dado router bit) in the front and back baffles for the ends of the braces to fit into and also the end pieces as well. I cut all the braces and ends 3\8 ins. longer (3\16" for ea. end into 3\16" dados) and did a dry assembly.  It fit nicely together. I am anticipating that it will make the glue up and assembly a lot easier to keep together and keep square.