NX-Otica build thread.

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Danny Richie

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #40 on: 12 Jun 2016, 05:09 pm »
AFAIK, all Danny's N-series kits use the PDR but, "his" NEO3 PDR's came with the deep back cup, I don't know if there is a source for these ?
Rich is correct, the  PDR  without faceplate or  rear cup will work in the NX-Ottica but  one of the  custom Serenity pairs will be required for the  NX-Tremes

jay

Jay's right. I designed the kit using a custom Neo tweeter and the standard pdr version so that either can be used. The crossovers are only slightly different for the two.

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #41 on: 14 Jun 2016, 07:36 pm »
Finally spent a little time yesterday getting the baffles glued up on one of these.

The DuraTex on the sides turned out with a semi leather look.













Now to get the braces in and get the next one together.

Captainhemo

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #42 on: 14 Jun 2016, 09:40 pm »
they look great Danny, nicely done  :beer:

jay

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #43 on: 14 Jun 2016, 09:59 pm »
Looking good, Danny!

mlundy57

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #44 on: 15 Jun 2016, 01:12 am »
The baffle and base looked goodby themselves but even better together

ebag4

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #45 on: 15 Jun 2016, 01:23 am »
Looking good Danny, can't wait to see the drivers in with the copper phase plugs.

Best,
Ed

Guy 13

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #46 on: 15 Jun 2016, 02:50 am »
Danny, that's one unit's design that I would like to listen to...
Yes, I know, I only have to buy a pair from you.

Guy 13

They look nice, will look nicer with the drivers installed.
 

Captainhemo

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #47 on: 15 Jun 2016, 03:15 am »
Danny, that's one unit's design that I would like to listen to...
Yes, I know, I only have to buy a pair from you.

Guy 13

They look nice, will look nicer with the drivers installed.

Next time your back in  Canada, fly out west  :)

david45

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #48 on: 18 Jun 2016, 02:32 pm »
Next time your back in  Canada, fly out west  :)

Or closer to your hometown here in mtl :)

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #49 on: 22 Jun 2016, 06:47 pm »
Drivers are all installed and wired. Now it is time to cut and install some No Rez.








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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #50 on: 22 Jun 2016, 07:42 pm »
Man, those copper phase plugs? set in that copper baffle look awesome.

Can't wait to own my very own pair of NX-Tremes or NX-Oticas paired with OB servo towers.

Great job, Danny.

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #51 on: 22 Jun 2016, 11:26 pm »
Lining them with No Rez was easier than I thought.



I was worried that the curved side panels would be tough to cover, but it was no problem. I held it up there with the backer still on then used a sharpie to mark the curved area to be removed. The jig saw went right through it. It even sands reasonably well.


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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #52 on: 22 Jun 2016, 11:30 pm »
Now for some burn in time.



Already sounding really good...



I'm really loving this mid-range.  :thumb:


mlundy57

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #53 on: 22 Jun 2016, 11:53 pm »
They look even better with the drivers installed

Mike

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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #54 on: 23 Jun 2016, 01:38 am »
Wow  :o   They look awesome Danny.
I bet now that thye are all glued up and linedwith no res, they sound even better    :thumb:

I wish I had done my no rez  like that.... the corner scared me... I cut mine off at the bottom of the radius so there is   bare area above  the no rez. I doubt there is nay resonense  isse, yours just looks p"prettier" 

jay

ebag4

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #55 on: 23 Jun 2016, 02:01 am »
Those look great Danny! :thumb: :thumb:

I love the way the back of the speaker disappears and all you see is the copper baffle, very nice.

Best,
Ed

Guy 13

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #56 on: 23 Jun 2016, 02:08 am »
Nice work and nice looking speakers Danny.
Looking forward to read your impressions on the sound.

Guy 13

ebag4

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #57 on: 23 Jun 2016, 12:43 pm »
This is a little different. It is just the MTM section of the NX-Otica.  The cabinets are unfinished. I mounted the drivers so I can test a pair of NX-Otica crossovers I'm building for a fellow AC'er when I get them done.





The wires are there to make it easy to hook to the networks with alligator clips.

Mike
Mike,
Any progress on the MTM's?

Thanks,
Ed


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Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #58 on: 23 Jun 2016, 01:52 pm »
Danny, those may be copper finish, but they're gold standard. :thumb:

It's great to see the different takes on the NX-Otticas -- every one a gem!

mlundy57

Re: NX-Otica build thread.
« Reply #59 on: 23 Jun 2016, 02:25 pm »
Mike,
Any progress on the MTM's?

Thanks,
Ed

Ed,

Yes and no.  I listened to them off and on while the networks I built for another AC member were burning in some.  I sent the networks to him yesterday. Once I get the MTM's packed up I'll send them to Danny to check out and see if any tweaking is needed compared to the full size cabinets. 

Mike