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Title: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 27 Jul 2020, 07:13 pm
Ok,  we finally  cut the initial  run of these  ( 8 pairs remaining as I type this).   We'll cut more if  there is interest.  These came out really nice.. Rabbets for all outer panel joints,  dados for  internal bracing/divider  and a full rabbet around the top for the included grill frame.  Driver mounting screw pilot holes pre-drilled,   .5"   vertical  roundover on  front baffle edges and a nice  radius on rear  side of woofer cutout.A .125"  pilot hole  is pre-drilled in the grill frame for easy istallation of a small cabinet knob  if desired.


Baffles with waveguides and backside operations take considerable  time to cut, they are cut from   solid 1.5" MDF , same material as our  sub kits use.  Not  your typical box store  MDF
Remaining outer panels are  .75"  Medex  and  internal bracing/dividers and grill frame are .5" Medex. 

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212433)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212434)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212456)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212457)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212458)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212459)


Price    is  $379/pair +  shjipping  (50lb 21x21x11"  box).   Shipping has typically  been   between $55 and $65  for this  initial run.

These will be sold in order   I receive emails  captainhemo@shaw.ca.     
NOTE,  you  need to  email me at the above address to confirm a pair

We sent  a pair off to Peter so he could do an assembly video to help    with  kit assembly.  Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYrdScf9eyM&feature=youtu.be
jay :beer:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: 2bigears on 27 Jul 2020, 07:32 pm
 :D those look dandy. Well done. Does Danny have all the parts ??  :D
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 27 Jul 2020, 07:36 pm
Danny has all the parts, I just ordered a set.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 27 Jul 2020, 07:39 pm
I'll try and get some additonal pics  later  today....  some of the individual parts

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 27 Jul 2020, 07:41 pm
Just shot you an email!
This will probably be a slow build for me over the next few months while I save up to aquire the necessary tools and kit, but i definitely want to get these done up extra nice.  :thumb:
(I should be able to convert the spare bedroom into an office by the end of next month, so they will be going in there)
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: hawkeyejw on 27 Jul 2020, 08:22 pm
Man those look niiiiiice.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: AlexH on 27 Jul 2020, 09:44 pm
Awesome Jay. Those look great.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 27 Jul 2020, 10:43 pm
Yeah,  it's  a really  nice kit, should make it  really  easy for guys to get these built.  Niticed I missed one  little  thing...I should have added  a little   3/16"  hole in  flat/stubby divider for tweeter  wire pass through... you guys  will  need to pop  one in  when youi  build them  out.  I'll add that  to next  run.
Down to 4 pairs left  already !

And,  Peter is going to do another  assembly  video for us so that will be really helpful  for guys  wanting/needing   some  guidence .

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: AKLegal on 27 Jul 2020, 10:46 pm
I have the Super 7's. 
But I want these.
I have a problem
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Tyson on 27 Jul 2020, 10:48 pm
I have the Super 7's. 
But I want these.
I have a problem

I have the Super 7s, the GR Research hotrodded Klipsch Forte IIIs and I ALSO want the Studio Monitors.  Seems you and I share the same problem.... :lol:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 27 Jul 2020, 10:54 pm
Guys,   it's   not  a  rare  issue  :LOL:

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: charmerci on 27 Jul 2020, 10:57 pm
I have the Super 7's. 
But I want these.
I have a problem


Huh? These aren't that big!
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 27 Jul 2020, 11:04 pm
I have the Super 7s, the GR Research hotrodded Klipsch Forte IIIs and I ALSO want the Studio Monitors.  Seems you and I share the same problem.... :lol:

I *just* built a pair of XLS Encores, & I'm definitely getting a pair, so ditto... :P
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 27 Jul 2020, 11:12 pm
I solved my problem by planing on replacing the N2Xs in my bedroom with the studio Monitors and moving N2Xs into wife kitchen system. Problem solved and points with the wife.  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mlundy57 on 27 Jul 2020, 11:40 pm
I have the Super 7s, the GR Research hotrodded Klipsch Forte IIIs and I ALSO want the Studio Monitors.  Seems you and I share the same problem.... :lol:

Let’s see, I have the N1Xs, N3s, A/V-1RSs, LGK 1.0s, Skinny 6s & Flat 5 (not finished yet), Wedgies, NX-Otica MTMs/dual H-frames, X-Omnis, a sandbox sub, and a Studio Monitor in progress. I’ve had the X-LS & X-CS Encores but I gave them to my step-son when I built the Wedgies. I wonder if I need some more  :scratch:

Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 27 Jul 2020, 11:42 pm
OK Mike you win. You have the biggest problem.  :lol:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 27 Jul 2020, 11:58 pm
OK Mike you win. You have the biggest problem.  :lol:
Can you really have too much of a good thing tho?
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 28 Jul 2020, 12:10 am
Let’s see, I have the N1Xs, N3s, A/V-1RSs, LGK 1.0s, Skinny 6s & Flat 5 (not finished yet), Wedgies, NX-Otica MTMs/dual H-frames, X-Omnis, a sandbox sub, and a Studio Monitor in progress. I’ve had the X-LS & X-CS Encores but I gave them to my step-son when I built the Wedgies. I wonder if I need some more  :scratch:

Come clean, Mike. I know you have more!
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mkrawcz on 28 Jul 2020, 12:17 am
Let’s see, I have the N1Xs, N3s, A/V-1RSs, LGK 1.0s, Skinny 6s & Flat 5 (not finished yet), Wedgies, NX-Otica MTMs/dual H-frames, X-Omnis, a sandbox sub, and a Studio Monitor in progress. I’ve had the X-LS & X-CS Encores but I gave them to my step-son when I built the Wedgies. I wonder if I need some more  :scratch:

Jeez, I thought I was bad.   :lol:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mlundy57 on 28 Jul 2020, 12:26 am
Come clean, Mike. I know you have more!

Well, there is the pair of X-MTM Encores I gave my neice, and another pair I gave my nephew, and the LCR triplet of X-CS Encores I gave my step-daughter, and the X-LS Encores that Ron has. The rest I’ve built for other people so they don’t really count.....  :dunno:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 28 Jul 2020, 01:21 am
Sorry to spoil the fun but    here's  some  more   on topic    pics
I actually   moved these over  to the initial post  in this thread

jay  :beer:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 28 Jul 2020, 01:34 am
Damn those look good! I'm excited fo get my hands on these!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mlundy57 on 28 Jul 2020, 01:36 am
Looks as good as all your flatpacks  :thumb:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: roscoe65 on 28 Jul 2020, 10:56 pm
Those look fantastic, including the grill frame.  Do I end up with two baffles if I order Danny’s kit and the flat pack?
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 28 Jul 2020, 11:00 pm
Jay said that Dannys baffle won't fit his boxes and just let Danny know that you're ordering flat packs from Jay.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 29 Jul 2020, 12:25 am
Jay said that Dannys baffle won't fit his boxes and just let Danny know that you're ordering flat packs from Jay.

That's a good bit of info! Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: uncola on 29 Jul 2020, 01:09 pm
This is exactly what I was waiting for.  But I ordered speakers already doh
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 29 Jul 2020, 05:31 pm
Yeah guys,   good  advice  above... just let  Danny know  that  you  got a flat pack from us so you  don't  end up with   2  sets of baffles.

Down to 1 pair on  this initial run !!

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 31 Jul 2020, 04:28 pm
Hey, jay!
Any update on the flatpack shipping costs?
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 31 Jul 2020, 04:53 pm
Boxes were finally delivered, we'll try and pack a set up this afternoon  and get a  weight so I  can get  accurate prcing

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 31 Jul 2020, 04:57 pm
Awesome! Looking forward to the email!
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Bill Baker on 31 Jul 2020, 06:02 pm
Which one of Danny's kits are these for? I didn't see them on his site. Looking for a high quality monitor for my test benches.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 31 Jul 2020, 06:17 pm
Which one of Danny's kits are these for? I didn't see them on his site. Looking for a high quality monitor for my test benches.
They are for the NX-Studio monitors. They aren't on the site yet, but will be once the new site goes live.

You can read SonicJoys build thread here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=168181.0

And the Studio Monitor development thread here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160647.0

You can also watch Ron his brother and Danny talk about them here:
https://youtu.be/8xxFKVC2Xro
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Bill Baker on 31 Jul 2020, 07:10 pm
Great. Thanks for the links and info. Looks like a good, high quality monitor that may be perfect for my needs. Don't have time for building cabinets (and don't have a woodshop any longer) so the flat packs would be the selling point for me. Will be following.
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: limits on 31 Jul 2020, 07:21 pm
Hi Jay:

Any chance you could do a run using baltic birch ply? I think this design with the waveguide tweeter would look killer in a natural satin BB ply finish.

limits

Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 31 Jul 2020, 07:50 pm
Would really  have to think  on this one, BB is  sized  "wierd"   IMHO  and  not   sure  there'd be a  lot of interesst.  BB is also  realatively expensive compared to the   high quality  MDF/Medex  we  use

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: limits on 31 Jul 2020, 08:10 pm
Would really  have to think  on this one, BB is  sized  "wierd"   IMHO  and  not   sure  there'd be a  lot of interesst.  BB is also  realatively expensive compared to the   high quality  MDF/Medex  we  use

jay

Understood. Never hurts to ask, right?  :) Thanks, Jay

limits
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 31 Jul 2020, 08:15 pm
You're right, and you  never  know...    possibly  even a run of baffles  might be cool if we could  laminate/size them   decently.


jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 3 Aug 2020, 05:17 pm
The  cabs in  this initial run have all been  spoken for   at  this point.
If there is more interest,  let us know   and we'll   work on   an additiional run.

For you  guys  who  ordered these, boxes are in,  each will be     approx  50lbs.

Feel free to post  some  pics / comments   in here   after you've  got  your  kits

jay
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 3 Aug 2020, 05:35 pm
Awesome! Thanks for the Update, Jay!
I'm excited to get them! I'll definitely be sure to share pics once they arrive~ :thumb:
Title: Re: Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 12 Aug 2020, 09:58 pm
I  think half   these are on their  way  now, some of you  should  receive them early  next  week.  Working on getting the rest  out.

We're  also  reserving pairs  from the next  run    now

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 12 Aug 2020, 10:08 pm
Mine is currently due to arrive Tuesday, glad I jumped on my pack early! :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 13 Aug 2020, 12:04 am
Mines scheduled for Monday, thanks Jay and Don. :angel:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: DeeJayBump on 13 Aug 2020, 05:29 pm
For those of you that flat-packs have shipped, what was shipping cost and to which part of the US? Thanks.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 13 Aug 2020, 05:31 pm
It was around $55 for shipping to Orlando.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: DeeJayBump on 13 Aug 2020, 05:45 pm
Thanks, Hobbs.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 13 Aug 2020, 06:41 pm
For those of you that flat-packs have shipped, what was shipping cost and to which part of the US? Thanks.

Box is  21"x21"x11"  and  weighs  50lbs.  Shipping costs are averaging around $55 - $65   ,  have  packs going to pretty  much  all 4 corners of US

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 18 Aug 2020, 08:04 pm
Just got the email that my flat pack arrived, I'll take come pics of it once i get home and do some dry fitting. :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 18 Aug 2020, 08:53 pm
Very interested in these (NX-Studio) but trying to get a handle on the pricing.  Is the following pricing correct?

NX Studio Monitor Flat Pack - $369
NX Studio Kit From Danny   - $895
+ Shipping

Thx,
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 18 Aug 2020, 09:10 pm
Very interested in these (NX-Studio) but trying to get a handle on the pricing.  Is the following pricing correct?

NX Studio Monitor Flat Pack - $369
NX Studio Kit From Danny   - $895
+ Shipping

Thx,

I know the price did go up a bit due to the introduction of the Copper bypass cap, but since the kit normally includes the front baffle, it might be a little cheaper for those that order a flatpack?
 
That said, I don't know off hand since i wont be ordering the kit till probably October or November once I figure out my plan for staining & sealing the veneer with some practice panels..
Current plan is a candy-red stained quilted maple, but I may go back to my original plan of a dark stained walnut if i can't get the red to look the way I want.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 18 Aug 2020, 11:20 pm
Okay! I'm home & have the flat pack out, its in perfect shape, plenty of soft foam on all sides to keep everything safe and in place.  Thr cuts are also super clean. :thumb:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213421&size=large)

I also test fit the BG Neo3 I have on hand, mostly To check the clearance and fitment. (Including the little 3D printed bars)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213423&size=large)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213422&size=large)

I also did a dry test fit for ideas on how best to assemble it.
Its probably a good idea once test fitment is done, to mark the bottom of the slope as well as each left and right panel to make sure I have their position and orientation correct when it comes time to properly glue them together. Cuz I put the slope in upside down & backwards the first time. :P

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213424&size=large)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213425&size=large)

My next step will be to get some clamps, glue them together and seal them with shellac. (I assume its okay to put that on before i apply the veneer to the sides/back? Or only to the parts that will be painted?)

Thanks Jay for the flatpack! These are perfect! :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Aug 2020, 12:25 am
Glad you like them and that they arrived safe and sound.

Yes, if you guys find the long, angled divider angles don't work, spin it around... only fits properly one way as the angle at the "bottom" is split with the angle on the rear of the  short brace (tweeter floor). Pretty hard to get the side panels backwards  :)

And, as I mentioned in an email, I did overlook something with these initial kits and will fix it in future runs....  you guys who got a pair of these will need to drill  a small hole in the short divider to pass the tweeter wires through... should not be a big deal.

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 19 Aug 2020, 12:41 am

My flat pack arrived also, looks very well made. Did a quick dry fit of one speaker, this going to be very easy to put together. Nice work Jay and Don, but what I was really impressed with is the packing you guy must have spent more time figuring it out than you did on the speaker.
 :lol:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213429)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Aug 2020, 12:45 am
My flat pack arrived also, looks very well made. Did a quick dry fit of one speaker, this going to be very easy to put together. Nice work Jay and Don, but what I was really impressed with is the packing you guy must have spent more time figuring it out than you did on the speaker.
 :lol:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213429)

:wine:       packing   :thumb:

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 19 Aug 2020, 01:07 am
Ye, for my own sanity I still marked the slope & sides & it's directions, cuz I'd rather get it right the first time, esp once I'm ready to glue/clamp. :P

Not too worried about the missing wire holes, cuz I've got my own drill & bits. But it's definitely a good thing to point out to anyone who got this initial run.

Hoping to get the clamps & glue tomorrow & start getting them mostly assembled aside from a side panel so I can install the norez easily once it arrives, then focus on sealing the MDF and doing some research & practice passes for veneer, staining, sealing etc before I move onto apply those skills to the side & rear panels.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Argoncat on 19 Aug 2020, 02:24 am
I veneered the side panels BEFORE gluing up the enclosure (tip not my own but in SonicJoy's build notes).  Flush trimming the side / bottom panels would be impossible / difficult given the radius of the face frame and inaccessible flat face to use a flush trim (spiral down cut worked so much better than a straight cut) router bit.  Just tape off the panels to protect the veneer from glue squeeze out during glue-up / painting the front face.  I gave every surface 2 coats of shellac / 120 grit sand before glue up.  Using a high build automotive 2k primer (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B3I2E8E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) really leveled out any variation in the base prior to paint with the use of a gray 3m fine abrasive pad. 

Good luck..

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213438)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213437)


Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: WarmColors on 19 Aug 2020, 08:12 pm
Ok,  we finally  cut the initial  run of these  ( 8 pairs remaining as I type this).   We'll cut more if  there is interest.  These came out really nice.. Rabbets for all outer panel joints,  dados for  internal bracing/divider  and a full rabbet around the top for the included grill frame.  Driver mounting screw pilot holes pre-drilled,   .5"   vertical  roundover on  front baffle edges and a nice  radius on rear  side of woofer cutout.A .125"  pilot hole  is pre-drilled in the grill frame for easy istallation of a small cabinet knob  if desired.


Baffles with waveguides and backside operations take considerable  time to cut, they are cut from   solid 1.5" MDF , same material as our  sub kits use.  Not  your typical box store  MDF
Remaining outer panels are  .75"  Medex  and  internal bracing/dividers and grill frame are .5" Medex. 

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212433)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212434)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212456)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212457)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212458)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212459)


Boxes   were ordered this am so no final shipping  weight yet.
Price    is  $369/pair +  shjipping.

These will be sold in order   I receive emails  captainhemo@shaw.ca.     
NOTE,  you  need to  email me at the above address to confirm a pair

jay :beer:

For clarification.

When I place my order for the studio speakers with Danny will this kit you machined will that be included? Or would I have to email you separately?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 19 Aug 2020, 08:22 pm
For clarification.

When I place my order for the studio speakers with Danny will this kit you machined will that be included? Or would I have to email you separately?

You have to email Jay separately to order the flat pack, and when you order the main kit you have to tell Danny you're getting one of Jay's flat pack, so you don't get an extra set of front baffles.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 19 Aug 2020, 09:06 pm
Is there a recommended order to put the parts together. Someone said leave the back to last to install no-rez.

Should I seal the inside with white shellac also.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 19 Aug 2020, 09:17 pm
I plan to do it the same way SonicJoy did his build, with all the panels attached, except for one of the side panels.
You don't need to coat the insides unless they're going to be in a humid environment. It wont hurt anything if you do tho.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Aug 2020, 09:42 pm
For clarification.

When I place my order for the studio speakers with Danny will this kit you machined will that be included? Or would I have to email you separately?

Yes,  as stated in that post  you  quoted, you  need to email me... email address in the   quoted  post.  However, this initial run of  10  are  long  gone,  we've  started a   list of  people  for  reserving  a pair from next  run.

I'd personally  glue them   up all at once and install the no-rez  through the   woofer cutout as I've done   in  numerous pairs of XLS  Encores.
If you  guys hang  on,  Peter is going to be   dooing a video of the  assembly   of these  cabinets to give   you  guys an idea of a method of gluing them up

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Aug 2020, 09:45 pm
I plan to do it the same way SonicJoy did his build, with all the panels attached, except for one of the side panels.
You don't need to coat the insides unless they're going to be in a humid environment. It wont hurt anything if you do tho.

Just  a heads up... if you  are going to do that, be sure to   have the unglued panel in place when you   clamp up the rest of it... if you don't  you  may not get the  dividers and  brace to line up  perfectly   when you  go to   glue in the last  panel. 

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 20 Aug 2020, 01:14 am
Ye, I watched Peter's video on the dual OB sub towers and he did the same with the top surface. And that's going to be my plan for how I attach them, it might be easier to just flue them up all at once once I get the veneering done.

I ordered a couple sheets of quilted maple veneer, along with some deep red dye/stain and glue so I'll be doing some tests here pretty soon before i figure out how I want to best do this and get the look I want.

I think once the veneer is done and the front panel is painted, I want to coat the whole cabinet in a clear guitar laquer to maintain the theme surrounding the design.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 20 Aug 2020, 03:26 am
 I glued up first cabinet tonight. After puzzling over it for a while, I worked out a system to get it comfortably done in one go. This kit is really well thought out and deadly accurate. Assembled this way it makes for a highly integrated and strong structure.

 It's clamp intensive as you can see. It will raise your woodworking game!

 I think for video, I'll dry run it on camera, then take apart and final wet assemble, which I would absolutely recommend.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213477)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 20 Aug 2020, 03:31 am
Wait... Is that 12 clamps???  :o
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: WarmColors on 20 Aug 2020, 04:42 am
I know the price did go up a bit due to the introduction of the Copper bypass cap, but since the kit normally includes the front baffle, it might be a little cheaper for those that order a flatpack?
 
That said, I don't know off hand since i wont be ordering the kit till probably October or November once I figure out my plan for staining & sealing the veneer with some practice panels..
Current plan is a candy-red stained quilted maple, but I may go back to my original plan of a dark stained walnut if i can't get the red to look the way I want.

So without the front baffle from Danny the kit price will go down to 895?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: uncola on 20 Aug 2020, 09:14 am
who that's buying a flat pack has 12 clamps though?   :duh:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 20 Aug 2020, 12:20 pm
I've got 12 clamps but I don't have a table saw or sophisticated enough wood tools to do a lot of the woodworking.  I sure can't do it as nice as the CNC cut flat packs!  I'm not sure that 12 (!) clamps would be essential though. (?)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 20 Aug 2020, 12:38 pm
I was thinking of adding some additional internal bracing. I would use 3/4 “ Oak dowels running from the bottom to existing brace and the top to existing brace and glued to the sides.

The only down sides I can see is it would reduce the internal volume a little, but would it be enough to matter?  It would make it hard to install the X-over but as I always do external x-over not a problem.

So would the bracing be helpful or a waste of time?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 20 Aug 2020, 02:54 pm
I don't think it will add anything to the strength, just take up the airspace.
In Tyson's original review, he mentioned that the box was incredibly inert, & I think a lot of that is due go the slope, adding to the strength over a larger space than just along the top, and the other brace handles the rest of the frame.

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: RolandButcher on 20 Aug 2020, 03:22 pm
Has anyone built a pair of these bi-amped with an external active crossover?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 20 Aug 2020, 03:27 pm
I'm not aware of anyone that has, but I imagine its definitely possible.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: corndog71 on 20 Aug 2020, 04:04 pm
Has anyone built a pair of these bi-amped with an external active crossover?

Danny prefers passive crossovers in his designs.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: RonP on 20 Aug 2020, 06:55 pm
Wait... Is that 12 clamps???  :o

Heck he didn't even use all of them!  :D
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: WarmColors on 22 Aug 2020, 09:45 pm
Anybody know if Danny works on the weekends? I just called and got his voicemail. Danny has a life and should spent time with his family. I don't want to call back again in two hours and interrupt.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 23 Aug 2020, 12:48 am
Danny has a lot going on right now, but if you leave a message or send an e-mail he will get back to you.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 23 Aug 2020, 06:46 am
Here's a link to assembly video.

https://youtu.be/CYrdScf9eyM
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 23 Aug 2020, 01:13 pm
Here's a link to assembly video.

https://youtu.be/CYrdScf9eyM

'Nother great video, Peter!  :thumb:
I do have a question about veneer tho, should I wait to apply it after the box is assembled and flush trimmed with the router?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 23 Aug 2020, 02:21 pm
'Nother great video, Peter!  :thumb:
I do have a question about veneer tho, should I wait to apply it after the box is assembled and flush trimmed with the router?

I've given that some thought and I think there's at least a couple of possibilities. If you don't mind the +/-.025" edge of veneer standing proud on side of cabinet, veneer after flush trimming would work fine.

Another possibility would be to skinny up internal components by double the veneer+glue thickness and apply veneer prior to assembly. This would also require taking veneer+glue thickness off each inside edge of baffle side rabbets. and I think you'd want to mask off veneer to protect from glue goobers too. The back would be veneered after assembly. There would be another puzzle where sides meet baffle if you intend to veneer top edges and round over top edge to match vertical edges of baffle.

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: AlexH on 23 Aug 2020, 04:15 pm
Here's a link to assembly video.

https://youtu.be/CYrdScf9eyM

Nicely done Peter. I like how you left the mistake with the miters in the video. I myself never make any mistakes  :roll:. My favorite saying when it comes to woodworking is "It ain't broke until you can't fix it"
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 23 Aug 2020, 04:40 pm
Here's a link to assembly video.

https://youtu.be/CYrdScf9eyM

Thanks   Peter,  awsome  job  again  :thumb:

An alternative to  Mike's suggestion of putting  a screw in the grill frame would be to just glue the magnet rigt in the frame ( I'd open the hole up to  .25"  and use a  .25x.25"  N52 cylinder magnet). Then the  cloth will be smooth right over  the top of it and  anytime you  need  to remove ,  just   "grab" with  anything  metal ( well most things),  no need to  find a magnet    each time.

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 23 Aug 2020, 04:57 pm
Nicely done Peter. I like how you left the mistake with the miters in the video. I myself never make any mistakes  :roll:. My favorite saying when it comes to woodworking is "It ain't broke until you can't fix it"
That's why when I did my initial test fitting, I put the long slope in upside down and backwards before i realized the back panel and shelf didnt fit right. So I wrote on the bottom side of those pieces to remind myself the orientation. lol
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: WarmColors on 23 Aug 2020, 07:34 pm
Since this forum is very active and most of you have ordered the NX Studios I just want to confirm that all the bells and whistles are included on the purchase correct? I don't need to ask for the upgrades?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 23 Aug 2020, 08:01 pm
The only thing that could be upgraded would be the resisters, inductors and caps in the x-over. Danny offer upgraded copper caps, the others you'd have to source else where.

I went with Dannys' copper caps and Alpha core resisters and foil inductors for my upgrades. Same upgrades I did on mySuper7s and they made a nice improvement.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 24 Aug 2020, 12:31 am
You  can also get the  Gortz Foil inductors from Danny and  IMHO  ( did multiple  back and forths  with Jantzen  wax/paper foils)  are   just  as  good  as the  Jantzens but  far,  far  less expensive.

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: ahmadie on 5 Sep 2020, 12:37 pm
Do you have nx studio flatpack in stock ? Thanks !
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 6 Sep 2020, 09:17 pm
Doing  another  run soon.
Email me  at the address at the bottom of 1st post in this thread  if you'd like to reserve  a pair.

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: JonathanWalton7 on 12 Sep 2020, 02:04 pm
Hey sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask this.  Does anyone use these for studio work for mixing and or monitoring?  Any musicians or producers out there using these?  Would love some thoughts on their performance!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mkrawcz on 12 Sep 2020, 02:22 pm
Hey sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask this.  Does anyone use these for studio work for mixing and or monitoring?  Any musicians or producers out there using these?  Would love some thoughts on their performance!

Have not used them for that purpose but I doubt there is anything in the world that can best them. They are so resolving and coherent in the near field.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 12 Sep 2020, 02:48 pm
Not that I know off hand, but studio use is what they're designed for,
With the OB tweeter allowing for a spacious sound without having to worry about having the space required for a full OB setup.

Then with the quality of the internal components, even at the base level, I'd imagine they're impossible to beat in terms of clarity and detail.

Most studios will use a combination of monitors to estimate the final results on different setups. (tho that's more the job of mixing/mastering than recording/monitoring) but having something so revealing and detailed should allow for a better product down the line, (depending on the genre and severe dynamic compression that is so prevalent these days)

I'm excited to hopefully get mine built by the end of the year.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Spschmitt53 on 18 Sep 2020, 08:22 pm
Just received the NX Studio flat pack from Jay, it is a thing of beauty! I am a high end painting contractor in Charlotte NC and I paint cabinets for cabinet builders. I showed one of them this flat pack and they said they didn’t know how Jay does it at that price! Besides being quality it is a huge time saver for those who don’t have a shop or the skills to do this. Just glue and go! Incredible value especially with Danny’s kit to go along with it, can you imagine what a mainstream speaker company would have to sell these speakers for?!?! Thanks Jay, awesome, can’t wait to hear them!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: rollo on 18 Sep 2020, 08:28 pm
  Good deal. Enjoy your build.

charles
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: hawkeyejw on 18 Sep 2020, 09:26 pm
Just received the NX Studio flat pack from Jay, it is a thing of beauty! I am a high end painting contractor in Charlotte NC and I paint cabinets for cabinet builders. I showed one of them this flat pack and they said they didn’t know how Jay does it at that price! Besides being quality it is a huge time saver for those who don’t have a shop or the skills to do this. Just glue and go! Incredible value especially with Danny’s kit to go along with it, can you imagine what a mainstream speaker company would have to sell these speakers for?!?! Thanks Jay, awesome, can’t wait to hear them!

Please post photos of your finished cabinets when you get there - given your profession I'm assuming they're going to look amazing!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Sep 2020, 05:12 pm
Just received the NX Studio flat pack from Jay, it is a thing of beauty! I am a high end painting contractor in Charlotte NC and I paint cabinets for cabinet builders. I showed one of them this flat pack and they said they didn’t know how Jay does it at that price! Besides being quality it is a huge time saver for those who don’t have a shop or the skills to do this. Just glue and go! Incredible value especially with Danny’s kit to go along with it, can you imagine what a mainstream speaker company would have to sell these speakers for?!?! Thanks Jay, awesome, can’t wait to hear them!

Appreciate  the feedback :beer:

For you  guys waiting, thanks for  being patient, more of the Studio Monitor kits are on the way  soon. 
We're actually  gaining ground on getting caught up on some  long over due orders

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 20 Sep 2020, 02:15 am
Here's a little teaser for what these flat packs can be. I'm going to do a little write up & photos on how this project unfolded, but will be a day or two. Maybe this will keep the fire burning...



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=214852)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=214851)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 20 Sep 2020, 02:26 am
Here's a little teaser for what these flat packs can be. I'm going to do a little write up & photos on how this project unfolded, but will be a day or two. Maybe this will keep the fire burning...



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=214852)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=214851)

Fantastic work, Peter! I really love the understated look with the flat/matte black.
I'm really curious how you created the texture to the sizes/front around the tweeter.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: persisting1 on 20 Sep 2020, 02:38 am
Fantastic work, Peter! I really love the understated look with the flat/matte black.
I'm really curious how you created the texture to the sizes/front around the tweeter.

I agree. Impressive.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: corndog71 on 20 Sep 2020, 07:46 pm
 :o

That is next level work. They look like professional studio monitors!

Well done!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: AlexH on 20 Sep 2020, 07:49 pm
Killer as usual Peter.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: RonP on 21 Sep 2020, 12:51 am
Killer as usual Peter.

+1
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: hawkeyejw on 21 Sep 2020, 01:50 am
That is a really cool look! Very interested to see the write up.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: ahmadie on 21 Sep 2020, 02:51 am
Killer as usual Peter.

So good looking  :o :o :o
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: nrenter on 21 Sep 2020, 03:11 am
I keep imagining that screening on the front and sides as a veneer inlay.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: corndog71 on 6 Oct 2020, 12:23 am
I’ve had 2 pairs of X-LS.  Sold 1 pr and gave the other to my niece.  1 pr of X-CS.  Sold.  Kinda miss them.

I still have a pair of X-SLS and X-Omni as well as an X-Voce in storage because I’m in a smaller apartment than what I had a few years ago.

Currently running X-Statiks with a sealed servo sub in my living room and Super 7 in my main rig.

I would consider the studio monitors but really, I’m good.  :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 6 Oct 2020, 01:07 am
I'm not quite sure what my plan will be for my XLS once my Studios are completed.. I may put the XLS in my father's bedroom, tho his bedroom receiver needs some TLC cuz it's easily 30 yrs old. It needs a good cleaning & probably have a couple small parts & some capacitors replaced. It has some connection and crackling issues that need attention, esp using the radio dial.

But I'll make sure they're put to good use one way or another tho.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Reveeb on 19 Nov 2020, 07:36 pm
Hi, Captainhemo,

I would like to order one “NX Studio” flat pack. How do I place the order.

Thanks!


Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 23 Nov 2020, 07:04 pm
Read the very first post of this thread.  There's an email address near the bottom of that post.

I ordered my flat pack and it's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 25 Nov 2020, 10:26 pm
So, I just received my Studio Monitor Flat Packs yesterday.  These are a very impressive set of parts.  The packaging is awesome and I don't have any issues with how they arrived.

I have a pretty good idea of how I'm going to finish these, but don't want to spill the beans just yet.  I also need to do a few trial things to decide exactly how I want the finishes.  Suffice it to say that Paint, Duratex and actually some other finishes will be incorporated.

The top edge of the front baffle seems to be sharp, as opposed to rounded over, on my baffles.  I assume many people are adding this round-over with a router, as many pictures I've seen here show it rounded.

I probably won't be able to get the electronics for these until tax return time, maybe February or so.  I hope everything is available then.

These are (or may be) replacing my B&W 805 bookshelf speakers, which I've had for 20+ years and have served me well.  I will probably move the B&W's to the rear to do surround duty (hehe, I said duty) and improve my surround system (considerably).  I do like surround music and we watch a lot of movies, utilizing this same system.

I like my current speakers but have been thinking for a while that the tweeter could be improved on.  It especially hit home when I noticed in my wife's car (2013 Chrysler Town & Country) that I'm hearing things with that stereo that I don't hear in my home system, especially with the uppermost highs.  Her system also confirmed to me that I actually CAN hear the those uppermost highs.  Lol.  Granted it could be some of my other electronics causing the issue (I'm looking at you late model Denon receiver), so some other upgrades are on the horizon.

Very excited!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: corndog71 on 26 Nov 2020, 01:52 am
You could check out the crossovers on the B&Ws and look for improvements there.  Particularly any caps in the tweeter circuit.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 27 Nov 2020, 10:22 pm
That's actually on my list.  I had thought about doing that before I decided to purchase the NX - Studios!   :thumb:

I actually started on my kit today.  Mostly, I got everything unpacked.  I decided to add a round-over to the top and bottom edges of the front baffle, so I got that done, using my seldom used router table.  It took me an hour and a half to make some guides and set it up - it took less than 10 minutes to actually round those edges.  But they look great and look like they came from (Jay's) factory that way.  And I glued up the angled top to the short shelf piece (per Peter's video).  I also primed/painted the interior surfaces just so they are sealed and not bare MDF.  Done for today... probably done for the weekend.

I'm going to need to get some supplies for some of the finishes I want to use.

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 27 Nov 2020, 11:48 pm
That's actually on my list.  I had thought about doing that before I decided to purchase the NX - Studios!   :thumb:

I actually started on my kit today.  Mostly, I got everything unpacked.  I decided to add a round-over to the top and bottom edges of the front baffle, so I got that done, using my seldom used router table.  It took me an hour and a half to make some guides and set it up - it took less than 10 minutes to actually round those edges.  But they look great and look like they came from (Jay's) factory that way.  And I glued up the angled top to the short shelf piece (per Peter's video).  I also primed/painted the interior surfaces just so they are sealed and not bare MDF.  Done for today... probably done for the weekend.

I'm going to need to get some supplies for some of the finishes I want to use.

I did the same round-overs, but only on the top edge  but i appreciate that there's enough space for that option. Cuz it does look good esp once i sanded out some trouble spots from the router beinng set a little to high & digging into the face a little. tho a routing table would have definitely made the process a little easier.. lol

But im excited to see how your build turns out!  :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 4 Dec 2020, 05:54 pm
We've been busy shipping out   kits from   the 2nd  run of these along with a lot of other  kits.  There are a few   people who have not responded  to   emails so,  we've got a couple kits  sitting here boxed, ready to ship if anyone is  wanting one.   Still a few pairs  left unboxed from  run
#2  as well.....

And,  we chose not  to add that rouindover   on the top feeling it was better  to leave it up to    you folks.... once it's there,  it  can't be taken away  ....


jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 8 Dec 2020, 11:09 pm
I understand that everyone may not want the round-overs all around the front baffle - that wasn't meant as a criticism. If it wasn't for the finish I plan on doing I'm not sure I would have added it.  I'll explain that later.

I'm really hoping to work on it this coming weekend.  The next several weekend are pre-holiday, holiday and holiday.  Family and travelling.  Good things but won't give me an opportunity to work on my speakers.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Jan 2021, 07:17 pm
A few people backed out on  orders or aren't replying to emails so,  we have 3 pairs  of these left  from run  2.  They are boxed and ready to ship if anyone is wanting  a pair.
$379  and  $65   shipping for the  50lb  (21x21x11) box.

Email me at captainhemo at shaw.ca to  confirm a pair.

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 20 Jan 2021, 02:54 am
Looks like these  are  gone....  still waiting on confirmation  for  one pair sold  locally  but....


Contact me   if interested in    pairs from a subsequent  run

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 2 Mar 2021, 01:10 am
Here's some (I think) interesting stuff.  I'm assembling and prepping these for wrapping. Not being keen on using tapping screws to mount tweeters and questioning if I can thread a #4 machine screw into MDF effectively, I used screw-in inserts. I'm jazzed about the way that worked out. Also made some magnetic grills for fronts. Cabinets are clear sealed in preparation for wrapping.

Before cabinet assembly:
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221480)


After assembly and sealing:


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221483)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221482)


With and without grill:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221484)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221485)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221486)



Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: jlucas on 2 Mar 2021, 08:16 am
Can you elaborate on the wrapping?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 2 Mar 2021, 02:17 pm
Lookin' good, Peter.

My Studio Monitors are coming along much slower than I had anticipated.  Part of the reason is I'm working in my unheated garage (save for a kerosene heater) and until recently, had pretty cold temps.

I'm curious why most tweeters I've seen for these are mounted with the connectors at the top.  Is that the only way the tweeter fits?

I like the threaded inserts, btw!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 2 Mar 2021, 02:39 pm
Concerning wrapping. The same material cars are wrapped with. Some is patterned off the roll, some can be printed on...photos, graphics etc. These are heading to Florida as you see them. I'm don't know what end look will be. I left a baffle at local shop for them to experiment with. The waveguide being the main concern. As far as I know it's kinda uncharted water for speakers.

Digi, conceivably one could mount with connectors at bottom, but the entry point I chose for wiring would make for some pretty awkward hookups to tweeter, so this is the path of least resistance. I imagine wiring sprouting out of  hole and going around tweeter to top.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Fltguy on 3 Mar 2021, 03:07 pm
Peter,

I like the the screw-in insert with socket cap machine screw. Did you use EZ Knife threaded stainless inserts for hardwood?   

Thank you for your detailed posts, I am taking notes as I await my flat pack for the Studio Monitors.

John :popcorn:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 3 Mar 2021, 03:45 pm
Peter,

I like the the screw-in insert with socket cap machine screw. Did you use EZ Knife threaded stainless inserts for hardwood?   

Thank you for your detailed posts, I am taking notes as I await my flat pack for the Studio Monitors.

John :popcorn:

These inserts:
https://www.mcmaster.com/90016A005/
The threads on inserts tend to hump up MDF as they displace material as they screw in. It's the nature of the beast. I hit humps with flat file and that's what you're seeing in first photo.

Next go I'm going to try these:
https://www.mcmaster.com/97191A130/
I intend to misuse by dabbing a little epoxy on them and gluing in place. Hopefully eliminating the humping. Hmmm, that sounds kinda weird...

These are screws and washers:
https://www.mcmaster.com/91864A081/
https://www.mcmaster.com/98029A024/
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Fltguy on 3 Mar 2021, 04:01 pm
I like the idea of the press-fit inserts in combination with epoxy.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Digi-G on 3 Mar 2021, 07:26 pm
Peter, just curious if you're considering the same inserts and machine screws for the woofers as well.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 3 Mar 2021, 09:45 pm
Peter, just curious if you're considering the same inserts and machine screws for the woofers as well.

Nope, but I guess one could. I have threaded MDF and then dropped on a bit of super glue to consolidate MDF. Not fill hole, but just soak wood fibers. This was for aesthetics because I wanted to use button head machine screw with socket heads.

 My reasoning on the tweeter has to do with supplied tapping screws. Their threaded diameter is close to the slot width in tweeter frame, so it tends to jack frame when inserting. This way also makes it easier to insert screw after assembly without risk of stripping hole.

The last one I did, I posted here about modifying the mounting slots on tweeter, which borders on hackery, at least for me. This is a more elegant solution, which gives me a warm fuzzy.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 4 Mar 2021, 12:42 am
Lookin' good, Peter.

My Studio Monitors are coming along much slower than I had anticipated.  Part of the reason is I'm working in my unheated garage (save for a kerosene heater) and until recently, had pretty cold temps.

I'm curious why most tweeters I've seen for these are mounted with the connectors at the top.  Is that the only way the tweeter fits?

I like the threaded inserts, btw!


The tweeter  will fit either way,  I'm  guessing most are installing it with terminals at the top  so they can access them with an iron.
I had not intended that....    I had always imagined  folks would leave enough  slack in the tweeter  leads that they could pull them up through  the  pass through  after putting it where they want it,  then dooing the soldering.  After that,  simply push the  wiring back down into the cabint  and secure the tweeter.  I'd then dab  a touch of silicon over the   pass through hole to seal it up.....

The  first few  pairs of the next  run will be   going  out  very  soon

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: indiehouse on 4 Mar 2021, 04:58 pm
Couple of questions for you guys:

1) Does Danny decrease the price of the Studio kit if the front baffle is no longer needed from his kit?

2) Does this pack have the recessed top so that the OB grill sits flush with the sides, front and back? Or does it sit above it?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 4 Mar 2021, 06:17 pm
The grill frames  sit inside the  top of the cabinet.
I believe Danny did adjust the price of the kit

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 16 Mar 2021, 09:42 pm
Ok,  aside from  2   people not  replying to emails,  we've cleared out the  queue  / list  on these.  If we happened to have missed you  somehow, please let us know

captainhemo at shaw.ca

Still a number of kits left  from this run, pricing is the same     as on page  1 1st post,  $379  &$65  shipping 

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: indiehouse on 18 Mar 2021, 09:12 pm
What is the dimension of the side panels? Looking to order some veneer and need to know how much to get.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 18 Mar 2021, 10:47 pm
18"H x 16"  wide is a safe  number  for  each side panel..... the rear panel   would be safe to go with   18"  x  9"


jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: indiehouse on 19 Mar 2021, 01:11 pm
Are people veneering the backs of these?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Sonicjoy on 19 Mar 2021, 01:45 pm
I didn't, but you can do whatever you want. I just painted the backs black. I veneered the side panels before assembly. The back will have to be done after the boxes are put together.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 19 Mar 2021, 01:49 pm
I veneered the backs of mine.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222188& size=large)

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Sonicjoy on 19 Mar 2021, 01:55 pm
Nice Hobbs! How much longer before they are finished? Can't wait to see them and hear what you think.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 19 Mar 2021, 02:16 pm
Well this cabinet still needs some touchups and a seal coat, then both need a few layers of clear lacquer. So ~90% done?
Then after that, Im still awaiting the kit from Danny, then I gotta order my own inductors & resistors and put it all together.

I'm excited to get this kit wrapped up, & hopefully soon!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: indiehouse on 19 Mar 2021, 04:25 pm
I didn't, but you can do whatever you want. I just painted the backs black. I veneered the side panels before assembly. The back will have to be done after the boxes are put together.

That's what I was initially planning as well. I was going to order some veneer from Home Depot. Seems to be rated pretty good. There would be enough left over to do the backs. As far as where the edges meet, what's the best way to give this a finished look, seeing as how the sides will be veneered before the back?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 19 Mar 2021, 05:32 pm
That's what I was initially planning as well. I was going to order some veneer from Home Depot. Seems to be rated pretty good. There would be enough left over to do the backs. As far as where the edges meet, what's the best way to give this a finished look, seeing as how the sides will be veneered before the back?

When working with veneer, I always use a very sharp plane blade laid  flat against the surface being trimmed  up to.  Cut the  veneer needing  trimming using a  downward   ( away from trimmed surface) stroke so not to  splinter  the edge of the veneer. Youi'll end up with a  perfect trimmed edge.... just be sure to kep that plane blade flat  against the   surface being used as a  "guide".

Other options  would be a  laminate trimmer  fited witha  down cutting   flush trim bit  and  some  thin  masking tape / painters tape for the   bearing to ride on.

There are also veneer trimmers  that work very similar to   the plane blade  but   I just prefer the   bare blade.
I'd have a look here for  veneer  if not wanting a full sheet....
https://www.veneersupplies.com/

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: indiehouse on 19 Mar 2021, 06:27 pm
Dag. That's over double what Home Depot's charging once you figure shipping and taxes. I'm sure it's probably a bit better. Hmmm....
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: honfatboy on 19 Mar 2021, 09:18 pm
When working with veneer, I always use a very sharp plane blade laid  flat against the surface being trimmed  up to.  Cut the  veneer needing  trimming using a  downward   ( away from trimmed surface) stroke so not to  splinter  the edge of the veneer. Youi'll end up with a  perfect trimmed edge.... just be sure to kep that plane blade flat  against the   surface being used as a  "guide".

Other options  would be a  laminate trimmer  fited witha  down cutting   flush trim bit  and  some  thin  masking tape / painters tape for the   bearing to ride on.

There are also veneer trimmers  that work very similar to   the plane blade  but   I just prefer the   bare blade.
I'd have a look here for  veneer  if not wanting a full sheet....

Great directions! Thanks.
https://www.veneersupplies.com/

jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Fltguy on 26 Mar 2021, 01:42 am
Peter,

I took your advice and installed these press-fit inserts from McMaster-Carr. These are zinc-plated steel inserts, 4-40 thread size, were originally designed for soft metal.

Using a 7/32" drill bit, I drilled a 7/16" deep hole. Some epoxy and gentle coercion I got eight of these installed without a volcano.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222404)








Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 26 Mar 2021, 02:45 pm
Peter,

I took your advice and installed these press-fit inserts from McMaster-Carr. These are zinc-plated steel inserts, 4-40 thread size, were originally designed for soft metal.

Using a 7/32" drill bit, I drilled a 7/16" deep hole. Some epoxy and gentle coercion I got eight of these installed without a volcano.


That's cool. I have everything to do it but haven't yet.  Seems like a solid idea, would you agree now that you've done it? Even though it's not exactly how they're intended to be used, I imagined with the helix and epoxy the withdrawal strength would be more than enough for the task at hand. Is that your impression now that it's behind you?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: chenson on 3 May 2021, 09:40 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Colin - I'm new here. I've been very slowly planning and working on my NX Studio build. I'm taking my time to do it right. I'm not in any hurry plus I have to wait for parts anyway.

I finally got around to gluing up the flat pack and thanks largely to Peter's video it came out nicely. As a side bonus I now own as many clamps as I'll probably ever need for the rest of my life.  :icon_lol:

I plan on applying a walnut veneer around the sides and back and then I'll paint the baffle. That seems like a common approach. So, my question for you is how do you handle the transition from the baffle to the veneered sides? On my build the baffle is at best, flush with with the sides (without veneer), and at worst a hair below the level of the sides. I was thinking of maybe trying to apply some Bondo to bring out the width of the baffle so that it is flush with the veneer once it is applied. Has anyone tried anything like this or do you have a better solution? I've never even worked with Bondo before so I'm not sure if this is a good solution or if I'm just asking for trouble.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: JWCoffman on 4 May 2021, 02:59 am
Others here might have different thoughts, but I've used bondo under veneer with good results.  However, there are real limitations to bondo as the all-purpose stuff doesn't have much structural integrity and the glass infused stuff is a PITA to sand.  In your situation it would probably be fine and would be my first choice since it cures in just a few minutes, sands easily and readily accepts both paint and glue. In large quantities or over a large area I'd be worried about delamination of the bondo from the wood since they will react differently to thermal or humidity changes (as in, the wood will react but the bondo won't).  You would then end up with some bubbling under the veneer.  I've run into that issue with boat repairs where I got impatient and used too much bondo in place of epoxy.
Make sure to rough up the surface of the baffle before applying if it's not already rough.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Sonicjoy on 4 May 2021, 03:13 am
Use a table saw to cut shallow kerfs at the dividing line between the baffle and veneer. Gives a nice clean line. Only needs to be 1/16 inch deep. Maybe use a thin kerf blade. This is what I did on my NX Studio build.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=224186)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=224187)

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Sonicjoy on 4 May 2021, 02:00 pm
Also, if you want the sides to be flush with the edge of the baffle, a better way than bondo is to just sand it flush with a sander (not a belt sander). The saw kerf technique makes this unnecessary.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: JWCoffman on 4 May 2021, 02:26 pm
Also, if you want the sides to be flush with the edge of the baffle, a better way than bondo is to just sand it flush with a sander (not a belt sander). The saw kerf technique makes this unnecessary.
This would be the simplest solution, and would probably look great.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: chenson on 4 May 2021, 04:39 pm
Oh, I like the idea of a shallow cut to create a nice line. I'll probably try that when I get to it. Thanks!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Fltguy on 4 May 2021, 07:58 pm
Chenson,

Greetings.

Interesting that you asked that question about veneered sides and the front baffle. Yesterday, I finished veneering my Studios. Today, I routed the forward edge of the veneer as it meets up with the baffle. I used a router with a straight bit. The cutter diameter is 1/16". I cut a shallow groove, I believe this is called a furniture cut. Literally, I borrowed the idea in hopes that visually, it would minimize the veneer standing proud of the baffle. The look is okay and I am going with it.

As I think about your dilemma, I wonder if gluing a veneer edge banding along the flat portion of the front baffle and then routing with a 1/2" round over would accomplish the look you seek. Ultimately, you will to paint the baffle black. It does not really matter what kind of wood is used for raising the edge.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=224216)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=224214)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=224215)

The last picture is a magnified photo of the mahogany veneer proud of the baffle.






 
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: dbog on 27 May 2021, 05:56 pm
Does it make sense to do the veneering and furniture cut along with whatever paint/process on the baffle before the assembly.  I'm thinking of ordering the NX kit in the next few months and am gathering the info necessary to get them build with the least number of issues along the way.  Thanks
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: J@ck on 27 May 2021, 08:54 pm
It may be a long shot but I gotta ask.
Is it possible to have the flat pack made in Baltic Birch plywood?
The wave guide would look really good in BB plywood.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 10 Jun 2021, 03:21 pm
A little inspiration for those who are soon to receive parts to complete their NX Studios.
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225453)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225454)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225455)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 10 Jun 2021, 06:01 pm
More gorgeous work, Peter!  :thumb:
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: hawkeyejw on 10 Jun 2021, 07:02 pm
Ohhh very nice, what kind of paint and process did you use for those? I like the sea foam interior, they going in a garage next to a boat?  :D
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: corndog71 on 10 Jun 2021, 07:04 pm
Those look fantastic!  I want a pair like that but perhaps a different color.  Can you do orange? 

Then again I'm currently in no position to add speakers.  Too many other things need to happen before I can even consider new speakers.

Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Endo2112 on 10 Jun 2021, 09:42 pm
As always, i'm envious of your chops Sir Peter!!

Cheers,

Don
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 11 Jun 2021, 01:23 am
I should clarify. My work ended with raw sealed cabinets and grills shown earlier in this thread. They then went to Florida where the plan was to wrap. It's my understanding that the wrappers had some difficulty getting the material to stay put in waveguide so they painted the baffle and the rest is wrapped. Client sent me photos which I subsequently posted here.

I think he was inspired by the dramatic look of the "GR" pair, also earlier in this thread. I thought it was kinda fun to have an eye popping color that could be exposed as desired via the grill.

Party on Wayne!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 17 Jun 2021, 09:55 pm
Well I finally got around to building my NX Studio kit. Bought the kit over a year ago before the flat packs were available and had a hard time getting help to cut and glue the cabinets. Eventually bought the flat packs here from Jay and had my buddy Robert glue them up for me and apply some Ebony veneer. The flat packs went together perfectly!

Was originally going to paint the baffle black like many others have done but liked the contrast of the bare mdf with the Ebony so I just applied several coats of minwax satin wipe-on poly. The wife said she really liked the look but I might paint them down the line, no rush. Fired them up early this morning and they sound pretty damn good out the gate.

Just wanted to say thanks to Sonicjoy and others who have provided valuable build threads to help me understand how to put the crossover together and little tidbits of info that really make a difference. Thanks to Danny and Hobbs for responding quickly to my questions too! This is my first speaker build and even the wife was like...”Wow! They actually work!”  Thanks babe...




(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225726)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 18 Jun 2021, 12:50 am
They look amazing! The ebony veneer is especially nice too! :thumb:
Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of them for a long time to come!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 18 Jun 2021, 03:04 pm
They look amazing! The ebony veneer is especially nice too! :thumb:
Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of them for a long time to come!

Thanks!

I got ahead of myself when putting the crossover inside the first cabinet and screwed the mid driver on without stuffing any polyfil but did do it on the second. Listened for a couple of hours and thought maybe the drivers needed more time on them as I felt things sounded a little tinny or even hollow. Took the driver off the first cabinet and put in the polyfil and everything sounded much better!  So in case anybody was wondering the polyfil does work and makes a positive difference.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Max7 on 30 Jun 2021, 05:38 am
Can we still order flat packs?
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 30 Jun 2021, 01:32 pm
Can we still order flat packs?

Best to contact Jay for availability. Contact info is in first post in this thread, but I'll repeat here.   captainhemo@shaw.ca
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Max7 on 30 Jun 2021, 04:17 pm
thanks!
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Captainhemo on 2 Jul 2021, 06:18 pm
Can we still order flat packs?


Yes,,  ordering info is on page 1, first  post
jay

All  these builds  you  folks are showing  look  great,  love seeing the   creativity  that   youi    add to  ouir  packs  :tub:
jay
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: WarmColors on 5 Jul 2021, 08:09 pm
Hi all,

I am barely getting around to building the box for the Studios

What would be easier for a first timer adding veneer? assembling the box first or glue the veneer on the MDF flat packs first before assembling it?

Would 3 24inch clamps be enough to hold everything in place? (I have five smaller clamps)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 5 Jul 2021, 11:08 pm
Hi all,

I am barely getting around to building the box for the Studios

What would be easier for a first timer adding veneer? assembling the box first or glue the veneer on the MDF flat packs first before assembling it?

Would 3 24inch clamps be enough to hold everything in place? (I have five smaller clamps)
Veneering is easiest once it is assembled. Sides first then rear.

When I built mine, I used four 24" clamps and two strap clamps.
It definitely uses a lot of clamps to ensure a solid assembly.
I believe Peter in his assembly video used 12 clamps?

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=213631&size=large)
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 5 Jul 2021, 11:31 pm
Has anybody veneered the baffle on the Studio’s? I’m sure it can be done, I think I’ve seen other NX speakers with them veneered actually. Probably not easy with that wave guide.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 6 Jul 2021, 01:40 am
Not the studios, but I've seen it done on an NX-Otica so it is possible, tho probably tedious. Esp since you can only sand inwards. Outwards would likely pull the veneer up.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mlundy57 on 6 Jul 2021, 04:07 am
I've veneered the baffles of NX-Otica monitors but painted the waveguide black. This is also tedious and very difficult to get a clean transition between the veneer and paint.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Fltguy on 6 Jul 2021, 05:40 pm
As I get ready to launch into No Rez and my NX Studio build, I ask if anybody has published measurements or cutout dimensions for No Rez that is tailored towards Jay's flat pack. (Mike Eastman and Sonicjoy published one photo each.) I am just a little apprehensive on this next step of the build. I want to do a neat and or near professional job....and then cover it up.
Attention to detail can sometimes get the best of me.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: mikeeastman on 6 Jul 2021, 09:26 pm
If I ever get back to building them, when life settles back out  :scratch: I'm installing the no-rez before I glue up the boxes, so I made patterns from cardboard and cut the no-rez.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: NXSTUDIO-DRUMMER on 15 Jul 2021, 08:24 pm
Question for Captainhemo & PeterJ,

Do you plan on producing Speaker grill frames for the NX Studio's, as a option for the guys, who have to deal with the WAF Factor?
Danny had mentioned to me, that grill cloth on speakers, is not so much of the obstacle that degrades speaker performance, it usually is the design of a grill frame that might cause diffraction / loss of performance of a given speaker.

 I noticed a NX Studio Kit (Photos) that PeterJ fabricated  that had speaker grills on the front of them. I was wondering what was his design consist of material, dimension wise as well as fasteners. Not sure if he used magnets or the plastic clip on fastners. If PeterJ is willing to share with us new NX Studio builders who are considering building grill frames, his imput would be welcomed. 

Cheers
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 15 Jul 2021, 10:32 pm
The protruding woofer frame presents a problem. My solution is to stand the grill frame off baffle enough to clear said frame. I cut basic frame from 1/4" MDF but ended up laminating another 1/8" ply to stiffen it up.  1/4 x 1/4" Neo 52 magnets imbedded in baffle and glued into frame. Thin felt pads on "legs" of frame so as not to scratch baffle.

I attached cloth with staples in the  groove you see on back. Outer dimensions were 7 5/8" x 16 1/4" with a 3/4" frame width. Sized to fit a rounded over top and square bottom. They will certainly interfere with tweeter dispersion and were intended as static protection only.

Client paid $200 additional for them, and if I'm honest I have difficulty seeing the value proposition. WAF has never been a concern for me, even when I had one, but your situation may be different.

You may want to reference my X-Otica thread for photos of a similar installation.
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=139529.0

I quickly drew these so you can get a visual on what I'm talking about.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=226984)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=226986)


Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: NXSTUDIO-DRUMMER on 16 Jul 2021, 05:34 pm
Thanks PeterJ,
I like NX Studio Speaker grill design, so you would charge $200 for the NX Studio grills, or the Ottica grills to be made? In case I decide to utilize your services.

Thanks again for the information. Very helpful as a newcomber.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Peter J on 16 Jul 2021, 10:27 pm
Thanks PeterJ,
I like NX Studio Speaker grill design, so you would charge $200 for the NX Studio grills, or the Ottica grills to be made? In case I decide to utilize your services.

Thanks again for the information. Very helpful as a newcomber.

I provided a drawing and info assuming you wanted to do this yourself or possibly benefit others doing the same. It you'd like me to quote something for you, please contact me via PM or better yet carbidewing@gmail.com.
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Frank M on 20 Jul 2021, 12:38 pm
Greetings all,

I'm new to posting on this forum.  But, I have been reading the adventures of DYI speaker building here for some time.  I am in possession of a beautifully produced and shipped NX Studio flat-pac from Jay.  (He is the winner of this year's customer service award, for sure. Pleasure to do business with him!)  In my younger years I did both woodworking and DYI stereo electronics assembly.  But, wood veneering and finishing to the levels I see posted here are going to be a challenge. 

Thanks to Peter's EXCELLENT video tutorials, I have decided to follow his path regarding cabinet assembly and veneering.  The puzzle for me (and others) is that front baffle.

In a perfect world I would love to have the entire cabinet veneered, however, the complex geometry of veneering the tweeter waveguide is realistically a non-starter for me.  So, Option 2 would be to paint the waveguide and veneer the rest of the baffle. 

I think I would paint the waveguide first and then assemble the cabinet, followed by veneering all surfaces.  The biggest issue, I see, with this approach would be cutting out the veneer around the circumference (top) of the waveguide.  It would have to be done by hand - a very steady hand.

Any thoughts, comments, recommendations on my approach would be appreciated.

One finally note I'll throw in here, is a big well done to Danny Richie for his clear, concise, well-mannered videos without which I wouldn't be heading down this path at this point in my life.  Thank you!

Frank M




Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: NXSTUDIO-DRUMMER on 24 Jul 2021, 04:31 am
FRANK,

One suggestion, is to make a 1/4 thick wood template. I did a cad drawing, measuring the dimensions of the wave guide. Did a printed out, and applied the sheet onto a 1/4" thick piece of wood. Then cut the wood to the waveguide shape. I actually finished my wood waveguide template, so it would be as smooth and slick as possible. Since the wood guide assist the cutting blade, around the perimeter of your veneer.

I used a exacto knife for trimming around the veneer. Exert patience cutting out!
You want to keep the blade as close as possible to the vertical position alongside the wood template. This helps prevent the exacto blade from grabbing the wood guide.

 As far as securing the wood waveguide template in place, you have a few options, either use double faced thin tape and apply it to the template. Attaching it to the exact area of the veneer you want to have cut out, or clamp the wood guide on top of the designated veneer area that is to be removed. This will prevent the template from shifting, while making your cut out. VERY IMPORTANT STEP!  Otherwise  things may start flying around your shop, along with a few choice words!  :lol:

I had success with this method. Perhaps others may have additional suggestions.



Good Luck,
NX STUDIO DRUMMER
Title: Re: NX Studio Monitor Flat Packs
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 24 Jul 2021, 01:58 pm
FRANK,

One suggestion, is to make a 1/4 thick wood template. I did a cad drawing, measuring the dimensions of the wave guide. Did a printed out, and applied the sheet onto a 1/4" thick piece of wood. Then cut the wood to the waveguide shape. I actually finished my wood waveguide, so it would be smooth and as slick as possible. Since the wood guide assist the cutting blade, around the perimeter of your veneer.

I used a exacto knife for trimming around the veneer. Exert patience cutting out!
You want to keep the blade as close as possible to the vertical position alongside the wood template. This helps prevent the exacto blade from grabbing the wood guide.

I had success with this method. Perhaps others may have additional suggestions.



Good Luck,
NX STUDIO DRUMMER

That’s awesome, looking forward to seeing your pics!