***X-LS Extravaganza***

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« Reply #40 on: 20 Sep 2019, 04:11 am »
Link to assembly video for cabinets cut in earlier video. Let me know what you think.

https://youtu.be/5n3ZYGnEjgE





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« Reply #41 on: 20 Oct 2019, 03:27 am »
Some fun and more video editing practice for me.

https://youtu.be/az5GBj2wNA4

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« Reply #42 on: 20 Oct 2019, 05:43 pm »
LOL,  love the  truck on the cabs  Peter  :).Just a   note ,  if you  want to  improve your  audio in the shop,  try picking up a Blue Yeti  Mic.... my niece does a lot of video editing  etc and the   mic  made a massive improvement...... takes a little time to get it right but there  are lots of videos available to help   you  get   it done.

jay

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« Reply #43 on: 20 Oct 2019, 06:03 pm »
LOL,  love the  truck on the cabs  Peter  :).Just a   note ,  if you  want to  improve your  audio in the shop,  try picking up a Blue Yeti  Mic.... my niece does a lot of video editing  etc and the   mic  made a massive improvement...... takes a little time to get it right but there  are lots of videos available to help   you  get   it done.

jay

I hear ya, Jay.

 I'm leery because my camera has no facility for external mic, which I think would force me to sync an independent audio track with video track. One solution would be different camera with a shotgun or lapel mic. I'd be interested to know what your niece might recommend given the gear I have. I guess it's nothing that $$ wouldn't solve, but I'm kinda stingy that way. :wink:

The whole thing brings a new set of challenges, which I seem to be piling on right now. Just got back from a VCarve software workshop and head's still buzzing with all the possibilities I've yet to explore.

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« Reply #44 on: 20 Oct 2019, 06:29 pm »
Great video!

It reminds me of when some guy said my woofers frames were made from cheap plastic.

And I showed that the high strength polymer material is was not only non-resonant but stronger than stamped Steel or caste Aluminum.




cody69

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« Reply #45 on: 20 Oct 2019, 10:03 pm »
Great videos Peter!
As I recall, I once asked you about joint strength and you commented it would hold a car... and you now proved it with the P/U truck!
Well done as always!

mlundy57

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« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 01:57 am »
Great videos Peter!
As I recall, I once asked you about joint strength and you commented it would hold a car... and you now proved it with the P/U truck!
Well done as always!

+1 enjoyed the video.

Question, it looks like you are putting a Brace A going to the front baffle between the drivers. I'm curious about that as the plans don't call for a brace in that location.

Mike

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« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 03:40 am »
I did add that brace, Mike.

My reasoning is this: The front  and bottom are the only panels not braced to adjacent panels. To best damp the bottom panel one could peel the foam off No Rez and still install crossover board. The front is the least ridgid and damped of all the panels because of driver cutouts, the weakest point being the area between drivers. So tying the sides to front in this area via brace adds stiffness to front panel and also entire structure. The Ranger Board MDF is also part of the same optimization plan. It's the most dense MDF I've found. Slightly more so than Medex, which is pretty darn dense.

And, of course, it adds truck supporting capability  :o


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« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 04:34 am »
I did add that brace, Mike.

My reasoning is this: The front  and bottom are the only panels not braced to adjacent panels. To best damp the bottom panel one could peel the foam off No Rez and still install crossover board. The front is the least ridgid and damped of all the panels because of driver cutouts, the weakest point being the area between drivers. So tying the sides to front in this area via brace adds stiffness to front panel and also entire structure. The Ranger Board MDF is also part of the same optimization plan. It's the most dense MDF I've found. Slightly more so than Medex, which is pretty darn dense.

And, of course, it adds truck supporting capability  :o

 :thumb:

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« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 04:39 pm »
Actually,  if I'm looking at the data sheets correctly,   the Ranger Board is never denser than  the Medex... they are very similar.  I say "neverdenser"  because   the data sheet (if I'm looking  at the correct one)  shows that as thickenss increased, the  Ranger Boards density decreases.. not really sure why that  would be the case but...
For example,   9mm Ranger Baord seems to have a density of 769kg/cubic meter while  while 23mm Ranger Board seems to have a density of 737kg/cubic meter
https://www.westfraser.com/sites/default/files/products/MDF/Ranger%20Premium%20Specs%202019.pdf

Medex   only shows   a single desity which seems to make more sense if press preasure   and material quantity  /cubic meter is consistant.  It shos   the same  769kg/cubic meter as the Ranger Boardhttps://www.roseburg.com/UserFiles/Library/Medex_TDS_052019.pdf

I personally  like the   mosisture  resistance  and stability of the  Medex not to mention it doesn't seem to chip or dent/blemish  nearly as easily as the MDF.

jay

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« Reply #50 on: Yesterday at 06:07 pm »
You know, Jay, after looking at the documentation, they are very close. I'm afraid I was relying on my supplier's word-of-mouth. They sell both.

 It's also confusing as both call their products high density MDF, while some in the industry refer to the higher density boards as HDF.

It's been some years since I've used Medex. Next time I'm there, I'm going to get a sheet and compare. I'd definitely agree on surface hardness. After using high density stuff, the average board seems almost pithy. I use it as spoilboard material specifically for that reason.


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« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 06:51 pm »
Yup,  they   do appear to be very close indeed,  I was  just a bit surprised after reading your  poost and  looked up the data sheets on each product.

We've used both but if I have the choice,  I  always go with the Medex but it is  only available up to  1.25".  When  shipping  flat packs , especially those with dados/rabbets to many different locations/regions with different humidity levels,  I prefer the moisture resistance and stability of the  Medex.
Anxious to hear  your  opinion  afte you play with a sheet of the Medex :)

With regards  to the video posts a bit further up the page....   my niece has a camera that is capable of live streaming via  usb  to her computer.   She  also has the  Yeti  connected and configured as the default audio imput device so   that is how  she imports   her  video.
If your  camera is capable of  live streaming  and you  have a laptop, you  could easily setup a  rig  withthe camera, mic, and  laptop  to do your  videos.  Even some of the  inexpensive  web cams and a   decent mic  may  be a big help..... gues it just  depnds on how far  you   want  to g with it.   I'm  I'm sure there are others here who can  do a far better job of  offering up some  info  on this, I know  people can get s ome pretty good results  with  not  a lot of  expense in  gear

We looked at  doing  some   in past as well but honestly,  it's just  not my  cup of tea... lost interest in  it pretty quick.

jay