NX-Studio Build *** No Clamps or Shop **** Shear

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daveshear

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NX-Studio Build *** No Clamps or Shop **** Shear
« on: 20 Jul 2020, 06:33 pm »
Hey All, First of all I wanted to say thanks to Sonic Joy for sharing his build which helped.

I thought this might help those of you that don't have a woodworking shop. I did have a local guy cut the wood for me. I used glue and finishing screws to secure all the panels instead of clamps. I did have them painted by a Car Paint company in a "Pearl White"

I'll get the final build up in a couple of weeks once I cut the No-Rez and Complete the Crossovers















































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« Reply #1 on: 20 Jul 2020, 06:49 pm »
very nice!

Hobbsmeerkat

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« Reply #2 on: 20 Jul 2020, 06:56 pm »
These are looking gorgeous so far!
I'm excited to hear your thoughts once their finished!

maty

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« Reply #3 on: 20 Jul 2020, 06:58 pm »
Better






maty

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« Reply #4 on: 20 Jul 2020, 07:10 pm »
Regarding screws, do you recommend any specific material?

daveshear

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« Reply #5 on: 20 Jul 2020, 08:17 pm »
Here are the screws. Not sure if I got them from Lowes or Home Depot?


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« Reply #6 on: 21 Jul 2020, 12:48 am »
Looking really nice with that automotive paint finish! Excited to hear your listening impressions once you have them all assembled.

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« Reply #7 on: 21 Jul 2020, 01:03 am »
Wow, super nice!

DonJoe

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« Reply #8 on: 21 Jul 2020, 01:38 am »
Great work!  Love the look of high gloss white.  Those should look super when fully assembled. 

CurtisIIX

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« Reply #9 on: 21 Jul 2020, 02:07 am »
Very nice work on the build. They look great.


I did have them painted by a Car Paint company in a "Pearl White"

Did you use a wood filler on the screw holes and seams? What additional prep work did you have to do on the cabinets prior to the automotive paint job?

Jmitchell3

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« Reply #10 on: 21 Jul 2020, 04:32 am »
Love the white finish. Sure they look amazing in person. Hope they sound as good!

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« Reply #11 on: 21 Jul 2020, 12:31 pm »
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Hey All, First of all I wanted to say thanks to Sonic Joy for sharing his build which helped.

Hi Daveshear, Glad you found my build thread helpful.

Ya those are looking great! Good job. There's nothing wrong with using screws it's just that it can be hard to keep them from showing through the finish.

One detail I noticed that got overlooked is rounding over the inside edges of the internal brace. That is noted in the instructions. You can still do that after the fact. Get some coarse sand paper say 60 or 80 grit and round it over by hand. Doesn't have to be pretty you just don't want sharp edges.

 



Again great job!  :thumb:

daveshear

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« Reply #12 on: 21 Jul 2020, 03:07 pm »
CurtisIIX: I used wood filler and sanded several times

Sonicjoy is right. You need to pay special attention to the screw holes. I counter sunk them first. Then I did a quick sanding after the screws were in to knock off the hanging wood. I then filled them and the cracks with wood filler, sanded. I actually did that process three times because there were some air voids in the wood filler. It took no time at all though. The longest part is waiting for the wood filler to dry.

daveshear

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« Reply #13 on: 21 Jul 2020, 03:08 pm »
Very nice work on the build. They look great.


Did you use a wood filler on the screw holes and seams? What additional prep work did you have to do on the cabinets prior to the automotive paint job?

CurtisIIX: I used wood filler and sanded several times

daveshear

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« Reply #14 on: 21 Jul 2020, 03:09 pm »
Hi Daveshear, Glad you found my build thread helpful.

Ya those are looking great! Good job. There's nothing wrong with using screws it's just that it can be hard to keep them from showing through the finish.

One detail I noticed that got overlooked is rounding over the inside edges of the internal brace. That is noted in the instructions. You can still do that after the fact. Get some coarse sand paper say 60 or 80 grit and round it over by hand. Doesn't have to be pretty you just don't want sharp edges.


Sonicjoy is right. You need to pay special attention to the screw holes. I counter sunk them first. Then I did a quick sanding after the screws were in to knock off the hanging wood. I then filled them and the cracks with wood filler, sanded. I actually did that process three times because there were some air voids in the wood filler. It took no time at all though. The longest part is waiting for the wood filler to dry.
 



Again great job!  :thumb:

daveshear

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« Reply #15 on: 21 Jul 2020, 03:27 pm »
By the way: We live on a lake and we are changing our decor to a coastal look. That is why the speakers are painted white. Planing for the future!

Also, I ended up getting the Spatial Sapphire M3's in white as well. (I was waiting for Danny to get some NEO 10's developed which will take some time, so I went with the Sapphire's) The speaker kit I really want from Danny will be the Super 7's with the NEO 10's.

Here is a photo of both speakers side by side


Tyson

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« Reply #16 on: 21 Jul 2020, 04:30 pm »
I'm really curious to hear how these 2 speakers compare.

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« Reply #17 on: 21 Jul 2020, 04:38 pm »
I'm really curious to hear how these 2 speakers compare.
Ditto!

Early B.

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« Reply #18 on: 21 Jul 2020, 10:35 pm »
I'm really curious to hear how these 2 speakers compare.

Definitely!  Place your bets, fellas. 

Hobbsmeerkat

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« Reply #19 on: 22 Jul 2020, 12:24 am »
Definitely!  Place your bets, fellas.

I'd wager that the Studios will win in the mids & highs, esp in speed & detail. The Sapphires will likely win in bass, body & soundstage, thanks to it's larger drivers, & OB design. But im looking forward to the results either way! :thumb:

Tho iirc they're kind of opposites? Studios have the OB planar tweeter, sealed woofer, and the Sapphire have sealed tweeter OB Mid/bass woofers.