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Looks like an excellent combination. What is the sub amp?
Thanks @JohnR, and yes, it is the sub-woofer version, not the woofer version.
Is this your first sub build using the Scan-Speak Revelator 13" Subwoofer - 32W/4878T or are you moving up in both quality and price?The price on Madisound is $566.50, why did you pick this driver instead of something like say, the $229 12" server driver for a sealed cabinet at GR Research or something else?I'm certainly not opposed to high priced subwoofer drivers, the replacement driver for my REL Gibraltar G2 sub cost me $800 but it's a nice one.
I am worried that my router bit may not reach through 1½” of wood and MDF.
Yea, that's pretty ugly. I've been there.Hard to tell if the blotches are deep swirls or scratches from a belt sander. Since the boxes are solid wood you can really attack them. The stain will clog the sandpaper so start with some cheap stuff. Stay with the random orbit sander for all the sanding. You will have to start with 80 grit, at least the scratches are easy to see now, probably will take 10 disks per cabinet for initial cleanup to bare wood. Then move up to 120 grit, 150, 220, 320. You can go finer if you like, those round overs can take forever to get perfect. The 220 grit will still leave small swirls when staining so I always have to go finer.Dewalt random orbit sanders have a 3/32 orbit, nice for finishing. The $89 Mikita has a 1/8" orbit, bigger orbits leave bigger swirls.I use a Dynabrade Spirit 59020 12,000 RPM, 3/16"orbit for rough sanding and stain removal and switch to a Dynabrade 59035 12,000 RPM, 3/32" orbit for 150 grit and finer. Not all air compressors can handle 14 SCFM at 90 psi for hours at a time, generally you need a good 2-stage 5hp compressor.
I am doing a similar application of thicker hardwood over MDF on a set of speakers. I have some beautiful quilted maple and I think it will look amazing. One question: did you have any issues cutting the hole for your driver? I am worried that my router bit may not reach through 1½” of wood and MDF.
Thanks, I have an old Porter cable 1/2 sheet finish sander that has held up well.
I haven't used my 1/2 sheet sander in 20 years since random orbit sanders were invented. I think you would get better results with the Dewalt 5" random orbit sander, faster too.
I'll pick up a 5" random orbital sander and give it a try. Thanks.
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