2 x DR250 (melded) + 2 x DR250 (CD horn) March 2012 plans. Completed

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Tom Smit
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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#166 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:06 pm

Grant Bunter wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:15 am
Tom Smit wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:07 pm
...shouldn't be too hard.
Haha!
Thanks Tom.
Fixed...
:lol: You're welcome!
Enjoy your build. Looking forward to the pictures, etc..
TomS

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#167 Post by Grant Bunter » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:28 pm

Things are progressing.
The 2 new cabs have been up to the horn sheaths on, just before Christmas.
One module has been completed, including nacelles, though I'm going to look at revisiting the nacelles I put on, as a couple have cracked while drilling.
I have an idea about using some different material to make them, and if it pans out, I'll share.

Regarding the nacelles, when I built the first pair, I could not fathom what was in the plans when compared to the result in sketchup.
A light bulb moment on this build; the nacelle is the only three dimensional image in the entire plans.
Suddenly they made sense...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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#168 Post by spiltmidi » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:05 pm

Hi Grant,

Where are you getting your ⅛ inch/3mm, ¼ inch/6mm and ½ inch/12mm plywood from to build the cabs? I am currently in Townsville QLD and having issues tracking down 3mm and 6mm sheets.
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#169 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Have you looked here? I haven't since I am not familiar with the country, but you might find something.
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#170 Post by Grant Bunter » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 am

spiltmidi wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Hi Grant,

Where are you getting your ⅛ inch/3mm, ¼ inch/6mm and ½ inch/12mm plywood from to build the cabs? I am currently in Townsville QLD and having issues tracking down 3mm and 6mm sheets.
Bunnings mate.
I bought it all a few years back.
All the ply is use is radiata pine ply.

Bunnings website tells me I can find, in Townsville,
3mm project panel 2440 x 1220 @ $26.45
7mm structural CD 2400 x 1200 @ $34.12 (1/4" is nominally 6.4mm, so what's 0.6mm between friends.)
My go to 12mm is the non structural C/C+ 2440 x 1220 @ $38.84
Last edited by Grant Bunter on Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#171 Post by Grant Bunter » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:08 pm

Progress and proof lol.
Waiting on some inductors to complete the filters.
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Then cab 1 can be sealed up.
Cab 1 weighs about 48 pounds. These "feel" heavier than the melded array versions.
Cab 2 is painted, yet to finish module, then both will get a grille with foam backing.
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Last edited by Grant Bunter on Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#172 Post by CoronaOperator » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:13 pm

Those look really good Grant! I wish I put side handles on mine. What kind of CD did you go with?
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6 x DR250 2510/asd1001
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2 x DR250 2510/asd1001
For best results, point the loud end of the array towards the audience

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#173 Post by Grant Bunter » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:22 pm

CoronaOperator wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Those look really good Grant! I wish I put side handles on mine. What kind of CD did you go with?
Thanks CO,
I’ve gone with some locally available bolt ons, 80W handling.
ASD 1001B’s aren’t available locally!
The handles are also local, and are only 3/8” deep, so I routed out a bed for them and no hole in the inside either 🙂

Oh and for those who haven't thought of it, the handles are put in with pop rivets, just like one would with a road case...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#174 Post by Bruce Weldy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:13 am

Excellent work, Grant!

6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210


"A system with a few knobs set up by someone who knows what they are doing is always better than one with a lot of knobs set up by someone who doesn't."

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#175 Post by Grant Bunter » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 pm

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A little more progress, getting closer.
The original pair needed matching up, and retrofitting T nuts for the brackets.
They got a recoat as well.
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Last edited by Grant Bunter on Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:05 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#176 Post by SethRocksYou » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:23 pm

Those are looking really good Grant. Way to go :thumbsup:

(side note: I've noticed the photo uploader for this site uploads all photos as horizontal )

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Re: 2 x DR250 build (melded) March 2012 plans. Beginning 2 more...

#177 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:47 pm

I haven't used it but it looks to me like it makes them all landscapes, so that's how you should create them.

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#178 Post by SethRocksYou » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 pm

There seems to have been some changes. Vertical photos above are vert now. Sweet!

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#179 Post by Grant Bunter » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:33 pm

SethRocksYou wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 pm
There seems to have been some changes. Vertical photos above are vert now. Sweet!
Uh huh.
After a trial, ended up rotating them 4 times x 90 degrees each, hit save, and they stayed that way.
Go figure
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: 2 x DR250 (melded) + 2 x DR250 (CD horn) March 2012 plans. Completed

#180 Post by Grant Bunter » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:55 am

I'm calling these done.
I still have some work to do on one of the original cabs, and a second set of brackets, but all the cabs are built, stitched up and functioning...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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