The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

Post your build odyssey here.
Post Reply
Message
Author
hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#1 Post by hifibob » Tue May 07, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm closing in on my nightclub opening, just have a few more loops to jump through.. I figured I'd get started on the speakers while I have time and so I can can be ready for my (fingers crossed) August opening.. My main dance floor will have 12 T60's and 8 DR280's and the 2 other dance floors will have 2 T60 and 2DR's each..

First things first I had to get my woodshop set up since my old one got taken from me due to a divorce.. I had some extra space at my motorcycle shop so I set up..

Image

Image

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#2 Post by hifibob » Tue May 07, 2013 5:52 pm

So far I started the jigging process so I can duplicate these easily.. These Are for the T60, until I pull the trigger on a CNC router, I made this manual jig that seems to work great!

Image

and it spits these out quite effortless..

Image

Tomorrow I'll get the 54* jig mad as well..

MissileCrisis
Posts: 1128
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:30 pm
Location: Walnut Creek, California

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#3 Post by MissileCrisis » Tue May 07, 2013 6:14 pm

I would pay to have an awesome template like that, I bet it makes assembly a breeze (after making the jig). Those notches are gorgeous, look forward to seeing this build.

Night club pics when you have them would be awesome as well!
Last edited by MissileCrisis on Tue May 07, 2013 7:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Built
2 x TLAH
1 Titan 39 (lab 12, 15 inch)
1 Tuba 60 (lab 12, 20 inch)
SLA Center
2 x Mini MLTP subwoofers
1 x 212 TH (custom)
2 x Mini-Karlsonators
Owned, but not built
2 x Jack 12 (2512, melded)

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#4 Post by hifibob » Tue May 07, 2013 6:32 pm

MissileCrisis wrote:I would pay to have an awesome template like that, I bet it makes assembly a breeze (after making the jig). Those notches are gorgeous, look forward to seeing this build.
It took me a full day to make the jigs but it was worth it.. I can duplicate these quick, probably quicker than a CNC lol..

67baja
Posts: 922
Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:10 am
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#5 Post by 67baja » Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 pm

I am kind of worrying for you that the panels will not line up with the rabbett on the 2nd side when you go to put it on. Hopefully you can build more square and perpendicular than I. I'm a bit "off" usually (and so are my builds :lol: )

You are undertaking a big honkin' (horns-- get it?) project building that many cabs! Keep at it and you will be extremely proud of the results.
2 THTs, 2 TLAH, SLA curved, 1 8-AT, 1 AT JBL 1002D, 4 Otop12s, Jack 12, TT with Eminence 10", 2 SLAs, 1 T30 slim, 2 T30s (2-10" each), SLA Pros, TrT.

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#6 Post by hifibob » Tue May 07, 2013 9:34 pm

67baja wrote:I am kind of worrying for you that the panels will not line up with the rabbett on the 2nd side when you go to put it on. Hopefully you can build more square and perpendicular than I. I'm a bit "off" usually (and so are my builds :lol: )

You are undertaking a big honkin' (horns-- get it?) project building that many cabs! Keep at it and you will be extremely proud of the results.
OMG I had a dream a few nights ago about that.. Luckily my saw are squared I'm very anal about that. I spent about 3 hrs squaring my slider and its fence.. The jig serves well to help align the panels so the 2nd side should fit with a little finagling.. As I install each panel ill check it against the jig.

I said to my self that I wouldnt get ahead of myself and I would get all the cuts done for all the cabs and do an assembly line type build but I think I will put the first 2 together just so I can hear them.. Especially since these came in :hyper:

Image

User avatar
Ian Westwood
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:35 am
Location: Apple Valley, CA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#7 Post by Ian Westwood » Tue May 07, 2013 11:08 pm

I'm excited for you!

I recommend doing one T60 first to get all the wrinkles out of the process. Then find some random tops, stick the T60 in a corner somewhere and turn it into a make shift work bench.

You are going to spend HOURS, DAYS, WEEKS in the workshop. Listen while you work and tweak as you go. By the time you are done building you'll have a lovely eq curve to use as a basis for the club!
Image

Authorized BFM Builder

sine143
Posts: 3066
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:27 pm
Location: Raleigh NC

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#8 Post by sine143 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:16 pm

If the second side doesnt fit after construction, you can always use it as side on for sub 2.
Built:
2x Tuba 30s delta12lf loaded (gone)
4x Otop12 d2512 loaded
8x t48s (18, 18, 24, 24, 30, 30) 3015lf loaded
2x AT (1 mcm, 1 gto 804)
2x SLA Pro (dayton pa6, 6 goldwood piezo loaded)
1x bastard XF208

2x OT212 (delta pro 450a loaded, eminence psd)

User avatar
Scott Brochu
Posts: 2451
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:53 pm
Location: Maine Authorized BF Builder
Contact:

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#9 Post by Scott Brochu » Tue May 07, 2013 11:31 pm

Nice jig and shop. :clap:
The last panel is a bitch when it is routed. Did my first T39 like that. Used a rubber hammer and plenty of lube....I mean PL. :mrgreen:
Drumming is a way of life.
ME LIKE TO HIT THINGS!
http://billfitzmaurice.info/forum/viewt ... 26&t=11232

88h88
Posts: 1565
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:20 am
Location: Coventry, UK

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#10 Post by 88h88 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:48 am

The most metal of all build threads... :chainsaw: :chainsaw: :chainsaw:
4xOT12s, 2xT39s@22", TTLS@18", 2xT60@18"

Titanium Hand
Posts: 560
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:32 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#11 Post by Titanium Hand » Wed May 08, 2013 6:59 am

:shock: :chainsaw: :twisted:

Words can't really explain, WOW. Looking sharp HIFIBOB. Such an enormous undertaking. Well done, I'll be watching this thread, quite possibly living vicariously through it!
Built 2 x T39 Lab 12 loaded 457mm wide, 29inch Wide Dual Lab 12 Loaded T60 and 2 x OTop 112 2512 Melded. Powered by N.I.TRAKTOR Pro 2.6 (2.6.1 has too many issues) TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 Crown XTi2000

miked
Posts: 1209
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:18 am
Location: San Antonio, TX

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#12 Post by miked » Wed May 08, 2013 7:16 am

This thread certainly has the potential to be one of the most Epic Build Threads ever! NICE shop. I don't know what I'm drooling over more; the panel saw or the Grizzly sliding table saw! Good luck and please keep the pics coming!

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#13 Post by hifibob » Wed May 08, 2013 8:38 am

Ian Westwood wrote:I'm excited for you!

I recommend doing one T60 first to get all the wrinkles out of the process. Then find some random tops, stick the T60 in a corner somewhere and turn it into a make shift work bench.

You are going to spend HOURS, DAYS, WEEKS in the workshop. Listen while you work and tweak as you go. By the time you are done building you'll have a lovely eq curve to use as a basis for the club!
Ahh thats a good idea Ian... I did get a drive rack 260 w m RTA mic that I have to learn how to use.. besides my guys at the shop are pushing for some cabs for the "shop system" I dont think they know what they are in for!

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#14 Post by hifibob » Wed May 08, 2013 8:43 am

sine143 wrote:If the second side doesnt fit after construction, you can always use it as side on for sub 2.
Good idea! I devised a plan that I think will work too align the panels while assembling.. I'll snap some shots today on what Im gonna do to give me added insurance..

hifibob
Posts: 405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Location: Boston MA

Re: The journey begins.. 16 T60's and 12 DR280's!!

#15 Post by hifibob » Wed May 08, 2013 8:52 am

Scott Brochu wrote:Nice jig and shop. :clap:
The last panel is a bitch when it is routed. Did my first T39 like that. Used a rubber hammer and plenty of lube....I mean PL. :mrgreen:
Thanks Scott.. Im still not finished with it yet.. My last shop flowed much better, I hope to get that with this one soon, I have to just work in it and make adjustments as I go..
The most metal of all build threads... :chainsaw: :chainsaw: :chainsaw:
Im still on the hunt for 4 more MA3600VZ's, I always check abay for deals to pop up, thats how I found these.
Words can't really explain, WOW. Looking sharp HIFIBOB. Such an enormous undertaking. Well done, I'll be watching this thread, quite possibly living vicariously through it!
Thanks Titanium.. please follow along should def be quite the journey and a learning one at that!

Post Reply