Radian's T48 slim build

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#16 Post by AntonZ » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:33 am

Radian wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:07 am
I'm dedicating this build to my Dad.
That is beautiful :clap:
I think your old man did a good job.

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#17 Post by Seth » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:53 pm

Radian wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:07 am
I'm dedicating this build to my Dad.
Being the sentimental type myself, the dedication is highly respected. :thumbsup:
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#18 Post by Radian » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:51 pm

Little more progress today in a couple unique ways....

Got all the 1st pass cuts on the interior panels for Cab #1 complete using the MFT cross-cut jig. The jig has a lot more parts to initially assemble and square up than the guide dogs, but once in place, is subsequently less fuss. Working out very similar to a radial arm saw from that point forward.

That, and the wife has taken a keen interest in helping out during this build. Even had her operate the circular saw a couple times, which she had never done before. :hyper:
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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#19 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:21 am

Radian wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:51 pm
That, and the wife has taken a keen interest in helping out during this build. Even had her operate the circular saw a couple times, which she had never done before. :hyper:
Nice!
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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#20 Post by Radian » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:31 pm

Question for Bill,

I'm laying out the throat openings/cutouts for the HL10C drivers on the baffles, and will be making sawdust in that regard soon. :chainsaw: Knowing what you know now over these past years, are there any tweaks to the original baffle cutout design that'd you employ to squeak out any extra dB with specifically with these drivers at 14" wide, or is what's on my plans (dated 2011) as "good as it's gonna get" for these bad boys?

I'm aware of the driver chamber reduction option, but this question is in regard to the shape, size, and location of the throat entry cutout. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#21 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:11 pm

I believe the last major revision was in 2012, so you should order an update.

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#22 Post by Radian » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:49 am

Got 'em Bill. Thank you.
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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#23 Post by howiez » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:29 pm

I'm jealous of the Festools Radian!
Nice build!

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#24 Post by Seth » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:02 pm

Went back and looked at all the pics. I didn't see any footstools. :)
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#25 Post by howiez » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:33 am

Seth wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:02 pm
Went back and looked at all the pics. I didn't see any footstools. :)
:loler:
Trying to talk the Mrs. into buying me a drill press for Christmas 'for projects' when my youngest blurted out, he want's it to build his speakers... BUSTED.

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#26 Post by Radian » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:36 pm

howiez wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:33 am
Trying to talk the Mrs. into buying me a drill press for Christmas 'for projects' when my youngest blurted out, he want's it to build his speakers... BUSTED.
Couldn't hurt to try re-framing that as "..to build HER speakers." :wink: A drill press is awfully handy.
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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#27 Post by howiez » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:11 am

Radian wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:36 pm
Couldn't hurt to try re-framing that as "..to build HER speakers." :wink: A drill press is awfully handy.
:loler:
I did exactly that, she always want's things built. Funny she was willing to drive an hour to buy a used Jet bandsaw that was a decent price.

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#28 Post by AntonZ » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:51 am

Your lady drives an hour to buy you tools. You, good sir, are a blessed man. And you better know it :cowboy:

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#29 Post by Bruce Weldy » Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:07 pm

AntonZ wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:51 am
Your lady drives an hour to buy you tools. You, good sir, are a blessed man. And you better know it :cowboy:
Several years ago....(decades?), my wife was buying me tools for birthdays, Christmas, Ground Hog Day......

Of course, it was always to better build a project that she wanted. It was a win - win.

As the years went by, she started taking my tools to work on school proms, church plays, etc. I finally had to get her a tool bucket filled with hand tools and then sprung for her own drill/driver - just to keep my stuff where it belonged.

But, it's pretty cool to have a wife who can grab a circular saw and get after it.

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Re: Radian's T48 slim build

#30 Post by Bryan Cox » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:03 am

Lucky man. If I asked my wife to use ANY saw, this is the response I'd get...
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OTOH, she does buy me a lot of tools. But back to business: I'm very interested in watching this build unfold. And you're right, those drivers look bad a**! :clap:
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