Cardas thruholes.... 1/2" or 13 mm?



  • ER308LER308L Posts: 225
    edited May 7
    Nice work, love the beveled edge and step. I just did something similar for my monitor 5's. I just used some stainless drop from one of our lasers though. I might revisit in a couple of months after seeing these.
    Side note: have you thought about making a counter bore and mounting the neutrik connectors on the inside? That way it sits flush to the surface.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    The 0.5" deep thru hole affords the most sealing surface. The counterbore would be neat if they didn't leak air.
    I'm not even using/needing the Neutrik gasket.

    Thought I read a recent post that the Neutrik 4 pin are not air-tight themselves?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,345
    Certain Neutriks are air tight such as the ones I always recommend. Check the spec sheet.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    F1, you're like E.F. Hutton of the audio world.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    edited May 9
    Got a couple sets of the billet Monitor plates done.... I also rotated the mount bolt holes 45 deg. on these. It just makes them even easier to install by drilling into fresh MDF.
    I ordered the Dayton Gold posts to see what sleeves/spacers need to be done to install...

  • xschopxschop Posts: 517

  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    edited May 10
    I've cut a couple of the old early 5jr X-over cups off with the lathe, but these were only held/sandwiched together by the terminal mounts. Instead of cutting down the plastic and gluing to back of plates, I decided to glue some 3/16" high impact polyurethane foam to the other half. When it dries I'll glue it to the billet with Aleens.... Simple and isolates even more vibes while making clearance for the binding posts, and moving the X-over another 0.625" rearward....

  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    Is vinyl tape ok to use as the thru-hole insulator?The Daytons are an oddball 0.280" dia. knurled shank and I only have 0.25" dia. sleeves ATM.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,593
    edited May 16
    shrink tubing? I would think tape would be fine just tossing out the tubing as another thought.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    That's a good idea. The knurled area continues directly into the threaded area at 0.240" dia.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 517
    Good call Pitt.The 5mm red tubing is perfect...

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