External Rings..

It's hard to capture the gloss black on these,
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Not sure if they will have a negative affect on sound but it dresses them up a bit, and as always it's worth a try as I'm not out anything but time. Looking forward to having these hooked up again..
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
    These are made of 6061 T6 Aluminum..
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    I think it looks sweet. Look forward to seeing a complete speaker.
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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,707
    Looks nice! Larry.

    It only took you what 6 years after I asked you about it. Put me down for a set for my 1C's. (powder coated) :wink:
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    Larry do they sammich to the inside rings?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,603
    I love the concept Larry, but I do think the screw heads should be countersunk and flushed, or have the rings be threaded through from the inside with no screwheads showing at all. Still trying to wrap my head around bolting things together however...
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 230
    edited May 26
    but I do think the screw heads should be countersunk and flushed,

    AndI'll disagree with that. I like the contrast & the industrial look. But.
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,797
    Are they strictly decorative Larry, or do they exert pressure on the rubber surrounds when torqued down?
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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 196
    I don't know if they add anything sonically but they sure do look nice.
  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,707
    edited May 30
    Are they strictly decorative Larry, or do they exert pressure on the rubber surrounds when torqued down?

    I don't think it really maters so as long as they don't interfere with the flexible part of the surround, They would keep one from over torquing the mounting screws and dimpling the baskets.


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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,839
    I know diffraction is not as important on the SDA design but that was my first thought with these rings... now the stock grills are basically one big diffraction point, but my thoughts for the rings directly correlate to the tweeters

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,839
    On the flip side, building an insert that brings the baffle flush with the grill... I think that would actually bring some nice positive improvements - kind of like the RTi series and their anti-diffraction baffles.6qu8pmcec7kx.jpg
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,682
    They look good to me...would look better if the screws were the same color.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,301
    Are they strictly decorative Larry, or do they exert pressure on the rubber surrounds when torqued down?

    Studying the pictures I can say they do not touch the rubber at all on the mid-drivers and maybe just slightly on the outer edge of the PR.
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,797
    F1nut wrote: »
    Are they strictly decorative Larry, or do they exert pressure on the rubber surrounds when torqued down?

    Studying the pictures I can say they do not touch the rubber at all on the mid-drivers and maybe just slightly on the outer edge of the PR.
    That's what I was getting at. The rubber could actually move or creep under stress, and buckle up.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
    edited May 31
    These do not touch the rubber at all, and I don't think that would be a good idea, I could see it becoming a very big issue down the road if not right away..
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,797
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    These do not touch the rubber at all, and I don't think that would be a good idea, I could see it becoming a very big issue down the road if not right away..
    Excellent. That was my only concern Larry.
    They look sweet!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,466
    edited June 3
    That's sexy and so clean....looking forward to the top and side mods.

    Are you making matching tweeter bezels?

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
    I'm not happy with the tweeter bezels, I'm going to leave them stock for now..
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,006
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    Your tweeters are MIA??
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
    So is the passive, and x-overs :D :D
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,385
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,006
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    Very nice.
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