Finally got around to finishing my Rival build that I started almost a year ago These are the paper cone drivers and I paired them up with a set of SB STC26 tweeters that I had taken out of an old build. Cabinet design this time around was going to be all plywood with a few pieces of cherry for some accents. Oh and some purple heart for the splines. I ended up with a .6cf box and tuning to 42hz, which gave me a 2" by 7" port. The baffle is 1.5" thick with strips of BB down the front and the 3 small pieces of cherry just to break up the ply. I also but one shelf brace in between the 2 drivers. Finish is just a few coats of Danish oil.
A few construction photos,
After playing around in PCD I ended up with a x-over point of 1800hz with 12db on the woofer and 18 on the tweeter. Measured response was pretty close to sims so I am kind of happy how it turned out - I am still learning the whole measure/design part of this hobby.
And I used all Rival caps in the crossover too . Just managed to squeeze all the parts onto one of those PE crossover boards.
I am happy with how they turned out and have been listening to them for about a month now with music and the TV - plans are to turn the spare bedroom into a listening/computer room with a pull out couch instead of the bunk bed and move these up there. Just need to convince the wife it is a good idea