So my last few builds have been kind of crazy, off the rails type of designs, but now I'm taking a break and returning home. Named Polaris for the north star that often guided sailors throughout the ages, these are a medium sized two-way vented design.
- SB17NAC35-8 6" woofer, XT25BG60 1" ring-radiator. Both drivers are well matched and feature outstanding and similar distortion profiles.
- 4 layer composite panel construction with mass loading (stone insert layer).
- 3/8" wide slot port to increase port friction >300%. Reduces port output, but also increases power-handling below tuning because friction = resistance = resistive = flow resistive vent.
I'll post more details and better pictures on my site with a link added here soon. The camera on my phone can't resolve the three color metal surface at all, its actually a rosemary greenish steel base with gold and darker bronze effects dry brushed. The box came out a little rougher than I thought I wanted at first, but will fit into the final look well. There will be something like raised aluminum rails coming from the SB17 at angles and wrapping around the box. The concept is that it should be like something uncovered right from the earth at a dig. Maybe next to a stargate.