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  • Posted by 123toid on March 19, 2020 at 2:03 am

    So I started out with a new project. I liked the Dinas sound so much, I wanted to make a portable version. For this one I decided to use African Mahogany and wrapped in some fabric. The fabric looks like car fabric, but it’s actually a type of wool. I’ll work on getting some better pictures. But here’s some right now. I used a high gloss epoxy finish used for boats. 

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  • 123toid

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    March 19, 2020 at 2:10 am















  • imcokeman

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    March 19, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    That looks awesome!  Hope it sounds as good as it looks.

  • 123toid

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    March 20, 2020 at 3:45 pm









    Here’s the final product. This particular one ended up not being portable. Instead, this one hooks up directly to AC power. this was a gift for my mom and she really didn’t need it to be portable. The thing I really like about it is how glossy the finish came out. I used an acrylic pour over the African mahogany and you can just see the reflections of the wrench and even the countertops in the finish. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Honestly it’s really hard to capture in a picture.

  • zatoichi

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    May 31, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Did the final sound meet your expectations?  Does it hit 35Hz with substance?  

    Any option to add tweeters to the system?

    Have you had the opportunity to build a battery version to provide a useable runtime?

    Thx

     

  • 123toid

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    June 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    @zatoichi

    Thsoe are some good questions.  It is tuned the same as the original Dinas, so the bass easily hits with authority down to 35hz.  I was on vacation and showed this to my friend, he absolutely loved it.  The plans include a 21V battery pack option.  I have never got it all the way down to dead.  THe run time always depends on how loud and the type of music you listen to.  But it should get you around 7 hours. 

    THere is no option for extenral tweeters.  I was concerned they would get damaged to easily with transport.  ANd hoenstly, for a portable unit, the tweeters are really unnecessary.  

  • paddy

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    June 10, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Would it be possible to replace the port with a passive radiator in these?

    • 123toid

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      June 10, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      @Paddy Yes, you could put a passive radiator on the rear. If you buy the plans, just send me your information and I’ll send you the passive radiator along with weight information. The passive radiator is around $25-$30 and you will need to buy some washers for weight.

    • paddy

      Member
      June 11, 2022 at 1:14 am

      Cool, I did buy the plans for this and the Dinas last week

    • 123toid

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      June 11, 2022 at 3:52 pm

      Awesome! Just send me a private message and I’ll get it taken care of for you