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Offline robertod

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Jager Speaker Build
« on: June 05, 2019, 01:06:32 PM »
Is it safe to say we are in Jager Speaker Build number 4.
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Re: Jagaer Spearker Build
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 02:33:23 PM »
It is safe to say we are in speaker build #4 here at Chateau Bottlehead. I am pumping the photons out of the laser cutter making tweeter gaskets, felt diffraction panels and crossover and impedance network boards. The cabinet maker has not yet completed the cabinet run but we expect to hear from them any day. The last bits and pieces have been trickling in. Hoping that the first kits start packing next week.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 05:04:01 AM »
That's exciting news, looking forward to receiving The Jager Speaker Kit....

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 06:03:04 AM »
Update - I should be picking up cabinets late today. We have one small hangup in that I wanted to upgrade the material we use for the crossover and impedance network boards. The shipment of the material I am upgrading to has been delayed, but it should be here around Wednesday. In the meantime we will be packing the many other parts.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 04:13:08 PM »
Thanks for the update.  Receiving the upgrade parts is around the corner.  All good news. Cheers!!

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 08:00:46 AM »
Update - kits are coming together on the packing bench. It's taking a little extra time due to our temporary packing setup being pretty tight space-wise, which limits how many projects we can work on at a time. There are a lot of separate steps in getting these kits packed, and a fair amount of the bigger stuff has to be housed in storage a few miles away. We're shooting for the first kits to ship by Friday.

A dry fit of one of the cabinets indicates that these are a really nice fitting batch with good looking veneer. By the way we had a few extra sets of cabinets made, so if you are considering a Jäger kit we can get one pulled together for you as soon as we order and receive the other parts for your kit.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 11:27:14 AM »
Thanks, for the update.

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 01:39:11 PM »
The first kit of the latest run was just picked up by one of our favorite long time customers. Thanks Joe! We're cranking away at them and should be getting the rest out over the next couple of days.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 03:11:39 AM »
You are very welcome; I'm glad to be a long time customer of my favorite local business. I forgot to tell you a funny story yesterday. I ordered a used cd from a seller on discogs.com a month or so ago; when it arrived in the mail, there was an unsigned note attached saying 'this will sound great on those Jagers'. Uhhh...wtf? It took a while to put it together, but you can probably guess. 

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 11:45:38 AM »
We have spies everywhere.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 10:49:17 AM »
Picked up Jager Speaker Kit from the UPS facility before noon today.
Thanks Doc!!!!
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 11:25:00 PM »
Thank you so much for this great Jager speaker kit ,mine is in transport to Norway .
 Very pleased .🙂

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 05:02:23 AM »
Thank you all! I look forward to hearing how they come together. For anyone following this who is thinking about getting some, we have cabinet panels in stock for a few more kits.
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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2019, 07:02:49 PM »
During the dry fit process, do you recommend the use of the cam locks and dowels.  Also, the male and female snap-clamp connectors?
Thanks.

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Re: Jager Speaker Build
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2019, 06:32:04 AM »
Just install the cams and dowels for the dry fit and fit it together up to the point of attaching the front panel. I don't think you need to fit the 16" x 16" bottom panel on either. The main thing you want to observe by dry fitting is how the sides, back, top and internal dividers fit together. The fasteners for the front panel snap together and are somewhat difficult to pry apart so I do not recommend a dry fit for those. Those snap fasteners have also been chosen to allow a wee bit of vertical adjustment before the glue dries and thus are not as important to test fit anyway.
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