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Midwest Audio Fest

It’s that time audio enthusiasts!

Registration for the 2019 Speaker Design Competition is now open! Visit midwestaudiofest.com for details and to list your speaker project.
We are excited to see all returning participants, and look forward to meeting some new designers this year, as well!

Be sure your plans include a visit to the Parts Express Tent Sale for the lowest prices of the year, and the Audio Swap Meet where you can buy and trade with other audio fans.

We hope to see you this summer!

Vivian and Jill
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Midwest Audio Fest

It’s that time audio enthusiasts! Registration for the 2019 Speaker Design Competition is now open! Visit midwestaudiofest.com for details and to list your speaker project. We are excited to see all returning participants, and look forward to meeting some new designers this year, as well! Be sure your plans include a visit to the Parts Express Tent Sale for the lowest prices of the year, and the Audio Swap Meet where you can buy and trade with other audio fans. We hope to see you this summer! Vivian and Jill
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Classix II Build: Disunion

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  • Classix II Build: Disunion

    I've dabbled in DIY audio for the last year or so and have finally built a set of speakers that I'm truly proud of. Everything I've built so far has been designed by Paul Carmody, starting with the Overnight Sensations TM, followed by a couple pairs of OS TMMs, and now the Classix II. Paul and others like him are an absolute godsend for people like me. I'm a woodworker first and an audio enthusiast second, so I'm more than happy to have a real expert do the heavy lifting for driver selection and crossover/enclosure design so I can make their excellent designs look as good as they sound. And mother nature do these bad boys sound amazing. I've heard Paul likes white speakers, so hopefully these will halfway interest him.

    More pictures, some of which show partial completion of the build.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/yNw5GNjkGuP8MhTn9

    Enclosure Materials:
    Top/bottom/sides: 3/4" red oak plywood, cut into strips and edge-glued (painful but turned out great)
    Baffles: 1" Poplar

    Finish:
    Minwax Jacobean stain
    Rustoleum Pearl Mist
    Watco Wipe-On Poly
    Last edited by twelve-thousand-parrots; 11-02-2018, 08:25 PM. Reason: Tags, added link to google photos album

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    Wow, these look nice! Very interesting design. (Why am I reminded of a cow right now?)
    Don't worry, if your parachute fails, you have the rest of your life to fix it.

    If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally ASTOUND ourselves - Thomas A. Edison

    Some people collect stamps, Imelda Marcos collected shoes. I collect speakers.:D

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    • #3
      Wow! Those look really cool, 'parrots! I've not seen this kind of art on a speaker before, but I like it!
      Well done,
      Wolf
      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
      "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
      "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
      "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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      http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

      My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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      • #4
        Nice work! Very impressed you laminated wood to make your own boards. I had enough trouble getting straight saw cuts on MDF ;D The laminated wood gives it a unique and interesting look. I am likewise impressed with the sound of these speakers. I made mine with a forward facing port. Try James Taylor "Handyman" on your speakers, it really sounds good, rich tight bass that goes deep, crystal clear rim shot on the drum, and wonderful guitar and presence vocal.... It really shows of these speakers.

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