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    I don't think I have ever posted a build thread but there is a first time for everything. I'm a few weeks into it now but there is still quite a bit to come. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Consider this more or less a teaser post even though what I am using is pictured.

    This is MY idea of a reference system that is as close to bullet proof as I can get with my limited knowledge. I am just a lowly PE employee that strives to get the best of whats possible. I have not done any XO modelling, that will come once the cabs are finished and I can get these into the lab. I'll let y'all ask whatever you want about the design. It's really nothing too special or original but it is a practice in my personal skill level with the tools I have. The idea is a cost-no-object design that I can afford (sounds counter intuitive I know...) that I shouldn't have to upgrade in the future. Could I spend more money? Sure. Will it be beneficial? That is the question I've yet to answer.

    There will be a few "first posts" to get all the pics in but bare with me.

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          • #6
            Look forward to the build Matt.

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            • #7
              Matt,
              that's a great tutorial on how to make a faceted baffle speaker and apply the veneer as well. I've yet to muster the courage to try one of these.
              TomZ
              *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
              *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF *Cello's Speaker Project Page

              *Building the "Micro-B 2.1 Plate Amplifier -- Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * * Part 5 'Review' * -- Assembly Instructions PDF

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              • #8
                First class cabs and pictures.

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                • #9
                  If they sound as good as they, you are going to have some great speakers.
                  craigk

                  " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                  • #10
                    Nice work Matt! Where are the 12 inchers going?
                    John H

                    Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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                    • #11
                      Bravo on your driver selection!
                      Wolf
                      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
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                      "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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                      • #12
                        They can get them for you wholesale....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
                          Matt,
                          that's a great tutorial on how to make a faceted baffle speaker and apply the veneer as well. I've yet to muster the courage to try one of these.
                          TomZ
                          Tom,

                          I stewed and stewed on how I was going to tackle those. I considered my circular saw with a track, hand saw...then just decided to try a zero clearance quazi-sled on the table saw. I had to make a few passes (I need a ripping blade) but it worked better than I expected.

                          I was also really nervous about the veneer trimming. I had a veneer saw but it was cheap and not great. I picked up a Japanese style pull saw thinking it would work wonders and it was terrible (for the application anyway). So I ended up using a small razor blade by hand and trimming everything that way. It actually worked very well and didn't take as long as I expected. I have one more to cover...I hope it turns out like this one.

                          I didn't even consider this a tutorial but if it helps with anyone then great!

                          Originally posted by jhollander View Post
                          Nice work Matt! Where are the 12 inchers going?
                          Thanks John! The subs will end up in two dual-opposed cabinets, sealed. They have yet to be built, along with the stands.

                          Originally posted by djg View Post
                          First class cabs and pictures.
                          Originally posted by craigk View Post
                          If they sound as good as they, you are going to have some great speakers.
                          Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                          Bravo on your driver selection!
                          Wolf
                          Originally posted by Thezeek View Post
                          Look forward to the build Matt.
                          Thanks guys!

                          Your results may vary.

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful work Matt! I envy your woodworking skills.
                            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

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fdieck View Post
                              They can get them for you wholesale....


                              Originally posted by thekorvers View Post
                              Beautiful work Matt! I envy your woodworking skills.
                              Wow. I don't think anyone has envied my woodwork. I consider myself mediocre at best so thanks for the compliment! Let's hope my voicing skills hold up for this one.
                              Your results may vary.

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