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Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

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  • Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

    Building two fronts, cc, and powered subwoofer for a friend of a friend in Chicago. She is an artist and loves loud music (plays in a local girl band that tours). So I stepped out of my comfort (boring) zone to spice up some cabinets a little.

    Had some old Genesis speakers labeled 1979. Cabinets were vinyl covered particle board. I cut out the motor board (now its the back and installed 3/4"ply with bracing inside cabinet front to back. I used the back (with xover cutout) and placed the hole in the middle of the bottom 6.5" Klipsch K-1053K woofer (two per cabinet). I'll used K-85 tractrix horn for tweeter and 10" PR on back

    Did the sweep the floor special on the outside using solid wood on the front and top 13/16" and veneers ply on sides (two outer sections are pommelle eucalyptus and center is pommelle figured eucalyptus (she picked these out). Got a little purpleheart on the front edge with ash birch mahogany and walnut. suckers are heavy now at 50 lbs without speakers. Plan on having one 12" sub or two cabinets with two 8" pinnacle woofers driver by 250 watt plate amp. CC will be two 6.5" with same tractrix horn.

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    Better pics in sun yesterday.

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      Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

      Better pics in sun yesterday.

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        Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

        sorry for double post!

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          Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

          Ken, I am very disappointed that I cannot do work like that. There is a reason I either paint or duratex things - much easier to correct mistakes made during my admittedly inferior woodworking process.

          Beautiful work!
          Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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            Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

            That is just a treat to look at Ken..... ;)
            Bob
            NLA

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              Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

              Thanks guys. Somewhere I heard that American Indians always made a mistake on things they built because only God could make something perfect!!! I adhere to that idea in everything I make!! So when I make the hasn't happened yet but it will mistake I use that as an excuse. I prefer to have the mistake occur inside the cabinet rather than on the top! Sometimes I get lucky.

              The extra wood makes theses very heavy - about 60 lbs for cabinets without speakers so far.

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                Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

                wow, those are very nice. great job. looking forward to more.
                craigk

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

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                  Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

                  What - hold everything - customer decided to go another route (at my suggestion) so I've stopped on this project and started on her other choice - a think column with built in riser with two 6.5" woofers and 7" tractrix horn. Gonna do these all in one wood - cherry veneer with solid cherry trim. Think I've got the first project sold to someone else already. Will post more later when I get to veneer stage.

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                    Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

                    That is amazing work! Just a little sad about the fate of those Genesis speakers, I have the 1+ version and they are some of my favorite speakers after some cherry veneer and a fresh coat of black paint on the front and back.

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                      Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

                      Yeah, looking back I could kick myself for not refoaming the woofers. Cabinets are well built

                      I'm back to finishing these now. Have 5 coats of poly on them going for 6 tonight. Here are a few pics.

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                        Re: Genesis speaker cabinet redo project.

                        These are GORGEOUS!

                        If you ever want to submit for us to feature in our project gallery, here is a link: https://partsexpress.wufoo.com/forms...ry-submission/
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