I know a friend of a friend who decided he wanted to try his own hand at DIY loudspeakers. By the way, these two guys both work for Intel. I however recommended that he not try and go about it from scratch even if he is an engineer. He has never built any loudspeakers before and lacks critical woodworking and cabinet experience not to mention choosing and using drivers and designing a suitable crossover. We ultimately suggested that a tried and true kit would probably be the best bet for him. Anyway, he settled on the STATEMENTS II. I was ďvolunteeredĒ basically to build the enclosures for him, well at least saw them up. The plans for the STATEMENTS (my opinion) leave much to be desired as far as intelligent cabinetry construction goes. They are quite large enclosures and butt joints are horrible for such large enclosures. I modified the cutting plans so that I could incorporate dadoes and rabbets into the design to better facilitate alignment and stability during and after assembly. We spent much of the day Sunday getting it started cutting all the fronts and backs and sides etc. There is still a lot to be done, but most of the heavy stuff is out of the way. Next up will be cutting the tops and bottoms and all the internal shelves and braces, then routing all the numerous cutout holes for the drivers. When appropriate, I'll take and post some pics.
No announcement yet.
I made a lot of sawdust this past weekend cutting MDF for a pair of STATEMENTS II.
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