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  • andykriech
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    Originally posted by marvin View Post
    Very nice, Andy.

    I'm curious about the router table? under the speakers. It looks similar to my home made insert. Always interested to see how others build theirs.

    Marvin

    Hi Marvin,

    I built a "tablesaw/router table mobile station" from plans on the internet (http://www.woodstore.net/mosaroce.html). I didn't follow the plans too closely due to some constraints in my working space (the garage).

    Here are some pics from the construction process:

    http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p...on%20-%202008/

    Andy.

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  • andykriech
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    Originally posted by lhwidget View Post
    They look great Andy. I'd like to know what you think of the bass. Wayne's sealed cabinet approch makes a lot of sense. Do you like the bottom end?
    Hi Jay,

    Well I have listened to them for an hour or so over the weekend between other things. So far, the bass is good, but not real strong. Could be because they need to breakin a bit or due to the current setup out in the middle of the garage with little behind them for reinforcement.
    I will be letting them run in a while throughout the week and then will try them again. I certainly like the overall sound and between these and LouC's Shticks, are showing me that I really like the 3-way sound.
    They will be mounted up on the wall close to the ceiling, so they will get all the reinforcement possible (hopefully not too much).

    Andy.

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  • andykriech
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    Originally posted by arlis_1957@yahoo.com View Post
    very nice looking speakers.
    good luck keeping those little sticky domes clean.
    good idea drilling the extra holes in the tweeter.
    Yeah, I had the same thought on both the tweeter and mid domes, both are tacky and already picking up dust. That is why I built full and tight-fitting grills as I went along. Should keep the majority of the airborn dust at bay.

    Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone.

    Andy.

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  • arlis_1957@yahoo.com
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    very nice looking speakers.
    good luck keeping those little sticky domes clean.
    good idea drilling the extra holes in the tweeter.

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  • J.Lee
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    Definitely sweet. Stealthy looking - all business.

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  • marvin
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    Very nice, Andy.

    I'm curious about the router table? under the speakers. It looks similar to my home made insert. Always interested to see how others build theirs.

    Marvin

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  • critofur
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    Yes, the Silkie flange is a disgrace to Parts Express, I must say. I mean, I know the tweeter is not expensive, but did they really have to skimp that much on a plastic face plate? At least they could have seen the problem and updated to six holes right?

    The popular Seas tweeters use plastic face plates, and a lot of the Vifas too - but they don't flex like that.

    Speakers look nice though, good to hear they sound good.

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  • johnastockman
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    Very nice! I've had the same problem with the silkie. One of the guys on the forum here sent me a template a while back for the six holes. I just lay it over the faceplate, align it and mark the hole locations. Much cleaner look w/o the space between the 3 original holes sticking up a bit.





    John A.

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  • dian1511
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    Very nicely done. Very detailed work.

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  • lhwidget
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    They look great Andy. I'd like to know what you think of the bass. Wayne's sealed cabinet approch makes a lot of sense. Do you like the bottom end?

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  • evilskillit
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    Lookin good, lots of people complain about the face plate flex on the silk dome tweeter. Plenty of people drill an extra 3 holes to fix the problem. I guess great minds think a like.

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  • bmaupin
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    Once again, very nice!!!

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  • BasTek
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    Nice studio monitor look!

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  • KLR
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    Nice work!

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  • andykriech
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    Finished: WayneJ's Lyras

    Hi All, I finished a set of WayneJ's Lyras last night (http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...a/lyramain.htm).
    I am running them in a bit today, but really like what I am hearing so far.

    I built them for the garage to replace a set of the Golden Boys I had, but recently sold. I was never very satisfied with the SQ of the Golden Boys, but they were a good 1st project and fine for the garage (at least for a few years). I used flat black latex paint on them. Might not have been the best idea since they seem to grab any dust around (and that is the nature of the garage), but we shall see.

    I really like the sound of a 3-way design. Seems to really help in midrange clarity. They are a large box and very heavy. I may have to find a more secure mounting method for these.

    BTW, has anyone else used the Silkie tweeters and had the face plate flex dramatically? I ended up drilling 3 more holes and using 6 screws to hold it down more uniformly. I guess a wide plastic flange isn't the best design... ;-)

    Andy.



    Last edited by andykriech; 03-28-2010, 05:02 PM. Reason: Added comment on Silkie
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