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  • #46
    Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

    Originally posted by skyline_123 View Post
    Not sure where I found these pictures but if anyone has any information on them, it'd be great to know.

    http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/a...ns/tism163.jpg

    http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/a...ns/tism166.jpg
    Here's the original (very long) build thread over at DIYAudio; sadly all the pictures are no longer hosted, so it's quite lacking now.

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...ion-diary.html

    The cabinets were subsequently stripped of drivers and sold off. :eek:

    The builder's current project (with pics):

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...ion-diary.html

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    • #47
      Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

      Originally posted by skyline_123 View Post

      Not sure where I found these pictures but if anyone has any information on them, it'd be great to know.



      http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...ion-diary.html

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      • #48
        Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

        Originally posted by icor1031 View Post
        36-24-36.
        Haha!!! +1000!!!

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        • #49
          Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

          Originally posted by Face View Post
          Those speakers look better than they sound.
          Lots of speakers . . .

          And then there are those which sound better than they look . . .

          First please your ears, and then your eyes . . . (Incredible String Band got it backwards . . .)
          "It suggests that there is something that is happening in the real system that is not quite captured in the models."

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          • #50
            Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

            Originally posted by djkest View Post
            It's not a build per se but I saw these at RMAF last year and fell in love.



            Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage
            Going for something like this on my next build.. ;)

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            • #51
              Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

              Most of the uber expensive model out there are perty! Thats part of the price. Some of the craftsmanship on those models is well beyond my skill leval now and in the future. I often wonder if I lived a "money's no object" life, would I buy one or just buy diamond tweeters with $1000 mids and have them built..........lol!!!
              "The defintion of Insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

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              • #52
                Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                how about simple but elegant?
                " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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                • #53
                  Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                  Bob Cottiers Sequoia is one of my favs. He sent me these pics back in 2006 or 2007. There are so many killer DIY designs and craftsman, I'd take up a lot of, uh, data posting 'em all. I really like the incredible artistry & skills of Dan N. and his efforts.




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                  • #54
                    Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                    Originally posted by arlis_1957@yahoo.com View Post
                    how about simple but elegant?
                    That looks like my buddy Paul's work!

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                    • #55
                      Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                      I'm an ole f*rt and still prefer the 1970's "monkey coffin" look to my speakers (with grill cloth thank you). Most of the shapes and curves remind me of older radio cabinets (either table or consoles) or "modern art 101". It's like automotive "styling" since about 1985...jellybeans with wheels, now with worthless "bumpers" that can't be bumped without causing $800+ damage, even on most PICK-UPS!!!! I'd rather have figured wood on my skeet/trap gun myself. In my little house, speakers have to "hide" more than less.

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                      • #56
                        Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                        Originally posted by antisuck View Post
                        OK I'll bite, since the "high end retail" line has been crossed a few times with no objections.

                        Ahhhhhhh, the Living Voice Olympians! That was actually my first picture on facebook, before I actually put up a picture of myself, haha. They have a new matching subwoofer, the Elysium, that is in fact, larger than the Olympians.

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                        • #57
                          Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                          I don't know how the outside will turn out yet for the builder, but the bracing on this current build found on the HT Guide forum is the most awe-inspiring I've ever seen...





                          The build thread is found here.

                          If he continues with that level of detail throughout, it will be a real showpiece.
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                          • #58
                            Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                            Taste is subjective, sure. I think those Living Voice Olympians are ugly. To each his own.
                            -Dan
                            Mandolin Curved Cabinet Floorstanding; Dayton Reference 18" sealed Subwoofer; Sealed 12" Dayton Reference Subwoofer ; Overnight Sensation builds

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                            • #59
                              Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                              Not DIY, but I really do like these guys. Solid wood fronts, waveguides integrated into the baffle, sweet sound

                              http://aetheraudio.com/
                              https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

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                              • #60
                                Re: Post the most beautiful builds you know of...

                                Originally posted by cwad8505 View Post
                                Going for something like this on my next build.. ;)
                                If you do, pay more attention to panel vibrations than they did.

                                The version we auditioned at RMAF were some of the most resonant cabinets I've come across. They were no where near braced enough.
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