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  • #16
    Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

    The north east of sc. I'm sure there are a few diy'rs around, but i don't recall having heard anyone talking about it.

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    • #17
      Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

      And you guys seem reluctant to even mention brands unless for a driver. Every so often someone will mention Klipsch or Krell, but this is rare. What I'm hoping to avoid is throwing money and time into a project only to discover I might have done just as well to buy the equivalent of some Kraco's.

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      • #18
        Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

        Originally posted by Ithaca View Post
        And you guys seem reluctant to even mention brands unless for a driver. Every so often someone will mention Klipsch or Krell, but this is rare. What I'm hoping to avoid is throwing money and time into a project only to discover I might have done just as well to buy the equivalent of some Kraco's.


        Well, to be fair, you are asking this question in an unrelated topic in a sub forum. Go ahead and make a new post in the main forum, and you will probably get some answers.
        Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

        Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
        Twitter: @undefinition1

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        • #19
          Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

          Ithaca
          I understand your question about comparison however I don't have any manufactured speakers in the same category to compare these with.

          Similarly to joshuass1467 I was looking forward to the journey just as much as the end result. I get a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment out of building something myself. I am in the midst of building the Voxel Sub right now and will undoubtably build more speakers in the future.

          When I was considering building my own set I did rely on the comments of others who mentioned that DIY speakers will give you the same sound quality as store bought speakers costing many times more. While I have no direct proof of this I believe it to be true.

          This may sound corny but I feel as though I am discovering nuances in the music that I haven't heard before. I guess that translates to better clarity, definition, sound stage ?? Again I am no expert.

          I never tire of listening to them.
          Last edited by glbfoo; 08-30-2014, 06:24 PM.

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          • #20
            Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

            I appreciate your response, along with the others. Yours is as encouraging as any I have read. I now have to figure out which to purchase and from where - the overnights seem like a good place to start and yours are very nice looking.

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            • #21
              Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

              Originally posted by dougjohnson View Post
              That veneer will get darker and redder with time. -- Doug
              Yeah... I bought a roll of cherry veneer. The exposed part of the roll was darker than the hidden part. That was a waste. Maple is another offender. It darkens and yellows as it ages in light. I have a pair of maple veneered speakers. The one near a window is a lot darker and yellower than the other one.

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              • #22
                Re: My first build - Overnight Sensations

                Yeah... I bought a roll of cherry veneer. The exposed part of the roll was darker than the hidden part. That was a waste. Maple is another offender. It darkens and yellows as it ages in light. I have a pair of maple veneered speakers. The one near a window is a lot darker and yellower than the other one.
                I'm pretty sure there are finishes that can provide UVA/B protection to the veneers.

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