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    This is my first build from scratch. I built these speakers for my daughter. She wanted a waterski theme, so I built the top part to look like a water ski jump. I chose the color and graphics from the top water ski jumper Freddy Krugger. His nickname is The "Nightmare". Here is a link to one of his jumps that will show were I got my ideas from.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFXB...eature=related

    I used the TM1A's mid/tweeter and the Vifa TP16WJ0608 that I got from InDIYana. I also got a lot of help from Wolf, through emails, on the crossovers. Thanks for your knowledge and time Ben.
    This was also my first attempt using PCD. Definitely would not have been able to do it with out it. Thanks Jeff.
    I pretty much followed the directions that Max Andrews gave on this post http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=210439. Thanks Max

    All in all I am very happy with the sound. They seem to have descent bass. The tweeters have a nice clean sound. I think the thing I like the most is how well the vocals sound. They may be a bit forward, but I am use to the open back mid's on my Mini Statements. The Nightmares image very well on axis. After listening to them along side the Mini's I would say the biggest differences would be the mini's have , not sure how to say it, a deeper tone to them in the mid's that make the vocals a little more realistic. I guess to be honest the Mini's sound better all the way around. Anyway my goal was to learn more on how to build speakers and for me hands on is way better then reading about it. Also more fun.












    My daughter already wants to know if I am building her a sub.:D
    My link below has the build pics in it under the Nightmares.
    Thanks for looking Dave
    http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

    Trench Seam Method for MDF
    https://picasaweb.google.com/101632266659473725850

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    Dave, they look great! Excellent construction and finishing as always. It's very satisfying to build something entirely of your own creation, and your results here are incredible for a first time "solo" project. I'm glad my short guide was useful to you in helping to learn the tools! Keep up the great work.

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      Dave the bathroom for Mercedes looks great. Nice shower. the tile job is very good. Back on topic the nightmares have a nice look to them. If you want to build her a sub I have some good drivers at a good price. I have a scanspeak 23w sub and a 23w radiator . The sub is black cone the radiator is silver aluminum. They are like new. List is 385 for the sub and 163 for the radiator. I can sell them much lower. Pm me if you have an interest.


      http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/23w_0-00-00.htm radiator link

      http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/23w_4557t02.htm subwoofer link
      Last edited by philiparcario; 07-17-2009, 06:57 AM. Reason: more info

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        Those look great! That's a fantastic finishing job. I'll bet building a shape like that was challenging too!

        Your daughter must be very pleased. It's something she'll remember the rest of her life.
        Last edited by williamrschneider; 07-17-2009, 09:49 AM.
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        • #5
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          fantastic job on those. !!!
          david golemba
          chesterfield michigan

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          • #6
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            Hoo, boy, and I was so proud of how mine looked. :(

            Wow. that's all I can say. Wow.

            Mark
            You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

            ~Pink Floyd

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              Mark did you look at his photos of his home improvement work. He has some real skills.

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              • #8
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                JUST GREAT...another speaker builder for me to envy!:p
                If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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                  Originally posted by philiparcario View Post
                  Dave the bathroom for Mercedes looks great. Nice shower. the tile job is very good. Back on topic the nightmares have a nice look to them. If you want to build her a sub I have some good drivers at a good price. I have a scanspeak 23w sub and a 23w radiator . The sub is black cone the radiator is silver aluminum. They are like new. List is 385 for the sub and 163 for the radiator. I can sell them much lower. Pm me if you have an interest.


                  http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/23w_0-00-00.htm radiator link

                  http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/23w_4557t02.htm subwoofer link
                  Thanks for the complement and the offer Phil. Not sure she will need a sub. I just set them up in her room. Wow! I have been modeling them in a 20 x26 room with vaulted ceiling. Her room is 12 x16 with 8'ceilings. I set them 30" from the back wall and 3' from the side walls. They have more bass then I am getting from my large room with two RS390's. They seem a little bright in there also, but I am done. No more changes!
                  http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

                  Trench Seam Method for MDF
                  https://picasaweb.google.com/101632266659473725850

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                    big difference when you lower the ceiling.

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                    • #11
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                      Great job. I thought they were the nightmares because trying to figure out all of the angles for the enclosures whould have given me nightmares.

                      Beautiful.
                      DP

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                        Originally posted by donparsons View Post
                        Great job. I thought they were the nightmares because trying to figure out all of the angles for the enclosures whould have given me nightmares.

                        Beautiful.
                        Its the crossovers that gives me nightmares. A little over a year ago I didn't know what an inductor, capacitor or resistor was. Still don't understand how they do what they do. Maybe another year or so.
                        http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

                        Trench Seam Method for MDF
                        https://picasaweb.google.com/101632266659473725850

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                          Originally posted by donparsons View Post
                          Great job. I thought they were the nightmares because trying to figure out all of the angles for the enclosures whould have given me nightmares.

                          Beautiful.
                          That and the xover setup being a Nightmare...
                          I thought the same thing, Don!

                          Nice job, Dave! Hope to get to hear them sometime, and glad I could help.
                          Later,
                          Wolf
                          "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
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                          • #14
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                            WOW! Nice freaking job!!
                            No matter where you go, there you are.
                            Website

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                            • #15
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                              Those look amazing!

                              What process did you use for the finish?

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