The 1.2TL, Project Monolith

VR3
VR3 Posts: 24,594
edited April 24 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks
Teaser shot, more details to follow

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- Not Tom

"No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,961
    Wow! I hope whoever these are for is putting them in their will.
    George / NJ

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,563
    That is bat ship crazy cool!
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  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,355
    Wow, incredible. Excellent work!
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  • Wow!
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,961
    Nice! Mr. Fabrication Award. I notice two things that interest me: You used your laser to engrave "polk audio" in a circular pattern on the billet aluminum bezels just like the RDO's?, and you oriented your Rob's Rings vertically instead of horizontally.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
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    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,594
    Thanks guys!

    The 1.2tl front baffle is pretty heavily braced as is so I didn't think much of the direction but I can definitely see the argument for running a certain direction.

    The crossover plate is 3/4 thick aluminum so that should aid in any horizontal concerns.

    I did etch the faceplates to mimic the stock text 😊
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,431
    Said it before, says it again.

    You got MAD skills!!!
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 467
    Very Very nice ,I likem allot.
    The more I think of the MW’s bracing running parralell with the new tweeter bezels and with the side of the cabinet I beleive the main vibes will be kept vertically and ctr of the MW’s!
    Really can’t wait to get my ears on them!
    How’s the wiring coming along Trey?





  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,961
    On these SRS variants is there a 45deg bevel on the front baffle when the grilles are taken off? Could you guys measure the width of the flat chamfered portion? Thanks!
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,024
    ptrooper wrote: »
    Very Very nice ,I likem allot.
    The more I think of the MW’s bracing running parralell with the new tweeter bezels and with the side of the cabinet I beleive the main vibes will be kept vertically and ctr of the MW’s!
    Really can’t wait to get my ears on them!
    How’s the wiring coming along Trey?





    These are yours?
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 467
    Yes, 6 months have passed allready since planning begun. Could be a couple more before they’r down under.
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    ptrooper wrote: »
    Very Very nice ,I likem allot.
    The more I think of the MW’s bracing running parralell with the new tweeter bezels and with the side of the cabinet I beleive the main vibes will be kept vertically and ctr of the MW’s!
    Really can’t wait to get my ears on them!
    How’s the wiring coming along Trey?





    These are yours?

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,594
    I'm currently designing a second piece for the Sda inductor, so a slight pause in forward production
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,563
    VR3 wrote: »
    I'm currently designing a second piece for the Sda inductor, so a slight pause in forward production

    There is a VERY fine line between genius and insanity... Just saying. :D
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    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 806
    Beautiful design and craftsmanship! Remarkable work!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,594
    Thank you! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,024
    Take a bow....
    Incredible!
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,877
    It’s a shame they are hidden, that is art.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,563
    That's amazing! What did that thing cost @ptrooper? Were you like "Well I could buy a new corvette or upgrade the crossovers on the ol' 1.2TL's..."
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,594
    Thanks guys! It has been quite a project! Still a lot left to do :p
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,961
    Over the top awesomeness! Materials cost?
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,740
    Over the top awesomeness! Materials cost?

    Like the old saying goes....can't afford it & you don't wanna know :D:D:D
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  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 467
    edited May 24
    Yes,You really dont want to know the total cost but dont worry,i am sure Vr3 can build more !
    No corvette on the horizon but I am also currently having a walkinshaw cam,extractors and exhaust put into my ve Holden calais v ve wagon bringing 450 horses under the bonnet .I do beleive these vehicles are also sold in the States.
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  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 649
    Those look great.