My latest DIY speakers

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  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    RuSsMaN wrote: »
    LUTHER!

    I guess I need to revive my membership on that other board. Let's get the LSB's going again, if you haven't already, I miss you and Fred and all those other lunatics.

    LSB has been back burnered for a year now. I didn't hold any meeting in 2009. I guess it's time to start things back up or at least hold a get together at my new place.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • SystemsSystems Posts: 14,998
    edited November 2009
    Fabulous looking veneer and finish on those cabs and nifty looking rig.
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  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,461
    edited November 2009
    WOW!!

    Would you mind telling us exactly what the rest of the gear in the rig is? That's all gorgeous.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    WOW!!

    Would you mind telling us exactly what the rest of the gear in the rig is? That's all gorgeous.

    From the top:
    Clearaudio Champion II table with SME 309 arm fitted with a Benz Micro Glider cart
    Shanling CD-T1500 CDP
    McIntosh C36 preamp
    Juicy Music Tercel phono pre
    PS Audio Quintessence Power Center
    Shanling SP-80 mono blocks on the floor
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited November 2009
    Your turntable gives me wood.
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • bikerboybikerboy Posts: 1,164
    edited November 2009
    Usually when you look at diy gear you dont expect to see much. But every now and then you see something that makes you go "WOW!" Beautiful work. Are you lovin the way they sound? Very nice setup. Didnt you have a Coronet before? Crazy cool looking TT.
    Main system: Lyngdorf TDAI 2170 w/ Pioneer 42" plazma-> Polk LSiM 703 and 10" sub w/Tivo, Marantz tuner, BRP, Nothingham Spacedeck-> DV 10x5-> Bottlehead Eros, Sony cassette deck
    Digital: I3 pc w/ Jriver playing flac -> Sonore Ultrarendu -> Twisted Pair Audio ESS 9028 w/ Mercury IVY
    Vinyl rips-> ESI [email protected]/192->fanless i3 pc server
  • sTiLlLeArNiNgsTiLlLeArNiNg Posts: 831
    edited November 2009
    :eek: BEAUTIFULL setup! :D
    Media Room 7.1
    Sharp lc37d64u | Sanus vmsab-03 | Sonax ZX8680 | Yamaha htr-6290b | Emotiva xpa1 x 2 & xpa5 | RTiA 9 & 7 | CSiA 6 | FXiA 6 | Sanus NF30B-03 | Velodyne dls-3750r | Dual 505-3 m97xe | Monster avs2000/hts5100

    HTPC
    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    Need some cable's? Just ask :)
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,405
    edited November 2009
    Wow is about the only word I can find right now!
    --Gary--
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited November 2009
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    LSB has been back burnered for a year now. I didn't hold any meeting in 2009. I guess it's time to start things back up or at least hold a get together at my new place.

    Let's start a chat offline and get things back the way they were. PM me your details, I'll send mine.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • BIZILLBIZILL Posts: 5,577
    edited November 2009
    would i be overly selfish in asking you to post more pics???:eek::)

    POLK SDA-SRS 1.2TL -- ADCOM GFA-5802
    PANASONIC PT-AE4000U -- DIY WILSONART DW 135" 2.35:1 SCREEN
    ONKYO TX-SR805
    CENTER: CSI5
    MAINS: RTI8'S
    SURROUNDS: RTI8'S
    7.1 SURROUNDS: RTI6'S
    SUB: SVS PB12-PLUS/2 (12.3 series)
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  • LessisNevermoreLessisNevermore Posts: 1,527
    edited November 2009
    BIZILL wrote: »
    would i be overly selfish in asking you to post more pics???:eek::)

    +1

    Is that Sapele? (difficult to tell from that distance) Stunning finish!

    Can we get some closer pics of the veneer?

    Top notch work, from soup to nuts.
  • FongolioFongolio Posts: 3,517
    edited November 2009
    Great veneer job!! Love the rest of your set up too. Gorgeous rig.
    SDA-1C (full mods)
    Carver TFM-55
    NAD 1130 Pre-amp
    Rega Planar 3 TT/Shelter 501 MkII
    The Clamp
    Revox A77 Mk IV Dolby reel to reel
    Thorens TD160/Mission 774 arm/Stanton 881S Shibata
    Nakamichi CR7 Cassette Deck
    Rotel RCD-855 with modified tube output stage
    Cambridge Audio DACmagic Plus
    ADC Soundshaper 3 EQ
    Ben's IC's
    Nitty Gritty 1.5FI RCM
  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,549
    edited November 2009
    Beautiful
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • MillerLiteScottMillerLiteScott Posts: 2,568
    edited November 2009
    Very nice. Beautiful work.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    +1

    Is that Sapele? (difficult to tell from that distance) Stunning finish!

    Can we get some closer pics of the veneer?

    Top notch work, from soup to nuts.

    Here is a pic of the billet feet I machined and a closer look at the sapele pommele top of one of the speakers. I need to upload a few more pics.

    bardone.jpg
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,992
    edited November 2009
    Good grief man,, you are blessed with a talent and it shows that you know what to do with it.Might I ask, what cart and phono pre are you using? Outstanding,exquiite,goregeous,top shelf,,just beautiful.
    Congratulations,,what a stellar rig,:)
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    BIZILL wrote: »
    would i be overly selfish in asking you to post more pics???:eek::)

    Here is one from the other angle. Alas, 6 year old grandson + marshmellow gun = dented dust cap.

    livingroom112809a.jpg
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    Good grief man,, you are blessed with a talent and it shows that you know what to do with it.Might I ask, what cart and phono pre are you using? Outstanding,exquiite,goregeous,top shelf,,just beautiful.
    Congratulations,,what a stellar rig,:)

    Thanks for the kudos. Being obsessive about detail almost mandated I learn how to do stuff myself because finding others with the same level of attention is next to impossible, or if they do, I can't afford them.

    The Clearaudio is fitted with an SME309 arm and Benz Micro Glider cart. This runs through a Juicy Music Tercel phono pre. It truely is a sublime setup.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,992
    edited November 2009
    Thank you--I think "sublime" is the perfect term for you rig:).

    Thank goodness it was a marshmellow.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • danz1906danz1906 Posts: 5,153
    edited November 2009
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Over three years in the making, but I finally veneered my horns and my 2-channel rig has had a few changes. So, here it is in all it's glory.

    livingroom112809b.jpg

    Awesome!
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D
  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,924
    edited November 2009
    +1

    Is that Sapele? (difficult to tell from that distance) Stunning finish!

    Can we get some closer pics of the veneer?

    Top notch work, from soup to nuts.

    Beautiful rig. Wow!

    "from soup to nuts" almost sounds like the jingle from Central Hardware on Kingshighway.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • LessisNevermoreLessisNevermore Posts: 1,527
    edited November 2009
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Here is a pic of the billet feet I machined and a closer look at the sapele pommele top of one of the speakers. I need to upload a few more pics.

    bardone.jpg

    Absolutely beautiful. What did you use for finish? (lacquer, poly, etc.)

    Looks like the veneer was rotary-cut. (large pieces, no book matching) Yes?
  • Midnite MickMidnite Mick Posts: 1,592
    edited November 2009
    Wow that is a beautiful veneer and finish...as well as the rest of your gear.

    Congrats,
    Mike
    Modwright SWL 9.0 SE (6Sons Audio Thunderbird PC with Oyaide 004 terminations)
    Consonance cd120T
    Consonance Cyber 800 tube monoblocks (6Sons Audio Thunderbird PC's with Oyaide 004 terminations)
    Usher CP 6311

    Phillips Pronto TS1000 Universal Remote
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    Absolutely beautiful. What did you use for finish? (lacquer, poly, etc.)

    Looks like the veneer was rotary-cut. (large pieces, no book matching) Yes?

    The sheets measuring about 25"x49". This way each side is one sheet and laid so any two sides facing each other are mirror images. The back was the only place I used two pieces only because I didn't have enough full sheets.

    They are finished in 8 coats of Deft gloss lacquer. I will wait a few weeks and then buff the finish out.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • bsoko2bsoko2 Posts: 1,459
    edited November 2009
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    Here they are with grills.

    livingroom112909rightgrill.jpg
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • SolidSqualSolidSqual Posts: 5,217
    edited November 2009
    Wow, I wish I had the time and the know how to make my own speaks.
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited November 2009
    Nice job! I love the finish on them!

    Did you also do the crossover?
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    edited November 2009
    Face wrote: »
    Nice job! I love the finish on them!

    Did you also do the crossover?

    The crossover is based on a combination of an the Altec N501 and JBL 3106.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 756
    edited November 2009
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Here is one from the other angle. Alas, 6 year old grandson + marshmellow gun = dented dust cap.

    livingroom112809a.jpg

    Awesome job on the speakers.

    I have fixed dented dustcaps many times with a vacuum cleaner. It sucks the dent right out.
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

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