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There I started it.

Pro audio and engineering is welcome

Not for car stereo stuff...

Mods if you want to move our. OT discussion please do. Alain will be happy..

Just got a pair of mint JBL L19s for free with boxes and manuals

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I'm using a pair of Infinity RSe's from the late 70s that were re-cone'd by my father's audiophile buddy and a mid 90s Onkyo non-surround home theater receiver.

Finally you post something interesting.

I have a mid 80s Onyo Integra 100watt integrated that I really like. Needs cleaned though

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I love a good system. I got big into building speakers a while back, now I do it quite a bit as a hobby. When I was a builder, I did HT installs as well. My music system consists of an Adcom 5500 amp, a B&K processor, and a Marantz SACD player. My HT system is a Yamaha RX-V1065 receiver, Panasonic BR, and JBL Northridge speakers w/ a Klipsch sub. I'm building speakers right now to replace the JBL speakers in my HT system.

Speakers for my music system and a link to where you can get the kit http://meniscusaudio.com/er18mtm-ribbon-pair-p-1323.html. I've taken these to a lot of demos and they do very well. If you're looking for full range, you'll have to spend at least $5k to get better SQ.

Panels cut, dado'd and rabbeted, the cherry veneer I made using my resaw and planer, and the crossover mounted to the back.

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Finished pics.

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Other speakers I've built. These are 5' tall and weigh 120 lbs each. I built them for a rec room w/ a pool table, hence the inlays. That's real copper on the front and back w/ hickory veneer I made. I should get some pics of them w/ the grills, in the rec room.

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Another pair I built w/ maple veneer, they look purple guessing from the flash but they're dark burgundy. These only cost about $150 for all the components, and for what they cost they sound amazing.

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I'm working on a couple different projects right now. I'm building my bookshelf speakers for my HT system, and I'm building the whole sound system for our church.

The beginning phase of my HT speakers. First I test the woofers to find out what cabinets they like to play in, then build the cabinets and mount the speakers, then test the speakers to build crossovers. Pick of the original cabinet I made, the Labatt box was used for determining where the speakers would mount. The second pic is the speaker in front of the mic for testing.

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And these are the speakers I'm building for the church system. These are 6' tall. I started w/ an array of piezo tweeters, but they didn't work (sounded terrible) so I switched to one single, very efficient Eminence tweeter. These are by far and away the loudest speakers I've ever built. Once these are done, I'll build a pair of horn loaded subwoofer cabinets w/ 15" subs in them.

Pic of the inside of the cabinet, then the original array of tweeters, then the cabinets w/ the new, single tweeter.

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I had a pile of Adcom stuff for years.. 2 535s a GFA555ii. A gfp555 and a gfp750 (favorite preamp ever)

I miss most of it.

Hell, I miss most of the stuff I don't have anymore..

Started on a turntable project yesterday. I'll get a few pics up later..

Matt, is that your shop? Or just using someone's?

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My shop.


Definitely bring the pics of the turntable. I wish I knew more about them, but I don't. I've kept away mainly because of the cost, space, and how much work goes into managing records.

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Matt,

Great work on the speakers, they look nice.

Highlights of my system are b&o redline 60.2 front speakers, integra htr, and oppo DVD/sacd player. The rest is Bose, polk, acoustic research.

In the basement I have tall wharfdale towers next to my desk which is nice overkill when I'm working.

Car is all dynaudio, jl audio, and eclipse but op said no car stuff :)

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Built this 2 years ago out of some thrift store parts (I do this a lot)

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Got tired of manually changing from 33 to 45 by lifting the platter.

also got tired of the look.

so I tore it apart

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Cut up a scrap of red oak (the Chestnut i had didn't work out)

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sanded the laquer and halfassed a cutout

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cut and varnished the oak

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board I built for the last project

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Jelco tone arm

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Plasti-dip'd the platform and mock up on the trim

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The small sloppy cutout will be smoothed and I have a piece that covers it anyway. that where the speed adjust lever will come up


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headshell

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Thanks Tyler. I plan on replacing the Panasonic BR w/ an Oppo BDP-103 eventually. I also like Polk, they were pretty much my favorite before I got into building speakers. I have some Polk MTM bookshelf speakers for the garage system run off an old Kenwood receiver.

Mike, that looks awesome. I think I might give that a go. Knowing that I know nothing short of how to play a record, what's a good, cheap way to get into building a record player? Guessing I should look for a used player on CL?

Anyone near Chicago here that plans on going to Axpona this April?? http://www.axpona.com/

I went last year and it was incredible.

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I'm working on a couple different projects right now. I'm building my bookshelf speakers for my HT system, and I'm building the whole sound system for our church.

The beginning phase of my HT speakers. First I test the woofers to find out what cabinets they like to play in, then build the cabinets and mount the speakers, then test the speakers to build crossovers. Pick of the original cabinet I made, the Labatt box was used for determining where the speakers would mount. The second pic is the speaker in front of the mic for testing.

And these are the speakers I'm building for the church system. These are 6' tall. I started w/ an array of piezo tweeters, but they didn't work (sounded terrible) so I switched to one single, very efficient Eminence tweeter. These are by far and away the loudest speakers I've ever built. Once these are done, I'll build a pair of horn loaded subwoofer cabinets w/ 15" subs in them.

Pic of the inside of the cabinet, then the original array of tweeters, then the cabinets w/ the new, single tweeter.

:o

So...hook a brother up with some rad towers doe...

I've always wanted to try building my own speakers. Just terrified they will sound like shit or I'll likely have a buzzing somewhere from my suspect craftsmanship.

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