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Posted 12th May 2015 at 04:08 AM by Mike94531
Updated 12th May 2015 at 04:12 AM by Mike94531

Finally finished these up....I attempted to paint them with a hammer finish spray paint..boy did they turn out bad!

So I found a roll of carpet at Lowes and bought a couple cans of spray adhesive.

The speakers sound pretty good..we'll see how they sound when I get around to building my Pass F5 amplifier...so far I only have the boards I bought from the store...expect a few months for sure at the rate I get things done!

Yes, that is real carpet...$20 for the roll..I know I won't win any beauty contests with them but for garage speakers I think they are pretty nice, I also saved some money by using left over wooden hanger rods for the center section supports!

Not sure what kind of grills I am going to put on them for protection out here in the garage, I might have to print something out when I get my 3D printer in a few weeks.

I also included a snapshot of the tool path my CNC Bridgeport used to cut the holes in the front...
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Mid-life crisis turntable purchase and speaker build and who knows what else?!

Posted 25th March 2015 at 04:14 AM by Mike94531

Not sure why, but about a month ago I decided that I wanted to buy a turntable and get into listening to albums. So I did some research and bought an old used Technics SL-BD22 and a Sansui R99-Z.

Now I have been hitting up Goodwill looking for albums and I found an actual record only store about 45 minutes from me and I bought some records from them over the weekend.

The bad news is that I don't have any decent speakers, I used to have some old Yamaha home entertainment speakers for our old CD player however I sold them at a garage sale 3 years ago or so.

How have I been listening to my new to me albums? Well, I am using my speaker setup with subwoofer that supposed to be in my office connected to my computer. My kids are not happy to be watching YouTube videos with the old stock computer speakers!

Speaking of speakers, I bought the Parts Express MTM TriTrix speaker kit...without the wood.

Below are some pictures of my stuff...
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