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Old 13th May 2018, 01:52 AM   #11
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Built a pair of bookshelves with polished concrete enclosures, I’m happy with them though it was a lot more time consuming than I had originally thought. They are 9 liter enclosures with no internal bracing. Some say that concrete will ring more than mdf, I don’t have any measuring equipment but it would be interesting to see how they would measure against a traditional enclosure. I may build a set of mdf and do a comparison once I finish my current project.
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Old 13th May 2018, 02:28 AM   #12
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I've done carpet, faux fur and vinyl, though not all on the same speaker!
Here is faux lizard, which looks very nice indeed.
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Old 13th May 2018, 04:17 AM   #13
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3000 psi premix with a touch of black pigment
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Old 13th May 2018, 11:34 AM   #14
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That snail there is awesome!
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Old 13th May 2018, 02:50 PM   #15
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Thanks, thatís a fossilized ammonite. Not my idea originally, saw it on Dark Lord Reviews Dark Lord Reviews | The best reviews in the universe.
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Do you happen to have a build log of your (awesome!) Speakers?
I imagine you spent eons on sanding and polishing them?
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Old 21st May 2018, 08:08 PM   #17
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Do you happen to have a build log of your (awesome!) Speakers?
I imagine you spent eons on sanding and polishing them?
Thanks Pygmy! I have a set of pictures detailing most of the process , I will try to gather them together and post a summary. It's funny, I'm quite happy with them but itching to start another speaker project after I finish my Aleph J . I'll likely use conventional construction methods for my next set as I'm looking at something larger, I follow a builder on Youtube -Impulse Audio- who has a design that I'm interested in.
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Old 21st May 2018, 08:37 PM   #18
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Another find : this german page with help on building concrete speaker cabinets; again, Google Translate might help.

Hifi-Boxen aus Beton | Alle Bilder | selbst.de

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covered in letters and paper - then varnished. It's not mine, don't remember who did this, the image is from Commonsense Audio.
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covered in letters and paper - then varnished. It's not mine, don't remember who did this, the image is from Commonsense Audio.
Nice!
Reminds me of this Cyburg Needle build:

Ralphs Needle - Ausgabe August 2011 - Lautsprecherbau-Magazin 2011 | Lautsprecherbau - Lautsprecher selber bauen
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