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Old 7th May 2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Fountek FR88EX 3" build

Here are some pictures of my latest build. I was going to wait until I had completely finished them, but I am still undecided on which way to go. This is my second speaker build and my first single driver. You can see my first build here :First build: X-LS mini-monitor

Thanks to Bigun for sharing his Martello plans. I am really enjoying the speakers and I would have to say they have exceeded my expectations. I probably have 150 hours on them right now. I am listening to them nearfield on my desk and the soundstage is really good.
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Old 7th May 2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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A few more pictures.

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Old 7th May 2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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I have not glued the backs yet. Waiting to see if I need to add anything. I lined the inside of the speaker with several layers of wool felt. I may need another layer. We will see. Speakers are constructed from 1/2" BB plywood. CNC cut by a local cabinet shop.
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Old 8th May 2011, 02:16 AM   #4
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You've done a great job there, they look very good. Glad you're enjoying them.
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Old 1st July 2011, 03:16 AM   #5
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A few more construction pictures for those interested. Used magnets to hold the grills
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Old 1st July 2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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And finally the finished pictures. I found some walnut veneer on Craigslist for cheap so I got it. I used the iron on method and some wood softener. It worked pretty good good, but I bid have a few splits.
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Old 1st July 2011, 03:23 AM   #7
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Old 1st July 2011, 03:54 AM   #8
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Wow ! they look absolutely cracking.
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Old 1st July 2011, 03:56 AM   #9
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What did you make the frame of the grill out of? Oh wait, those are the grills in post 5... ok...

They look real nice! Kinda hard to tell from photos sometimes, but the finishing looks like it really catches the grain well.

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Old 1st July 2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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Nice job Jeff!
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