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Old 16th January 2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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I have just completed my first attempt at building speakers. I am very pleased with the results. The BK-12's sound great with my Zen 4. I could have been a bit neater with the glue......my first woodworking in years. Next time I will tape off adjacent areas. Again the sound just amazes me.
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Old 17th January 2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Based on the Fostex drivers in my Metronomes I imagine they sound very nice! You have a few weeks before you start planning your next build!
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Old 17th January 2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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You have a few weeks before you start planning your next build!
So true... It's like an unhealthy addiction. I finished my first one like 3 days ago and I'm already planning an electrostatic panel
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Old 17th January 2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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Old 17th January 2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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Dave, thanks for the kind comments....and for creating the plans.

I am building a new preamp now, then maybe I want some speakers for when I get that kick *** rock feeling. Or maybe build some large woofers to use as bases for the BK 12's and an amp for the low end.....
Does this ever end?

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Old 17th January 2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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Dave, thanks for the kind comments....and for creating the plans.
well actually, design credit goes elsewhere to anonymous source

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I am building a new preamp now, then maybe I want some speakers for when I get that kick *** rock feeling. Or maybe build some large woofers to use as bases for the BK 12's and an amp for the low end.....

Does this ever end?

Ralph
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Old 17th January 2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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I built my amp, a Zen4 about 5 years ago and am just getting back into the DIY thing. We spent some time traveling and just did not have space for all the junk as my wife calls it........She sure was entranced when i let her sit in the special spot and listen to her favorite songs last night....... maybe she will not call it junk any more.

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Old 17th January 2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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"Does this ever end?" Only when every room is "set-up" for sound will the excuses be harder & harder to justify......If your wife calls it junk you will have an uphill battle. Perhaps your gear doesn't satisfy her esoterica ....Does you "junk" look a little too industrial looking? If so, you'll need to get a little( a lot) more esoteric about your gear. Your gear can't look like your lab.........Yes your lab gear probably looks like heaven to you, but for her it looks like.....junk.
Just sounding good won't cut it for the female gender...it needs to look the part also.
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I built my amp, a Zen4 about 5 years ago and am just getting back into the DIY thing. We spent some time traveling and just did not have space for all the junk as my wife calls it........She sure was entranced when i let her sit in the special spot and listen to her favorite songs last night....... maybe she will not call it junk any more.

Ralph


is that called a hall pass?

just make each project prettier than the last, or divest them to single buddies, and it could years to get bored with your new hobby
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Could be, at least she likes the sound.....
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