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Old 16th October 2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default First DIY Speaker - BK-12m

I just finished these a couple of days ago. I love the sound, uncomplicated. I was hoping they would work well with acoustic and ambient type music. I listen a lot to streaming radio, SomaFM via a Yamaha Rx-v receiver is my goto. The combination meets all my expectations.

I just received a pair of Mark Audio 7.3s and will build the Frugal MK3s. Why? Because now I can.

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Old 16th October 2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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Beautiful work!
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Old 16th October 2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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Very nice indeed
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Old 16th October 2013, 02:18 AM   #4
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The satisfaction of DIY is enhanced greatly when they sound good too !
Nice job.
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Old 16th October 2013, 04:15 AM   #5
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Exquisite contrast between the natural wood and black of the speaker flange and outer-cab, quite nice indeed!....really your first diy speaker build?....based on these we're looking forward to seeing your later builds
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Default Thanks for the comments

Thanks for the words of encouragement and appreciation for the effort. Yes, this is my first DIY speaker build. Definitely mistakes were made along the way I had to correct for and will plan for in my next build. Biggest learning, keep the pieces perpendicular. Tools were purchased, stretching the budget of 100 dollars a speaker. Forums like this are so helpful. Building on the shoulders of others. My biggest unknown was the painting. I found a website Creating a great high gloss paint finish - Painting that was quite useful in getting the finish I wanted.

I am sure this will turn into an addiction.

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Old 16th October 2013, 12:42 PM   #7
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I am sure this will turn into an addiction.

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Old 16th October 2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Mixonsr -

it's hard to say which will become more of an addiction - the building/tweaking or the relentless blogging and bloviating that many of us participate in daily - but at least it keeps us off the street corners?

welcome to the madness

if you found the BK12s enjoyable, I think the FH3/A7s will be a nice surprise

- understatement this time, rather than effusive fan-boy gushing - I like to mix it up from time to time, and now it's time for a coffee - tea with breakfast just isn't a substantial enough caffeine jolt
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Great job!
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Old 16th October 2013, 10:45 PM   #10
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Default Feet?

I left the option of adding feet of some type on theses. Should I raise them or let them stay connected to the floor? If raise, what would you suggest?

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