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Old 13th June 2018, 02:40 PM   #1011
GASCo is offline GASCo  United States
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I like the mitered joints. Very nice! And happy you found a sweet spot
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Old 14th June 2018, 11:19 AM   #1012
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Thank you for the compliments, gents! I don't know about sweet spot yet, but there has been a definite improvement from the starting point. Pulling the speakers away from the wall helped too. Probably would be beneficial to do that even more, but then the speakers will already be in the way and the local government will start to issue protests. If you know what I mean. =)
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Old 14th June 2018, 11:44 AM   #1013
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The Local Government Who Must Be Obeyed... I’m sure the WAF is pretty good on those speakers though? They look great!
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Old 14th June 2018, 12:08 PM   #1014
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The Local Government Who Must Be Obeyed... Iím sure the WAF is pretty good on those speakers though? They look great!
Thank you! My significant other was positively surprised about the end result, so yes, on the most important metric this project was a success.

This has been a lot of fun! I am already starting the next endeavour, which will be a turntable based on the core of an old Lenco.
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Old 14th June 2018, 10:48 PM   #1015
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Iíve been using my XLís for a few years now and other speakers come and go st over 5 to 10 tines the price but these have remained!
Was wondering if a base makes any difference to the sound, mine just site on hard floor with nothing on the bottom. Whatís the thought and experience on this please
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Old 23rd June 2018, 02:38 AM   #1016
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Nikodemuzz - what a beautiful set of speakers you've created! I've been busy with work lately and am just now finding your images. I LOVE that grain, the finish turned out great! My wife was rather pleased with my FHXLs, they are a bit shorter than my previous speakers and are quite a bit nicer than black rectangles.
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Old 7th July 2018, 06:49 AM   #1017
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After stalling the build for years... itís finally playing music.

I donít have any other notable fullrangers to compare with and it is too soon to critique. These fostex havenít played more than a few hours for a proper break in...

So far, they are enjoyable to listen to despite the lack of space for proper placement.
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