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Old 22nd March 2010, 06:36 AM   #1
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I used to play around with audio and electronics a a teenager but then got into modifying cars. I'm over cars now they're too much of a money pit and I want to get back into audio with music being my biggest passion.
I'm a joiner by trade, I build staircases, so I have no problem building speaker boxes from expensive and exotic timbers.
At the moment I'm looking at building kits, Visaton at this stage, using solid timber to match peoples flooring or furniture etc. or MDF in any colour 2pack epoxy. Do you think they would sell? I have an almost completed set of Alto Lines in solid Victorian Ash.

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Old 22nd March 2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Ben,

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Old 22nd March 2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Deep North. Btw, just out of interest, what makes you think Audio won't become a bottomless pit for you hard earned sheckels? I suspect that is the experience of most of us here ha ha!
Welcome aboard and Go Essendon! Whom I think play you next week.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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Prebuilt cabinets (or even flatpacks, if you have the gear to pre-prepare rebated pieces, so they just need gluing up) would certainly be a welcome option - I guess it depends how expensive it turns out to be.

(obviously not for me, I'm too far away for such a thing to be economical)

My suggestion is that you find yourself a niche a little above the average kit speaker, selling high quality cabinets for designs that are a little hard for the average DIYer to attempt themselves - horns, transmission lines, Fonkens (you'd need to talk to Dave [planet10] about those for a commercial license) and the like. Nearly anyone can knock up a rectangular prism good enough to whack some kit drivers into, but horns are another matter entirely.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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I'd rather not do flat packs as I couldn't guarantee someone elses assembly skills. I'm very interested in more complex designs and have built a folded horn and a TL before. I'd definitely look at building other peoples custom designs for them to a professional quality and finish. I don't know a lot about the more technical aspects of speaker design, that's why I've joined this forum, I've learned much already.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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These are some solid hardwood Visaton Alto Line I'm nearly finished. Hopefully I can sell them for enough to get a better kit then sell them for a better one and so on until I have something decent.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 07:31 PM   #7
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Well well well!

Another Geelong feller!

Welcome to the forums, I am not into kits myself but there is a need for someone to fabricate good multi layer material for boxes and I am looking for someone to cut panels.

A cut to size service is badly needed in this area.


Where are you? Wouldn't mind checking those boxes out, jusst for interests sake.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 08:43 PM   #8
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I'm in Bell Post Hill, I work in Moolap and have access to a well equipped workshop and trade price materials
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Here's the finished product. Fingers crossed they sell.
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