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Old 12th August 2012, 08:14 AM   #31
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Old 14th August 2012, 05:41 PM   #32
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Love the stands and seems like a nice little enclosure. Anyone care to shed some light on the measurements for it? Internal volume, port diameter, length, etc.?


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Old 14th August 2012, 06:15 PM   #33
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Steven, as mentioned in your PM to me. This design is by Scott.
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I am not at liberty to give the design specs/paramaters of these speakers freely on the forum. The stands are my own design and not that difficult a task for anyone who can draw a couple of compound curves to get the shape they want. Just remember to make the centreline of the curved pedestal vertical and both shelves central to the speakers.

However, Scott is prepared to share if you, or anyelse contact him direct on a one-to-one basis.
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Old 14th August 2012, 06:21 PM   #34
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I understood your PM perfectly clear, Toppsy. I was merely hoping that he would reply and make it public information instead of getting 100 separate PM's requesting this cabinet design, especially if he's willing to divulge the information on a one-to-one basis like you say he is.

But if he plans on selling this design, I can see why he's not made it public already.

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Old 14th August 2012, 06:29 PM   #35
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Great package, Colin. I'm looking forward to hearing some MA 12.2's shortly.
Since this thread seems to have morphed somewhat into an informal poll, paint vs. veneer, let me add another voice to the veneer camp.
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Old 15th August 2012, 06:44 AM   #36
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Great package, Colin. I'm looking forward to hearing some MA 12.2's shortly.
Since this thread seems to have morphed somewhat into an informal poll, paint vs. veneer, let me add another voice to the veneer camp.
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as I may have mentioned previously, I get to process invoices for commercial millwork company - just today saw one for high gloss coloured lacquer finish ( 3 coats, hand cut and buffed out final coat on MDF/ rubber ply curved display panels) - the COO was gobsmacked that the cost was less than $20 ft^2 - for the finishing alone

that makes veneer and clear coat lacquer seem like a freaking bargain - why anyone would want a painted finish on a handcrafted piece of furniture is beyond me, but then I'm just an obstreperous old before my time fart - and y'all you knew that already

IOW - Colin, go for the veneer, dude
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Old 15th August 2012, 01:56 PM   #37
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To add some fuel to the fire, Colin's veneer finishes are simply superb!
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Old 16th August 2012, 05:34 PM   #38
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Veneer it is guys.
I ordered a couple leaves the radial cut Birch Burr I posted up photos of and it arrived earlier in the week. Cost me a total 151.38 UKP But now it's arrived I reckon I could have got away with a single leave to cover both the speakers and the pedestal stands.

A quote from my local car sprayer was around 100 to paint them in a similar colour to the cones if I did the prep work. So still if I can get away with covering the speakers and stands from a single leaf it's still cheaper to veneer in a rather exotic and expensive burr.

I'll post up progress shots when I get around to covering them.
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Old 16th August 2012, 06:51 PM   #39
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Good choice!

Btw, i'm @ 175 hours break in with my 12P drivers. Waiting for the injured arm/elbow to heal some more before i commit to a build. I'm no longer looking like a fiddler crab but very stiff and sore, MRI next week so we'll see...
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Old 16th August 2012, 09:26 PM   #40
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on a box that without compound curves veneer beats paint every time - or did I say that already?

awaiting your photos
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