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Old 19th June 2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Recycled Wharfedale cabinets into JBL corner horns

I"ve been redoing some old Wharfedale cabinets I had laying around. Not finished yet, but very close. Running JBL LE-175's with H91 conical horns and L94 bent plate lenses, 3110A crossovers and 15" JBL pro woofers. Grills are held on with magnets imbedded in the cabinets behind the veneer.

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Old 20th June 2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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Looks like you're doing a great job. How do they sound?

Be sure to post the update as they get closer to done.
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Old 20th June 2003, 03:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, they look niiice, can't wait until I finish my boxes.
They are 3/4inch particle board with really nice walnut veneer. My dad bought $5,000+ of fine veneer at a furniture maker auction (Dunbar Furniture...made furniture for rich people) for like $200.
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*DROOL*

I thought Brazilian rosewood was illegal to harvest anymore? (Like mountain mahogany... but my family still builds stuff out of it) How did you get it? And can you hook me up with a supplier? That stuff is GORGEOUS!
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Lovely speakers, but I hope they had been gutted before you got the boxes, because that was a very nice speaker in its original form. It had (obviously) a ported 12 inch woofer and two 5 or so inch mids on small baffles, and a 3 inch upward pointing tweeter (with a bigger alnico magnet than many woofers). Sort of an early predecessor to the Dahlquist DQ 10. Nice warm relaxed spacious sound. The surrounds of the mids were foam which decomposed, but the woofer had cloth if I remember correctly. Used a big ceramic tile to damp the back panel. One of Warfedales most attractive speakers in my opnion. But yours look even nicer, too, and probably have a much livelier sound.
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Old 20th June 2003, 05:48 PM   #6
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I thought Brazilian rosewood was illegal to harvest anymore? (Like mountain mahogany... but my family still builds stuff out of it) How did you get it? And can you hook me up with a supplier? That stuff is GORGEOUS!
This is all preban and bought off Ebay of all places. The seller goes by Smiley12
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Old 20th June 2003, 05:51 PM   #7
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Lovely speakers, but I hope they had been gutted before you got the boxes...
Oh yes, they were sitting behind this guys garage under a plastic tarp with no drivers. He had sold the drivers to some guy in Japan, who paid premo dollars. I picked up the empty cabinets for $25. I've spent a lot more than that now on drivers and refinishing.

Do you by chance know the model of the original Wharfedales?
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Old 21st June 2003, 02:15 PM   #8
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Wards...the speakers are really looking great! Then again... Everything I've seen you build is just soooo darn purty!
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Old 21st June 2003, 04:33 PM   #9
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Thanks - I put up a build page on this project, if you want to see it go here:

http://www.wardsweb.org/audio/diyjbl/diyjbl.html
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