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Phil M 28th May 2002 06:40 AM

My first DIY speaker...... Project: Jaguar
 
http://mccollums4.home.mchsi.com/index.htm

Well I just recently got my ACI Jaguars up and playing, even though they are only primered at this time. Just thought I would share the building process for those considering a first time speaker project as it was a lot of fun.

I tried to make the site friendly for people with dial-up connections. High speed people can click the images to bring up a larger, higher resolution image.

I'd love to hear some input, especially on finish options.

This is also my first web site like this, so be gentle and please let me know if it doesn't work for you, or is very slow.

Phil

seangoesbonk 28th May 2002 07:20 AM

Nice!!! They look great. Having patience while finishing definately pays off. Your dog looks like he is not a big fan of your speakers. (he probably doesn't like the fact that they are too high for him to pee on) :D
Enjoy!!!

p.s. the website looks nice.

BrianGT 28th May 2002 09:35 AM

Great site. I really like how you have step by step pictures of your speakers being built. It makes me want to build a pair.

As for finish, I would just make them black with the glossy piano finish.

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Brian
gte619j@prism.gatech.edu

Phil M 29th May 2002 04:09 AM

Thanks for the input!

Has anyone ever taken thier speakers to a fabric/upholstery shop to have them covered? I'm wondering about leather with cherry wood sides???

Phil

BrianGT 29th May 2002 07:13 AM

I like walnut sides better with leather, like the concertino:

Sonus Faber - Concertino picture

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Brian

Thatch_Ear 29th May 2002 04:45 PM

Makes me want to build something. Time to head out to Home Depot. Found some water heater blankets that are the same stuff that was used to insulate aircraft cabins. Am going to try a layer of that stuff with bubble wrap covering it to see how well it works for sub cabinets. Great site and the speakers look great. They will of course sound better than the ones in the store because you built them yourself. Black laquer is always good because you can't see the speakers when watching a movie.

Apogee 29th May 2002 10:40 PM

Excellent Job!!!
 
They look great!!!

Amazing what patience can do!

The website with the pictures all through the process is very cool!

Again, great job!

Steve

PS - My vote is for high gloss piano black with your setup...but no matter what you choose they will look good! Please post pics once you decide...

PSS - Also would be great if you described how they sound and which components you use...

Phil M 30th May 2002 05:52 AM

Thanks again for the compliments.

I'm planning on doing some serious listening comparisions this week-end, and then will post my findings on my site. I'll also drop a line here indicating the update.

I'm still considering the leather idea, kind of like the front baffle on the Nautilus 800's below.

http://mccollums4.home.mchsi.com/images/s800.jpg

decisions, decisions.....

griff 30th May 2002 08:31 AM

god i hate speakers with that marbly stuff. hate it

try laminex, search yahoo for them, if you want something pro and different, but contempory (modern).

gsattler 30th May 2002 04:56 PM

hmmmm....It's amazing how very different people can find wood grain. I personally love the marbled look of the Nautilus 800 Series premium finish. Wish I could afford some wood like that to inlay in a table or something like that.

Graham


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