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Old 9th February 2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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I recently did these for a brother-in-law. He has opted to finish them himself. They start off in 3/4 MDF cabinet clad with a 1/4" oak ply. The bases are solid mahogany; the trim is also mahogany to accomadate the bevel reveal. To me the beauty of diy'ing is to allow the creative juices to flow. The speaker drivers and crossovers are designed by Ed Frias.
But how do they sound; the usual question. Subjectively.... GREAT!
My goal here is to show that many builds don't have to follow the typical box design. Speakers can be food for the aural and visual perceptions.

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I hope these are inspirational to your next build.
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Old 9th February 2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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Those are very nice MCH, they must have taken quite some time.
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Agreed. Really nice, and bonus points for originality

I think I see a connector at the bottom of the stand. Is the wiring hidden in the stand?
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Excellent design MCH.

I really like the overall shape and feel of the design. I'm sure they're even more stunning in the flesh.

How long did they take you to build?
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Old 9th February 2006, 11:52 AM   #5
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The speaker drivers and crossovers are designed by Ed Frias.
It's this right? http://www.madisound.com/ar_com.html
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Old 9th February 2006, 03:43 PM   #6
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Yes those are the connectors you see. The wire is hidden in the stand.
I buy my drivers and cross over components from Solens Canada (Canadian eh). I build my own crossovers. The drivers listed in the Madisound url are correct for the ARdiy build.
I wanted to show that there other options rather than the rectangular box. This is the beauty of diying.
Here is another thread on a build I did last year.

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Old 9th February 2006, 03:50 PM   #7
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Those are very nice and creative also
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Those look great! I am glad you like them.
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Nice design! I'm trying to mock up something similar for a pair of desktop speakers. Although I'd like to have a sloping front baffle to help with first reflections off the desk, but I'm not sure.

Just wondering if you had to modify the crossover at all to accomodate the minimal front baffle?

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Awesome, I'm very impressed! I'm a big fan of real wood, especially the smell or freshly cut mahogany. One day when I have the skill and the money I shall do something with weird angles and/or curves, one day.....

Thanks for sharing.
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