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Old 25th November 2002, 05:10 PM   #1
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Talking Introduction and PICS of recent projects

Hello,

I just found this forum recently and it seems like a great place for me to continue learning. Just thought I'd say hello and post pics of my latest projects. I figured everyone enjoys pics If anyone frequents Home Theater Forum this may be redundant...sorry.

I've provided them as links to keep from upsetting dial up users.

My Tempest Adire Alignment vented 214L enclosure:

Back before finish

Front corner before finish

Foot detail before finish

First coat of Tung Oil

The business end

My GR-Research AV1+'s for my home theater:

Side

Front

Close up of corner

Angle view

So far so good...I've built 5 AV1+'s and a Tempest with great results. I couldn't be happier! Looking forward to learning more.

Thanks for viewing!
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Old 25th November 2002, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hi DArren,

Your woodworking skills are admirable, those speakers are real beauties.

I build my stuff only for PA use (I'll build some bass- reflex enclosures for a pair of Eminence Kappa 15), it has to make noize and be rugged to resist abuse on the road. But it sure doesn't look as nice as your boxes do.

Great job!
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Old 25th November 2002, 05:35 PM   #3
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Did you make those cabinets yourself? If so they look excellent, but even so if you just put them together, you did a good job, especially with the finish.

What kind of drivers are those?
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Old 25th November 2002, 05:40 PM   #4
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http://www.gr-research.com/performer/av1plus.htm

Is the $300 kit include everything? If so I wish I would have known about these when I bought my DM302's, especially the $229 AV-1 kit.

I like that they talk about finishing the wood with automotive paint jobs. I think I might take my next project to like Maaco (cause there cheap) or something and have them paint them a Dark Red color.

Unless theres a way to paint stuff at home and have a good clear coat finish and NO FREAKIN DUST SPECS!
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Default A few answers :)

Westrock2000,

Yup, I made the cabinets myself, the drivers are M130's made for Gr-Research (www.gr-research.com) thanks for the compliments! The kit includes all the crossover parts, drivers, ports, terminal cup, silver solder, heat shrink, mounting hardware...basically everything except the enclosure. It's an outstanding value, the crossover uses foil inductors and you can get an upgrade to sonicaps if you wish for extra dough.

A tip for ya too Westrock2000...to get rid of dust specs apply paste wax with 0000 steel wool and rub it in. When you buff it out you'll find a nice satin finish with no dust nubs...for high gloss wet sand with wet/dry sand paper up to about 4000 grit in steps.

bob4,

Thanks!
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Default Re: A few answers :)

Darren,

Welcome to the forum... nice woodwork. I heard the baby brother's of yours on the WE. They were quite good.

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Your sub is really nice. I take good notes...
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Dang...your tempest enclosure if pure beauty...I just now got done building my tempest enclosure about 3 weeks ago and it looks nothing as good as yours...You have inspired me to maybe make some mods. to my enclosure
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Here are the PICs that I am using for my recent projects:

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sorry... I was playing with my PICs, and I saw the title of the thread, and that is the first thing that came to mind. I love the look of the subwoofer. It really looks like a piece of furnature. Also for the speakers, I generally hate veneer, but you did a great job with the veneer on your speakers!

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