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Old 10th February 2003, 01:58 PM   #11
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Just go to any hardware superstore, and browse their countertops section. Usually, they will have various sizes of plastic laminate in stock colors. If you really want to go fancy, you can order just about any finish you could imagine.

I went with the plastic laminate because I'm new to this, and have never painted much of anything. I didn't think I could get a real professional finish, even if I prepped, primed and painted with 50 coats...

WIth plastic laminate, you get a deep, very scratch resistant, easy to apply finish.


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Old 10th February 2003, 02:22 PM   #12
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Looks really nice!

What's up with that super thick speaker cable? Is it diy?
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Old 10th February 2003, 03:28 PM   #13
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nope, I think they are audioquest ruby something. I can't exactly remember. There are actually 3 sets of wires in each cable, each one is a combination of mutliple twisted copper. Perfect for bi or tri wiring. Pretty sweet cables actually.

I got 15' pairs, with gold plated bananna plugs used, for something like $65.

I think I got a really, really good deal.

Anyone who sees them thinks I've got maroon garden hoses running to them!
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Old 10th February 2003, 05:20 PM   #14
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WIth plastic laminate, you get a deep, very scratch resistant, easy to apply finish.
It is also enuff to stiffen up the cabinet a bit...

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Old 11th February 2003, 04:47 PM   #15
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I entered the world of bi-wiring. Wow. It cleans up the treble, and make the soundstage much better.

Although, they are still breaking in, so, that could also account for the treble smoothing out.
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Old 15th February 2003, 05:04 PM   #16
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I figured I might as well build the Adire LCC too.

This is one huge center channel. I bet it weighs 50+ pounds.

The tweeter and midrange are in their own enclosure. Sounds good, but, I haven't broken it in at all really.
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