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BA, when are you starting yours man! Make up your mind already!

I know, I know, lol.

I just picked up 6 sheets of 3/4" ply. I'll probably start building the cabs mid next week. I'm trying to juggle between this, and finishing my fabric frames/CIH screen setup. Too many irons. biggrin.gif

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:14 PM - Thread Starter
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What kind of crazy ass fabric have you been messing with all this time? You don't have to Bedazzle it you know.

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Would like to get your guys opinion. Riser or no riser? My front three speakers have risers.





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I vote for risers. They have that 1960 JBL Bazilay look to them. Looks better than just a box sitting there. Unless you want them blacked out for the theater. Then you don't want any distinguishing features.

P.S., very nice work!!! Those should rock your world.
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Risers would only be for aesthetic purposes and to make these beasts look more intimidating. Clean the goddamn carpet and do either, both ways look good. Nice build.
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Lol. There is no carpet. Thats what The floor looks like after i ripped the old carpet out. It's in my basement that I'm redoing. The risers are absolutely for aesthetics. The subs will be stained a dark walnut color with four coats of satin armor seal to match the rest of my speakers.

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Djnagel, these are looking a lot like those jbl's you did aren't they? Totally coincidental. Honestly. I had never seen those before

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Lol. There is no carpet. Thats what The floor looks like after i ripped the old carpet out. It's in my basement that I'm redoing. The risers are absolutely for aesthetics. The subs will be stained a dark walnut color with four coats of satin armor seal to match the rest of my speakers.

I know, just carpet glue. I was messing with you. IMO go with risers.

Give us some nice clean pics with the stain done if you can.
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I sure will. I'll have my sister in law take them with her fancy smanchy camera.

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I am kinda digging the risers too. Congrats on getting the woofers, man those things are big..
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Anothr vote for the risers. Nice work man!
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Cool. Thanks. I like the risers better as well.

I also forgot that I'm putting the binding posts on the bottom so I need the risers anyway. Duh tongue.gif. This way I can position them outwards or sideways and you won't see the binding posts.

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What kind of crazy ass fabric have you been messing with all this time? You don't have to Bedazzle it you know.

Now you tell me. biggrin.gif

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+1 risers, looks good!
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Djnagel, these are looking a lot like those jbl's you did aren't they? Totally coincidental. Honestly. I had never seen those before

That's what I though too. I just put mine up on feet I made for them. This is what I just did to them though

Here you go. I bought these



Then I removed the balls and welded on these



Then I had them stripped of the chrome and replated copper







I'll mount them this weekend. I thing they turned out really good.
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wow! those are serious! very nice

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Thanks Brian. They look really cool. Tell me about the speakers in your avatar. Is there a thread somewhere?
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They are called Cornscalas. They are the style D version. A combination of Klipsch Heritage La Scala and Cornwall. All the info is here

http://www.critesspeakers.com/cornscala.html


Here is my short build thread

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438540/cornscalas-2-way-tractrix/0_100#post_22645894

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I really like the look of your speakers and subs.Those Grizzlies look serious business!
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Thank you! I have Mr. Paul W. Klipsch to thank as these are inspired by how he designed his old Heritage speakers. I had a pair of La Scalas and loved their dynamic sound, but they lacked bass and were way too big. I always liked the rustic look they had as well, so i built the Cornascalas and a couple Crites CS-1T's. My wife says they look like they are from Pottery Barn tongue.gif

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Putting the drivers to use. Risers glued up.


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Putting the drivers to use. Risers glued up.

You boxed them back up for clamp/weight duty? You monster!
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(best Fat Bastard voice) GET BACK IN YER BOX!!!!!!!!

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I'm liking it. I might have missed it; how are you planning on finishing them?

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made the recess for the binding posts and finished all the rough sanding


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Looks good!! Might want to route or jig out a little break in the base where you are going to have the speaker wire travel from outside to underneath the box, just to give it a crease to travel through the riser smile.gif
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Looks good!! Might want to route or jig out a little break in the base where you are going to have the speaker wire travel from outside to underneath the box, just to give it a crease to travel through the riser smile.gif

Thanks. im still going back and forth on that. i would actually put one on the long side and one on the short side of each of them so i could turn the subs if i wanted. i think ill just go ahead and do it.

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