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post #1 of 7 Old 08-27-2013, 05:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Over the course of the last 6 months I've been building a pair of Swope 3-way towers with the SB Acoustic tweeter upgrade as well as a pair of DIYMA Reference 12" subs. This is for my living room 2 channel, music and TV only setup. I wasn't looking to build anything that was uber revealing and wanted something that had a nice live feeling to them. My listening preference is mostly rock/hard rock with alternative, rap and classical as well. Most of my 1500 album collection would not be considered well recorded but these speakers do a great job extracting most nuances. I've compared them to my old Ininfity Monitor IIa's as well as a couple B&W towers and prefer these. There was a 2 month gap in building process where I made the huge mistake of connecting everything before I finished the speakers... anyway, here they are, please forgive the terrible smartphone pics:





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Nicely done. They look fantastic ,very professional looking finish. What type of veneer is that.
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Thanks, I appreciate the complement. The veneer is zebrawood with a Watco Danish Natural Oil finish.
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Great work! Can i ask how much did the speakers and rsw materials cost?

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Great work! Can i ask how much did the speakers and rsw materials cost?

A rough estimate for the towers would around $800 total. Around $450 for both subs w/o the amps. I bought the subwoofer drivers when they went on clearance.
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I see a bunch of snakes behind your speakers! biggrin.gif

They look great.
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I see a bunch of snakes behind your speakers! biggrin.gif

They look great.

Thanks! I made those while I was in the procrastination/listening before I finish them phase.
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