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Any DIY sub would do, but could you imagin playing a 10hz sine wave and having a vibrating bed to fall asleep on.

That actually might prolong the falling asleep for some or both. tongue.gif
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veneered.. i just need to seal, sand, then spray.
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Used Deft sealer/sander... sanded it down, then clear coated...

Pre clear coat



Clear coated a test piece. I like it. Naked veneer on bottom.




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That looks really good! I love the clear coat on it.

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Looks awesome, but I'm going to have to fill better.



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back from the dead... finished one, hopefully the next one is done tomorrow.. had to touch a spot up....




and the front =]



Will take better pics when they're both done and assembled.
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^^^^ WOW that's incredible
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That's a high class looking speaker. Very nice.
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I had these ready to play the first day I got the parts.. I still haven't heard them yet
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You did a stellar job on those speakers! If I saw them in person I would not have known they were DIY!
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Impressive Not. How did you apply the poly? and what did you sand with?

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Impressive Not. How did you apply the poly? and what did you sand with?

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I have an electric wagner that I love using for all kinds of projects. I am not sure if I can put poly through it though unfortunately. If so, I would just about refinish my unused SEOS with that same method, you got a killer look.

How did you like using the veneer? Which process did you go with?

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I have an electric wagner that I love using for all kinds of projects. I am not sure if I can put poly through it though unfortunately. If so, I would just about refinish my unused SEOS with that same method, you got a killer look.

How did you like using the veneer? Which process did you go with?

Veneer is pretty easy. I used heat activated glue. I ended up pore filling with clear filler before spraying. If I was to do it again, I'd hit it with a sealer, then just spray poly on it, let it sink into the grain, then either spray more poly, or block it in between. I wasted a lot of time having a flat surface to hit with poly, but I think it's just quicker to sand out the poly. I have a proper gun for it so I can lay it on thick.
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A friend is looking for some decent speakers but he doesn't have a lot of money, although he is willing to build. No subwoofer will be used. How do these sound? How is the bass extension? Would you say this is worth doing over just going to Fry's and grabbing a pair of Primus bookshelf speakers for a hundred bucks?
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Gorgeous! Love that finish!
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A friend is looking for some decent speakers but he doesn't have a lot of money, although he is willing to build. No subwoofer will be used. How do these sound? How is the bass extension? Would you say this is worth doing over just going to Fry's and grabbing a pair of Primus bookshelf speakers for a hundred bucks?
I just ordered a pair myself from DIYSoundGroup and plan to build them over the next couple of weeks. I got them for eventual use in my office and because they supposedly have really good bass. You can read Paul Carmody's own Listening Impressions at his website. I'll admit his write up helped sell me on them.

Quote from his web page:
"And of course, the big highlight of the Classix II is the deep bass coming from such an unassuming bookshelf speaker cabinet."
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Those are incredibly nice, right when I think I don't need to spray I see these
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They sound great. My room makes them a little bright, bass is deeper than I thought it would be, just don't ask for too much of it obviously. The little Dayton 6.5s get movin though. Great speakers. Need to run audyssey later and take some measurements before/after.
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Okay, that's just bad azz looking!

That's a lot of work for a speaker you didn't actually hear first. I've never heard the Classix yet, but maybe I should build a pair and see how they turn out.

Great job.

P.S. - Your indoor photos certainly trump mine.
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Awesome looking finish.

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They sound great. My room makes them a little bright, bass is deeper than I thought it would be, just don't ask for too much of it obviously. The little Dayton 6.5s get movin though. Great speakers. Need to run audyssey later and take some measurements before/after.
Might just be from 180 degree tweeters in a small room when you're used to a waveguide setup in a treated theater?
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Okay, that's just bad azz looking!

That's a lot of work for a speaker you didn't actually hear first. I've never heard the Classix yet, but maybe I should build a pair and see how they turn out.

Great job.

P.S. - Your indoor photos certainly trump mine.
Well, if I didn't finish them before bringing them in, they'd never go back out.. If I didn't like em I'd just sell them. I do like them, so not a problem. Would have been less work if I didn't listen to woodworkers and just sealed then shot clear, then blocked, then shot more clear. I ended up pore filling them with crystalac which was more trouble than it was worth. Should have sealed after that step too, and didn't, so that also bit me in the ass. Oh well, now I know how to work with automotive clear and wood =]


They're decent little speakers, don't ask too much and they sound good. They're not one of the waveguide monsters They work great in my bedroom. I shot that pic using just one strobe and a backdrop =]
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Small request, but would you be willing to write up a little step by step of what you "would" have done? Like, what does the seal part actually accomplish? I want to get a finish like that and the one I did on my SEOS12 build was far from as impressive as what you got here. The stain took well, but I just painted on verathane and I wasn't able to get anywhere near as good a finish as I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong, it looks good, but not THAT good by any means

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Small request, but would you be willing to write up a little step by step of what you "would" have done? Like, what does the seal part actually accomplish? I want to get a finish like that and the one I did on my SEOS12 build was far from as impressive as what you got here. The stain took well, but I just painted on verathane and I wasn't able to get anywhere near as good a finish as I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong, it looks good, but not THAT good by any means
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Strait up PIMP! Those look pro! Nice job!

Edit: And those pictures look like they are in a brochure, or advertisement.
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Small request, but would you be willing to write up a little step by step of what you "would" have done? Like, what does the seal part actually accomplish? I want to get a finish like that and the one I did on my SEOS12 build was far from as impressive as what you got here. The stain took well, but I just painted on verathane and I wasn't able to get anywhere near as good a finish as I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong, it looks good, but not THAT good by any means
Here you go. Cheers.
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Listening to too much music from bedroom now, maybe this was a bad idea hah. Surprising how good these sound for how cheap they are. I guess the boxes are large enough for a 6.5" woofer that they can dig low enough. Even when bottoming the drivers, they don't complain much.
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