Classix II in record time - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 15Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Classix II - Piano Black and Walnut

update: finished pics:











uneq'd measurements @ lp, which is right near a wall =[ Still, good measurements imo.




Just got home and found a pair of classix ii components on my doorstep. Couldn't wait, so I put them together right away.

I'm just waiting for tomorrow to get some veneer =] Wife and I built these, we wanted something decent in the bedroom since the tv speakers in flat panels are pathetic.









xray



veneered, just need to spray them now.



uneq'd measurements @ lp:

Last edited by notnyt; 07-12-2014 at 06:02 PM.
notnyt is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 06:31 PM
Advanced Member
 
kevings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Anaheim / Orange
Posts: 725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Liked: 199
I had no idea that speakers that small could have a place in your life.

Honestly, your one of the guys whose subwoofer pictures I show to my wife, so I can say to her..." See, there are guys way crazier than me smile.gif

Looking forward to seeing how the veneer turns out... What color or style are u going with?
wvu80 and Bombelman like this.
kevings is offline  
post #3 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 06:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
chalugadp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1092 Post(s)
Liked: 1079
He's going soft smile.gif
Bombelman likes this.
chalugadp is online now  
post #4 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevings View Post

I had no idea that speakers that small could have a place in your life.

Honestly, your one of the guys whose subwoofer pictures I show to my wife, so I can say to her..." See, there are guys way crazier than me smile.gif

Looking forward to seeing how the veneer turns out... What color or style are u going with?

I just don't have room in the bedroom for what I wanted, the fusion 12s, so went with these instead. There's no room for a sub so I need something that can dig low enough to be acceptable. I just watch stuff at night with the wife there, nothing crazy, but tv speakers suck and I can't live with them. If I went with the fusion 12s it would be really awkward... oh well. At least these are cheap and should do the job. I'll take some measurements when done. I'll be powering em with an X1000

No idea on the veneer yet... wife helping build these with me, was making cuts and built an xover, so we're gonna go checkout veneer and stains tomorrow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

He's going soft smile.gif

frown.gif




Veneer will be interesting with the curved front. I might have to steam it or something, I'm not sure how.. thankfully there's the internet. I'm sure it'll end up ok.

If anyone has tips, I'm all ears.
notnyt is online now  
post #5 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 08:19 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BassThatHz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East side of NW Cascades
Posts: 3,078
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

He's going soft smile.gif
^^^ Puts 9th LMS & SEOS 24's in bedroom.

You know your audio addiction is getting bad when even your kids have a 5.1 theater in their bedroom... in addition to the.... living-room theater, the basement theater, the master-bedroom theater, and the dedicated outbuilding theater.
I'm not quite that bad yet... but I'm getting close redface.gif
BassThatHz is offline  
post #6 of 60 Old 05-31-2014, 10:08 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Hah...

updated first post with xover pics... will try to get some final pics tomorrow after I get some veneer on there.
notnyt is online now  
post #7 of 60 Old 06-01-2014, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
notnyt is online now  
post #8 of 60 Old 06-01-2014, 02:40 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
LTD02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 16,740
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Liked: 1124
john j. mentioned this site as someone he was working a while back. not sure how it turned out. perhaps drop him a note:

http://www.tapeease.com/

he has had some real experience with the good and the bad of veneering.

Listen. It's All Good.
LTD02 is offline  
post #9 of 60 Old 06-01-2014, 03:23 PM
Senior Member
 
djarchow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Tapease is a great supplier of sheet veneer. VeneerSupplies.com is also a good source.
djarchow is offline  
post #10 of 60 Old 06-01-2014, 03:37 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Thanks will check them out tonight.
notnyt is online now  
post #11 of 60 Old 06-01-2014, 03:54 PM
AVS Special Member
 
pdxrealtor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,515
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 114 Post(s)
Liked: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by notnyt View Post

Couldn't find any veneer today, anyone know a good place to order from?

http://www.rockler.com/wood/veneer

FS- Netgear 550 .ISO player - PM me
My Gear-Pioneer, JBL Pro Cinema, Fi Car Audio 4- SP4 18", Peavey IPR2 7500 x 4 -Mini-Dsp 4x10, GIK Acoustics, Seymour Screens 110" AT, Dune Smarts, uNraid Server
Theater Build and Two Sono Sub Builds Here-
pdxrealtor is offline  
post #12 of 60 Old 06-02-2014, 01:28 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Ordered some walnut flat cut with 10mil paper back and the heat activated glue... this should be fun.
notnyt is online now  
post #13 of 60 Old 06-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Advanced Member
 
kevings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Anaheim / Orange
Posts: 725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Liked: 199

please post up pics if possible, as your applying the veneer.  

 

Id love to give it a try down the road, but right now im not gonna lie, veneer application is intimidating for me.

wvu80 likes this.
kevings is offline  
post #14 of 60 Old 06-02-2014, 03:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
tsloms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

john j. mentioned this site as someone he was working a while back. not sure how it turned out. perhaps drop him a note:

http://www.tapeease.com/

he has had some real experience with the good and the bad of veneering.

I've purchased from them several times as well. They have great service and are less than 30 mins from me so I can view any inventory. I'm sure that's what John really enjoys as well.
tsloms is offline  
post #15 of 60 Old 06-02-2014, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsloms View Post

I've purchased from them several times as well. They have great service and are less than 30 mins from me so I can view any inventory. I'm sure that's what John really enjoys as well.

I couldn't looking at the website.... I went with something I could see samples on.
notnyt is online now  
post #16 of 60 Old 06-02-2014, 06:45 PM
AVS Special Member
 
tsloms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 25
They do have pics of all the species they offer but the website is in a bit of disarray. It can be a bit tricky finding what you're looking for.
tsloms is offline  
post #17 of 60 Old 06-06-2014, 04:12 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Trying to decide what color to stain this, I think I'm just going to leave it and put on a high build clear coat and polish it. Black front.
notnyt is online now  
post #18 of 60 Old 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Veneer done on one of em... we're going to get the other done soon, then fill/seal and hit with a 2k automotive poly.



notnyt is online now  
post #19 of 60 Old 06-08-2014, 07:21 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Pain Infliction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Liked: 198
That looks good!

Have you ever thought about building a sub that can fit under your bed?

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

"Is not love not unlike the unlikely not it is unlikened to?"
- Leon Phelps
Pain Infliction is offline  
post #20 of 60 Old 06-08-2014, 09:27 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Lol, yes. It's a thought, but probably not going to happen. Anything with having bass output we watch in the theater.
notnyt is online now  
post #21 of 60 Old 06-08-2014, 03:28 PM
Member
 
Audio Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Classix II is a great choice for a bedroom system without a sub. I built mine front ported.

Thanks for the pics. Looks great with the veneer. How much did the veneer cost?
Audio Geek is offline  
post #22 of 60 Old 06-08-2014, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audio Geek View Post

Classix II is a great choice for a bedroom system without a sub. I built mine front ported.

Thanks for the pics. Looks great with the veneer. How much did the veneer cost?

$45 for a 2'x8' sheet
notnyt is online now  
post #23 of 60 Old 06-09-2014, 06:50 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mynym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 15
How many inches clearance do you have under your bed? wink.gif

http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/products/subwoofers/tapped-horns/th-spud/

And if that doesn't work.. Maybe a couple of these slimmer Anarchy TH's http://www.diysoundgroup.com/subwoofer-flatpacks-2/anarchy-th.html

wink.gif
mynym is offline  
post #24 of 60 Old 06-09-2014, 08:47 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Pain Infliction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Liked: 198
Quote:
Originally Posted by mynym View Post

How many inches clearance do you have under your bed? wink.gif

http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/products/subwoofers/tapped-horns/th-spud/

And if that doesn't work.. Maybe a couple of these slimmer Anarchy TH's http://www.diysoundgroup.com/subwoofer-flatpacks-2/anarchy-th.html

wink.gif


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

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

"Is not love not unlike the unlikely not it is unlikened to?"
- Leon Phelps
Pain Infliction is offline  
post #25 of 60 Old 06-09-2014, 01:18 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
I just don't have the desire to have that much bass in my bedroom. I just want some decent audio.
notnyt is online now  
post #26 of 60 Old 06-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Member
 
sonex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The classix ii are a good choice for small room listening. I built a pair 3 years ago and they sound great for non critical listening, nice deep bass for such a small speaker and forgiving for poor produced recordings. I'm sure you will enjoy them. Nice job on the build.
sonex is offline  
post #27 of 60 Old 06-10-2014, 01:47 PM
FOH
AVS Special Member
 
FOH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,749
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 212
Cool project. You're right about built in display speakers ... junk, not facing forward, all the rear energy re-emanating, smearing the direct output, etc.

Good luck


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

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

Immediately reminds me of the late Jordan, aka Krypto, now that was a nice bedroom subwoofer system. Damn, I miss is contributions, always unique, always interesting. Certainly wasn't a cookie cutter AVS'er, that's for sure.

------------------------------------
Flat, Deep, Clean, Linear, and Loud
------------------------------------
Active 16.8kw, 7.3 system
(3)Seaton Cat12C up front, (4)QSC K8 sides/rears
(2)Seaton SubM-HP, (4)18" IB
FOH is offline  
post #28 of 60 Old 06-10-2014, 02:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Pain Infliction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Liked: 198
Quote:
Originally Posted by FOH View Post

Cool project. You're right about built in display speakers ... junk, not facing forward, all the rear energy re-emanating, smearing the direct output, etc.

Good luck


Immediately reminds me of the late Jordan, aka Krypto, now that was a nice bedroom subwoofer system. Damn, I miss is contributions, always unique, always interesting. Certainly wasn't a cookie cutter AVS'er, that's for sure.

Do you have a link you can post? I tried to search for it but didn't find it.

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

"Is not love not unlike the unlikely not it is unlikened to?"
- Leon Phelps
Pain Infliction is offline  
post #29 of 60 Old 06-10-2014, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
notnyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,495
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

Do you have a link you can post? I tried to search for it but didn't find it.
username was kryptonitewhite if you want to search
notnyt is online now  
post #30 of 60 Old 06-10-2014, 03:12 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Pain Infliction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Liked: 198
Thanks.. That is why I didn't find anything because I was searching Krypto.

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

"Is not love not unlike the unlikely not it is unlikened to?"
- Leon Phelps
Pain Infliction is offline  
Reply DIY Speakers and Subs

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off