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You do realize its perfectly OK to get a little wood dust on your garage floors or countertops right? LOL Looking good!
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Yes but in this case you'll have a big reason to smile next to you !!!

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You do realize its perfectly OK to get a little wood dust on your garage floors or countertops right? LOL Looking good!
Believe me, I got crap all over the place working on these. Sawdust, packaging, wire pieces, insulation, glue, caulk, beer, you name it. It just cleans up nicely there were several periods of time where there was zero usable counter space. That cart was a life saver to. It is heavy duty and goes up and down, did a lot of the work on it.
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Smile is not the only thing big with these
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I applaud you! Beautiful executed! Now? How do they sound?!
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I applaud you! Beautiful executed! Now? How do they sound?!
Thanks! I don't have a lot of seat time with these yet. I hooked them up to receiver power in the shop. They do get loud and as they get louder, you just want to keep turning the dial. The receiver can only do so much. I think they need more power, the receiver can get them loud, but lack of authority in the low end. They need more power, but yes a receiver alone can do a decent job. This is with my few hours of listening, so with a grain of salt....


All of that aside, they sound fantastic, but I need more time listening
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Do those speakers do this? They kinda look like they might. Grats!


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I can't wait to see them in a room with the center.

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Do those speakers do this? They kinda look like they might. Grats!


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Working on getting them in the basement so hey can get a taste of more power. I have zero doubt these are going to feel like the above
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I can't wait to see them in a room with the center.

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That and a pic next to the speakers they are replacing! Lol
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Awesome man!!! Can't wait to track this. I'm sure this build will be as immaculate as your work space. I always wondered what the horizontal orientation would look like...looks awesome! Good luck with everything, post lots of pics!

I posted final pictures of mine in my build thread. I can't add anymore posts, but I was able to edit post #2

Forgot to respond after seeing the update. Looks great man! You should go out there and flip those 1899's around though

I feel inadequate with four 18's and two 15's. This place is f'n evil, it's like one of those RPGs that never end, you just keep grinding out subs until you need to buy a bigger house. Then you do and the grind starts again wtf? Lol
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Some hot chick laying on the horizontal center would be a great way to show scale... That might make for the perfect picture: drag cars, motorcycle, speakers and garage all in one. Heaven.
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Well I got the two down there. Not much size difference at all!


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Well I got the two down there. Not much size difference at all!



Weird, I thought you got the big speakers????
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They blend right in!

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That wrap looks outstanding. I had been thinking to learn to veneer but that just looks awesome. Congrats!
I really like it. There are a lot of different colors and designs. The edges are the main point of concern. If anyone has ideas for the edges, I'd love to here them.
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I'm starting to read your mind a little.....you're thinking maybe a projector setup and possibly moving your smaller towers as rears? Yeah, I thought so. Looks good! By the way, what towers are those and how does the sound compared to your 1899 speakers besides loudness which is already a given.
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I'm starting to read your mind a little.....you're thinking maybe a projector setup and possibly moving your smaller towers as rears? Yeah, I thought so. Looks good! By the way, what towers are those and how does the sound compared to your 1899 speakers besides loudness which is already a given.
You are close, my mind was thinkin four more 1899 for surrounds!

The previous ones are Eosone rsf600. I think those actually sound pretty good for their age. The center from that line was pretty lack luster, hence the two bookshelf ones for center.

Again, I have very little seat time, but initially I feel more immersed or enveloped with these. Better soundstage and imaging. Can't wait to find a time that I can open these up.
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I'm starting to read your mind a little.....you're thinking maybe a projector setup and possibly moving your smaller towers as rears? Yeah, I thought so. Looks good! By the way, what towers are those and how does the sound compared to your 1899 speakers besides loudness which is already a given.
Wait, if you want him to move the small 1899s to the rear as surrounds, does that mean DIYGS finally released the 2499 towers!!??
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Great! Those turned out beautiful!! What kind of amps are you going to use for them. Looking forward for your reviews as I would like to build a pair of those. I would like the center too, but where do I put it?
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Great! Those turned out beautiful!! What kind of amps are you going to use for them. Looking forward for your reviews as I would like to build a pair of those. I would like the center too, but where do I put it?
I have a b&k 200.7 for them. Without being exact, the 4 ohm load would be along the lines of 400w. The technical gurus can chime in with additional info or corrections. Don't forget to read @Patzig thread and review
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You know you have a problem when the speaker baffle area is bigger than your display !

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You know you have a problem when the speaker baffle area is bigger than your display !

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That's a 70 too!
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I wonder if that amp will give them enough juice to be able to hear their true potential? I am sure they will sound great, but one will always be wondering where is their limit. I know your ears will reach that limit way sooner, but sometimes you just want to know. From other posts I read those speakers will give you the thump on the chest and that is what I am looking for. At the point your are feeling the music. I love that feeling!
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I wonder if that amp will give them enough juice to be able to hear their true potential? I am sure they will sound great, but one will always be wondering where is their limit. I know your ears will reach that limit way sooner, but sometimes you just want to know. From other posts I read those speakers will give you the thump on the chest and that is what I am looking for. At the point your are feeling the music. I love that feeling!
I have no doubt these are capable of the thump you desire. You could feel it with receiver power, the receiver just ran out of juice. If desired, it is rated for 2500w on diysoundgroup site. Hopefully I will be able to sneak a spirited session in this weekend.


On a side note, the woofer for the center arrived. I should be able to complete it this weekend as well.
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I really like it. There are a lot of different colors and designs. The edges are the main point of concern. If anyone has ideas for the edges, I'd love to here them.
Did you cut each edge? Or did you start wrapping from the back of the speakers and wrap the the front edges without cutting? I'm interested in doing this now for some Volt 10 Towers that I am making.
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Great! Let us know.
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Did you cut each edge? Or did you start wrapping from the back of the speakers and wrap the the front edges without cutting? I'm interested in doing this now for some Volt 10 Towers that I am making.
Yes, I cut each side. Every side is a separate vinyl piece. With smaller projects, you may be able to wrap around the project instead of individual pieces. The edges would likely not be as fragile if done that way, but something as big as these, no way did I want to try wrapping around lol
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Did you cut each edge? Or did you start wrapping from the back of the speakers and wrap the the front edges without cutting? I'm interested in doing this now for some Volt 10 Towers that I am making.
Do you have a build thread? Would love a step by step tutorial on how to wrap this stuff onto MDF and cutting it for the drivers etc.
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