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post #1171 of 1196 Old 07-26-2015, 07:43 PM
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Thought I would share some more pics. This is my M2's and QS 8's that I covered in cherry veneer and sprayed with 2k urethane clear.




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Here are my LS-9, LS-C and adjustable (height & angle) LS-C Stand.

These were custom built by Ruben Herrera (Fallen Enclosures). They are a design by Danny Richie who offers everything (minus the enclosure) in kit form for the DIY'er. I would have enjoyed building these myself, but my finer woodworking skills can't come close to many on these forums. I designed/built my HT space so all speakers were visible when one enters. Due to that reason (and time of course) I sought out Ruben to build these. He has built hundreds of Danny Richie designs (among many others) over the decades and as they say, his work speaks for itself. I had the speakers wrapped in a charcoal colored leather to compliment the satin finish.

Sweet they must sound so good!
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Sweet they must sound so good!


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Oh man, you hit the nail on the head!!!!

These speakers actually convinced me that 2chnl stereo for MUSIC sounds better than any of the surround options available on the Denon 4520 (and I am using all the chnl options it provides, a full 11.2 setup) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it wasn't just a small margin. I've been in the HT realm since the late 90's and designed/built dozens in the early 2000's before the big 2008 economic dump. I can say with certainty that to my ears, stereo sounds amazing through a great pair of speakers. I had heard a pair of LS-6's a while back and remembered how awesome they were. So I had a frame of reference for the LS-9's for the most part while I was auditioning speakers for my future HT.

It truly is an amazing experience when I just leave the accent lighting splashing down the stacked stone walls, recline back in my seat and simply listen to some good tunes in stereo. It's like having a good set of headphones on without the cord and with a larger soundstage. A great pair of stereo speakers set up just right will seriously blow the wig back on folks who haven't had an opportunity to really experience it.

Label me convinced.

There have been several recordings where I will open my eyes and SWEAR I left the surround mode in ANYTHING but stereo. When I peek over at the receiver and see that it's indeed stereo I get up and walk towards the center channel until the image collapses. It is such an eerie effect to say the least!!!!!!!


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Thought I would share some more pics. This is my M2's and QS 8's that I covered in cherry veneer and sprayed with 2k urethane clear.



A question for Socketman. I am curious as to which veneer you used on your Axioms and how you managed to cover the rounded contours so seamlessly. It's especially apparent on the Q surrounds. I have a few things I would like to attempt but with few woodworking skills, I have always been unsure of how to deal with surfaces whose edges have been "softened" with a round-over bit.
Thanks for sharing on a fine project...
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@BacHolz When I veneered the QS8's I used one solid piece of veneer and I used contact cement. I started by applying the glue to the speaker and the veneer and letting it dry , I then started by applying the veneer to the middle of the speaker and worked my way out on both sides. I used a spray bottle with water to wet the veneer to make it pliable and then used an iron set to wool the help form the veneer over the bends. On the smaller M2 speakers I squared up the 45 deg corners with my table saw and then applied separate pieces of veneer to each surface. I did the front and side first then the thin corner piece, the top and bottom were put on last. I used a combination of olfa knife, file and careful sanding . It takes a lot of time and care since one false move with the olfa knife and the wood will gouge with the grain. I also used my router to do the straight edges and the driver cutouts. I used a modified carbide flush trim bit on the speaker cutouts. The veneer came from Oakwood veneer . I bought their veneer with the high grade backing which hides blemish's on the wood surface better but since I was going over MDF I really did not need it and it wasn't as flexible as other veneer I have used that has a thinner backer which is easier to bend around corners. The speakers were covered with vinyl veneer, and for the QS8's and the M2's I did not remove the vinyl on all other speakers I removed the vinyl and carefully sanded the surfaces.

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I thought I had posted a thank you for your prompt and helpful response yesterday but I don't think it truly posted. My apologies. I'll have to build a few practice 'projects' of scraps and develop a bit of technique. I like the way you created a new flat face on the 90 degree angled edges of your M2s. A bold move but I appreciated that confidence would come with the right jig, saw and practice.
Nicely done and thanks again...
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I posted this in other threads but thought I should post here also, Many Thanks to all that have answered my questions and gave me encouragement along the way. 1099's with Dayton 18's and a new cabinet to hold my gear.




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I posted this in other threads but thought I should post here also, (snip)
Nice setup! (directly above this post ^^^) I would love hear how it sounds, that must have a massive sound stage. Do you have an audio review somewhere? (nevermind, I just found the Boston GTG review from 09/19/2015 in which the 1099 was the unanimous #1 overall pick) I see the Harry James, it would be interesting to see how they do with brass sounds.

That 70" TV almost looks tiny with those 1099's all around, With everything else on the front end black, I would be awfully tempted to paint the front of that Inuke black as well.

Where did you get those speaker stands for the L/R? (Edit: I found my answer in the Boston GTG thread) Those 1099's have got to be heavy. Do you have an estimate of the weight?
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@BCRSS That looks great! Do you know how high the bottom of the 70" LCD is from the floor?
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Nice setup! (directly above this post ^^^) I would love hear how it sounds, that must have a massive sound stage. Do you have an audio review somewhere? (nevermind, I just found the Boston GTG review from 09/19/2015 in which the 1099 was the unanimous #1 overall pick) I see the Harry James, it would be interesting to see how they do with brass sounds.

That 70" TV almost looks tiny with those 1099's all around, With everything else on the front end black, I would be awfully tempted to paint the front of that Inuke black as well.

Where did you get those speaker stands for the L/R? (Edit: I found my answer in the Boston GTG thread) Those 1099's have got to be heavy. Do you have an estimate of the weight?
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I do not have an audio review but have a review of them on the http://www.diysoundgroup.com/review/...view/id/15693/ on the DIY sound group under the reviews of the 1099's. As far as brass sounds go, I think these speakers play just about everything as clean as the recordings will allow. That Harry James album is a 78 that I keep alone with a bunch of other oldies. Need something to play on this


@jlpowell84 in the Boston GTG thread had said he saw a black iNuke with a plastic facing that looked good. That would be a big plus for me, instead of trying to paint the iNuke I have.
Yes my sound stage is HUGE and LOUD.
I built the stands for the 1099's after Ascend's TP12 stands, which I had before going DIY. I made them out of 3/4 mdf and painted to match the 1099's with Duratex. As far as weight goes I am not really sure, since I put a bag of sand into each stand. They are not going anywhere soon, that I can say with confidence.
The TV does look small, but I do have a 110 screen that comes down at night.


And what it looks like at night.



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The bottom of TV is at 36 inches from floor. Viewing is comfortable at that height yet.
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BCRSS,
Just simply beautiful !!!!!
Nice job!
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Just simply beautiful !!!!!
Nice job!
Thanks Fatshaft...you and your cheerleading for the 1099's was a big factor on me getting them.... maybe 1899's next

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Nice Victrola @BCRSS .

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@Face2 I see we have the same taste. Gotta love the big horn on those old players.

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This was my first diy subwoofer build A7s-650 215lbs sorry for the crappy iPhone pics all I had at the time.







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found use for empty speaker cabs

Needed a Tv stand for a small space. Had some old JBL S310 cabs so I dado'd using a 3/4 inch router bit. Bought some black shelving from H.D and got creative. Not completely sinished, waiting on new grills for speakers and some touch up work. Had to rips some of the shelving to fit depth, but over all, came out fitting exactly how I wanted it to. Center channel is nice and snug.
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Since I finally coated the base plate on this sub I built a few years ago, I can post it.

Klipsch RW-12d woofer in a Sonosub build.









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Since I finally coated the base plate on this sub I built a few years ago, I can post it.

Klipsch RW-12d woofer in a Sonosub build.

Nice repurposing! Sound better than the stock RW12D box? How did you recess for the legs in this pic? What plywood did you use?
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Klipsch RW-12d woofer in a Sonosub build.











That looks awesome!!!
How does it play with the svs subs? I really like your finish on the bottom mounting plate. Is that cherry finish? Floor plate going to have the same finish?
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Nice repurposing! Sound better than the stock RW12D box? How did you recess for the legs in this pic? What plywood did you use?
Thank you. It sounds WAY, WAY better than the original box. To recess the legs in the baffle and base plate, I used a Forstner bit and a drill press. IIRC, it is 1/2" birch plywood.

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That looks awesome!!!
How does it play with the svs subs? I really like your finish on the bottom mounting plate. Is that cherry finish? Floor plate going to have the same finish?
Thank you!

The base plate is coated in DuraTex, which is something I finally did years later this past week. IIRC, I stained the end caps Mahogany and then poly'd it.




I did test it against the SVS: Klipsch Sonosub build



And I close mic tested it after talking with Ed as SVS.



He told me to leave it as is.

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Thought I would share some pictures of my DIYSG FUSION 8 Towers and the Volt 6 surrounds. Walnut veneer on the sides and duratex on the front. Its a shame the front towers are hidden behind the AT screen. Thanks to Erich for all of his help and hard work. These speakers are great. Click image for larger version

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Those are a sweet build Bigkev4123. Precise and beautiful.
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My WAF cabinet build.


2 um18's
11cu ft
Tuned 24 hz
2 6" aeroports full length
inuke 6000 dsp
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Thanks! The front mains are Klipsch KL-650-THX clones. The woofers are no longer available. I did not clone the stands, however. Those are my design. The build thread is here.
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