I initially wanted to purchase 5 SHO-10s from CHT last summer. Glad I didn't (although I'm sure their product is great!), because I found DIY sound group.
At first I was hesitant of a 12" midrange, but the specs of the Tempest looked to be exactly what I wanted. So I ordered 2 kits from Erich. My main goals are something clean sounding, 97-99db efficiency, 2-way, and a compression driver. This will be my first pair of speakers with a waveguide/compression driver, so I'm SUPER excited.
My previous setup was 4 Definitive BP6s, and a CLR 2500 with an Epik Empire for the low stuff. Hoping these will sound great enough to make me want to build 3 more.
They arrived a couple weeks later, the packaging was better than anything I'd previously seen! Great job Erich. The boxes were packed neatly, styrofoam was cut to fill voids, along with bubble wrap and paper stuffing. ROCK SOLID.
My plan is to finish the boxes using Birch ply, all mitre joints with a dado and dowel bracing. Then finish the box in a deep cherry/champagne stain with varnish. For Erich's baffles, I intend to finish them in a rich cream color with a heavy gloss coating for a "piano" finish. Hoping it looks nice/classy with the contrasting black drivers and ports... We'll see
I'm going to try and upload some pics of the progress so far
Edited by turbosc297 - 2/4/13 at 11:14am