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Is that sapele on the bottom right? That could end up looking pretty cool.
It's called big island koa. High gloss
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It's called big island koa. High gloss
I'm not a fan of gloss, but YMMV.

The Madagascar next to it (I believe) is high gloss too. What color profile are you leaning to?

ETA: I believe most of the Wilsonart laminates are available in different sheens. Look into that.

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I'm not a fan of gloss, but YMMV.

The Madagascar next to it (I believe) is high gloss too. What color profile are you leaning to?

ETA: I believe most of the Wilsonart laminates are available in different sheens. Look into that.
Yeah the high gloss look kinda cool but the show fingerprints a lot. Plus will give lots of unwanted reflections.

Havent really looked at them much yet. Still wiring up crossovers...now will be out of town for the week so hitting the pause button
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The build looks great so far. I was able to use 12ga wires on mine, but it wasn't an easy task. In the end it worked and I am happy with it. Make sure you seal the speaker wires holes in the center baffle. The center needs to be sealed. I purposely over glued with titebond III so as to have airtight seals but made sure to caulk the spreaker wire holes and use gasket tape for the banana plug plates.
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The build looks great so far. I was able to use 12ga wires on mine, but it wasn't an easy task. In the end it worked and I am happy with it. Make sure you seal the speaker wires holes in the center baffle. The center needs to be sealed. I purposely over glued with titebond III so as to have airtight seals but made sure to caulk the spreaker wire holes and use gasket tape for the banana plug plates.
Man I couldn't get 12ga to fit in the crossover terminals. Had a bunch of 16ga laying around so I'm using that.
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Man I couldn't get 12ga to fit in the crossover terminals. Had a bunch of 16ga laying around so I'm using that.


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Like the lower right finish but if its a HT I like dark satin or flat finishes.
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Took the week off at the beach but back at it.

Got all 3 crossovers wired up.

2 of 3 baffles on.

Inside viewable area of ports spray painted black.

Just need to glue on 3rd baffle, sand everything then assemble for now.

Gonna run them a bit before final finishing...still havent picked out a finish yet.

Also need to start working on some grilles so they can be around the kids
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What paint do you guys use for the mdf?

Gonna use a laminate for the top and sides but I'm thinking just black for the baffle and maybe the back.

Don't really want the duratex finish.
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What paint do you guys use for the mdf?

Gonna use a laminate for the top and sides but I'm thinking just black for the baffle and maybe the back.

Don't really want the duratex finish.
Have to ask, why not the Duratex finish? Too rough? That can be knocked down quite a bit by thinning it with water (I believe I used about 15% water/Duratex on my Fusion-8 builds in my sig) and applying with a foam roller, gives a very fine pebbly finish.

If you state the finish you're looking for I'm sure there will be many that can provide alternatives.

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Have to ask, why not the Duratex finish? Too rough? That can be knocked down quite a bit by thinning it with water (I believe I used about 15% water/Duratex on my Fusion-8 builds in my sig) and applying with a foam roller, gives a very fine pebbly finish.



If you state the finish you're looking for I'm sure there will be many that can provide alternatives.
Yeah too rough.....plus too expensive.

$80ish a gallon is kinda pricey
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All sanded.

Gonna install everything and run them a bit before finishing.

Waiting on some more laminate samples
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Painting MDF is a dream. Anything will work, even cans of spray paint will give you great results.


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Minor thread hijack. How high should 1099s be placed? I see these on the floor. Is that too low? Should they go on stands? On an entertainment center? Assume viewers/listeners are sitting on a standard couch.
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Minor thread hijack. How high should 1099s be placed? I see these on the floor. Is that too low? Should they go on stands? On an entertainment center? Assume viewers/listeners are sitting on a standard couch.
Yeah definitely plan on building stands to bring em up about 12-18"
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Yeah definitely plan on building stands to bring em up about 12-18"
Wave guide should be about head height? In all the pics, I see the wave guide is on the top side of the speaker when placed. Are there any issues turning them over?
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Wave guide should be about head height? In all the pics, I see the wave guide is on the top side of the speaker when placed. Are there any issues turning them over?
Waveguide at about ear height...and matched height across the 3 fronts
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Waveguide at about ear height...and matched height across the 3 fronts
Even with a horizontal center?
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Even with a horizontal center?
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Wave guide should be about head height?

Or aimed at ear level in listening position.

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Any thoughts to keeping the woofer on the ground for midbass?
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I am guessing your part of the reason these went out of stock while I was lurching on DIYSG web page. haha

Still trying to decide what line is best for me to build.

Looks good so far! looking forward to seeing how it comes out with the laminate.
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As far as finishing them, I have always used an oil based primer and then finished with a latex black. I have found that using a latex paint on MDF soaks in far more than an oil based. Plus the primer gives you a nicer surface for your paint IMO.
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I am guessing your part of the reason these went out of stock while I was lurching on DIYSG web page. haha



Still trying to decide what line is best for me to build.



Looks good so far! looking forward to seeing how it comes out with the laminate.
Haha probably. I bought them back in February and it took like 6 weeks to get everything here.

A buddy of mine wants to buy some now but they've been out of stock for a while
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Haha probably. I bought them back in February and it took like 6 weeks to get everything here.

A buddy of mine wants to buy some now but they've been out of stock for a while
Yes you have to patient with the DIYSG orders. Erich has been helping me with an order for kits that have been 'out of stock' and its about to happen. Got to be persistent and patient but the results are worth it imo.
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