Been making big progress. Been recording some video since I don't see much 1099 video content. Will post once all is done and edited. In the meantime, here are some phone snaps of the progress. These suckers are going to be HUGE compared to the Core 2-Ways they're replacing haha.
First, let's go into some background.
Wife and I used to live in Seattle, WA and we had an incredible Statements setup with 3 Statements for LCR, (2) dual-opposed bass bins to add deep extension, and (4) 18in woofers in a IB setup for bass. The Statements each had XPA-1 block for power and the subs were powered by (2) Inuke 6000DSPs. It was great for critical istening and did very well with movies. But I had always wanted the effortless-ness of high efficiency speakers. Wife and I love watching live music blurays and they did really well until they ran out of steam. Awesome for close to reference volume, but you could hear the strain when really pushed.
Then we moved to TX and I sold the setup to my parents. I was transitioning into car stuff and we were getting into a new house, so I used the opportunity to make some changes. The sound system sucked, but the car build was kickass!
Onto now, I'm finally building the setup I've been dreaming about for 4 years. 3 1099s for LCR, 2 magnum 12s for midbass, and an IB in the attic. Will eventually replace the in-wall speakers that provide Atmos and Surround with volts. Progress on the 1099s.
Built a skeleton to wrap the sides around. 0.5 in MDF front and .75 backs.
Suckers are definitely huge in comparison. 47.5in tall
I used PL construction adhesive to adhere the first layer to the "ribs." Moved to Titebond for the subsequent lamination layers.
Because I no longer have a woodshop, my cuts were a bit rougher than expected and there were plenty of gaps to fill. Let's just say I used plenty of bondo and sanding.
I am finishing them in Walnut. The finish is Watco Dark Walnut + 3 coats of wipe on poly. Going for a hand-rubbed look. Next steps are trim the veneer for the cutouts and wax. Getting excited.