So here is my Stealth 1099s Project. I wanted something with a high WAF factor but still sound good. I found a set of 1099s that @dwaleke was selling so I made the ten hour round trip to pick them up. They were in great shape, prebuilt, so it was well worth the trip.
So my plan was to heighten the side speakers so all the horns were at ear level of 32”. I used sand filled boxes on the bottom to do this. These things are a solid 150lbs a pop now, which is super overkill but they are solid. I then got Baltic Birch ply and layered the sides and added a lip that extended ¾” so I could install grills.
I found some ¾” metal stock and asked my friend to weld them together. So far we did the one as a test run and it works wonderfully. Unfortunately he did them so well after putting the material on I don’t think I would be able to get the thing out without destroying the fabric. I tried to cover the grill once and it came out poorly, but once I ripped it off and tried again, it came out perfect. Hot glue works wonders.
I painted the face of the boxes black so when looking through the grills it appears uniform. It also gives a great appearance with the grills off. I am looking forward to having the other two grills built and have them be done. I loved working on the project and am insanely happy with how they have turned out.
Picking them up was quite the journey!
Giving them a few days testing before ripping them apart.
Sanded them all down, nice and pretty.
Built wooden stands and added sand to deaden the up and add weight.
Glued the boxes on. Solid and extremely heavy now.
Got the skin put on. Starting to look good.
Added front piece for looks and to make them look more finished.
One grill done. Just had to add material. Wanted to see how one worked before building more.
Ready for paint!
Painted and fronts painted black!
Reassembled and beautiful!
One grill down! Two to go!
And they are all done!
Hope you guys enjoyed the build, I know I did! Love the finished project. I will add pictures of the trio when they are all done!