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    Default Just finished 2-way floorstander

    36" tall , Seas drivers.

    Still have to buff/polish the lacquer. Also made provisions to turn it into a 3-way someday.
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    I remember when 'broadband' meant The Go-Go's.

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    wow, this looks great, beautiful workmanship. how does it sound?
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    What do you do with these speakers once you make them? Do you sell them?
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    You can make speakers for me any day. :)
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    Gorgeous!!!
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    Nice man! Keep it up!

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    That is an absolutely beautiful finish on them. I am sorry man but I need details please, both regarding the finish and the detail on the baffle edge. Hard to tell but that looks like more than just your standard roundover on the outer edge.

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    I want a pair!!!!
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    Beautiful job!!!
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    Sweet :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnite Mick
    That is an absolutely beautiful finish on them. I am sorry man but I need details please, both regarding the finish and the detail on the baffle edge. Hard to tell but that looks like more than just your standard roundover on the outer edge.

    Thanks,
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    The finish is spray cans of Rustoleum Auto primer followed by Duplicolor Truck/Van (Dark Garnet Red) and sealed with Deft gloss lacquer. Still waitng to finish curing before buffing/polishing. MUST use a mask.

    I drew a line 3" from front on sides/top as a guide and sculpted by hand. Contour gauge helped but was still a lot of work. BTW sides are 1 1/2" thick.

    The 7" Seas H1215 has exceptional bass, something I was concerned about initially. Overall a sweet sounding speaker .

    I have made provisions in its design to convert to a 3-way fairly easily. Top of front baffle could fit a Vifa D26NC55 tweeter or one of the Morel small faces. Wire for mid already routed through cabinet. Current tweeter cutout is exact fit for any of the Vifa 4"mids.
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    I can't get over how gorgeous that finish is, and it is going to get better yet. Thanks for the info.

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    Absolutely gorgeous!! Still trying to get over the fact that the finish is used with spray cans! You my friend are definetly an artist! Beautiful!

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    Spray cans of Deft.....ugh, that's nasty sheeet. Bring them over here and I'll shoot you a real nice, true lacquer finish.
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    Would be proud to have something like that. EXCELLENT work. If they sound just half as good as they look - you're onto somethin' :)

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    looks great, would love to hear em
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    Buffed one of them today. Color is a bit brighter and metalflake shows through now.
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    Those look great.I bet those enclosures have a few man hours into them.
    Did you design the crossover yourself or copy another design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27
    Those look great.I bet th+ose enclosures have a few man hours into them.
    Did you design the crossover yourself or copy another design?

    Yes a lot of man hours in them. I started on them about a month ago. I also incorporated a couple of features that allowed me the option of converting them to a 3-way in the future.

    The only access to the x-over is through the woofer cutout. However with the internal bracing it would have been impossible to do. So I created what I call an "Active Brace" which is essentially a turnbuckle attached to large eye-hooks on the sides (which are 1 1/2" thick btw.). Torqueing it by hand gives plenty of force. This allows me to remove the brace to get the x-over out. The x-over is mounted with velcro on a slanted board below the woofer. (See pic). Bottom compartments are 3/4 filled with sand (actually kitty litter, sand was just too heavy.)

    Crossover was copied from an existing design.
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    I notice that these very closely resemble a couple of Kharma models. Were you trying to duplicate one of their designs, or did you just like the style of them?

    Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmy330go
    I notice that these very closely resemble a couple of Kharma models. Were you trying to duplicate one of their designs, or did you just like the style of them?

    Just curious.
    I don't see much resemblance?;)

    I liked the style of them but those Accutons and 9900 tweeters run about $1000. Then there's the Silver oils and....


    I tend to shy away from boxes and admire those who make speakers that not only sound good but look good. I would compare this hobby to that of car building or collecting. You would probably prefer to have something that not only performs great but looks great too.

    And also I have no WAF problem.:D

    I also did another Kharma model awhile back. see pic.
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    You make some complex sheat dude...

    I hope to be able to make some stuff like that one of these here days...

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    Those are really good looking. I've admired the look of the Kharma line for quite a while now. Keep up the good work.

    I too look forward to doing those kind of projects in the near future, but just can't seem to find the time yet. One of these days!
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    They are some very nice looking speakers. do they sound as nice as they look?
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    VERY nice work!

    What software/hardware are you using for your crossover work? I've been learning SoundEasy (should be SoundHard) recently along with an M-Audio Mobile Pre and a Behringer ECM8000. I'm currently designing a 3-way dipole with four Dayton RS225s (40-300hz), a single Dayton RS150 (300-1.4khz) and a single Dayton RS28 (1.4khz+). You should really give dipole speakers a try. It looks like you've mastered a typical speaker, so why not step up to the next level :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazeroth
    VERY nice work!

    What software/hardware are you using for your crossover work? I've been learning SoundEasy (should be SoundHard) recently along with an M-Audio Mobile Pre and a Behringer ECM8000. I'm currently designing a 3-way dipole with four Dayton RS225s (40-300hz), a single Dayton RS150 (300-1.4khz) and a single Dayton RS28 (1.4khz+). You should really give dipole speakers a try. It looks like you've mastered a typical speaker, so why not step up to the next level :D



    The x-over was an existing LEAP design with these drivers. I have not delved into the software yet. I usually have my x-overs custom designed based on my specs.


    I've considered dipoles and heard the pros/cons but have never seen nor heard one myself. Maybe someday.

    I'd like to watch the progress on your project. Please post when you can.

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    Those are beautiful! Congrats.
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    You, Sir, are one very talended craftman! Beautiful work!

    Can I order a pair of Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario look-a-like? :)

    (...and how much...?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese
    You, Sir, are one very talended craftman! Beautiful work!

    Can I order a pair of Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario look-a-like? :)

    (...and how much...?)
    :) Never thought of the Amati...hmmmm. Another floorstander and the wife would shoot me.

    But I do have one set each of Guarneris and Concertos in stock. Unfortunately I only made those for my personal use.
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    Very nice work Sir. Other than speakers do you build anything else?
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