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Reply #50 - 06/11/19 at 00:41:45
 
They make noise.
After vacation they will get a lot more work on looks. I'm not too happy with the finish at this point. The paint is really soft right now.
They sound pretty good, hopefully it will get even better with more time on them.

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Reply #51 - 06/11/19 at 01:32:51
 
As the paint dries and gets hard the sound will likely become brittle.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #52 - 06/15/19 at 14:46:45
 
I am very happy with the sound of my little vacation speakers. They sound more than adequate in my listening room. The little sub adds a lot to the sound.
Here they are piled up on top of my little horns in front of my open baffles running off of my Torii. I might have a couple pairs of speakers hanging out around here.


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Reply #53 - 06/29/19 at 00:26:42
 
After a few weeks of playing my little vacation speakers it is time to get back to my open baffles and Torii.
My little fling into solid state and box speakers was fun, but I kind of feel dirty right now, maybe even like a slutty cheap tramp!
That might be a metaphor, I'm not cheap!!!

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Reply #54 - 08/02/19 at 17:48:31
 
I just downloaded plans for a Wicked One Sub. This might get ugly.
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Reply #55 - 08/02/19 at 18:43:44
 
Awesome! Is it going in the garage or a car?
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Reply #56 - 08/02/19 at 19:20:02
 
Either the Garage or for my listening room.
My OB's can always use some reinforcement down low.
The plans are a little wanting for detail, but I know a guy that can flesh them out a bit. Lol!
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Reply #57 - 08/03/19 at 02:22:49
 
I believe that to build a Wicked One you have to summon Satin or one of his Minions.

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Reply #58 - 08/03/19 at 21:42:58
 
It took me a while to figure out the print but I finally saw what I was missing.
I'm starting to make some headway. The angles are fun to figure out.



My garage is a mess. I really need to build a dedicated shop.

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Reply #59 - 08/09/19 at 06:54:40
 
Oh wow, I remember building those!

I think that was the first time I chatted with Bob - he PM'd me after I posted excitedly about my build, to point out I got one of my angles wrong. I thought it was very cool of him to politely send me a note and help me correct it.

Someday I'll build an Imperial SO.  

I'm really excited to see how you like it once you get it running, Donnie!
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Reply #60 - 08/09/19 at 10:54:27
 
One of my guys is going to do a layout for me so that I will get all of the angles right.
It has been a fun build so far, just my stupid job gets in the way. If I only didn't need money, there would be so many more hours in the day to play!
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Reply #61 - 09/20/19 at 23:14:29
 
I need even more big speakers. There is a little more room left.
I drug my Bigger is Better garage speakers in today. They seem to put out a bit of bass down here.
They are tall and heavy. Just about at the limit of what I can carry down steps.


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Reply #62 - 10/08/19 at 20:54:57
 
I just wanted it to be known that I do build speakers that are not painted red. Gloss white is a new frontier for me.
We are calling them "Stormtroopers".




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Reply #63 - 10/10/19 at 13:52:45
 
Looks nice and promising...
My attempt at "sparkly" white was an utter failure: https://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1570297736#5... (too thick layers became wrinkled, white became a tinge greenish), so I'd love to see your results from a closer look  Smiley
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Reply #64 - 10/10/19 at 22:05:34
 
Well Al PI, my white paint luck is on a downward spiral.
I was sanding it flat and started seeing dark spots, I had sanded through, Damn!  
Another couple of coats were laid down and I'm waiting for it to dry out. We will see how it looks tomorrow.
Patience is a virtue.
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Reply #65 - 10/11/19 at 18:54:24
 
The Storm Troopers are nearing the finish.
They sound pretty good for something with less than $75 worth of drivers in them. Just some small detail work to go.

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Reply #66 - 10/19/19 at 16:12:16
 
Just a quiet Saturday morning being improved by music.
I'm listening to my Bigger is Better speakers. They are doing a lot of duty lately.
The Stormtroopers are off to their new home. The kid that got them is impressed as hell with them. Sometimes I get lucky.

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Reply #67 - 11/11/19 at 00:10:27
 
Donnie,
Did you lose interest in the portable box for your sister that started this thread?
I think it is interesting.  
I wonder if the best sound for the dollar could be done monophonic.
And perhaps build a Zen Kit for the amplifier.

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Reply #68 - 02/08/20 at 01:22:37
 
So I've been hacking away at this project for a couple of months working on it when the weather would allow. Supposedly my next house will afford me the luxury of a heated shop.
What these are is some DM945ish clones with some different things done to them.
The stands are pretty neat, a young guy at work designed them, so I'll just give him the speakers and stands.
I have to keep paying back, life has treated me pretty good and some people gave me some amazing help when I was just a pup.
Anyway, meet the Grey Ghosts.







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Reply #69 - 02/08/20 at 01:49:58
 
Brian asked
Did you lose interest in the portable box for your sister that started this thread?
I think it is interesting.  

Sorry Brian, I didn't see this until much later.
Well yes I did build my sister a boombox.
It started out nice and innocent and then kind of took on a life of it's own.
I found a huge shipping trunk, worked it over, sealed it up and made separate chambers for  full "stereo".
So it ended up with 2 8" full range elcheapo GRS BOFU drivers and 2 12" subwoofers shooting out the bottom.
I found a Dayton amp with Blutooth that was a 2.1 channel with 50 watts a side and 100 watts for the subs.
The whole thing weighs around 100lbs so I put caster wheels under it.
For some reason I didn't take many pictures when I was building it, but I have the short video below.

https://i.imgur.com/kOWJo5X.mp4
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