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Desktop Mini build
11/18/21 at 19:10:15
 
I bought another kit:
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Re: Desktop Mini build
Reply #1 - 11/18/21 at 19:12:05
 
Itís a flat pack that allows me to proceed directly to glue up and then to Heat Lock veneering.
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Reply #2 - 11/18/21 at 19:15:45
 
The laurel burl comes complete with imperfections, buy I donít know that I mind so much.
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Reply #3 - 11/18/21 at 19:17:48
 
The iron-on aspect of the gluing process surprised me when the veneer started to expand as I got to the edges. More cracking, Iím just going to say it gives them character.
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Reply #4 - 11/18/21 at 19:19:58
 
Some wiped on yellowed shellac for some color.
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Reply #5 - 11/18/21 at 19:21:03
 
And then wipe on satin poly to finish.
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Reply #6 - 11/18/21 at 19:22:16
 
And done. Now I really do have too many speakers.
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Reply #7 - 11/18/21 at 19:23:23
 
Nice enough from the back, too.
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Re: Desktop Mini build
Reply #8 - 11/18/21 at 20:39:35
 
WOW! very nice to look at but what do they sound like?
Inquisitive ears want to know.
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Reply #9 - 11/18/21 at 21:23:40
 
I havenít given them the run-in they deserve but my first impression while building was pretty good. Obviously with such a small woofer a subwoofer is required to get deep bass but my initial guess is they go at least to 80hz before the bottom takes a steep drop. I really like Danny Richie's approach to voicing a speaker so there's that caveat.
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Reply #10 - 11/20/21 at 03:48:01
 
The burl wood is a beauty!
Are those the Accuton ceramic dome drivers?

Brian
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Reply #11 - 11/20/21 at 12:50:14
 
I donít know the branding but his description calls them aluminum. The top end has a very ďairyĒ quality and isnít harsh at all. I was suitably impressed as it isnít an expensive kit. Also, not terribly efficient unfortunately (at least when I tested them in my shop) so I think maybe suitable only for near field  use which the kit name implies.
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Re: Desktop Mini build
Reply #12 - 11/20/21 at 17:07:16
 
Very nice!
I wish that my stuff came out looking that good.
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Reply #13 - 11/22/21 at 03:55:49
 
Thank you, EdwardT for the information. They sure look sharp!

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