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« on: November 23, 2009, 08:43:22 AM »

This all started around Jan 2006. My DIY Brazilian rosewood JBL corner horns were nice but just didn't have the high end sparkle that I wanted. This after my custom Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre didn't were not that great at near field. Imagine that a speaker with a 15 foot bass fold not working well in my living room. So on to a new design.

Baltic birch and MDF with CNC bracing and kerf MDF sides.

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 08:44:20 AM »

I filled the kerf with some glass microbeads and spray the interior with rubberized automotive undercoating and add fiberglass batting. These cabinets are DEAD!

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 08:45:09 AM »

Added JBL 2235H woofers, Altec 802-8G drivers mounted to Altec 511B horns and JBL 077 slot tweeters. Used some perf metal covered with JBL blue grill cloth and they become speakers. Just in a raw state.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 08:46:17 AM »

Years later I finally pulled the drivers out so I could veneer them. They look nicer being the focal point of my living room.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 08:47:25 AM »

Here they are with three coats of DEFT lacquer on. More to go but they're already looking pretty good.


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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 08:48:20 AM »

I turned some 3"x2" 6061 billet aluminum feet for them.

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 11:32:12 AM »

WOW, fantastic job man! Wish I could build like that.....
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 05:10:42 PM »

WOW,, very nice. How do they sound?

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