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I have been jealous of Jean-Michel LeCleac'h's speaker system since I first saw photos of it five years or so ago, but building such a system would ha...
I first heard of Martin Seddon's fiberglass horns in the context of his AH-160 for Lowther drivers. Martin had used the (acoustically sweet) horn curv...
I already had a 12" subwoofer from Parts Express that I like well enough, so that's 30-70Hz covered nicely: 30-70Hz: Subwoofer 80Hz-800Hz: ??? 800-8,...
I also already had some Fostex FT17H supertweeters. I used my dad's plunge router and a Jasper Circle Jig to mill some donuts out of 1x8 alder, mounte...
I used some of the salvage money to buy a pair of JBL 2225H woofers salvaged from a closed-down movie theater. I used WinISD to design some 3ft3 bass...
I went to the lumber yard and bought three half-sheets of 3/4" MDF. (I know from experience that I can neither lift nor haul full sheets, so I buy hal...
I wanted to use biscuits as a hack to hold the panels in square during glue-up. I'm not graceful with big pipe clamps. I used WAY too many biscuits, ...
I painted five sides (all but the front) of each box with gloopy, gloppy black DuraTex texture paint, because: - I like the way DuraTex looks - I didn...
I cut the holes for the woofers and the port tubes in the front baffles with a plunge router and a Jasper Circle Jig. I drilled pilot holes for the po...
I used iron-on cherry veneer from tapeease.com. Boy, was that easier than using contact cement! I recommend it! You can make your own iron-on by rolli...
Per Wayne Parham's standard advice, I installed braces made of 1x2 aspen between the woofer hole and the port-tube holes. (One brace front-to-back, an...
Also per Wayne, I glued R11 fiberglass insulation to the top, back, cross-brace and one full side. (This is to prevent unwanted standing-wave resonanc...
I ran 18ga zip cable from the terminals to the woofers and screwed and bolted everything on. The woofer boxes are DONE!
I already had a Rane AC23 stereo three-way active crossover and a bunch of preamps and amps. What's going on in the photo is: The iPod (full of 256K...
I like it! I'll be messing with the exact crossover points and levels for a while (and I'm itching to repair a couple of my vacuum-tube amplifiers so...
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Posted:Dec 17, 2011
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