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Anyone wish to show us their diy efforts? Speakers, room treatments, racks etc?. Pics & descriptions compulsory! Cheers

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RE: DIY pics please

I changed the lock on my front door this morning don't have any pictures tho!!

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Yes, more DIY pictures. Especially if it's home made speakers. My  cabinet making skills are non-existent but I like to admire other people's efforts.

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RE: DIY pics please

In process of overhauling (for the second time) my Mission 753s. I'll get the camera out at some point...!

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RE: DIY pics please

I built my cabinet below:

 

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Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.

Dining Room - Sonos S5.

Music - HP Proliant Server running WHS 2011 ¦ streaming FLAC to Sonos ZP90 and OPPO 95 via SC-LX85.

Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

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RE: DIY pics please

Thanks Michael for the first. That looks a very nice cabinet. Room for a centre one day maybe?

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RE: DIY pics please

It is behind the grill Smile

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AV System -  Panasonic 42VT30 ¦ MA Apex 5.1- 4xA10 1xA40+ AW-12 Sub ¦ Van Damme UP LCOFC Speaker Cable ¦ Pioneer SC-LX85 ¦ OPPO 95 ¦ Mark Grant G1500HD Precision audio cable ¦ Sky+ HD(1TB) ¦ Chord Active HDMI ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Belkin PF50 mains conditioner.

Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.

Dining Room - Sonos S5.

Music - HP Proliant Server running WHS 2011 ¦ streaming FLAC to Sonos ZP90 and OPPO 95 via SC-LX85.

Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

Controlled by – iPad2 and Harmony 1100.

 

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I love DIY speakers and would love to build an amp if I could find a decent kit.

My speakers from Wilmslow Audio.

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Balderdash wrote:

I love DIY speakers and would love to build an amp if I could find a decent kit.

My speakers from Wilmslow Audio.

Wow!

Any 'work in progress' pics? They look superb.

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RE: DIY pics please

As op I feel the need to comment but I will leave it to others! Nicely hidden centre channel. Love it! The speakers look great too. Build photos would be good and 'results'? Lovin' 'em tho please keep 'em comin'.  beauty, eh

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RE: DIY pics please

I was wrong with the £1000 but check out these KITS!! (prices rounded)

K8020 Valve Control Amplifier Kit.                                                                                        £325

K8040 High End MOSFET Power Amplifier Kit £275 X 2 I am pretty sure!=                        £550

Total                                                                                                                                     £875

I have built kits since the 60's and would be confident building these but the price!

Anybody on any forum actually bought these kits and built them successfully?

If so what do they sound like?

Paul

 

 

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Post duplicated & can't seem to be able to delete.

Paul

 

 

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My comment re £1000 being wrong related to a post I made which I subsequently altered one word went foe moderation and has dissappeared. I was replying to nthe guy who would like to make a decent amplifier kit and I was refering him to Quasar Electronics and their VELMAN kit range which culminates in a £700 to £800 set of kits for two power amps and one preamp. Why this had to be moderated and dissappeared I don't know!

Paul

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My comment re £1000 being wrong related to a post I made which I subsequently altered one word went foe moderation and has dissappeared. I was replying to nthe guy who would like to make a decent amplifier kit and I was refering him to Quasar Electronics and their VELMAN kit range which culminates in a £700 to £800 set of kits for two power amps and one preamp. Why this had to be moderated and dissappeared I don't know!

Paul

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sticky

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RE: DIY pics please

My effort, a pair of small full-range monitors for the computer system.

speakerzz

single speaker

The enclosures are a simple bass-reflex design made from Sainsbury's acacia placemats and finished with tung oil.

I've used Tang Band 3-inch bamboo cone drivers, model no.W3-1364SA.

Would love to build a pair of horns one day, alas currently don't have enough room.