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#1 posted 06-26-2016 01:41 PM
We share hobbies! I concentrate mostly on subwoofers with 1-1/2 inch thick MDF front baffle boards and 1-1/8” MDF for the rest of the cabinet. Your speakers look great! Where do you get your drivers? I use Parts Express out of Ohio.
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#2 posted 06-26-2016 01:59 PM
Nice! I use PE for most parts as well. These have an inner cabinet of 3/4” MDF, and then are clad with the pine. Here is a picture of the partially completed build.
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#3 posted 06-26-2016 02:19 PM
Love the way the multiple board grains are emphasized. Almost like looking at a miniature floor. Nice job, and thanks for sharing.
-- Scott, Irmo SC
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#4 posted 06-26-2016 02:55 PM
Drop dead gorgeous!
-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.
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#5 posted 06-26-2016 08:45 PM
I started a business with two of my hobbies. www.deepseasound.com
Hope to turn it into a full time job sooner than later.
Your speakers look really nice. Have you measured them?
#6 posted 06-26-2016 09:26 PM
Wow, dgage, those are some extreme subwoofers! Very nice! The pricing seems very fair as well. I wish you the best of luck!
I haven’t done any in-box measurements yet, but I should get around to it soon, so that I can start designing the crossovers.
#7 posted 06-27-2016 01:32 AM
Thanks Joe! Extreme is a good word. Surprisingly, the 24” is an incredibly musical sub. When I first heard it in a friend’s theater, I was floored by how good it sounded and was rendered speechless when I heard it was playing up to 100 Hz. 20+ years ago in high school, I installed car stereos and often built huge ported 15” boxes and while the owners were happy, I thought they sounded like crap. :) I had a single Boston Acoustics Pro 10” in my truck which hit hard and incredibly tight so I know what good bass is. The biggest sales job now is to convince people a 24” sub can truly sound as good as a 12” but with a lot more deep bass capability. Even most customers are surprised by how good it is with music when they get it.
After hearing it, it’s a Stereo Integrity HS-24 (and the BHS-24) by the way, I decided someone needed to come out with this as a commercial product and since I wanted to start a business….the rest is history. Hopefully a long history. :)
Good luck with the crossovers…I’ll be designing my own speakers this fall, they’ll have high-efficiency 12” midranges (not midbasses) to keep up with the subs. Should be a fun but difficult project.
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#8 posted 06-27-2016 10:47 AM
End grain speaker cabinets, cool. I too use PE for my parts. Working on a new 7.1 system. Hope to actually start making cabinets before the end of the year. Going to be mostly painted MDF. The wife does not want to see the boxes on the wall.
-- Chris K
#9 posted 06-27-2016 12:58 PM
Dgage, what drivers are you looking at for the mids? I’m guessing some of the Acoustic Elegance units would be a good fit.
#10 posted 06-27-2016 03:40 PM
Acoustic Elegance obviously makes some very good drivers of all types but I’m going with a custom 12 designed by Nick Lemons, owner of Stereo Integrity as he is my driver builder. I’ll be using a nice, stock higher frequency driver but I’m keeping that one close to the vest. :)
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#11 posted 06-27-2016 04:04 PM
would look very good on back seat of my car LMAO NOT :)))))))GREAT JOB
-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN
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#12 posted 06-27-2016 09:00 PM
Very nice, thx for sharing. You get my wheels turning now.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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