|Forum topic by ScottN||posted 01-12-2012 03:22 PM||1592 views||3 times favorited||27 replies|
01-12-2012 03:22 PM
I have a friend that’s heavy into audio and I was telling him my old shop speakers (pioneer hpm 100’s) were in sad state of repair. He told me with all my ww experience, I’m crazy not to build my own. After looking through all the different designs and the prices to build them I decided to go with the “http://speakerdesignworks.com/NS6project_1.html”: Stentorions. My total cost of the build was a little over $300.
I started this project a few weeks before Christmas, working on it in my spare time.I ended up finishing it during the holidays when all the kids were home for Christmas. I was getting up at 3:00 in the morning before everyone woke up to try and get a few more hours into it. The finish wasn’t a top priority because they were just shop speakers. I sprayed the finish on with spray cans :(, because I didn’t want to heat the shop up to 70 deg and spend the time cleaning my spray equipment. After all there just shop speakers.
This was by and far the funnest project I have ever built.
I finished them the day after Christmas. I brought them inside the house and I was pretty nervous hooking them up and turning them on for the first time. I was in awe…the sound that poured out of the speakers were by far the best I’ve ever heard.
My next build is going to be replacing my c-series energy speakers in my theater room.
I had so much fun building this project I wanted to share.
a simple speaker grill to help keep the dust out of the crossover compartment.
Last year I started a complete shop overhaul. So please forgive the mess. I’m still working on it.
-- New Auburn,WI