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ScottN

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960 days ago

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.


My wall support is 2 toilet flanges and an elbow.

The crossovers

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


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jaydubya

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#1 posted 960 days ago

Pretty excessive for shop speakers. I like

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ScottN

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#2 posted 960 days ago

Its how I play my music. :D

-- New Auburn,WI

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NBeener

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#3 posted 960 days ago

I don’t really know where New Auburn, Wisconsin is, but … wait there.

I’m grabbing my CD case, a bottle of single-malt scotch, and heading up to your place.

Man. Those are SO cool !!!!! If you are to be believed—that they sound as good as they look—they you get my 2012 Cool Dude Award—first time ever given !

I’m almost frightened by them. That skyline treatment almost looks like flames ! And then … toilet flanges ?? Flush the bass !

Wow. This is totally awesome :-)

Hope you’re learning sign language. Between music and power tools … well … you know …. ;-)

-- -- Neil

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mtenterprises

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#4 posted 960 days ago

DAMN MAN thems an nice set of speakers!
MIKE

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ldl

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#5 posted 960 days ago

Won’t be no shop noise in your shop just jamming.

Looks good. I’d like to have those in my house.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Alan Robertson

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#6 posted 960 days ago

Sure they will be big enough for the shop? Gorgeous.

-- MrAl

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NBeener

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#7 posted 960 days ago

Wait.

I think I HEAR them !

-- -- Neil

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ScottN

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#8 posted 960 days ago

mmmm…single-malt scotch.

-- New Auburn,WI

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Bill White

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#9 posted 960 days ago

Gonna put grills on those speakers? They don’t like foreign material slammin’ into the cones.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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NBeener

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#10 posted 960 days ago

I’m thinking they’re going to move enough air to create a dust-free barrier, within about two feet of them ;-)

-- -- Neil

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sras

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#11 posted 960 days ago

Won’t need earplugs – can’t hear the saw over the speakers! Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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willie

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#12 posted 959 days ago

Those should do the job! Music in the shop is a necessity.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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ldl

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#13 posted 959 days ago

Boy with those speakers you’ll have music outside the shop also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Nighthawk

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#14 posted 959 days ago

Was wounder what that noise was… I blamed the neighbours… but it appares to be you…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Moron

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#15 posted 959 days ago

Dreams do come true

soooo jealous

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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