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by lowpolyjoe
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Invictus for HT?
Replies: 1
Views: 2643

Invictus for HT?

Anyone run the Invictus design for home-theatre use? I have some restive (narrow but tall) tower design constraints for my space and have been searching for a good design to meet my needs. Invictus has some nice looking drivers and well respected designer, but design writeup essentially says it's no...
by lowpolyjoe
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Modified Finalists Build
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

Re: Modified Finalists Build

Sweet - i like how they look as a tower.
by lowpolyjoe
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Swopes MTM
Replies: 22
Views: 8753

Re: Swopes MTM

Sweet! They came out great. The contrast with the black does look nice.
by lowpolyjoe
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Swopes MTM
Replies: 22
Views: 8753

Re: Swopes MTM

Are those stands made completely from hardwood? What made you paint them instead of show the grain? I see Formby's in one of your pics. I think that is one of the products that's a "tung oil finish"... including other stuff in addition to the Tung Oil. I've used something similar from Minwax. Those ...
by lowpolyjoe
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Swopes MTM
Replies: 22
Views: 8753

Re: Swopes MTM

Wow! Is that solid oak? Most experts' posts I've read advise against hardwood for fear of wood movement compromising the enclosure, but it sure makes for a great looking set of speakers! I like the stands too - i built a pair somewhat similar myself. How long did the finishing process take you? I tr...
by lowpolyjoe
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Overnight Sensations Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Overnight Sensations Kit

Hey all... I see the OS MT kit here at Meniscus uses a different tweeter than the Parts express kit. It's a few bucks more at Meniscus and doesn't come with the enclosure. I don't need the enclosure and the price difference isn't much, but I'm curious about some opinions on which sounds better. It w...
by lowpolyjoe
Thu May 02, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Finalists Build
Replies: 15
Views: 13988

Re: Finalists Build

Thanks Jeff :) I bought enough veneer to try to cover a center channel if i ever get ambitious enough to try to build one. Haven't had time/money/drive for that yet. Imaging was fantastic when i first set up these speakers in my livingroom so i wasn't planning on building a center at all. However, t...
by lowpolyjoe
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Finalists Build
Replies: 15
Views: 13988

Re: Finalists Build

Thanks Matt. Statements were my first choice for this build but my livingroom setup will not allow for pulling the cabinets out far enough from the wall :( The Finalists have the sealed-mid-chamber option, which i have to use. I still kind of want to build the Statements at some point, just to hear ...
by lowpolyjoe
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 3569

Re: Greetings

Glad to see you here. Hope the forum starts to pick up :)
by lowpolyjoe
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: General Speaker Building
Topic: Finalists Build
Replies: 15
Views: 13988

Re: Finalists Build

You have a small drill with a plunge attachment to it. What attachment is that? I really need to pick one of those up. In the vids when you cut your woofer holes it looks like you re-plug the cutout then go over it again with the router. Were you cutting the countersinks then? Your pic of the built...