I'm pretty new to speaker building. I've built a pair of PE BR-1's in the past, but that's it. I have a bit more experience with woodworking, but I can't claim anything past hobbyist. The BR-1's turned out okay, but I'm hoping to step up my workmanship for this build.
I've already read over a few great Finalist build threads, so a lot of my questions have been answered. I'm down to a couple questions that I haven't seen addressed anywhere else:
- I prefer the look of simple binding posts to a terminal cup... however, I see that most people are mounting the near/far switch inside the terminal cup. Would it work to instead mount the switch through the mid tube? The potential problems I see are loss of tube rigidity or the obstruction in the tube of the switch itself, but both of these seem pretty minor (especially in light of the mid wires that already need to escape the tube). I like the idea of mounting the switch here as it would be mostly invisible, but still easily accessed when plugging or unplugging the tube.
- I'd like to add mounting holes on the bottom of the speaker to attach them to speaker stands (which I'll also build...). In the threads I've looked through, I never really see people do this. Is there a reason? My plan was to double the bottom of the speaker and then install T-nuts or similar in the bottom layer, if that makes sense. I'm interested in this mounting solution because I anticipate moving the speakers between a "listening position" and a "we also have to live here" position and moving the whole thing as a single assembly seems simpler/safer.
Thanks in advance for reading. And thanks to everyone that has answered questions in other threads. Were it not for that, those questions would be here too!