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Post by Geezerbldr » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:02 am

As you might infer from my username, I'm probably in the older half (Ha!) of this group. My oldest son has been an audiophile for years. He's been doing car audio projects for himself and his friends for years. Last year or so I persuaded him to assist me in building a portable 2.0 system for small meeting and classrooms. Mission creep set in. I ended up with a 2.0 system, but I also now have a 2.1 system which gets 99% of its use as my Mac sound system. My son designed a bass reflex system with a 6.5" woofer that is tuned to 45Hz. It will reproduce 30Hz if the YouTube video I was using is correct, but he told me not to crank it up below the tuned frequency. Anyhow, it's a great system and I'm enjoying hearing all the parts of my early boomer tunes that I've never heard before. We are now rebuilding a pair of 41" high Kenwood "dual port" enclosures from the late '80's. The woofers are still good and will be reused.

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Post by macdonald » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:57 am

Just joined forum, have build macdonald transmission lines using volt and audax units. great sound but hoping to build a smaller accurate speaker. Picolo or concentium are the two that come to mind. Any views?

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Post by fastbike1 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:14 pm

Hello. Finally registered. Pretty active at Tech Talk. Bought a fair bit of stuff from Meniscus.

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Post by SpeedRacer » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:08 pm

Hello all!

Some of you I met at InDIYana '15. I look forward to great build project talk here soon.
I was the new guy who dived in on the micro 3-way with the not-damped-enough mid.

I hope to get the build thread up tonight.

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Post by PJSchmidt » Thu May 07, 2015 1:05 pm

Just getting started! Lets see if my rusty skills help me out!


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Post by scottvalentin » Mon May 25, 2015 12:06 pm

Hello DIYers,
I have just ordered my Overnight Sensation MTMs for my left, right, and centre channels! I have the cabinets about 80% done, just have the finishing to do. I am doing the sides and top in an ash veneer that I am staining "weathered gray" and am just doing the front panel with gloss black.

I will post photos and build progress in a new thread!

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Post by Bazzz » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:34 pm

Hello all,

I have built the Hitmakers and the OS MTMs by Paul Carmody, the Heliums by Scott??, and the Tasha's by Johnny??? All have been great experience and been fun to listen to.

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Post by JSheringo » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:21 pm

Hello friends,

My name is Joe Sheringo. I just received my Anthology kit from Meniscus and will be beginning this project shortly. I'm sure I will have many questions and appreciate all advice.

Thank you,

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Post by Stinkpot75 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:44 pm

Hello from Austin TX. I'm new to DIY speakers so I definitely plan to start off with a kit and build the cabinets myself. There's so many choices out there, I'm definitely gonna need some advice on which kit to choose.

Tony Ray
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Post by Tony Ray » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi fellow DIYers. Apparently im buying drinks for everyone so if you head down to my place I will sort you out Aussie style. I live on the surfcoast in Victoria so it might be a long ride home.

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Post by JohnnyP » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:14 am

hello all

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Post by Ahundredants » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:41 am

Hello everyone!

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Post by scary » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:26 am

 Hello all,
I got the bug to build speakers recently, and needed to put together a HT system for my new house. I didn't know where to start, so I built a sealed 12" sub first. My old L and R are okay for now, but I needed a center badly, so after much research and forum lurking, I bought a Swope 3 way center kit. It arrived today. First, I have to build a new tv table with shelf space to accommodate the Swope. After I finish that,  the real fun begins. No doubt, I'll have lots of questions. I work slow because I have MS and can only do a little at a time, but I'll try to post pics and progress reports as I go. After that, a pair of Swope towers might be worth doing. Stay tuned....

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Post by Wolf » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:49 pm

Welcome aboard! I look forward to your progress.

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