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post #121 of 207
Here's an update on my totally ghetto looking system that still cost way more than I ever should have spent...



Speakers are NHT Pro A-10, my cd player is sitting on my A-10 power amp, my wooAudio-I is in the middle, to the left is a JMT built meta42. The black thing my left speaker is sitting on under the cinder block is my subwoofer, close to 3 feet tall, over 100 lbs with the amp, and nothing compared to any of gerG's
post #122 of 207
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Originally Posted by pandasonic
nice setup D-EJ915, what kind of speakers are those?
They're the ones from my Sharp NX10 system, not really anything to talk about.

bhd812...nice TV, I've got the same one

I'll have to post pictures of my new speakers+subwoofer that I built...I think they look pretty nice for plain MDF.
post #123 of 207
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Originally Posted by D-EJ915
They're the ones from my Sharp NX10 system, not really anything to talk about.

bhd812...nice TV, I've got the same one

I'll have to post pictures of my new speakers+subwoofer that I built...I think they look pretty nice for plain MDF.
Absolutely, keep 'em coming!! ooheadsoo, yours pic is up!!
post #124 of 207
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ipodstudio....thanks for reviving the thread!
post #125 of 207
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Originally Posted by soundboy
ipodstudio....thanks for reviving the thread!
I am forever at your service, soundboy!..
post #126 of 207
C'mon D-EJ915, we're waiting for pics of your babies!
post #127 of 207
Here's my setup:
Toshiba SD-4700 DVD player
Sony VCR
Sony MDS-JE320 MD recorder/player
Yamaha CDC-505 5-cd carousel
Harman Kardon AVR-10 (used as a remote pre-amp)
NAD PE2200 amp
TNT Audio Triple-T speaker wires
DIY Cat-5e IC's

not pictured:
Harman Kardon HKB-6 bookshelf speakers (just got them and am waiting until I get the wall mounting brackets I ordered for them before I set them up)

I had a pair of Adire Audio KIT281's (TL design) and a pair of their HE-10.1's that I built but neither set fit in our new place so the 281's got sold and the 10.1's are in temp storage.

post #128 of 207
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Originally Posted by Jose Perez
Here's my setup:
Toshiba SD-4700 DVD player
Sony VCR
Sony MDS-JE320 MD recorder/player
Yamaha CDC-505 5-cd carousel
Harman Kardon AVR-10 (used as a remote pre-amp)
NAD PE2200 amp
TNT Audio Triple-T speaker wires
DIY Cat-5e IC's

not pictured:
Harman Kardon HKB-6 bookshelf speakers (just got them and am waiting until I get the wall mounting brackets I ordered for them before I set them up)

I had a pair of Adire Audio KIT281's (TL design) and a pair of their HE-10.1's that I built but neither set fit in our new place so the 281's got sold and the 10.1's are in temp storage.

Gotcha!!
post #129 of 207
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Originally Posted by Jose Perez
Jose Perez,
Nice audio rack! Did you DIY? If so, good job.

What are those long threaded pieces originally intended for?
post #130 of 207
Yes I built it myself based on a design over on tnt-audio.com called the "flexy"

Its originally a single tower design but someone got the idea to double it up and I copied that idea with a few changes to make it my own.

The threaded rods are just that, threaded rods. The run about $7-9 apiece and can be found in the hardware section of your local Home Depot. The ones I used were 3/4" diameter and 3' long. The most expensive part of the whole thing was the hardware. The nuts, rods, washers, and such ran me over $100 (I could have saved myself a ton by purchasing online at www.mcmaster.com but too late now). Anyways the shelves themselves are painted 3/4" MDF with a simple 1/4" deep x 3/4" wide rabbet run around the outsides and slotted into some 3/4" thick red oak which I cut a 1/4" wide 3/4" deep stopped dado into and inserted the MDF. Black paint on the MDF, some stain on the oak, and a coat of spray on polyurethane covers everything. The whole thing assembles pretty easily and it looks pretty decent IMO. Was a pretty fun project that I built during the Spring semester last year. I do little projects like this as a distractor to keep my mind from being overwhelmed with classwork. Some people need to focus all the time, but I need to send my mind elsewhere for a while.

Thanks for the compliments. Always feels good to hear nice things about something you built with your own hands.
post #131 of 207
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Originally Posted by ooheadsoo
C'mon D-EJ915, we're waiting for pics of your babies!
WHOOOOOOOOO!!...I finally borrowed my sister's camera...lol, it's pretty bad with the flash+all





whooo...
post #132 of 207
Very cool! Good job on the boxes...I couldn't do that myself with my woodshop skills and tools. Now let us in on the design! 2 full range drivers per box? What made you decide to go with 2 drivers instead of a point source? Btw, my personal experience with using books to prop up speakers is, "don't ever ever ever do it." If you scroll over to my pic, you can see where I used to have books under my left speaker and it destroyed the soundstage and made everything muddy.
post #133 of 207
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"don't ever ever ever do it."
YES!!...but for now, they'll have to stay...lol...and I have bottle-caps to angle them
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What made you decide to go with 2 drivers instead of a point source?
I figured I'd have a larger sweet spot with them...I dunno, they have a "15W" power handling...soo...I dunno, they look cooler.

When I was building them, I kept getting phase-cancellation and I was like UGH!!...for some reason, even though I swapped cables and stuff (within speakers...redoing them every time) they wouldn't be fixed...and so I was just like...UGH...and then they worked...whoo, I was scared that it was going to be dead forever...
post #134 of 207
Nice speakers, D-EJ915!!...though the last image provided just a little more info than I needed...
post #135 of 207
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Originally Posted by ipodstudio
Nice speakers, D-EJ915!!...though the last image provided just a little more info than I needed...
thanks guys ...I probably should've surface-mounted the drivers, but they were my first project so I didn't want to screw them up...oh, my leg...lol
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