I just don't know what to do.... How to finish DIY Speakers..

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Like I said a million freakin times before... The Capet
    looks great in person and it matches the darker earth tone
    of the walls and blinds.. If anything my couches are a lil
    tacky (black) I think tan leather would look better [​IMG]

    I think I am going to go with a Sebring Silver with Carbon
    Baffles... My Ferrari idea would look great initially no
    doubt! But I think they would become an eyesore after a
    while being right in the living room all the time!

    As for finishing one project first.. I hear ya! I have all
    the pieces of the rack laying in the garage just collecting
    dust.. I should finish the rack first and maybe I will....
    But I have the freedom to work on anything in any order I
    want! [​IMG]
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Hank,

    I expect the finish will cost between $100 and $300 to do..
    I have friends in the auto body field so I may get off easy
    or may not [​IMG]

    MikeSJ,

    Your design is very interesting visually but I can not make
    major changes to these LA's.. When you start changing the
    speaker baffle then the crossover has to be re-designed and
    that's not something I am up to the task of doing. The XO
    is already designed and I am not changing the cabinet design
    at all just putting them together [​IMG]
     
  3. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Well, the Capet may look great, but the problem is the carpet.[​IMG]
    Seriously, keep us posted on the project, including photos (but not as many as Patrick takes [​IMG])
     
  4. Owen Bartley

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    Yes, I really want to see pictures of this process, I can't wait to see the final speakers, dude.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    You just had to mention pictures didn't you? Well if I have
    my new Digital SLR Camera in time I will be able to take
    pictures [​IMG]
     
  6. Owen Bartley

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    Ooohh, what are you getting??
     
  7. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Ahhh just 4K worth of camera [​IMG]

    I am going with a Sigma SD10 Digital SLR with the Sigma
    SD Battery Grip, Sigma EX 24-70 Lens, Sigma EX 50mm Macro
    Lens, Sigma EX 100-300 F4 Lens, Sigma EX 1.45x Teleconverter,
    Sigma Super EF-500 SA-N Flash, Bogen Manfrotto 3228 Tripod,
    Bogen Manfrotto 3030 Pan Head, Bogen Pro Monopod, NixVue
    Digital Album Lite 20Gigabyte Portable Hard Drive, 2 Lexar
    Professional 1 Gigabyte Compact Flash Cards with Write Acceleration,
    Hardigg HPX Resin Hard Case (water tight to 300 foot below..)

    Etc etc..

    It all comes out to about $4300.00 but I am going to try
    and beat the camera shop up and see if I can get into the
    package for $3800 ish or so..


    [​IMG]
    This is a picture of the SD9 but the SD10 is the same
    body just some internal changes [​IMG]
     
  8. Owen Bartley

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    Wow, you're really going all in here! Are you moving up from a standard SLR? Some of those new digitals are absolutely gorgeous. Wait a second... what was this thread about? lol

    ...get back to work on those speakers!
     
  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Owen,

    I am moving up from an Olympus C750 (which I had and sold
    before the commercials hit the airwaves LOL)..

    I also have a Nikon N50 Film SLR that is currently in my
    mothers possesion since I don't "do" film anymore.. Digital
    is the only way for me and these Point And Shoots, while
    very nice. They just do not offer me the flexibility I need.
     
  10. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I will get to work on the LA's as soon as I get them! I paid
    John but I told him to take his time getting them packed and
    ready to ship. It's the holidays and I would rather he spend
    the time with family than packing my order. Besides I have
    to order $200.00 worth of MDF Round Overs yet anyway [​IMG]
     
  11. Owen Bartley

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    Brett, it sounds like you have a lot of hobbies! I hope you have some time to actually enjoy them. [​IMG]
     
  12. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Owen,

    Hey what good is slaving your butt away at work if you can
    not reap the benefits of the hard work, right?

    Yeah I do have lots of hobbies and unfortunatly none of
    them are affordable [​IMG] But I do what I can when I can
    afford to do so. Honestly I have been slacking off on the
    HT/2Channel stuff lately since I have gotten back into
    Photography more. That coupled with the fact that I have
    always been pleased with the way my system sounded and I
    think I got to a point where I wasn't in a rush to upgrade.

    I really wanted Line Arrays but beyond that I could have
    spent the 4K I am buying the camera with on a high end CD
    Transport/DAC or some more amps but to be honest I just
    wasn't feeling the need to do so... I wanted the camera
    more [​IMG]

    Besides it will help me document the LA's [​IMG]
     
  13. Owen Bartley

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    Brett, I totally get what you're saying.Its tough balancing funds between expensive hobbies, but sometimes you just get an itch you gotta scratch.

    And hey, at least its safe to say that your LA project will be well documented. It gives you a chance to enjoy both hobbies at once!
     
  14. Owen Bartley

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    Hey Brett, how bout an update on this project? Any progress?
     
  15. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Hi Owen,

    I haven't yet received the parts from Stryke. I told John
    to hold off till after the holidays were said and done so
    he could spend the time with his family rather than packing
    speakers and cutting MDF for me as it just isn't that
    important around that time of the year. He has been super
    busy lately but I think the drivers (less the tweeters
    which are backordered) will ship this comming week.
     
  16. Owen Bartley

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    A DIY pro and one helluva nice guy!

    Seriously, thats very thoughtful. I hope everything goes smoothly and you keep us well updated with your new digi. I'm just jonesing for a cool project and if I can't do my own, I need something to follow along. [​IMG]
     
  17. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I certainly will keep you updated! [​IMG]

    Ohh in the meantime check out my SD10 folder on my web site
    for some "learning curve" images I have shot with my new
    toy [​IMG]

    They aren't pulitzer's but I am getting the hang of it!

    http://www.westol.com/~brettd/sd10/
     
  18. Owen Bartley

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    Ah, I see the new toy is getting some good use. The outdoor detail shots look great. Also the background in that first shot (the Lambo on orange)looks really cool, what did you use for a background?

    (by the way, did I see some surveying equipment in a corner back there or was that just the tripod for the camera?)
     
  19. Brett DiMichele

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    Owen,

    That was the tripod for the camera [​IMG]

    I used yellow leather for the background of the lambo pic.

    The detail the camera can capture is mind boggling and none
    of what I have uploaded really shows that since I don't
    have the time to upload 8Meg+ size images on a 56K [​IMG]
     

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