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Recently after quite a while away from speaker building i started this project during my Christmas Holiday Break from teaching.

I have now completed the Build, but will continue to tweek crossover until I feel i am there.

it was quite a challenging build for one living in a regional town in the New England. I did have trouble sourcing materials but came up with some solutions that were not quite as good but did the job in the end.

I am absolutely happy with the end product, even though its not exact but i did take elements from the differing models for the last 20 years so as to complete it with what my favourite parts are of the models.

I hope you all enjoy the pics of the journey.

 

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1 minute ago, metal beat said:

Looks stunning.  Great job.

 

how does it sound?  

Thanks for the compliment It sounds pretty good so far, did some Crossover work before it was finished but this weekend will do some measuring to find out how flat it is or isn't.

have external crossovers so not difficult to tweek further.

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1 minute ago, Yamaha_man said:

Next level DIY 👌🏻
What was the budget?

 

The Budget was around 2k and was fulfilled and them some. I did purchase about $1000 in New Tools also. But they will go into the workshop inventory for the next project in December 2021.

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4 minutes ago, chefsinc said:

The Budget was around 2k and was fulfilled and them some. I did purchase about $1000 in New Tools also. But they will go into the workshop inventory for the next project in December 2021.

Keen to see you make some of these 👍🏻

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1 minute ago, Yamaha_man said:

Keen to see you make some of these 👍🏻

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Challenge Accepted but give me a few years until I have a proper workshop. I did the Amati out of a crowded garage hahah.

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Fantastic effort !

 

Must get some real pride of ownership making it yourself, not many people can do this, congrats.

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3 minutes ago, Ray H said:

Fantastic effort !

 

Must get some real pride of ownership making it yourself, not many people can do this, congrats.

Grazie Mille !

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Wow! that's some great work there mate!

 

Love the finish, and the looks can give the originals a run for their money. Fantastic DIY effort.

 

Am sure it was not easy to give the 'lute' shape to the speakers. Also the angles on the back side would not have been an easy job

 

What drivers did you use in these?

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1 minute ago, anandpkumar said:

Wow! that's some great work there mate!

 

Love the finish, and the looks can give the originals a run for their money. Fantastic DIY effort.

 

What drivers did you use in these?

Thank you, I used Scan speak Discovery drivers- Best bang for your Buck I think especially the tweeter. Its the Old peerless HDS.in which Scan speak Make now.

 

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2 hours ago, chefsinc said:

Challenge Accepted but give me a few years until I have a proper workshop. I did the Amati out of a crowded garage hahah.

That’s impressive 👍🏻

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WOW that’s impressive DIY. As a picture frame who does  a lot of construction and hand finishing I think your project was very ambitious and you have realised the cabinets to a very impressive level. Good luck with the XOver tuning and I hope you are very happy with the result!

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17 hours ago, chefsinc said:

Thank you, I used Scan speak Discovery drivers- Best bang for your Buck I think especially the tweeter. Its the Old peerless HDS.in which Scan speak Make now.

 

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Those are some good drivers. You are right about the tweeter - have heard very good things about the d2608, which was used in quite a few speakers from the past

 

Cheers!

 

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On 21/01/2021 at 4:45 PM, chefsinc said:

 Its the Old peerless HDS

 

9 hours ago, anandpkumar said:

d2608

 

Superb tweeter.
Most underrated.

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Just Stunning.  Speaking as a bloke who can’t cut a straight line with a handsaw, I’m in total awe   

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That looks amazing.

 

I can't begin to imagine to amount of work and skill involved, especially in getting the cabinets right. ( the limit of my carpentry skills is putting up stick-on picture hooks, and even they don't always work...)

 

Do you have access to a pair of Amati's to listen to and compare when you're working on tuning the crossover?

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1 minute ago, pine weasel said:

That looks amazing.

 

I can't begin to imagine to amount of work and skill involved, especially in getting the cabinets right. ( the limit of my carpentry skills is putting up stick-on picture hooks, and even they don't always work...)

 

Do you have access to a pair of Amati's to listen to and compare when you're working on tuning the crossover?

Thank you, no i don't but I have my ears tuned well by now. I know what I like and expect from a project of this magnitude.

I am Just now listening to Them and I can Say Chris Rea and I are good friends, as I just met him in my Living room, and he is doing a private "Live Concert" for me. hahahah

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That's an incredible result & I know how much hard work would have gone into these, having completed a few projects myself. 

 

I recently had a pair of Amati Homage's & I know you will be impressed with the sound.

 

Well done!!!

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Congrats on this amazing build Mate , 

These look absolutely stunning. I can only dream of building something like this ( I would end up like Homer Simpson trying to build a barbecue If I tried ). Great Work and thanks for sharing.

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