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PV Audio
07-18-2005, 02:31 AM
...........they have been completed. what i have learned from this process is that veneer blows especially when it's left in the trunk of a black car ( :D ) and that my new tools pwn my old ones. now for the progress pics.

xover @ 3500

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2471/picture0488sm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

getting set up to cut

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6281/picture0519wh.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

the cutting utensil :naughty: (90 bucks)

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3563/picture0526bv.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

the sanding instrument (50 bucks)

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5894/picture0542rw.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

the cars backed out (galant = :yumyum: ...me --->mom and the audi is dad's)

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5954/picture0577pp.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

the drivers

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/9871/picture0589xr.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 02:32 AM
counterweights :eek:

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/3230/picture0609xy.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

me looking like a moron

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/8513/picture0618ci.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

halfway through one (i compliment myself on the cutting (see other thread for improvement)

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/2533/picture0623eg.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

halfway through the other

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/8840/picture0659qk.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

DONE!

http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/367/picture0671fd.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

rear (no the binding post isn't crooked, it's just the angle)

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6250/picture0701az.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)



well thats about all i got. overall i'm impressed with the project although a little disappointed with the finishing....oh well it was my first time veneering so i can't complain. next time i'll break out teh airbrush for a nice black paint treatment. felt good to spend my first paycheck on reliable stuff for a change instead of going out and spending 40 on something that will break or have a blade shoot out and slit open ur leg (thats for another day :laugh: )

any comments or suggestions?

Beat_Dominator
07-18-2005, 02:45 AM
Looks a lot better than those other speakers you made :laugh:

How do they sound??

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 02:54 AM
don't u be laughing :(

i dunno lol, there's 3 other people in here and its nearly 2.............doubt that anyone would like to hear gary burton at 2 in the morning (cept for me..)

seth350
07-18-2005, 03:02 AM
Nice box but Im eye ballin that enchanted stair case you got there ;)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/seth350/woah.jpg

Beat_Dominator
07-18-2005, 03:03 AM
That's the frame of the mirror dummy.....

seth350
07-18-2005, 03:06 AM
Well hell.....seriously....look at it and tell me it dont look like its part of the stair case.

Oh well.......back to my cave

Beat_Dominator
07-18-2005, 03:07 AM
There is a stairway there, but not what you circled in the photo. You have to drop and give ca.com 20 now :(

seth350
07-18-2005, 03:09 AM
****, 20?

Crown is still kickin my *** and I havnt dropped anchor yet with Captain Morgan :(

cjjackson85
07-18-2005, 03:10 AM
Pwn3d!

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 03:14 AM
Nice box but Im eye ballin that enchanted stair case you got there ;)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y34/seth350/woah.jpg
butt dominator is right lol, its just the mirror

seth350
07-18-2005, 03:17 AM
butt dominator is right lol, its just the mirror

Ah well, I thought it'd be a good laugh or two. My bad... :crap:

cjjackson85
07-18-2005, 03:24 AM
rear (no the binding post isn't crooked, it's just the angle)
That ***** is crooked... angle my ***.

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 03:55 AM
That ***** is crooked... angle my ***.
i'll take another pic of it cause whn i looked at the pic i was like WTF how did i install it like that...then i noticed the vanishing point of the cabinet and was like ah....

it isn't crooked

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 04:23 PM
ok i listened to them and overall i'm satisfied for the money. i should have stuffed them though because the midbass tends to be washed out and can break up at around 3k. they have WAAY too much treble but the mids are super clear and for bookshelves the sound envelops you.