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C1's + 13

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by heeman, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    I will finish them this Spring when I can work out in the garage. No more major MDF work in the basement!!!

    I will post pic's once they are finished, figure sometime around May ish..............

    The will be black......
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  2. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Great work.
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  3. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    Just a quick update.......................

    I spent over 2 hours in the HT listening to Stereo Music last night. A Variety of tunes.

    I recently watch a podcast from Dynaudio about speaker placement and they had some recommended demo tracks. One was Norah Jones; Little Room. They said that her voice should be perfectly centered however way in front of the sound-stage. WOW! it was spot on and incredible!

    I was flipping though my collection on my Squeeze Box and saw Phil Collins............ I used to love cranking his music. Hello I Must Be Going; Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away. My God did this sound great and better than I had ever heard. I listened to this song multiple times. With my speakers set to Large and Small. These new Woofers are amazing. I then went back and listened to the complete album.

    Seal's - Dreaming In Metaphors is just breathtaking. The sound-stage and imaging is fantastic.

    Bruce Hornsby's cover of Elton Johns, Madman Across the Water, just slams it is so dynamic.

    Rush - Red Barchetta and Freewill were also fantastic. I am hearing things that I have never heard before..........in a good way.

    Annie Lennox - Bare; First 2 tracks also just amazing.

    These woofers have totally solved my fear of bottoming out the C1's and have taken a huge load off of them. I believe that this has really added to the improved sound.

    Just about AUDIO BLISS..................................
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  4. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    What are you doing next to improve your system so you can dispense with this 'just about' nonsense?
  5. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    That's awesome, very happy for ya. I'd love to hear that set up.
  6. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    I am still in the brainstorming stage.............

    Hey, did you ever breakdown and get a Halo A21 to drive your Dyn's?
  7. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Not yet. I'm still waiting to see one on Audiogon for $1.63 but haven't had much luck yet.
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  8. Haywood

    Haywood Well-Known Member Famous

    That sounds amazing. I need to find an excuse to go to WI.
  9. malsackj

    malsackj Well-Known Member

    Haywood, The excuse you need is good Cheese (http://www.bierischeese.com/) Schwai's Bratt's , Kewaskum Summer Sausage.

    My Brother Roger might also let us do some horse riding on the 40 acre.
  10. Haywood

    Haywood Well-Known Member Famous

    I am deathly allergic to horses. If I spend more than a few minutes around them, my entire face starts to swell up, my eyes water and my throat gets tight. This was very inconvenient when my family had a horse farm.
  11. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous


    Well the bases for the C1’s are finally done!!
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  12. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

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  13. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    So good that I had to realize what was different. They blend in so nicely
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  14. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    The finishing has begun!!

    Filled voids with vinyl Spackle and about 5 coats of shellac.


    Decided to mask off the bottom and sides so that I could roll on the black paint for the bottom and back.


    Bottom and back complete.


    I wanted to spray them in the garage, however the humidity was so high I made a make shift spray booth in the basement.

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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  15. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    One complete, one to go........... I am very satisfied with the results!




    I will give them a few days to properly cure before reassembling them.

    This was a great project!!
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  16. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    That is great work!!!
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  17. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    Thanks again for all your help on this project Flint!

    Viewing the cabinets from about 2' away, they look fantastic!

    Get on top of them with a flashlight and you can see some of the flaws, however this was a first time with MDF and a finish like this, so I am
  18. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I’m insanely jealous
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  19. TKoP

    TKoP Well-Known Member

    Very VERY impressive
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  20. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

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