I purchased this kit back in Jan. I would say about 70% finished. I have only listen to them for a short period of time at a friends house. I do not have a reciever yet so I was using his to test them out and make sure all my connections were good and in order. The back was only taped on in case I had to change something, but the initial impression was great. Obviously looking forward to breaking them in a little and sitting down again to have a better listen. But for a now a couple pics
Theres are just basic build progress shots, sorry I dind't take any picture of the crossovers before I put them in.
For my first time working with Veneer I am pretty happy wiht how it turned out. This is a Raw Veneer, there is no paper back, which is what most people seem to use.
I wanted to use the iron on method I had been reading about. But when I put the glue on the back of the veneer it caused the veneer to roll up. I couldnt' apply the glue to the veneer and let it dry as I have read in other posts. Instead I only applied it to the box it self, allowed it to tac-up and then placed the veneer on and used an iron to press it down.
This seems to have worked out pretty well, the venner is on nice and flat, my only problem is some of edges chipped slightly when i was trimming. You have to look very close to find the spots in person but still something I would try to improve on next time.
I still would like to stain slightly and then apply a clear finish.
Those veneers look really nice. I built some speakers and have yet to completely finish the paint work. I was going for piano gloss black. Where did you get your veneers. I am thinking of going this way so I can just finish the project before I die.
Those look very nice. Will you put them on stands? If you've just started listening then be assured that they really improve with extensive break in. One local customer here says several hundred hours.