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Some 1" African bubinga being machined into custom horns. The holes you see are where the bolts go through to hold the CNC billet aluminum vanes.


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Here is a finished set with the custom CNC billet vanes. The wood is just as it was coming off the CNC. It has not been sanded yet. It will only get better.


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Here is how they go together. They will actually bolt together with inserts in the top half of the horn for the bolts to thread into.


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A couple pics in daylight




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wow...those are gorgeous.
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Re: Custom JBL 2397 Smith horn clones

Fantastic job! I love bubinga, and the aluminum vanes make a really nice contrast with the wood.

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Here is a picture with the custom stands and the JBL 2405 faced in the same wood.


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A wider shot of the system showing both speakers


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Re: Custom JBL 2397 Smith horn clones

They really look a treat. I am jealous.

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They really look a treat. I am jealous.
Thanks, I think of this as functional art.

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