GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition

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Milehighguy

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #60 on: 28 Jul 2013, 05:40 pm »
This is the built-out version of the first cabinet photo on this thread. Thanks to Jon Parkhurst for building the cabinet with 1" Baltic birch construction, to Danny for the kit, and to the Skiing Ninja for putting it all together. Also thanks to me for requesting the 1" roundovers, the  extra inputs, and the removable back board.













Check out the awesome dual "woofers"!  :lol:





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jparkhur

Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #61 on: 28 Jul 2013, 05:46 pm »
Bet you liked those removable backs!!!  Why two sets of inputs?

Milehighguy

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #62 on: 28 Jul 2013, 05:52 pm »
The two sets of inputs are in parallel (not biwire) to allow for any type of wire termination to be used. The removable back was more of a benefit to the Skiing Ninja as he did all the assembly work. I'm debating leaving the back removable versus gluing it on.

jparkhur

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« Reply #63 on: 28 Jul 2013, 05:54 pm »
Put a little silicone caulk in there so if you ever would have to get it off you can but it will still seal it tight. Looks great.

Milehighguy

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #64 on: 28 Jul 2013, 06:09 pm »
Thanks. And thanks for the amazing deal on the cabinets. I wasn't really in the market for these speakers but the price and quality of the cabinets was too good to pass up. Now I have them playing quietly all the time to speed up the breaking in process, especially of the platinum sonicaps. They sound great already, especially the soundstage and imaging, and I expect them to get even better.

Captainhemo

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« Reply #65 on: 29 Jul 2013, 05:05 pm »
Awesome  ,  they  look great.
Love the "dual woofers too"    :lol:

-jay

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #66 on: 29 Jul 2013, 07:24 pm »
Looks like the driver spacing was increased slightly. I wouldn't say that caused a "problem" but the vertical off axis response and driver blending my not be quite as smooth as it would have been otherwise.

Good call on the dual sets of binding posts. After you have some burn in time on them you might be able to switch between the two sets and give some feedback on the differences.

bibin3210

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #67 on: 29 Aug 2013, 02:57 am »
Few Snaps of my recent XLS-Encore build:













Thanks,
Bibin

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #68 on: 29 Aug 2013, 04:25 pm »
Wow, those look good. Nice work on the grills too. The curve at the bottom looks really good.  :thumb: :thumb:

bibin3210

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #69 on: 30 Aug 2013, 04:54 am »
Wow, those look good. Nice work on the grills too. The curve at the bottom looks really good.  :thumb: :thumb:

Thank you Danny..........

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #70 on: 30 Aug 2013, 12:38 pm »
And welcome to AC.

Captainhemo

Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #71 on: 2 Oct 2013, 06:13 pm »
Been meaning to put my OB7's  up here for a while....










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Peter J

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #72 on: 19 Oct 2013, 03:48 pm »
X-SLS, X-CS, AV1-RS









jcotner

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #73 on: 19 Oct 2013, 06:49 pm »
X-SLS, X-CS, AV1-RS

You should include the thin tower.
I guess it was known as desktop speaker.
It was practically a GR designed speaker anyway.  :D

skeeter99

Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #74 on: 26 Nov 2013, 07:37 pm »
Few Snaps of my recent XLS-Encore build:



Thanks,
Bibin

Wow those are some of the best looking ones I've ever seen, nicely done!

Scott

WireNut

Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #75 on: 26 Nov 2013, 07:50 pm »

Wow those are some of the best looking ones I've ever seen, nicely done!

Scott


Agreed  :thumb:

bibin3210,
The black paint looks really good. That can't be just spray cans?   
What kind of paint did you use and did you use a compressor and paint gun?

Todd Willhoit

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #76 on: 26 Nov 2013, 08:19 pm »
Few Snaps of my recent XLS-Encore build:

Very nice!  What veneer (source?) and finish did you use?

bibin3210

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #77 on: 4 Dec 2013, 08:29 am »
Thank you Scott, WireNut and Todd Willhoit for your comments.

@ WireNut: That is NC Metallic Black with less glitters applied using compressor and spray gun. After 72 hours of curing, hand rubbed and wax polished (Formula 1).

@Todd Willhoit : It is not veneer, self adhesive PVC laminate.

You can find more work in progress images here.

Thanks,
Bibin

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #78 on: 29 Dec 2013, 08:16 pm »
X-LS Encores by Ken Valliant.



He is driving them with a Heathkit tube amp.


mlundy57

Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #79 on: 30 Dec 2013, 12:02 am »
Boy does that bring back memories. My father was an engineer with Heath Co. in St. Joseph, MI back in the early 60's.