Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet

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Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« on: 7 Jul 2023, 06:08 pm »
Hi guys, Ed (ebag4) here, I haven’t been around much for the last several years, work/life etc.  However I have recently retired and hope to be much more active in this circle and AC overall moving forward. 

My son’s soon to be father in law and I were talking a few months ago, this was the first time I had really been able to speak with him at length.  Knowing I was into building speakers he asked me if I had ever heard of this guy Danny recording videos regarding speakers, I told him that I had built several of the GR Research designs and that they had all sounded very good.  He indicated that he had been looking at the XLS Encores, but in his current condo situation he didn’t have a shop any more.  Odd coincidence that he was familiar with GR.

I decided to build him a pair of cabinets, since I was fairly certain I was going to paint these I decided to miter all the joints to eliminate the possibility of  telegraphing the seams that show up with butt joints. Rather than drag out the paint rig for small cabinets I used rattle cans for this, Rustoleum primer and Behr black matte, I really like the was it lays down.

I went ahead and added the no-rez, (special thanks to Zumba (Mike) for providing the no rez), and drilled it for tube connectors.

This is a surprise, he doesn’t know they are in the works, hope he likes them.

Take a look:




Looks like I should have cleaned my fingerprints off before taking the pics!

Thanks for looking.

Best,
Ed
« Last Edit: 8 Jul 2023, 02:58 am by ebag4 »

Tyson

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: 7 Jul 2023, 06:48 pm »
Hmmmm, can I be your friend too?  😅

But seriously those look great, I am sure he will love them.

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: 7 Jul 2023, 07:33 pm »
They are my daily drivers. They look great. What is your plans for the crossovers?

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: 7 Jul 2023, 07:33 pm »

 He indicated that he had been looking at the XLS Encores, but in his current condo situation he didn’t have a shop any more.  Odd coincidence that he was familiar with GR.


GR Research its household name.   I just had to do that. haha. Seriously what a great gift.

ebag4

Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: 8 Jul 2023, 03:05 am »
Thanks guys, I really wish I had cleaned them better before the pics, they look considerably better than what the pics show.

With regard to the crossovers, that’s dependent on the gentleman these are for, he wanted to build out a set but doesn’t currently have the facility to build cabinets.  He will be purchasing a kit and completing them.

Best,
Ed

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: 8 Jul 2023, 02:56 pm »
Lookin' good, Ed. Nice to see you back in the building game. I've had ideas for something similar with applied parts but, well, too many ideas!

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: 8 Jul 2023, 03:59 pm »
Hi Ed,
Long time no hear. Glad you're back  :thumb:

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Re: Reintroduction and Encore XLS Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: 9 Jul 2023, 12:19 am »
Thanks guys.  I have a couple of projects rattling around in my head, I think I will be starting a new build shortly.

You two (Mike/Peter) have become famous , I see you both on YouTube!

Best,
Ed