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Title: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Danny Richie on 18 Jun 2019, 05:15 pm
I am going to sticky this one so that it is easy to find.

Mike Lundy has been more than just a GR Research customer. Mike has been building cabinets for our customers for quite some time. He also offers our kits in a fully assembled and ready to play format. We've recommend our customers to Mike often and he has never disappointed. He does great work and delivers timely.

Here is some recent show coverage on Mike and his company Uilleam Audio. https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/06/05/uilleam-audio-lone-star-audio-fest-2019/

Shoot Mike a message if there is something that you are interested in. Here is his e-mail address: mlundy57@cox.net

And if Mike has built something for you then this thread is a good place to post pictures of his work and to give feedback.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 19 Jun 2019, 02:12 am
Here are pics of some of my builds:

NX-Otica monitors with dual servo subs. These are veneered in curly figured cherry.
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195684)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195696)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195689)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195690)


X-LS Encores in a solid figured ambrosia maple over an MDF core

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195685)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195686)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195687)


LGK 1.0 in crotch walnut

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195691)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195692)

and in walnut burl


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195697)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195698)


I'll get some more pics up by this weekend.

Mike
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Tyson on 19 Jun 2019, 02:23 am
Simply beautiful.  You are a master.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: genjamon on 19 Jun 2019, 02:33 am
I need to win the lottery quick! (wish there was a drooling emoticon on AC)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 19 Jun 2019, 02:41 am
I need to win the lottery quick! (wish there was a drooling emoticon on AC)

 :drool:   :lol:

Thanks. I'll get pics of other builds up soon

Mike
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: RonP on 23 Jun 2019, 01:57 pm
Can't wait for my build to be complete  :thumb:

Mike has been a pleasure to deal with.


patience, Ron, patience  :lol:
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: desmoface on 11 Nov 2019, 02:06 am
Whoa, these look awesome.  Would love to hear your thoughts once you receive your speakers.

Steve
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: cementhead on 12 Nov 2019, 09:44 pm
Beautiful work, Mike!
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: alanhuth on 15 Jan 2020, 03:49 am
Mike, how do you veneer around edges and corners like that?  Not that I plan on trying it, but it would be nice to know how you do it.  Beautiful work. 
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 15 Jan 2020, 06:01 pm
Mike, how do you veneer around edges and corners like that?  Not that I plan on trying it, but it would be nice to know how you do it.  Beautiful work.

Alan,

I use a veneer with a 22.2mil bubble free backer. This is thicker than the normal 10mil backer which makes it easier to roll around the edge. I also use veneer softener to make the veneer as pliable as possible.

The smaller the radius of the roundover, the harder it is to roll smoothly without cracking. I find a 3/4" radius easiest to work with.

Then I use Heat Lock glue and an iron to apply the veneer. PeterJ has a good YouTube video on how to do this.

Mike
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mr_bill on 28 Jan 2020, 06:19 pm
Mike,
Are you going to build cabinets for the new Studio Monitor from GR?
Thanks,
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Wind Chaser on 28 Jan 2020, 07:06 pm
...or even prefab kits?
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: JakeJ on 28 Jan 2020, 08:53 pm
Hey Mike,

If you don't have a full-time job you will soon! :lol:
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 1 Feb 2020, 11:20 pm
Mike,
Are you going to build cabinets for the new Studio Monitor from GR?
Thanks,

Yes. The first one might go to Lone Star this year.

...or even prefab kits?

Peter is working on flatpacks, not sure where he's at in the process.
Hey Mike,

If you don't have a full-time job you will soon! :lol:

I do have a full time job. Speaker building is evenings and weekends with time out for honey-do lists  :lol: Which is why I have a backlog.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 24 May 2020, 09:43 am
YouTube End Game DIY Audio? Whats inside the X-LS Encore!? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMOrJ481UA) by Ron Brenay

X-LS Encore by Mike Lundy, expensive crossover

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209412&size=huge) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209412&size=huge)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 26 May 2020, 11:16 am
YouTube X-LS Encore Review! End Game DIY Hi-Fi!? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMRkyIOTA_U) by Ron Brenay

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209510&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209510&size=huge)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: barryso on 26 May 2020, 02:20 pm
As pretty as those pictures are the speakers look even better in real life.  Mike does great work.

He has a great sounding room at the Lone Star Audio Fest each year, too.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 26 May 2020, 06:51 pm
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195685&size=huge) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=195685&size=huge)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: jcsperson on 26 May 2020, 06:53 pm
Somebody needs to dust off those speaker stands. Jeez.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 28 May 2020, 03:03 pm
YouTube X-LS Review | Sound Clips with Commentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LvuYjlsMH0) by Ron Brenay

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209590&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209590&size=huge)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 28 May 2020, 08:47 pm
New X-LS Encore build
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=161891.0

[ Here are the crossovers. These have been pretty much maxed out. I took them a step beyond what Shawn did with his Skiing Ninga crossovers that won the Stereo Mojo small speaker shootout. They have Sonicaps, Mills resistors, Alpha-core foil inductors, and the step above is Platinum by-pass caps in the tweeter circuits and Miflex KPCU by-pass caps in the woofer circuits. ]

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=193980&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=193980&size=huge)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Tyson on 28 May 2020, 11:27 pm
Congrats Danny and Mike for getting such an incredibly positive review from New Record Day.  If you know Ron at NRD, he's not one for hyperbole but he was VERY taken with this speaker.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 28 May 2020, 11:46 pm
New X-LS Encore build
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=161891.0

[ Here are the crossovers. These have been pretty much maxed out. I took them a step beyond what Shawn did with his Skiing Ninga crossovers that won the Stereo Mojo small speaker shootout. They have Sonicaps, Mills resistors, Alpha-core foil inductors, and the step above is Platinum by-pass caps in the tweeter circuits and Miflex KPCU by-pass caps in the woofer circuits. ]

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=193980&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=193980&size=huge)

Mike, are these crossovers the same as the full upgrade options that are available on the site, or have they been upgraded even further? If yes, how much would this add to the cost of the crossover over standard upgraded package?
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 29 May 2020, 04:35 pm
YouTube X-LS Review | Sound Clips with Commentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LvuYjlsMH0) by Ron Brenay

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209590&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209590&size=huge)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209632&size=large) (https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=209632&size=huge)

and... without DSP!

For a pleasant listening it is better to listen to them at an angle. For the measurement and recording with the least room effect is the right thing to do.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: maty on 9 Jun 2020, 06:54 pm
Uilleam Audio | Lone Star Audio Fest 2019
https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/06/05/uilleam-audio-lone-star-audio-fest-2019/

Quote
DALLAS (PTA) — Mike Lundy of Uilleam Audio is essentially a woodworking maven, who has mastered wood finishing and speaker cabinet building. Mr. Lundy builds proven open-source speaker designs to create not only a stunning looking pair of loudspeakers, but some of the best sounding speakers that real-world budgets can buy...

Mike Lundy

(https://parttimeaudiophile.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ES000152-e1559706585130.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers - CARE IN SHIPPING
Post by: gmarks on 2 Aug 2020, 09:06 pm
There are a number of photos in this thread that show the quality of Mike Lundy's cabinet-building.

What also matters a great deal is the care he exercises in packing the finished speakers when he ships them to you. The photos here show how he packed my center channel speaker, a slightly resized version of the GR Research N3S finished in a tough flat black.

The black tape you see everywhere on the box was Gorilla Tape or something similar. I've had a lot of things shipped to me. I've never seen such sturdy, safe packaging. Kudos to Mke.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212685)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212686)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212687)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212688)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212689)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=212690)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Speaker Challenged on 3 Aug 2020, 09:37 am
Gmarks, looks like Mike sent you 2 sets of cabinets. 1 for your next build.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Norman Tracy on 22 Dec 2020, 07:12 pm
Over on Servo Sub kits thread I posted about helping Michael move about his workshop a pair of GR Research Servo Sub Five 3 x 12” woofers stacks with the servo amp built into the base of the H-frame. Not available to tag along for the long weekend 20+ hours of driving delivery run I implored Michael to take pictures. Here are the results, must say I am blown away.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218286)

Back view on workbench prior to No Rez install.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218285)

Woofer closeup backside prior to No Rez install.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218623)

Woofer closeup frontside after No Rez install. Notice the care taken trimming the No Rez to size.

Now the results in the client's system. The system (of which I am a bit jealous and certainly admire greatly) includes:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218624)
Client's electronics.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218626)

Left channel, sub grills off.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218627)

Right channel, sub grills off.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218625)

Complete system, sub grills on.

My understanding the room is just finishing up construction after long delays, thus the lack of other furnishings and dust barriers taped to the wall. Notwithstanding that the client is thrilled with the sound. He reports what I heard at Mike’s place, that is these subs not only add bass to what the Summit X previously delivers (and they certainly do that) but also the strings, horns, and other details are more clearly audible at much lower volumes than they could listen to before adding the GR servo subs. After Michael left client reported marathon listening sessions into the night then restarting the next morning.

Looks like another happy GR Research + Michael Lundy team customer.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 24 Dec 2020, 07:19 pm
Yes, they are extremely happy with these subs in their system. When I arrived all of his gear was still wrapped in plastic and blankets and the room needed to be cleared out of the other things stored there. The reconstruction work wasn't done but they had been unable to listen to music for the last year and didn't want to wait any longer. I actually built the subs in the fall of 2019 but had been holding on to them until he had a place for them.

The original position had the Martin Logans even with the subs. After dialing in with REW the bass was good but the mids and highs were not as open and airy as he remembered. I started pulling the Martin Logans further out into the room and the openness of the mids and highs returned. The farther out, the better the response.

He had previously had a Martin Logan ported sub in this system which led to becoming accustomed to some distorted bass. The servo OB subs served up the bass in balance, the way it is supposed to sound. At first this seemed a little off but the more they listened the more they realized how balanced and clear the bass was and consequently, how balanced and clear everything else was. He mentioned more than once how, as Norm said, he was now able to get better sound at much lower volumes and the scale was right.

When it comes to pairing with open baffle/electrostatic speakers, these OB servo controlled subs are far and away the best solution. Also, now that I have first hand experience working with the triples I can definitively say the triples are much better than the duals.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Otinell on 29 Dec 2020, 04:11 pm
Hi
These speaker are sweet
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Nsm1979 on 16 Apr 2021, 04:00 am
Mike, I will be covering a pair of dual H frame subs with Duratex.  I want the finish to be smooth and match my Spatials.  I read somewhere that adding a little water to the Duratex has a smoothing effect.  Any tips on getting the finish I want?  How much water?  I will be rolling it on. 

Or, am I hoping for a finish that Duratex is not capable of?

Thanks for sharing your expertise.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: RolandButcher on 16 Apr 2021, 01:53 pm
I absolutely love the way those subs look.  That might be my favorite implementation. Great work.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 16 Apr 2021, 02:34 pm
Mike, I will be covering a pair of dual H frame subs with Duratex.  I want the finish to be smooth and match my Spatials.  I read somewhere that adding a little water to the Duratex has a smoothing effect.  Any tips on getting the finish I want?  How much water?  I will be rolling it on. 

Or, am I hoping for a finish that Duratex is not capable of?

Thanks for sharing your expertise.

You might also want to use some spare MDF or wood to test it out.
That said, you'll also want to use a foam paint roller for the topcoats, or if you have the ability, try using a spray gun to apply it in thin coats, which should also allow for a much smoother surface, esp after thinning. Just remember to seal the MDF first so it doesn't swell from the moisture of the thinned druatex.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 16 Apr 2021, 10:13 pm
First, that’s not DuraTex on the subs. It’s General Finishes Lamp Black Milk paint.

The secret for a smooth finish with DuraTex is to keep going back over it with a roller as it’s drying. With the second coat, se a fine nap roller for smooth finishes
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mikeeastman on 16 Apr 2021, 11:49 pm
Mike how did you apply the  General Finishes Lamp Black Milk paint?
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 16 Apr 2021, 11:52 pm
With a very short knap smooth finish roller
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Kjam1 on 19 Apr 2021, 06:07 pm
Great work Mike, I really like the depth of veneer once you apply your finishing coats. Just beautiful! I will be visiting your site to get some ideas of cost of a build.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: mlundy57 on 20 Apr 2021, 04:40 am
Great work Mike, I really like the depth of veneer once you apply your finishing coats. Just beautiful! I will be visiting your site to get some ideas of cost of a build.

Thanks

My website doesn’t have a lot on it. It’s more of a glorified contact page. One of these days I’ll do more with it.
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Norman Tracy on 8 Jun 2021, 05:44 pm
Sharing some photos of Michael's latest work, a finished pair of NX-Monitor cabinets. These are veneered in a Indian Laurel burl with white painted baffles. The white and gloss top coats are automotive paints. His client will be finishing the build so we may or may not see pics with drivers and top white grill cloth installed.

The depth and figure of the Laurel burl under the high gloss is really beautiful.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225411)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225412)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225413)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225414)
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Hobbsmeerkat on 8 Jun 2021, 05:59 pm
Absolutely stunning work!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: birdyblabla on 20 Aug 2021, 08:17 am
Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Mike Lundy for cabinets and completed speakers
Post by: Kaiju2189 on 12 Sep 2021, 09:04 pm
New to the group but had to comment on Mike’s work. Top notch. I will be reaching out once I realize I don’t want my first build to look like a DIY project!