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

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g3rain1

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #160 on: 7 Jun 2021, 08:31 am »
X-LS Encore build. First DIY speaker I ever built and pretty much the only wood work I've ever done.










Haven't built the grills yet, still hunting for a fabric I like the look of.




EdwardT

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #161 on: 29 Jun 2021, 11:37 am »

Quarter sawn cherry veneer.


corndog71

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #162 on: 29 Jun 2021, 03:23 pm »
Well done!  How do you like the sound?

EdwardT

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« Reply #163 on: 29 Jun 2021, 04:54 pm »
I really like Danny's voicing of the speakers, so much that I’m midway thru building the SLS tower model now. The option of having the port forward facing solves a right channel placement problem I have.

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« Reply #164 on: 14 Jul 2021, 10:35 am »
Dude your sub looks awesome! Great work! I think I may use a grey gel stain next time as well. My home's interior is grey with white trim. The wife is very particular about the colors of stuff going into the living room.



I finished my servo sub build and the results are below.  I used ash for the veneer and a grey gel stain and an oil and wax clear top coat.  I didn't expect the effect to be so stripy, but it turned out ok.











howard1818

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #165 on: 14 Jul 2021, 01:00 pm »
Nice build, what are the feet?

Speaker Challenged

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #166 on: 16 Aug 2021, 08:32 am »
Quarter sawn cherry veneer.



Lush absolutely lush. Well done. :thumb:

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #167 on: 16 Aug 2021, 08:33 am »
Dude your sub looks awesome! Great work! I think I may use a grey gel stain next time as well. My home's interior is grey with white trim. The wife is very particular about the colors of stuff going into the living room.

I agree AWESOME Sub build.


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Speaker Challenged

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #168 on: 16 Aug 2021, 08:35 am »
X-LS Encore build. First DIY speaker I ever built and pretty much the only wood work I've ever done.










Haven't built the grills yet, still hunting for a fabric I like the look of.

MMMM magnets. Great way to go. Peter and CaptNemo should offer the holes for magnetic grilles.

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Vince in TX

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #169 on: 20 Sep 2021, 10:47 pm »
Servo Sub 4:







A/V-1RS:








EdwardT

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #170 on: 17 Oct 2021, 09:38 pm »
After a few delays these X-SLS are ready.



Quarter sawn mahogany veneer over a GR mdf flat pack, wipe on satin poly final finish.

cementhead

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« Reply #171 on: 17 Oct 2021, 09:56 pm »
Me and this computer thing are not getting along...
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img]https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=230977[/img]










cementhead

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« Reply #172 on: 17 Oct 2021, 09:59 pm »
and more,,,



EdwardT

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #173 on: 2 Nov 2021, 03:17 pm »
Desktop Mini pair, laurel burl.


Pierre T

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #174 on: 12 Nov 2021, 12:22 am »
Thank you GR research


Foozleface

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #175 on: 16 Dec 2021, 01:05 am »
Desktop mini X6, 3/32" veneer cut from a single board:

Veneer stack, Honduras Mahogany:


Vacuum pressing:


Initial assembly:


Mounting hardware:


Ready to finish:




Finished:




Complete, with X-LS in the background:


oskar

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« Reply #176 on: 16 Dec 2021, 02:29 pm »
Very nice!
How did you achieve those big round overs when the wood was just 3/32".
What adhesive did you use to lay up the veneer?
Thanks.

SunDevilPilot

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #177 on: 19 Dec 2021, 01:16 am »
My first DIY "audiophile" speaker project.  I had, as a kid, made some speaker boxes for our cars but nothing like the cabinets I built for my X-LS Encore speakers.

I got the speaker Kit from GR-Research and sourced the wood locally for the cabinets.

Construction is birch plywood (Not a fan of working with MDF) with quarter sawn Cherry veneer.  My first attempt at using veneer.  Thank to Peter's YouTube video on the subject it went without issue.  Finished with Rubio Monocoat (Finishing on ez-mode!)

Just need to let the finish cure then I can install the crossovers and the speakers..  Can't wait!

Phil










BrianDM

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #178 on: 29 Jan 2022, 03:59 am »
Made some minis. First diy. Would of liked a little fancier veneer than the beech, but it matched best.




Yellowbus

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Re: GR stuff WE (Group) have built-The Picture Edition
« Reply #179 on: 21 Feb 2022, 12:30 am »
Hello fellow GR fans, first post here. Been messing with speaker since I was 8. This however is my first GR kit.

Asked for the desktop mini kit for Christmas from the wife and started shortly after.

Here are pics of my progress.













Next steps will be a nice coat is shellac to a satin finish and final assembly. It’s taken me longer than I wanted but I’m a perfectionist so I’ve stopped quite a few times to correct things or redo them. I am thrilled with the look so far.