Here are some project pics of the X-LS Encore project I started this month to give to my son for his high school graduation. Thanks to Danny and Peter for supplying the speaker kit and the Flat-pack!
Glued and clamped
Painted backs with a dark gray hammered effect spray paint
Crackled effect inspired by Peter's build for his grandson. I used Montana Black Crackle spray over red Rust-Oleum enamel.
Finished with Krylon Clear Gloss Lacquer spray
Danny's basic X-LS cross-over
Cross-over inserted in the box
Sorry, Danny, I used polyfill for this build
Finished speaker one
Finished speaker two
Back of speaker
Overall I'm very pleased with the finished results and so is my son! We just got them hooked up to a Denon AVR today and both love the sound so far. Since this was my first real serious DIY speaker project there were some learning experiences but nothing too bad and happy with going the DIY route. Both speakers look and sound fantastic!!