I'm kicking around the idea and have been talking to Danny about having a custom set of X-Statik's and an X-Voce built for me. I can build a box just fine but I've never veneered before and quite frankly, don't have the patience to learn
I know my limitations and that is one of them! Haha! This will be for our living room which, for now, is the only "room" I have as I've given the space I've used for our theater to my kids to use
Usage is primarily TV and Movies and occasional music. I rarely just sit down and listen to music anymore so dialog clarity and imaging for movies are more important to me at this point. I've had X-Statik's before and currently have an X-Voce for Center and it does excellent for TV's and Movies. We typically use our 4th Gen Apple TV or a Blu-Ray player for content and I have a pretty good quality Marantz SR-7008 receiver. It's a bit older at this point but it really gives us very little to the newer versions.
So I asked Danny if he'd be ok with me reaching out to Salk Sound as they do custom built speakers and he was cool with it. I reached out to Jim today and have started the conversation. He's never built these before so I sent him the drawings and links and is going to get back to me.
I plan on doing the Sonicap and Mills Resistor upgrade but am thinking it might be better to either (A) get all new parts for the crossovers and do a full point to point crossover or (B) do the upgraded parts AND de-solder all the old parts and point to point wire. Given my above usage, though, this might be an exercise in futility and the increased clarity from point to point may be negligible for what I'll be primarily using the setup for.
Regarding finishes, and this is one of the key reasons I'm thinking of having Salk build these, there are SO MANY options that it's almost mind boggling! A few of the finishes I'm thinking of are as follows:
S3e with Silver Gray over Maple Veneer
S3 with Gray Burst over Maple Veneer
Song Towers with Silver Gray over Maple
Song Towers in Zebra Wood with black accents
S3 with Rose Red over Maple Veneer
These would be going in this room (I'll see if I can get a better picture tonight of the space)
What do you all think of these finishes? Which one is tops?
We have brownish stained bamboo flooring with Gray Walls and White Trim, Gray Couches with Blue and Red/White accent cushions. I've got an MFW-15 now but might replace it, we'll see how much this ends up costing ... lol!
Saving me some time trying to search through the archives, what have those of you that have built these yourselves done?? Show me the pictures
I'm not in any hurry to do this, I haven't gotten myself anything new for a while (besides the PR X-LS' I just bought yesterday but those hardly count
) so I'd like to do this right and get what I'm going to be happy with.
And ... go. Ready for comments/questions/etc! Haha!