Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?

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Sonicjoy

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Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« on: 4 Mar 2020, 03:12 pm »
I seem to be the only one. Is everyone waiting for me to finish be for deciding to jump in? I know these are brand new to the market but someone else must be an early adopter. 

Chilkoot

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #1 on: 4 Mar 2020, 05:06 pm »
On the top of my to do list, but too much work just now.

maty

Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #2 on: 4 Mar 2020, 05:20 pm »
I suspect that for now you are alone in the face of danger  :P



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mlundy57

Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #3 on: 4 Mar 2020, 09:12 pm »
I have my kit and orders for two more cabinets. They're next up when I finish the builds I'm working on.

Hobbsmeerkat

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #4 on: 4 Mar 2020, 10:10 pm »
I plan to! Hopefully by the end of the year, if not sooner. Hoping by then a flat-pack will also be available. If not, I'll do some digging to figure out what tools I'll need, or if someone I know has a workshop/tools I can borrow.
All I'll need after that is a subwoofer. I'll probably just mod/adapt the cheapo one I already own to suit my purposes for the time being since it'll just be stuck under a desk or turned down to avoid waking the roomates who sleep during the day. lol

dtschmitz001

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #5 on: 5 Mar 2020, 11:48 am »
I am waiting for the baffle to ship to start mine.

Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #6 on: 5 Mar 2020, 01:37 pm »
I have my kit and orders for two more cabinets. They're next up when I finish the builds I'm working on.

Hey Mike. Glad to hear you are planning to build some of these. Can't wait to see your idea for the over all look. Your work that I have seen so far is just spectacular! I am a finish carpenter/cabinet builder by trade but don't have the shop that you do. I mostly work on job sites these days. My partner who just retired had a nice shop that we used to use. He even has a Vacuum bag veneer press. I miss that shop.

I'm sure you will post photos when you have them ready. I'm hopping to have mine up and running this weekend.

Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #7 on: 5 Mar 2020, 01:43 pm »
I am waiting for the baffle to ship to start mine.

dtschmitz001 did you just order the baffles by themselves as opposed to the complete kit?

dtschmitz001

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #8 on: 6 Mar 2020, 05:07 am »
I just ordered what I need to build the cabinets for now, the baffles and No-rez. 

I did it this way to give myself an incentive to get the cabinets finished before I order the rest the rest of the build only will take a few hours.  I am also building several other speakers cabinets at the same time, "X-Omnis" and custom cabinets for the Insignia Upgrade GR Research sells.




Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #9 on: 6 Mar 2020, 02:25 pm »
Wow! You are ambitious taking on so much at once. I am thinking of doing something similar with the servo subs, but will get the plans and build the H frames myself then order the kit after that.

I have not come across the X-omni's. Didn't see them on Danny's site.

Anyway have fun with your builds.

Tomy2Tone

Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #10 on: 6 Mar 2020, 03:32 pm »
Trying to remember if the kit includes only the front baffle piece as far as the cabinet goes, correct?

Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #11 on: 6 Mar 2020, 03:38 pm »
Yes only the front baffle. See it here: https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=168181.0

Captainhemo

Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #12 on: 6 Mar 2020, 05:53 pm »
Trying to remember if the kit includes only the front baffle piece as far as the cabinet goes, correct?


For now...  we have some test baffles    in the queue.....  will see if  a full kit is  cost effective  after the baffles are  done

« Last Edit: 6 Mar 2020, 07:23 pm by Captainhemo »

dtschmitz001

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #13 on: 6 Mar 2020, 11:15 pm »
Sonicjoy, the X-Omnis are an old model that I came across in the archives that is no longer advertised.  It uses the same drivers as the X-LS Encore, (different crossover), and it is supposed to sound better that the X-LS Encore by those who bought it.  This was confirmed to me by Danny himself. 

Apparently it never sold well because of how it looks, however I actually prefer it over conventional towers.

mlundy57

Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #14 on: 6 Mar 2020, 11:29 pm »
Sonicjoy, the X-Omnis are an old model that I came across in the archives that is no longer advertised.  It uses the same drivers as the X-LS Encore, (different crossover), and it is supposed to sound better that the X-LS Encore by those who bought it.  This was confirmed to me by Danny himself. 

Apparently it never sold well because of how it looks, however I actually prefer it over conventional towers.

The X-Omni has never been on the website but it is available. Just call Danny

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #15 on: 7 Mar 2020, 12:51 am »
I have a pair of X-Omnis in storage.  When I had a bigger living room I used them for surround speakers and they worked really well.  I tried them as mains for a little while but then I got the X-Statiks which were a lot better.  My only quibble with the omnis was they seemed a little thin in the mid-bass even despite being a ported design.  To be fair, set-ups may not have been perfect but I feel like I never heard them at their best.  I did always make sure to give them space.  My room treatment could’ve been better.

Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #16 on: 7 Mar 2020, 01:18 am »
Cool! Thanks for the info. I'm new to Danny's designs so it's fun learning a bit of the history.

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #17 on: 7 Mar 2020, 02:50 am »
Sonicjoy-  I purchased a kit, but work's been running me over lately.  Definitely enjoying seeing your progress though.  :thumb:

I'm trying to decide how to finish the speakers... probably paint the baffle and veneer the sides.  The kerf cut seems like the logical answer for the transition, but I don't own a table saw so still considering options.  I paid a local woodworking store to cut the MDF.  If my place had a large working area, I might have started spending lots of money in there.  Who doesn't love a toy store!

Keep up the posts!  I bet there are a ton of lurkers reading this thread.

vilding

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #18 on: 11 Mar 2020, 02:13 pm »
Saving up for it! Looks like it'll be a project for summer vacation, though. Your pics of the build looks beautiful btw!

Sonicjoy

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Re: Anyone else here building the NX Studio Monitors?
« Reply #19 on: 11 Mar 2020, 08:32 pm »
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Sonicjoy-  I purchased a kit, but work's been running me over lately.  Definitely enjoying seeing your progress though.  :thumb:

I'm trying to decide how to finish the speakers... probably paint the baffle and veneer the sides.  The kerf cut seems like the logical answer for the transition, but I don't own a table saw so still considering options.  I paid a local woodworking store to cut the MDF.  If my place had a large working area, I might have started spending lots of money in there.  Who doesn't love a toy store!

Keep up the posts!  I bet there are a ton of lurkers reading this thread.



I know what you mean about work running you over. Hope you are planning to post your build.

I would strongly recommend you gain access to a good accurate table saw. There will be some minor fitting needed to get things to fit just right. Feel free to ask me questions in my build thread for tips where others may benefit from them.