Wiring is done and the drivers are installed. The only thing I did differently from what Danny recommends is I did pass the wire through the hole in the binding post tabl
I have a set of crimpers for sheet metal that I was able to use to put a kink in the wire so it would lay flat on the binding post tab for soldering. I had to do this as my hands are no longer steady enough to hold the wire in place the way Danny shows, and, at the same time, hold the binding post and soldering iron. I had the cabinets upright while wiring up the binding posts as I didn’t want to lay them down on the fronts that I had just spent so much time finishing and take a chance of damaging it.
For the drivers, I laid the cabinets down on their backs and had the driver resting on the fronts that were protected with a rubber sheet. These were soldered just as Danny shows in his video, with the wire laid flat on the tab and not through the hole.
The hardest part of all of this was remembering to put the heat shrink tubing over the wire first..
not that I forgot to do this at least twice...
FinishedCOMPLETED AND HOOKED UP
And how did they sound?
I know that my ears are bad and I thought that was the cause for me not understanding words being spoke in TV show and in movies. Well not any more. Words are clear and distinct.
I got lost in listening to the 1995 recording of Cream at the Royal Albert Hall. Jack Bruce’s and Eric Clapton’s voices are now clear not mumbling as I had thought. Bass is solid and deep; much deeper than I expected.
In a mini concert by Nora Jones, that is done from a room in her home, I could hear the room coloring her voice.
There is a clarity and transparency to these speaker that is almost unnatural.
The base is solid and they play lower than I expected. Yes, I know what they are rated at, but I don’t know what that means when listening to them. I would say, a subwoofer would be nice but not necessary.
These are what everyone said they would be...
Was I surprised? Yes, a bit. Everyone claims their speakers to be the best, so I took those claims with a grain of salt. Are they the best ever? I don’t know as I have nothing worthy of that comparison to assess that possibly. For me, though, I am more than satisfied.
And all of this is with a system that is Dime Store in comparison to what I have seen posted on here. But as a lot of people have said:
A bad set of speaker can make a really good system sound bad,
But a really good set of speakers can make a mediocre system sound really good.
I got what I was hoping for. Thanks everyone for your help and comments.
I have in the works a set of stands for these and someday there will be a set of gril cloths for them. A little more to come.
Also, next is a center channel and rear speakers...