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I have just ordered some new speakers and the wait for them is driving me mad. How have other upgraders coped at this difficult time? Please help.

I am not allowed alcohol due to medication!

Thanks, Crossie.
 
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Firstly, wha I recommend whilst waiting that you listen to music on a really crabby old tinny mini system, then when you do finally get your new babies they will sound sublime!
 
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Hi Crossie,

what level of expertise do you need to construct the Wilmslow speakers?
 

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My current speakers are Wilmslow pheonix (DIY stand mounters based on Scanspeak drivers) I am adding a pair of bespoke bass extender cabinets with a pair of Volt 10" drivers and new 3 way crossovers. Can't wait to put it all together.
 

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They are relatively easy to do if you have some basic tools and a deal of patience. The cabinets really look the business if you take time to finish them well. Here is my current speaker set up:

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I am going to replace the stands with cabinets holding the 10" volts and new crossovers to make the speakers 3 way, a little bit like Wilson Watt puppies but at a fraction of the price.
 

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Crossie said:
I have just ordered some new speakers and the wait for them is driving me mad. How have other upgraders coped at this difficult time? Please help.

I am not allowed alcohol due to medication!

Thanks, Crossie.

Um...I'm very sure they've not taken to drink.
 

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Crossie said:
I am adding a pair of bespoke bass extender cabinets with a pair of Volt 10" drivers and new 3 way crossovers. Can't wait to put it all together.

Sounds interesting, what frequency is the crossover?
 

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To be honest I don't know the crossover frequencies - Wilmslow Audio are designing them for me. I will find out and let you know.
 

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For a moment I thought your floor might be askew until I realised you posted 2 separate photos (doh!)

Speakers look fantastic - must feel like a real accomplishment to finish them to the standard you have.

Make sure to post some pictures when the new kit arrives :)
 

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your (beautiful) speakers are too big for my room but I'd have your Cyrus kit off you in a shot lol

must be great to have the skill to be able to make something useful like those speakers Well done.
 

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Honestly, they are not that difficult to make. Bang for buck this is the cheapest way of getting high end speakers (IMHO). I would really recommend having a go at a Wilmslow kit.

On the other tack I am not allowed to smoke either.
 
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Hi,

nice speakers! Did yours come with a veneer? After assembly did you have to varnish / laquer?

Thanks!
 

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Cabinets come as a flat pack with various options for the finish. I chose an Oak veneer and then used a beeswax polish to finish.
 
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sweet, so you got a good finish without having to use spray paints / polishes.

I've been thinking about diy speaker kits and this has definately spiked my interest.

Cheers!
 

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