She hates the look!

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Project by Yamamaha posted 12-18-2013 07:40 PM 2477 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She, being the supreme ruler of the “Look”, decided that the big black speakers and the mass of wiring were too unbearable to look at any more. In short, either hide those damn speakers or she was going to go out and get little ones!. Pic #2 is the design I came up with. Pic #3 & #4 is the main cabinet…made of MDF and old reclaimed wood. Pic #5 was the speaker enclosures. The whole speaker slides in from the back. Last pic is the finished product.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 08:17 PM

Very nice look. I’m sure “She” is now happy.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 08:23 PM

I think it looks great. I am particularly fond of the drawings!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 08:44 PM

Good thing you came up with a solution or you would be having to suffer with those little speakers that useless, yes even the Bose ones!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 08:50 PM

That’s some beautiful stuff, well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 08:54 PM

Any detectable interference from the hard edges being close over the speaker grills? Nice execution on the design.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 08:56 PM

I did have a solution for the little speakers…Paradigm Reference at $1200 each…and of course that would have required getting a new center channel at $1700, for a total cost of $4100. Since I only paid about $75 for this project, maybe I should rename this project “How I saved $4025.00 building a entertainment center”.

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 09:00 PM

The speaker enclosures are just a big box, with an open back. The grille is a frame I built which attaches to this box on the inside. I popped off the factory grilles on the speakers, then slid that whole speaker inside the enclosure. There is no noticeable difference in sound quality.

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 09:17 PM

I love my Klipschs too!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 09:31 PM

“She” might be on to something… Would have been happy before but… New setup looks great! Well designed and executed… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 10:33 PM

Beautiful design, terrific builf. One sweet project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 10:47 PM

Guess it don’t matter if the music is loud n clear when ya hear her loud n clear does it? Cool build n not imposing

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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#12 posted 12-18-2013 11:13 PM

great solution and job well done

-- Greg Simon

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#13 posted 12-18-2013 11:27 PM

Very tasty, well done!

-- Art

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#14 posted 12-18-2013 11:33 PM

Very nicely, and tastefully done! Is “She” also know as “She Who Must Be Obeyed” (SWMBO)?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 12-18-2013 11:54 PM

I have to agree with Her – the old look was not attractive. The new look is attractive, functional, economical, high quality craftsmanship, blends with the existing architectural elements of the room, yet still adaptable if She ever decides to rearrange or redecorate. I think She should reward her faithful servant with a bigger screen.

-- Leafherder

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