Gluing up large panels

Posted on July 13, 2015

I double up a lot of  3/4  material for my speaker baffles, tops and bottoms.  And when I laminate my curved shells I am spreading glue on two surfaces about 2' x 5' on average depending on the speaker. That's a lot of glue to get spread and get clamped up in less than 20 minutes. I only use Titebond III for anything wood to wood, and 20 minutes is about the max open time. So I had to find a way to spread a lot of glue fast with out making a ...

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Axpona 2015. My first show!

Posted on July 12, 2015

About 10 weeks before the show, Brian from the Needle Doctor and I decided to go to the show on a whim. Why not? I didn't even have the speaker [The Epha] done till 5 weeks before the show. We had a great time and a lot of great response. Brian brought a Rogue power and pre amp,a Project Expression TT with an Ortofon Quintet bronze cartridge and a Musical Surroundings phonostage. All I had to do was bring my speakers. We had a very musical ...

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Sound System Update

Posted on October 5, 2014

Hi Folks I apologize for the delay in posts. Its been a crazy 6 months. The 12.3s have pumping for about 9 months now and they have broken in real nice. I would like to think  they compete with 20 grand or more speakers. they definitely smoke the 10,000$  boxes I heard.I guess I will have to travel a ways and hear the Sofias or Alexias to know. Any way, about 4 months ago I was having problems with my sherbourne amp and sent it back for ...

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Spike Update

Posted on March 16, 2014

Some people have accused me of over thinking stuff. I admit, sometimes they're right. These new speakers are heavy and there was no way I was able to slide them around on anything remotely pointed or even rounded. Even on heavy felt padding I was leaving marks on a good hard, ash floor. I had some doubled 3/4 MDF so I made some hockey pucks with a 2" hole saw on the drill press. They work great. MDF will suppress some vibration and it is soft ...

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Critical Listening to Evaluate

Posted on March 14, 2014

This can be a tough one. Music should take us to another place or time. Listening should not feel like work or bring anxiety because we are spending hard earned money on a new product. Having done a lot of critical listening the past few years with my money on the line, I think I have come up with a few ideas to make this process easier with more definitive conclusions. It is great that many dealers are offering 30 day or more in home M.B.G. ...

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Blog #1

Posted on March 2, 2014

Well here we are, up and running! Welcome music lovers. First I want to thank my friend James Barsalou. Without him this website would not be as great as it is. When I started all my research and designing a couple of years ago, I had no intention of selling products (The Simple Mat and Custom Speaker Enclosures). I just wanted a mat that would work for me. And I wanted to build a kick butt speaker! Through persistence, hard work and luck I just ...

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