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  • probillygun
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 58

    who builds and sells custom speaker cabinets?

    I'm considering having someone build me set of 2 channel mains with center channel. I have some possible driver configurations drawn up, but would prefer professionally built and finished boxes.



    Anyone know who I could contact about this? I'm in the Northeast...



    Thanks,
    Bill
  • chrismercurio
    Senior Member
    • May 2007
    • 116

    #2
    Jim Salk, Rick Craig, and any local cabinet builder to you as long as you have detailed plans.

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    • LING GOWA
      Senior Member
      • Dec 2007
      • 165

      #3
      Lee Taylor
      taylorspeakers.com is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here, taylorspeakers.com has it all. We hope you find what you are searching for!
      Website

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      • Rick Craig
        Senior Member
        • Jul 2006
        • 391

        #4
        Originally posted by LING GOWA
        Lee's work is good and his prices are reasonable.

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        • Jed
          Ultra Senior Member
          • Apr 2005
          • 3617

          #5
          Add Elemental Designs to the list.

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          • Vilbig
            Junior Member
            • May 2008
            • 10

            #6
            Nik Brewer on the PE site. He has a CNC in his garage and pricing is exceptionally low for the quality he delivers. He is even building one offs for Madisound and Pi now.

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            • mgrabow
              Member
              • Dec 2009
              • 30

              #7
              www.pirateacoustics.net in Long Island...

              Shameless plug....

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              • Bastek
                Member
                • Apr 2008
                • 41

                #8
                http://www.zalytron.com/ can build some great cabinets, but driver cutouts ONLY for the drivers he sells. (You don't have to buy the drivers). He is also in L.I

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                • Face
                  Senior Member
                  • Mar 2007
                  • 995

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Bastek
                  http://www.zalytron.com/ can build some great cabinets, but driver cutouts ONLY for the drivers he sells. (You don't have to buy the drivers). He is also in L.I
                  I've seen some of his work, he does a pretty nice job and uses 1"+ MDF IIRC.
                  SEOS 12/AE TD10M Front Stage in Progress

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                  • probillygun
                    Member
                    • Jun 2007
                    • 58

                    #10
                    I'm in Central PA. Would prefer to be able to drive there and check out some of the work personally or at least see good pics of capabilities?

                    Any other suggestions or experiences from you guys?

                    thanks for the help

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                    • probillygun
                      Member
                      • Jun 2007
                      • 58

                      #11
                      yea I like elemental but Iowa is just too far to drive for me

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                      • Hdale85
                        Moderator Emeritus
                        • Jan 2006
                        • 16075

                        #12
                        I think most of the places posted have very good reputations and more then likely are going to guarantee their work.

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                        • probillygun
                          Member
                          • Jun 2007
                          • 58

                          #13
                          ever hear of Clearwave loudspeaker design?

                          where are they located? any experiences with them?

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                          • Dennis H
                            Ultra Senior Member
                            • Aug 2002
                            • 3791

                            #14
                            Originally posted by probillygun
                            I'm in Central PA.
                            Forum member Pete Mazz owns a cabinet shop in Bucks County. I haven't seen him around here lately but maybe you can find him in the phone book. His work is about as good as it gets.

                            Edit: found his forum profile. I don't know if the email address is still good but his sig link is still working. Judging from the address, his business name is most likely something like Bucks Woodworking.

                            Last edited by theSven; 14 July 2023, 23:04 Friday. Reason: Update htguide url

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                            • Hdale85
                              Moderator Emeritus
                              • Jan 2006
                              • 16075

                              #15
                              I have some CLD (Clearwave Loud Speakers) Dynamic 4T's they are fantastic. The owner has posted in this thread so shoot him an email if you have any questions.

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                              • probillygun
                                Member
                                • Jun 2007
                                • 58

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Dennis H
                                Forum member Pete Mazz owns a cabinet shop in Bucks County. I haven't seen him around here lately but maybe you can find him in the phone book. His work is about as good as it gets.

                                Edit: found his forum profile. I don't know if the email address is still good but his sig link is still working. Judging from the address, his business name is most likely something like Bucks Woodworking.

                                https://www.htguide.com/forum/member.php?u=306
                                ‚Äč
                                Just sent Pete an email.

                                I'll see if he responds

                                Thanks
                                Last edited by theSven; 14 July 2023, 23:05 Friday. Reason: Update quote

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                                • LING GOWA
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Dec 2007
                                  • 165

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by mgrabow
                                  www.pirateacoustics.net in Long Island...

                                  Shameless plug....
                                  You should never put white script on a black background unless the font is large. I think the idea is to have people easily read what you've written. (Just an opinion)

                                  I searched my area for a cabinet maker that has a CNC. Worked for me.
                                  Website

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                                  • probillygun
                                    Member
                                    • Jun 2007
                                    • 58

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Dougie085
                                    I have some CLD (Clearwave Loud Speakers) Dynamic 4T's they are fantastic. The owner has posted in this thread so shoot him an email if you have any questions.
                                    Do you know where they are located?

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                                    • lunchmoney
                                      Senior Member
                                      • Jul 2008
                                      • 152

                                      #19
                                      Where in the northeast are you located?

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                                      • probillygun
                                        Member
                                        • Jun 2007
                                        • 58

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Dennis H
                                        Forum member Pete Mazz owns a cabinet shop in Bucks County. I haven't seen him around here lately but maybe you can find him in the phone book. His work is about as good as it gets.

                                        Edit: found his forum profile. I don't know if the email address is still good but his sig link is still working. Judging from the address, his business name is most likely something like Bucks Woodworking.

                                        https://www.htguide.com/forum/member.php?u=306

                                        Pete just got back to me, and he's not really setup to do speaker anymore and not interested
                                        Last edited by theSven; 14 July 2023, 23:05 Friday. Reason: Update quote

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                                        • probillygun
                                          Member
                                          • Jun 2007
                                          • 58

                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by lunchmoney
                                          Where in the northeast are you located?
                                          Central PA

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                                          • Jed
                                            Ultra Senior Member
                                            • Apr 2005
                                            • 3617

                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by probillygun
                                            Central PA

                                            This guy is in PA:


                                            Looks like he does nice work from what I can tell on his website. Worth looking into.

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                                            • exojam
                                              Senior Member
                                              • Dec 2006
                                              • 169

                                              #23
                                              You can always ping WayneW on this forum. He built the below cabinets for me. He is out of Nebraska.

                                              He does great work with a very high attention to detail with prices that I believe are very fair, plus he is a great guy.

                                              James

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                                              • probillygun
                                                Member
                                                • Jun 2007
                                                • 58

                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Jed
                                                This guy is in PA:


                                                Looks like he does nice work from what I can tell on his website. Worth looking into.
                                                ok, thanks, just on the site, his speakers are way out of my league price wise!

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                                                • probillygun
                                                  Member
                                                  • Jun 2007
                                                  • 58

                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by exojam
                                                  You can always ping WayneW on this forum. He built the below cabinets for me. He is out of Nebraska.

                                                  He does great work with a very high attention to detail with prices that I believe are very fair, plus he is a great guy.

                                                  James

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                                                  These look awesome! but I'm not prepared to drive to NE to pick em up or pay shipping on something that heavy
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                                                  • exojam
                                                    Senior Member
                                                    • Dec 2006
                                                    • 169

                                                    #26
                                                    Shipping is not as bad as you would think.

                                                    Good luck though.

                                                    James

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                                                    • iskandam
                                                      Junior Member
                                                      • Sep 2009
                                                      • 19

                                                      #27
                                                      Any builder in the Los Angeles area?

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                                                      • ---k---
                                                        Ultra Senior Member
                                                        • Nov 2005
                                                        • 5202

                                                        #28
                                                        Someone suggested it up above, but I'll repeat it because many people have had luck with it in the past. Open up the phonebook and look for "cabinet maker". If they can make custom cabinets, they can make a speaker box. Some are willing to do it and have. I know KGvetern went this route, and the guy he found local charged him like $200/each - which seems very reasonable based on how long it takes me to build a box. Also, ask around your local woodworker's store like Woodcraft or Rockler. I've found help this way before, just a local woodworker who was willing to do me a favor.

                                                        If you can't do that, consider using projects from Madisound which have the boxes ready to go, such as the SR71. This design you can get the prefab box and baffle already cut. Or you can go with one of JonMarsh's Modula designs with a PE box and find someone to cut the baffle for you.
                                                        - Ryan

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                                                        CJD Khanspires - A Dayton RS28/RS150/RS225 WMTMW
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                                                        • mgrabow
                                                          Member
                                                          • Dec 2009
                                                          • 30

                                                          #29
                                                          Originally posted by LING GOWA
                                                          You should never put white script on a black background unless the font is large. I think the idea is to have people easily read what you've written. (Just an opinion)

                                                          I searched my area for a cabinet maker that has a CNC. Worked for me.

                                                          Thanks. I need to fix it but just havent had the time...

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                                                          • jeffc
                                                            Junior Member
                                                            • Feb 2009
                                                            • 24

                                                            #30
                                                            Originally posted by exojam

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                                                            I like the tennis ball shock absorbers! Sweet
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                                                            • probillygun
                                                              Member
                                                              • Jun 2007
                                                              • 58

                                                              #31
                                                              Thanks for everybody's help on this
                                                              Last edited by probillygun; 16 August 2010, 01:29 Monday.

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                                                              • godzen
                                                                Junior Member
                                                                • Jan 2010
                                                                • 11

                                                                #32
                                                                Hi guys...

                                                                Looking to put together a pair of fronts. As a first time dIY w/o woodworking experience, I think this would be the hardest part....

                                                                Anyone in the Seattle area build speaker cabinet?

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                                                                • mgrabow
                                                                  Member
                                                                  • Dec 2009
                                                                  • 30

                                                                  #33
                                                                  Originally posted by LING GOWA
                                                                  You should never put white script on a black background unless the font is large. I think the idea is to have people easily read what you've written. (Just an opinion)

                                                                  I searched my area for a cabinet maker that has a CNC. Worked for me.

                                                                  Fixed. Thanks

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                                                                  • clubdye_048
                                                                    Junior Member
                                                                    • Jan 2010
                                                                    • 5

                                                                    #34
                                                                    Hi James, I too am looking for someone to build my audio cabinets as well and did try my local cabinet builders but all weren't interested, I couldn't believe it. How do I get in contact with WayneW? I'm new to this forum, thanks.


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                                                                    Originally posted by exojam
                                                                    You can always ping WayneW on this forum. He built the below cabinets for me. He is out of Nebraska.

                                                                    He does great work with a very high attention to detail with prices that I believe are very fair, plus he is a great guy.

                                                                    James

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                                                                    • WayneW
                                                                      Junior Member
                                                                      • Jul 2009
                                                                      • 11

                                                                      #35
                                                                      Vince - You have a PM

                                                                      Vince,

                                                                      I sent you a PM, I will be out of town for a couple of days this week, so if you send me something, I will try to get back with you this weekend.

                                                                      Regards,

                                                                      Wayne

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                                                                      • nikbrewer
                                                                        Junior Member
                                                                        • Oct 2008
                                                                        • 12

                                                                        #36
                                                                        Just letting people know, I dont do a lot of home audio anymore, but still willing to take on the radom project or 2.

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