November 30, 2018

At $280, these guys are AWESOME and would easily compete against many of the entry and mid-level Polk and DefTech models out there for a fraction of the cost.  The kits include everything you need to complete the speaker - short of finishing it, you'll need to paint or...

November 30, 2018

Dayton Audio 18" Ultimax Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle - Parts Express Part # 300-7099

This 18" dual voice coil sub is another contender for the Greenwood UMC Hauptwerk project.   At a total cost of $425, which includes the cabinet and driver, the cost-to-performance fac...

November 30, 2018

These speakers were very easy to build and deliver a very nice result.  The overall aesthetic is very similar to that of the Windermere^2 and would work well for small-medium home setups.  These are quite efficient and easy to listen to.

The plans for these...

January 22, 2017

The playing status of this organ is unknown.  When I purchased it, it had been sitting in storage for some time and all of the wires from the console to the speakers and power supplies had been cut.  THIS INSTRUMENT IS FOR SALE to the right buyer and offer.  Please con...

September 27, 2016

My small rack that will be used for testing and powering speakers/crossovers, etc.

A Behringer Crossover has been ordered and will be arriving soon.   

June 15, 2016

This will be an ongoing design of the console for Greenwood UMC.  I have acquired an Allen 314 console, and will be fitting it with modern electronics and solutions.

June 7, 2016

This is a BIB Subwoofer from CSS.  I used a 12" Dayton Audio Driver instead of the specified driver.  When I first saw this sub (browsing online) it immediately struck me how similar it looks to a 16' Bourdon / Open Wood pipe.  My immediate thought was that this would...

June 7, 2016

I built a pair of Transmission Line Array speakers from a design by Bill Fitzmaurice.  Instead of using the recommended driver, I chose some budget speakers from Parts Express, since many sources online confirmed that many drivers are suitable for this particular desig...

June 7, 2016

Since I have gotten into speaker building, I have decided to try out many new plans.  This is the Windermere^2 by Woden Design, utilizing a Mark Audio Pluvia 7 driver, since the recommended driver is now discontinued.  These speakers are a NICE little set of mid-fi spe...

June 7, 2016

This was my very FIRST speaker build project that I did.  I purchased the plans for and built the legendary TubaHT by Bill Fitzmaurice as the likely candidate as a subwoofer for future Hauptwerk use.  This sub is SOLID down to the 20Hz range and is still audible down b...

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The purpose of this blog is to share my progress in the building and development of various Hauptwerk VPO projects that I am involved in. You will find information on everything from consoles to custom speakers.

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