Author Archives: Dan

About Dan

For a complete biography, stop by www.danmarx.org and click around for a while.

DM-4 Reference Speaker Build Part V – Finally Complete!

I don’t quite know how to even begin this post. I’m super excited and yet taken back a little at the same time. The last few months have been such a roller coaster of different, unexpected projects, as is evidenced … Continue reading

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How I Built an Awesome Classic-Style Bookcase from Scratch with Mixed Lumber from The Home Depot

So I’m trying something a little bit different. I’ve been blogging for a long while now and while I feel like it’s still a great venue for sharing DIY projects and what-not, the bigger and better trend these days is … Continue reading

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Just Jumped on the Painted Piano Bandwagon

Last weekend I found some time to squeak in a quick little makeover project that my wife has been anxious for me to do for a while now. I’ll admit it, painting a beautifully-stained, vintage-style, classic Kohler & Campbell piano … Continue reading

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Updated Whole House Audio Setup with a New 12-Channel Amp

Last month I picked up a Niles SI-1230 Audio Amplifier from a guy on Craigslist for crazy cheap and completely transformed my modest whole-house audio system into one that became worthy of me actually wanting to write about it. I’ve … Continue reading

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DM-4 Reference Upper Cabinet 2-way Speaker Build Part IV

The speaker project continues! I managed to find a few hours in the last couple of weeks to finally start the upper cabinet speaker portion of my sweet DM-4 Reference Speaker build. If you haven’t read my original introduction to … Continue reading

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Damping Methods, First Listen and Measuring the DM-4 Speakers Part III

The time has finally come! The moment when a speaker design has reached the stage where you finally get to install the drivers and have a listen to your masterpiece. I have to admit, I struggled through this middle phase … Continue reading

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