IPL Acoustics M1TLm Ribbon Transmission Line speaker project – Part 6

Project completed.

I’m really pleased with the outcome, the speakers look great and whilst I’m no audiophile they sound fantastic. They are incredibly detailed and don’t suffer from any of that wallowing bottom end messiness prevalent in most Hi-Fi speakers.

The whole project has been incredibly rewarding and has gone some way to restoring some faith in my ability to use my hands. My other half Mandy suggested I start the project to stave off the New Year blues in January, the result has been the discovery of a whole new set of skills and an increased feeling of self worth.

From an aesthetic point of view they look great in the front room, a proper piece of modern furniture. I’m glad I stuck with my original plan not to use the grills as they look far more tech in their naked state, however I am aware the the 5″ magnesium cones are a little exposed which could be an issue for inquisitive kids or friends that like poking things. The black surrounds of the drivers and the golden cone set the grey finish off really well, couldn’t be happier.

The IPL M1TLm Ribbon Transmission Line kit can be found on the IPL Acoustics website.

Here are some tools I couldn’t have done without:

  • Black and Decker Workmate
  • Irwin clamps
  • Decent wire cutters
  • Electric sander
  • Bosch hot glue gun + several packets of glue!

Speaker project build process