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  • #61
    Very nice work! I have been wanting to build some with PR's for a long time. I might have to build a set, Thanks for sharing!

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    • #62
      Tom, thanks for this design!!! I made up a set of these for one of my girlsfriends daughters. I couldn't stand her listening to music with her cell phone any longer. These are a great little desktop speaker. She loves them!!! The other daughter got a pair of scott's heliums. They are both being enjoyed on a daily basis. For anyone who is worried about output, don't. I had these hooked up to my Peachtree 125 for a couple of weeks before Christmas and they can put out some sound for sure. I was amazed how great they sound. Here are a couple pictures, I was able to sneak the xover into the bottom of the without having to use the frame of the PR but it was a tight squeeze.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Unclemo View Post
        Tom, thanks for this design!!! I made up a set of these for one of my girlsfriends daughters. I couldn't stand her listening to music with her cell phone any longer. These are a great little desktop speaker. She loves them!!! The other daughter got a pair of scott's heliums. They are both being enjoyed on a daily basis. For anyone who is worried about output, don't. I had these hooked up to my Peachtree 125 for a couple of weeks before Christmas and they can put out some sound for sure. I was amazed how great they sound. Here are a couple pictures, I was able to sneak the xover into the bottom of the without having to use the frame of the PR but it was a tight squeeze.
        Very nice. How do they compare to the heliums, since you've built both?

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Unclemo View Post
          Tom, thanks for this design!!! I made up a set of these for one of my girlsfriends daughters. I couldn't stand her listening to music with her cell phone any longer. These are a great little desktop speaker. She loves them!!! The other daughter got a pair of scott's heliums. They are both being enjoyed on a daily basis. For anyone who is worried about output, don't. I had these hooked up to my Peachtree 125 for a couple of weeks before Christmas and they can put out some sound for sure. I was amazed how great they sound. Here are a couple pictures, I was able to sneak the xover into the bottom of the without having to use the frame of the PR but it was a tight squeeze.
          Those are very pretty. How did you finish the sides?

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          • #65
            They are very similar to the heliums, at least to my ear. I never really did the a/b thing but they both sound great. If memory serves me I think I preferred these at more moderate listening levels. The tweeter on the heliums was a little more relaxed to my ears at the louder end of the spectrum. So for me if I was going to build some for desktop listening I would go with these. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with either though.
            As for the finish on the sides, these are just mdf with some rattle can white with a few coat of deft spray lacquer from a can.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Unclemo View Post
              Tom, thanks for this design!!! I made up a set of these for one of my girlsfriends daughters. I couldn't stand her listening to music with her cell phone any longer. These are a great little desktop speaker. She loves them!!! The other daughter got a pair of scott's heliums. They are both being enjoyed on a daily basis. For anyone who is worried about output, don't. I had these hooked up to my Peachtree 125 for a couple of weeks before Christmas and they can put out some sound for sure. I was amazed how great they sound. Here are a couple pictures, I was able to sneak the xover into the bottom of the without having to use the frame of the PR but it was a tight squeeze.
              They came out great. A lot more exciting than my 'basic box' pair. Those things are really snazzy!
              How hard did you find installing the tweeter? The first pair I made I used foam and I had to smoosh them in my twisting... real tough. The second time I worked on the Bantam MTM's I used electrical tape I think, much easier. Just wondering how hard it seemed for you.
              I'm real glad that you like them. I think in Scott's Helium's they are crossed a little lower, but still pretty high, like around 6k or so... so the ND91 is still doing the majority of the heavy lifting as in my version.

              TomZ
              *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
              *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF *Cello's Speaker Project Page

              *Building the "Micro-B 2.1 Plate Amplifier -- Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * * Part 5 'Review' * -- Assembly Instructions PDF

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              • #67
                I cut the whole for the tweeter pretty tight and the used some black caulking on the back to make sure they were sealed up good. Could i get them back out? Not easily thats for sure. It definitely tiik some finessing. Thanks again, the girls love them.

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