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  • Fastbike1's OS MTM's

    Just a couple of pics.

    Just finished. Oak cabs. Built to Paul's specs.

    Compared to Vienna Accoustics Haydn's. OS MTM's not embarassed.

    Haydn owner's comments: "Beautiful midrange, great imaging".

    If you're thinking about building a set, DO IT. You won't be disappointed.

    Larry
    Attached Files
    I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
    OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
    Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
    Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
    Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
    LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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    Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

    Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
    Just a couple of pics.

    Just finished. Oak cabs. Built to Paul's specs.

    Compared to Vienna Accoustics Haydn's. OS MTM's not embarassed.

    Haydn owner's comments: "Beautiful midrange, great imaging".

    If you're thinking about building a set, DO IT. You won't be disappointed.

    Larry
    Nice job on the speakers they look great glad to hear they fared well for you during the comparison.

    Take it easy
    Jay
    "I like Brewski's threads, they always end up being hybrid beer/speaker threads based on the name of his newest creation." - Greywarden

    Breakfast Stout - HiVi RT2 II/Aurasound NS6
    Imperial Russian Stout - Vifa DX25/Fountek FW146/(2) Fountek FW168s - Built by Fastbike
    Ruination 2.5 way - Vifa DX25/Fountek FW168
    Levitation TM
    - Vifa BC25SG15/Fountek FW168

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    • #3
      Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

      nice. i have cabs i bought from nik for os originabut these do intrique me. would make a great gift.
      " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

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      Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

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      • #4
        Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

        Fastbike -

        What are you riding?
        'Soupy'

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        • #5
          Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

          Nice. I can't wait to get mine done.
          ~Mark

          Stuff I've builded http://techtalk.parts-express.com/co...lies/smile.png

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          • #6
            Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

            2008 Triumph Tiger - Black

            Kind of been a wave function the last 15 years: Ducati, Triumph, Ducati, Triumph.

            Originally posted by J.Lee View Post
            Fastbike -

            What are you riding?
            I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
            OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
            Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
            Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
            Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
            LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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            • #7
              Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

              While mine weren't embarassed to be heard w/ the Vienna's, they would be like Cinderella before the ball next to your build.

              Originally posted by WWWJD View Post
              Nice. I can't wait to get mine done.
              I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
              OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
              Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
              Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
              Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
              LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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              • #8
                Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                YES! I was certain I was looking at a Triumph but couldn't determine model.

                I ride a Vintage Bonneville, John Stockman is also a fan of Brit and European bikes.

                Back to speakers.
                'Soupy'

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                • #9
                  Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                  Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
                  Just a couple of pics.

                  If you're thinking about building a set, DO IT. You won't be disappointed.
                  Jumping in on an old thread here, I know. But I am thinking of building the OSMTM or maybe the Swope MTM (if I can afford).
                  But my question is: will these fill my living room 43 sq mt (470 sq ft) to more than moderate listening levels crossed with a good sub? My thought is to actively XO at maybe 80 Hz to take some bottom end load off.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                    I built the OS TM and MTM's and the MTM's certainly can produce a much louder sound, but they do need to cross to a sub if you are going to be in the 100db range. You may even need to cross at 100 Hz (I have the TM's at 90, the MTM at 75 Hz), depending on the slope. I have the TM and MTM as my LCR currently in my home theater. It is only 400 square feet, but opens to another 500 square foot kitchen and a 250 square foot dining room. Also has 10 foot ceilings, so pretty large area.
                    My opinion... you can't go wrong with the MTM's, they do go quite loud (I run them with a 80W Onkyo HT receiver, nothing special) and they have filled the room to everyone's enjoyment for 4-6 large parties (20-30 people).
                    While I haven't built them (yet) the Swope's would probably be similar sound, but with a 5" you would probably get a little bit more all the way around.
                    Good luck, you certainly are considering some very nice designs and I think you would be very happy with either one.
                    Paul

                    The "SB's" build page
                    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-4-(pic-heavy)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                      Originally posted by bullittstang View Post
                      My opinion... you can't go wrong with the MTM's, they do go quite loud (I run them with a 80W Onkyo HT receiver, nothing special) and they have filled the room to everyone's enjoyment for 4-6 large parties (20-30 people).
                      While I haven't built them (yet) the Swope's would probably be similar sound, but with a 5" you would probably get a little bit more all the way around.
                      Good luck, you certainly are considering some very nice designs and I think you would be very happy with either one.
                      Thanks for answering in a thread that's been dead for 4 years...

                      It's a tough choice since the price difference is quite small. The reason to build the OSMTMs would be having such small speakers performing so well. The reason to build the Swopes is obvious. I'm building the Swope sub.
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                      Thank God the World is bigger than my view of it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                        I am actually in the process of building a "modified" Swope sub as well. I got a great deal on a Dayton 500 watt amp and the SP10 on eBay, so off I went.

                        I am building the box 21.5"x12.5"x16" (with 1.5" front and back baffles), and using an upside down "U" style 3" port to make it fit (and just barely) in the box. It will be slightly larger than Paul C.'s original (45 vs 40 liters), with the port being about 0.5-1-inch longer which tunes it about 21Hz but since I got the larger Amp and has an EQ I am planning/modeled for a slightly more adjustment of 2-2.5db at 24 Hz and the model doesn't show any issues with my changes. The real test will be the first listening session.

                        It should get to 16-17Hz for an f6, tuned to 21 Hz and best of all at 500 watts runs out of xMax at 108db.

                        Are you doing yours as per Paul's plans, or modding yours? What kind of finish are you looking at, because I am torn between piano-gloss (color, not black) or a nice veneer?
                        Paul

                        The "SB's" build page
                        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-4-(pic-heavy)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                          Originally posted by pastorola View Post
                          Thanks for answering in a thread that's been dead for 4 years...

                          It's a tough choice since the price difference is quite small. The reason to build the OSMTMs would be having such small speakers performing so well. The reason to build the Swopes is obvious. I'm building the Swope sub.
                          There is one thing that you should consider when comparing the OSMTM with the Swope MTM and that is the impedance of the speaker. The OSMTM is a "6-ohm safe" speaker according to Paul but the Swope MTM is a 4-ohm speaker and will need a much beefier amp. If you are looking at running the Swope MTM off of a consumer grade receiver you might want to make sure you won't burn it up with the Swope. I've looked at doing both and the I always come back to the added cost of a higher grade amp for the Swope speakers.
                          I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.
                          - John Steinbeck

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                            There is no significant impedance difference between the OSMTM and the Swope MTM. In fact, the OSMTM might be a little lower.
                            The impedance sweeps for both are on Paul's web page.


                            Originally posted by Eternal Student View Post
                            There is one thing that you should consider when comparing the OSMTM with the Swope MTM and that is the impedance of the speaker. The OSMTM is a "6-ohm safe" speaker according to Paul but the Swope MTM is a 4-ohm speaker and will need a much beefier amp. If you are looking at running the Swope MTM off of a consumer grade receiver you might want to make sure you won't burn it up with the Swope. I've looked at doing both and the I always come back to the added cost of a higher grade amp for the Swope speakers.
                            I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
                            OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
                            Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
                            Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
                            Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
                            LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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                            • #15
                              Re: Fastbike1's OS MTM's

                              Originally posted by bullittstang View Post
                              I am actually in the process of building a "modified" Swope sub as well. I got a great deal on a Dayton 500 watt amp and the SP10 on eBay, so off I went.

                              I am building the box 21.5"x12.5"x16" (with 1.5" front and back baffles), and using an upside down "U" style 3" port to make it fit (and just barely) in the box. It will be slightly larger than Paul C.'s original (45 vs 40 liters), with the port being about 0.5-1-inch longer which tunes it about 21Hz but since I got the larger Amp and has an EQ I am planning/modeled for a slightly more adjustment of 2-2.5db at 24 Hz and the model doesn't show any issues with my changes. The real test will be the first listening session.

                              It should get to 16-17Hz for an f6, tuned to 21 Hz and best of all at 500 watts runs out of xMax at 108db.

                              Are you doing yours as per Paul's plans, or modding yours? What kind of finish are you looking at, because I am torn between piano-gloss (color, not black) or a nice veneer?
                              Sounds interesting! I am doing a modified Swope sub as well, because the SP10 isn't availabe in Sweden and very expensive to get shipped here. Considering a Dayton driver, but this is a little OT in this thread. I started a thread HERE talking about my questions.
                              __________________________________________________ ________
                              Thank God the World is bigger than my view of it.

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