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    Named after my daughter (her middle name is Amara), these made their debut at Iowa this year.


    (Picture courtesy of Mr. Bryan Keane)

    Writeup found here: http://gonecatfishin.net/Amara.pdf
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

  • #2
    Re: Amara

    Nice design. Wish I could have made it to Iowa to hear these.

    Thanks for the great write-up too. I'm always learning something from your stuff.
    ~Marty

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    • #3
      Re: Amara

      Ok, I'm baffled. Three days and no comments on how cool these are? The internet must be broken. Your write-up detailing the design goals, speaker selection process, enclosure design & assembly, crossover design... is a great tutorial for new TT forum members to learn from.

      I dig this design Johnny. Anybody else?

      Bueller.......?

      Bueller.......?

      Bueller.......?
      ~Marty

      Baby Eidolons
      Sapphos
      Cables (Post #54)
      Other speakers (Post #21)
      Design Thoughts (Posts: 6,10,13,33,35)
      Boundary Augmentation
      Dispersion/Interference

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      • #4
        Re: Amara

        I meant to post earlier on this and just missed it. Very cool build and another great write up Jr.
        https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

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        • #5
          Re: Amara

          Nice work JR!

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          • #6
            Re: Amara

            Wow Johnny, you really put some work into these. The shot with the cigarette pack is amazing. Wish I could have been there to hear them.

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            • #7
              Re: Amara

              conclusion: this is some of your best work yet.
              conclusion: you little two-way is some of your best work too.
              " 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

              Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
              Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

              http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
              http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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              • #8
                Re: Amara

                They look great Johnny I don't think I have the patients to get as beautiful a finish as you achieved on those.

                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
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                - Vifa BC25SG15/Fountek FW168

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                • #9
                  Re: Amara

                  They sounded great, too. The MCM midwoofers are very nice for the $, as is the XT25 in today's market. Johnny did a great job getting them to play nicely together. Plenty of detail, but no nastiness at all - well, maybe when Pet Shop Boys was playing, but that wasn't the speakers fault...:D
                  Keep an open mind, but don't let your brain fall out.

                  Sehlin Sound Solutions

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                  • #10
                    Re: Amara

                    Originally posted by scottsehlin View Post
                    well, maybe when Pet Shop Boys was playing, but that wasn't the speakers fault...:D
                    LOL :applause: Wish I'd heard them.

                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: Amara

                      Thanks guys, the longer I listen to them the more I like them. I tried very hard to voice them such that nothing "jumps" out at you - I wanted to avoid the "nice tweeter" or "nice midrange" or "nice bass" kind of thing.

                      Funny about the PSB track - it *worked* at home lol.
                      Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Amara

                        Got one of the bass bins up and running, the other one is all cut and just waiting for some motivation to get it together.

                        Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Amara

                          Those are lookin' great Johnny. No doubt, they do and will sound spectacular. It's too bad a guy doesn't have enough rooms in a house for systems for each of the fantastic speakers available to build. I'd need at least 12 or 20, for now!?
                          "We're speaker geeks, not speaker nerds. Nerds make money!" Marty H
                          Bismarck, North Dakota
                          My Current System: Jolida SJ502A, Squeezebox Touch, and Carmody Sunflowers
                          My Garage System:Marantz 2238B and Nano-Neos

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                          • #14
                            Re: Amara

                            So nice, I'm getting ready to start the Cabrini's... and now I see these. Nice

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                            • #15
                              Re: Amara

                              Originally posted by hdben View Post
                              So nice, I'm getting ready to start the Cabrini's... and now I see these. Nice
                              Thank you.

                              Good luck and have fun with Cabrini! They are a surprisingly fun speaker.
                              Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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