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  • Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

    Just finished a set of Mzisserson's New Horizons.
    I used some hardwood (maple or birch) glue-ups a neighbor had made for shelves.
    He gave them to me when he got divorced. There are about 5/8" thick. Nice wood.

    Ran out of the wood for the bases, so I used birch plywood and edged them with the remaining hardwood.
    The speakers have relatively prodigous bass and really sound much bigger than they are. Really nice.

    I was amazed in the weight difference between the RJB Microbes and the New Horizons, neo + thinner hardwood vs. shielded + MDF.
    These would make a great small room stereo speaker set. It is too bad they have been pulled from the public domain.
    Fortunately, I copied the XO to my computer when I bought the drivers a long time ago.

    Build pictures: http://s126.photobucket.com/user/akr...41867752701292











    Andy.

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    Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

    Those look really nice! How's the sound?

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    • #3
      Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

      That is a stunning build, good job man. I'm not a big fan of blonde wood, but if I was I'd be building something like that now.
      Audio: Media PC -> Sabre ESS 9023 DAC -> Behringer EP2500 -> (insert speakers of the moment)
      Sites: Jupiter Audioworks - Flicker Stream - Proud Member of Midwest Audio Club

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      • #4
        Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

        Thanks, I, typically prefer something a bit more colorful (see my other builds in the build section), but wanted to use these really nice boards that my friend gave me. This was the perfect build to use them on, since they aren't too thick (needed too be reasonably small cabinet).

        They sound really nice for a small book-shelf speaker. Really good for a bedroom or study. You don't need a sub for normal listening (at least for my work/bedroom volumn levels). Really nice bass out of these.
        Some upper range male vocals sound a touch thin, but I am splitting hairs here. Tracy Chapman sounds great and acoustic guitars sound fantastic (Touch, Windom Hill), piano sounds really good (Jim Brickman).

        Truly, no compliants from me. I just really wish it was a public build still, as it is really nice.

        Andy.

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        • #5
          Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

          Thats an ND20 tweeter and which ND midwoof exactly?
          Audio: Media PC -> Sabre ESS 9023 DAC -> Behringer EP2500 -> (insert speakers of the moment)
          Sites: Jupiter Audioworks - Flicker Stream - Proud Member of Midwest Audio Club

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          • #6
            Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

            Actually, it is the ND16FA-6 tweeter and the ND105-4 Mid-woofer. Bottom ported enclosure.
            Andy.

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            • #7
              Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

              Thanks for the correction!
              Audio: Media PC -> Sabre ESS 9023 DAC -> Behringer EP2500 -> (insert speakers of the moment)
              Sites: Jupiter Audioworks - Flicker Stream - Proud Member of Midwest Audio Club

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              • #8
                Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

                Thanks for building. I am really glad you enjoy them. I know of quite a few pair that have been "in the feild" now for a while and they still are the speaker of choice for small room/computer/dedicated stereo use for their owners to I take the longevity as the sign of happiness.

                The information is still available. I prefer to work through PM/E-mail rather than leave my designs sitting on the web for several specific reasons. I don't (and never will) charge for it or anything, just a preference.
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                • #9
                  Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

                  I prefer to work through PM/E-mail rather than leave my designs sitting on the web for several specific reasons.
                  Sound's as if there's an interesting story here. Nice of you to make the information available.

                  Great job on the build andy. Very nice tasteful work. Sure to please any woodworker...
                  Tritrix HT:http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222519
                  Dayton 12" Subwoofer: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=222930
                  Overnight Sensations: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=223751
                  Cerberus sub: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...hlight=cerebus
                  Duellatis: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=224943
                  NTN's: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=227902

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                  • #10
                    Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

                    Super nice!!!!
                    I really like how they sound.
                    For me they are very detail, sound very smooth and don't cause me fatigue.
                    I make a pair and will post in a few days. I compare it with OS and really like more the NH
                    Your wood work is great
                    Enjoy:D

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                    • #11
                      Re: Finished: Mzisserson's New Horizons

                      Wow, great work! I've yet to hear any of Mike's designs, but I keep reading raves, so I certainly look forward to hearing one someday...


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