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  • Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    I have decided to put together five micro 2.1 systems as Christmas gifts. Two of the systems will use the "Wolf's PC" speakers. The remaining three systems will use the Paul Carmody "Sprite" cabinets and filters as separates. All five will utilize Paul Carmody's new "Voxel" subwoofer. The systems will be powered by the 2.1 Lepai amplifier.

    Before going forward, I'd like to extend a big "thank you" to Paul Carmody, Wolf, and the other talented folks here on the forum who share their designs. If not for their efforts, woodworker's like me might not have a clue what music REALLY sounds like!

    In researching for this project, I found bits of information here and there on these designs. In addition to links to the designs, I will try to list any other helpful links I have saved.

    Specifications for Wolf's PC speakers can be found -HERE-

    Specifications for Paul Carmody's "Sprite" can be found -HERE-, and his "Voxel Subwoofer" is -HERE-

    The "PC" and "Sprite" designs both utilize the Aurasound NS3-193-8A1 3" full range driver. The Dayton ND90 can be used as a direct replacement for the Aura NS3.
    The "Voxel" subwoofer uses the Tang Band W5-1138SMF 5 1/4" paper coned subwoofer.

    Wolf's PC's completed:

    Last edited by Cajun Jeff; 12-16-2013, 03:20 PM.

  • Carbon13
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    Good to have you back Jeff! Your projects were a big inspiration for me. Sorry to hear about your tough times but if sounds like you are in a good place now. I hope you're able to unpack your woodshop soon as I know many of us would love to see another of your builds.

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Originally posted by bsl100 View Post
    Hi Jeff,

    Every time I research the ND90-8 or Sprite speaker, your build features right on top and I just love to go through the build process and the pics. Seriously amazing skills with woodworking and camera. Just love it.

    I know that the bass of the Sprite is pretty good (having built a few myself with slight tweaks in the filter). I have added tweeters to some of the Sprite builds (just a BSC and L-Pad, HPF on the Tweeter at 9 KHz) and it really opens up the sound and adds a lot of air.
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    Since you have built both the OS and the Sprite separates, how would you compare these two with regard to bass and overall sound. Also, how much of a difference does adding the Voxel sub make to them.

    Thanks.
    This reply may be a tad late but....

    There is no comparison to be made between the Overnight Sensation and Sprite. The OS will win every time as it is a 2 way design and can perform better than the Sprite in every aspect. Paul Carmody designed both of these and I do believe that they “sound” as if they were cooked in the same kitchen , especially if the voxel is teamed with the sprite. The OS is a much better listening experience though.

    FWIW, I currently have the Voxel teamed with the OS pair in my fishing camp. I have them way underpowered, but it is a good combination.

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Yes it’s been awhile since my last visit here. My apologies for being an unresponsive member. Life sometimes intrudes on things we are passionate about and sets us on a different course. In my case, a divorce, a cancer diagnosis, and then the great Louisiana Flood of 2016 put quite the damper on things. I’m okay. Healthy. Happy. However my wood shop is still packed away in a rented storage unit. My only audio project since 2016 has been of the car audio variety. I did a big project to build a high SQ system in my 4 runner that I have been modifying for overland adventuring. It still lacks a subwoofer, so that is on the agenda.

    Thank you all for the compliments and kind words here in this thread and via PM regarding this build. I consider myself a perfectionist almost to a fault and I walked away from this satisfied with zero regrets or second guesses.

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  • djg
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    Jeff's last activity on the forum was in May 2016.

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  • bsl100
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    Hi Jeff,

    Every time I research the ND90-8 or Sprite speaker, your build features right on top and I just love to go through the build process and the pics. Seriously amazing skills with woodworking and camera. Just love it.

    I know that the bass of the Sprite is pretty good (having built a few myself with slight tweaks in the filter). I have added tweeters to some of the Sprite builds (just a BSC and L-Pad, HPF on the Tweeter at 9 KHz) and it really opens up the sound and adds a lot of air.
    ​​​​​​
    Since you have built both the OS and the Sprite separates, how would you compare these two with regard to bass and overall sound. Also, how much of a difference does adding the Voxel sub make to them.

    Thanks.

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  • Evan Steeves
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    Outstanding work, an inspiration! Thank you very much for sharing,

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  • blue934
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    OK, I just read through this thread again and I don't think I'm alone in saying this. New rules for you sir- you need to start posting f-stop, shutter, and lens data with your builds! I don't get this turned on by some of the photog forums i read. Your cabinetry and photography skills are stunning. Well done.

    David

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Its been a good two and a half yesrs since I did this build. The 2.1 lepai was a new item at parts express when I bought them. I set all five systems up and with the bluetooth recievers, bith the lepai and BT recievers stay powered on 24/7. Thats 24/7 for roughly 2-1/2 years! Not a single lepai failure or BT reciever failure. The speaker sets still look and sound great!

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Originally posted by pitaaudio View Post
    Jeff,

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL carpentry work!

    Can you give the internal dimension of wolf's pc as you built them and Paul's single sprint?
    The sprite is built to .152 cu ft internal volume.

    The pc is 3.75w x 5.5h x 4.5d internal dimensions.(inches)

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Originally posted by Eternal Student View Post
    These Sprite's look great!! What are the dimensions you used because I know they are going to be different from Paul's?
    I liked the look of Chris Roemer' "pico neo". So i used thise dimensions and extended the depth to land on Paul's published internal volume(.152 cu ft i think) for his 1/2 material box. The Sprite has a different port dimension than the pico neo, and it also has the filter.

    Great sounding little speaker.

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  • Cajun Jeff
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Originally posted by FourForty View Post
    Hello Jeff, you did a wonderful and amazing job!! Do you have the part number for the terminal cup and if you don't mind to ask, the purpose of this terminal is to connect the woofer to it and then to the amp? just a little confuse here. Thanks
    The terminal cup is an inexpensive spring loaded one. It allows for an extrrnal quick connect to the speaker wire coming from the amp. Exerything inside is soldered.

    Part number-
    http://www.parts-express.com/square-...l-cup--260-297

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  • FourForty
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Hello Jeff, you did a wonderful and amazing job!! Do you have the part number for the terminal cup and if you don't mind to ask, the purpose of this terminal is to connect the woofer to it and then to the amp? just a little confuse here. Thanks

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  • pitaaudio
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Jeff,

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL carpentry work!

    Can you give the internal dimension of wolf's pc as you built them and Paul's single sprint?

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  • Mike220
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    Re: Wolf's PC, Sprite, and Voxel Subwoofer 2.1's in Walnut

    Wow dude you have mad skillz! Congrats and beautiful builds.

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