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  • isaeagle4031
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    That is doable unless someone wants to try them before hand. Calling Matt, Mike, Bryan, Craig! They really are very nice and I have enjoyed them immensely but room is becoming rather slim currently so I need someone to grab them up and give them a listen.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    At this rate, I guess I will make Chuck bring them to InDIYana and see if anyone wants to take them home from there!

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Thanks for the feedback, Chuck.

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Well I need to do a review on these. I tested them on 2 different systems in 2 very different rooms. The first was my own dungeon setup and I used an Beringher 1500 for power. The second system was my friend Mike and his Emotiva front end and Crown MacroRefrence. So no shortage of power! Music selection was various but we used quite a bit of live recordings, not easy for most speakers in the midrange.

    The bass while not greatly extended of course is there and smooth. They will make a great addition with a decent small sub setup. The midrange is a little forward for my taste, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. More on that in a minute. The tweeter really surprised me. I was not expecting it to be as smooth as it is honestly. Driver integration is quite good. It is rare I think to get this kind of response with so little filtering, regardless of the drivers. And lets be honest, these are not the creme de lau creme of drivers! But JR did a great job with the crossover. Hats off sir, great work!

    The midrange is again just a little much for my own taste but for a beginning system or even an advanced setup, a little flavor to taste (ie bass/treble controls) will smooth it out easily and give a little smiley eq effect that will flatten everything out. At home, I mixed in my refrence sub and they blended seamlessly. I did not cross the Cabrinis over at all just let the natural roll-off do its own work and it worked very well. I can definetely see many pairs of these being built. I know I will be building them. Despite their price, these are good solid speakers. You won't find anything at BB for this money that will compare, period.
    Good job JR! Ya done good!

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Yes they are in my possession now and I plan on giving them a proper thrashing over the weekend! So whoever is interested in them next pm me and we will work out the details.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    These are now in Northern Indiana, if anyone around there wants to get them after Mr. Morris.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post
    You should try the "Frankenpiezo" - a GRS 1016 back attached to a GW 1016 front. The result seems to have a pretty smooth response for a piezo. Good down to 3K or so. I was going to use them in my "Blastereens" design, but got sidelined with Chick-V just before my Christmas vacation...
    I believe I saw your work along those lines, and I was intrigued - alas, fresh out of all but the 10" subwoofers in the GRS line. Those are going to be very fun, I think.

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  • Brian Steele
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    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
    For sure! I actually considered using one of the other piezos PE is selling under the GRS brand, but decided to use one of the dome tweeters instead.
    You should try the "Frankenpiezo" - a GRS 1016 back attached to a GW 1016 front. The result seems to have a pretty smooth response for a piezo. Good down to 3K or so. I was going to use them in my "Blastereens" design, but got sidelined with Chick-V just before my Christmas vacation...

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Originally posted by Kompressed View Post
    Johnny- Back to using these as surrounds... Could I make them taller, while keeping the same baffle width and depth? It would get them closer to ear level, without having to make stands, and I figure may help the bottom end a little.
    Absolutely - just keep driver geometry consistent from the top of the cabinet and it will change hardly anything.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post
    Hard to think of these as Cabrinis v2 without piezos handling the upper frequencies
    For sure! I actually considered using one of the other piezos PE is selling under the GRS brand, but decided to use one of the dome tweeters instead.

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  • Kompressed
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    Johnny- Back to using these as surrounds... Could I make them taller, while keeping the same baffle width and depth? It would get them closer to ear level, without having to make stands, and I figure may help the bottom end a little.

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  • Brian Steele
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    Hard to think of these as Cabrinis v2 without piezos handling the upper frequencies

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  • nicholas_23
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    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
    Nick had them most of the weekend, and Lowell just picked them up this afternoon. Hopefully they both have good things to say about them!
    into the cab
    Thought out branding these before they went out the door..sticker , decal, actual brand ...whaahaaa. curious to see the tour of this these guys and what peoples think

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  • careyink
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    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
    It is a definite upgrade.
    While the cabrinis were my first build, thank you Johnny! I have the cabrinis and center for my downstairs system right now and I am pleased. Some of it is the fact that I built speakers that make sound but as a competitive I thought that the cabrinis were running right with the BA bookshelves that I paid much much for a couple years ago. This has me very intrigued with this but I am moving on however I would not hesitate to build these for someone. Note I have heard these so this might not be of any help. But if you are a budget builder I would go for it.....

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  • johnnyrichards
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    It is a definite upgrade.

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