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  • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

    Wow! And here I thought they looked good in the original color! That red makes them 10x better visually! Absolutely fantastic choice on the color! Perfect! They deserve to be hot-rodded like they are!

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      Wow, I never noticed your thanks for the paint idea. Looks even better than I thought it would. Your accents are perfectly done!

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        Originally posted by 4thtry View Post
        I wasn't happy with the "mustard" color, so I gave my speakers a new paint job. This time I attempted a fairly close match to Ferrari red, with contrasting black bases and shadow lines. Thanks for the tip, ROTECH. A little bit on the bold side for a speaker system, but I think they look much better now. What do you think?

        [ATTACH=CONFIG]57684[/ATTACH]

        I also modified the crossover using Wolf's recommended values. Most listeners at InDIYana felt that my top octave was a little hot, maybe 1-2dB or so. Wolf suggested a tweeter zobel of 4 ohms & 2.2uf. I used 4.5 ohms & 2.35uf, as these were the values that I had on hand.

        Here is the modified schematic:

        [ATTACH=CONFIG]57681[/ATTACH]

        Here is the modified xsim model:

        [ATTACH=CONFIG]57682[/ATTACH]

        And here is the actual measured response showing the difference between the original and modified crossover:

        [ATTACH=CONFIG]57683[/ATTACH]

        Thanks again, Wolf! These values worked out quite well.

        Bill
        You are quite welcome, and that red looks GREAT!!! This is how they should look- period.
        I think Eric nailed it with the Enzo comment, but I suppose Bertone and Pinninfarina also ring true.

        Very nice!
        Wolf
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        • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

          Amazing! You might have to change the name to the Testarossa's!
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          • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

            Originally posted by Derekj View Post
            Amazing! You might have to change the name to the Testarossa's!
            That one is already a taken speaker name by Jeff B.

            Later,
            Wolf
            "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
            "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
            "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
            "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

            *InDIYana event website*

            Photobucket pages:
            http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

            My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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            • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

              Thanks, everyone, for all the positive feedback! :D

              Next stop: Sioux Falls, SD


              Bill
              SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
              Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
              Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
              Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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              • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                I look forward to hearing them next weekend Bill. They look cool.
                Craig

                The lowest possible F3 box alignment is not always the best alignment.

                Designing and building speaker projects are like playing with adult Lego Blocks for me.

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                • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                  Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                  That one is already a taken speaker name by Jeff B.

                  Later,
                  Wolf
                  Since, on profile, they resemble "the boot", what about "d'Italia" for a name?

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                  • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                    Looks great, maybe Achilles or ACL because it looks like a leg to me, a foot up to the knee. Love them
                    If you are not happy, you are not living

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                    • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                      those look fantastic in red ...
                      Paper Towers
                      RS180P/28F surrounds
                      Boombox

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                      • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                        The shadow line really make the red "ok". Not cocky at all. Cant wait to hear them next weekend.
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                        • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                          Bill,
                          Great Call on choosing to use the Ferrari Red. Those really pop now!
                          "I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway." - Crow T. Robot

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                          • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                            Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                            That one is already a taken speaker name by Jeff B.

                            Later,
                            Wolf
                            ...maybe the Scuderia of Sound? Or the F1's? :D
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                            The Ventures
                            Open Invit8tions
                            RSR
                            Sound Troopers
                            Acorns
                            442
                            DGBG's
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                            • Re: Linehopper: An Esoteric build

                              My Linehopper writeup just appeared in the PE project gallery:

                              http://projectgallery.parts-express....ts/linehopper/

                              Check it out.

                              Bill S.
                              SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                              Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                              Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                              Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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