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  • #16
    Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help *PIC*




    > Yeah, those remind me of the good old
    > days... and is something I've been thinking
    > about alot; whether or not to build a pair
    > with the 'old style' boxes. The wider boxes
    > seem to damp the internal sound a bit
    > better, but the narrow baffle works better
    > for minimal defraction... I have a pair of
    > Audax midwoofers 'n' dome tweeters that I
    > may use in the wider cabinets, to see if
    > that "vintage sound" can be
    > captured.
    > Thanks for the response, I enjoy the rare
    > post regarding something 'old school'... so
    > little of it.

    > Thanks, GC

    GC, well if ya like those...here's another wider baffle (9 1/2" wide baffle with a Vifa P17 woofer and Focal tweeter) type. The cabinets are the most excellent PE .75 ft3 2-way in gloss black, and the XO was done by Dick M. "oldspeakerguy" with a few additional tweaks recommended by Dick. I could never get the sound "right" on my own...I played with different topologies, slopes, etc. but since I was just using textbook formulas, they didn't sound good at all. This was before I knew about things like PCD 5.0, Soundeasy, measuring set-ups, you know. So Dick volunteered to work up something for me using Speaker Workshop. They sound SO MUCH better than anything I tried!

    John A.

    "Children play with b-a-l-l-s and sticks, men race, and real men race motorcycles"-John Surtees
    Emotiva UPA-2, USP-1, ERC-1 CD
    Yamaha KX-390 HX-Pro
    Pioneer TX-9500 II
    Yamaha YP-211 w/Grado GF3E+
    Statement Monitors
    Vintage system: Yamaha CR-420, Technics SL-PG100, Pioneer CT-F8282, Akai X-1800, Morel(T)/Vifa(W) DIY 2-way in .5 ft3
    Photos: http://custom.smugmug.com/Electronic...#4114714_cGTBx
    Blogs: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=2003

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    • #17
      Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help

      Provided Link: http://custom.smugmug.com/gallery/115064/1


      > Here's a photo of one...

      > I'm still messing around with the fill and
      > stuff. I put a peice of egg crate foam on
      > the back so far. I'll do more tonight... it
      > was late and my roommate is sick. Tada...
      > here they are!

      > <A HREF="http://www.2tough.com/~kiira/audio-diy.html">http://www.2tough.com/~kiira/audio-diy.html</A>

      Nice pics on your site...although I've never soldered in a short skirt, I have burned my leg with a few drops right through jeans. I also like to use free or inexpensive stuff. At the link, I have some speakers that were made from some Finnish birch 3/4" plywood left over from a kitchen remodel (free) and others made from some used counter-top material (3/4" MDF)...I got five 4x8 sheets of it from a construction site! "Just haul it away" they said. I've made some really nice speakers using that. I still have enough left for another pair of speakers...thanks for sharing your speakers and your tube projects!

      John A.

      "Children play with b-a-l-l-s and sticks, men race, and real men race motorcycles"-John Surtees
      Emotiva UPA-2, USP-1, ERC-1 CD
      Yamaha KX-390 HX-Pro
      Pioneer TX-9500 II
      Yamaha YP-211 w/Grado GF3E+
      Statement Monitors
      Vintage system: Yamaha CR-420, Technics SL-PG100, Pioneer CT-F8282, Akai X-1800, Morel(T)/Vifa(W) DIY 2-way in .5 ft3
      Photos: http://custom.smugmug.com/Electronic...#4114714_cGTBx
      Blogs: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=2003

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      • #18
        You're scaring me John. Or is that scarring?


        Hmmm. Either way or word and I'm getting a bit jittery when you talk about wearing a short skirt. Can you walk in 3" heels too ;)? Helps to define the calves so nicely.

        All I can say is that rockin' chicks rock!

        shawn
        My favorite woofer is a Labrador retriever.

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        • #19
          Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help


          > great work. !! some of those old speakers do
          > quite unexpectedly good sound...

          Yeah especially when you throw out the speakers they came with. :-)

          > you do realise though, that you are invading
          > a witherto male bastion !!!

          Get used to it Yo. :-)

          > about time too .. is what I say !!!!! :-))))
          > about time there was some decorum around
          > here !!

          Uh oh... if it's decorum ya need I'm the wrong girl for the job.

          > I notice you also have a small recording
          > studio... even better !!!

          > Go for it !!!!

          My philosophy - "If it's worth doing it's worth obsessing over."

          thanks!


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          • #20
            Re: I like 'em!


            Hi Shawn,

            > Nice and simple. The whitish front baffle
            > reminds me of my old party speakers with the
            > melamine veneered particle board I used when
            > I replaced the old 12" coaxial drivers
            > that were in the vintage cabinets.

            I was going for the vintage look. They're going to be used with a 70s Marantz receiver with a matching wood case too. Kewl.

            > So are you hooked yet? Have anymore plans
            > for future speakers beyond those
            > Electrovoices? Oh and you should like those
            > 8" subs from Apex. This hobby is like
            > the Pringles slogan. Once you pop you can't
            > stop.

            Foo. Hooked? Ha! I'm just going to build my full ways and the subs, oh and maybe a really high end pair with those gorgeous Fostex drivers, they're so cool. Hooked, how silly. I just want some nice sounding speakers cuz I'm poor. :-) acourse, my sister does need some better speakers...


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            • #21
              Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help


              > Nice pics on your site...although I've never
              > soldered in a short skirt, I have burned my
              > leg with a few drops right through jeans.

              ouchy.

              I
              > also like to use free or inexpensive stuff.

              wow they are really beautiful! I have taken the plunge and bought some lovely veneer now... I want these new ones to look very pretty in my living room.

              thanks for
              > sharing your speakers and your tube
              > projects!

              thanks very much to you and all the other friendly encouraging guys who have helped. This is a nice forum... kinda busy tho!

              Kiira

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              • #22
                Re: You're scaring me John. Or is that scarring?


                > Hmmm. Either way or word and I'm getting a
                > bit jittery when you talk about wearing a
                > short skirt. Can you walk in 3" heels
                > too ;)? Helps to define the calves so
                > nicely.

                > All I can say is that rockin' chicks rock!

                > shawn

                Shawn, don't worry, no skirts in my wardrobe! My legs are SO skinny, I don't even own a pair of shorts. Yup, chicks that can build speakers ROCK! And tube amps? That puts her over the top!

                Hope to hear more from ya, Kiira!

                John A.

                "Children play with b-a-l-l-s and sticks, men race, and real men race motorcycles"-John Surtees
                Emotiva UPA-2, USP-1, ERC-1 CD
                Yamaha KX-390 HX-Pro
                Pioneer TX-9500 II
                Yamaha YP-211 w/Grado GF3E+
                Statement Monitors
                Vintage system: Yamaha CR-420, Technics SL-PG100, Pioneer CT-F8282, Akai X-1800, Morel(T)/Vifa(W) DIY 2-way in .5 ft3
                Photos: http://custom.smugmug.com/Electronic...#4114714_cGTBx
                Blogs: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=2003

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                • #23
                  Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help


                  > Yeah especially when you throw out the
                  > speakers they came with. :-)

                  just be tad careful with what you throw out, some of those old drivers can be pretty nice... If you ever come across some pale yellowy green ones with the work "Coral" on them, just send them my way :-))

                  > Get used to it Yo. :-)

                  We surely will !!

                  > Uh oh... if it's decorum ya need I'm the
                  > wrong girl for the job.

                  Cool !!!!!!!

                  > My philosophy - "If it's worth doing
                  > it's worth obsessing over."

                  no-one here obsesses, never, no... not ever !!! ;-))))))))

                  > thanks!

                  If people want to listen to wiggles, that up to them....

                  I prefer music.

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                  • #24
                    Re: I like 'em!

                    Provided Link: ARGOS Audio


                    > Hi Shawn,

                    > I was going for the vintage look. They're
                    > going to be used with a 70s Marantz receiver
                    > with a matching wood case too. Kewl.

                    > Foo. Hooked? Ha! I'm just going to build my
                    > full ways and the subs, oh and maybe a
                    > really high end pair with those gorgeous
                    > Fostex drivers, they're so cool. Hooked, how
                    > silly. I just want some nice sounding
                    > speakers cuz I'm poor. :-) acourse, my
                    > sister does need some better speakers...

                    and once your friends hear them.......
                    and then maybe a pair for the kitchen......
                    then maybe improve on the first pair you built.....

                    If people want to listen to wiggles, that up to them....

                    I prefer music.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Finishing my first speakers, need some help


                      > just be tad careful with what you throw out,
                      > some of those old drivers can be pretty
                      > nice... If you ever come across some pale
                      > yellowy green ones with the work
                      > "Coral" on them, just send them my
                      > way :-))

                      I love Coral drivers just because they are so beautiful. I've never heard them in a system though. Are the co-axial 2 way ones good too? I think they are like "CX-80" or somethings? They look really well made and don't sell for as much as the lovely full range ones.

                      Kiira

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