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  • beenzapped68
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    Very Nice!
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  • datrumole
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    hey all, finally got around to doing some measurements

    run off my denon in direct mode, so no EQ

    look pretty consistent. both were measured in the same location in the room at 1m (var smoothing)

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    here is them in the normal locations at MLP, again no EQ, using MMM at about ~4m (13.5ft) (var smoothing)

    note the massive drop off of the tweeter, i guess at that distance it runs out of steam quick?

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    here are the left speakers overlaid from 1m and 4m to illustrate the tweeter fall off, bumped up the dB offset to illustrate a bit better

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  • bolland83
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    Late to the party on this one, but wow, great job! Glad to see my finishing choices are still inspiring, though I think you did it better than I did.

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  • Threadbare
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    The Tarkus was my first ever speaker build. I hadn't expected for them to sound so good. Paul's description of them on his website was what sold me on the design, that and the modest price of the components. It proves that you don't have to go for high end exotic drivers to produce a great sound. I won't be doing another build. These are far better than my ears deserve.
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  • datrumole
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    Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
    These are so good! You should be really proud! I hope they bring you years of enjoyment.
    thank YOU paul, what an excellent design, it's everything i wanted in a speaker. there really isnt anything i haven't thrown at it that it just doesnt sound incredible on. heck even throwing on a movie the other day and it was awesome! really well done, and thank you again

    i'm paranoid i hooked up the reverse polarity wrong on the upper array even though i checked like 50 times, so i'll get some measurements of the speakers when i have some time this holiday weekend

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  • Steve Lee
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    Well, now you can have some Tarkii along with your Thanksgiving dinner . . .

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  • davidB
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    Tarkii. I think (anyone who took Latin less than fifty years ago ??)

    Tarkare, Tarkorarum,Tarkoramii......Mrs. Ehrlich, where are you now that we need you?

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  • Chris Roemer
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    Tarki ?
    Paul?

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  • Drummer
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    Beautiful! Instantly makes me think of a Les Paul Jr. Glenn.

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  • mikejennens
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    Yep, gotta give kudos to Paul for his designs and willingness to share and help others. I've built his Overnight Senations, Cores (that doesn't seem like the correct name...), and Sunflowers (my go to speaker for a few years now). All GREAT speakers! He also helped me with another speaker build (he did all the design work). I'm sure you won't be sorry with the Tarkuses.
    There are some great members on this forum.
    Mike

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  • Paul Carmody
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    These are so good! You should be really proud! I hope they bring you years of enjoyment.

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  • JonathanPenner
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    Great work! That clear coat really makes the sunburst finish pop (burst?) !

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  • Steve Lee
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    Really well executed build, Sir!

    It blends well with the furniture and I'll bet they sound great in that room.

    BTW, thanks for the build/finishing tips - very helpful.


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  • datrumole
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    Originally posted by silverD View Post
    Nice work! The finish looks great. I'll need to look into the L20.5 amp details as this is the first I have heard of it.
    thanks! yeah, it's a highly regarded blameless amp design, just be careful, the ones off ebay aren't exactly known to be overly reliable. i'd steer clear of the KEC KTB817 KTD1047 and try the ONSEMI NJW0302G NJW0281G builds, hopefully those wont have as high a failure rate. if you can find the toshiba TTC5200 and TTA1943, those would be a better option (digikey has em)

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  • silverD
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    Nice work! The finish looks great. I'll need to look into the L20.5 amp details as this is the first I have heard of it.

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