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  • #16
    Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

    Thanks for the invite Leroy - maybe I will get through there someday. Austin looks like a great place for a music lover to hang out for awhile.
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    • #17
      Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

      Originally posted by bkeane1259 View Post
      WOW...those sophomores are beautiful. Wolf has to see those pics.
      Mine somewhat pale in comparison...



      Leroy- yours need plaquards!
      Very nice!
      Wolf

      PS- Bryan- you heard mine in Chicago a few years back. Haven't you built OS's? What are your thoughts?
      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
      "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
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      • #18
        Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

        I am going to build a pair for myself for sure!

        Kevin

        Originally posted by Leroy R View Post
        Kevin, I found the remote for the Sony receiver we were using yesterday and found I had the sub output set for 60Hz. I bumped it up to 100Hz this morning. You think they sounded good yesterday, you should hear them with that additional frequency range filled in. I've been just sitting here listening all day. I'm not sure why I had the sub crossed at 60Hz previously. I haven't used that receiver for a while.
        Shaken, not stirred...

        Classix II
        OS MTM's
        Digger 8 sub
        Overnight Sensations Center Channel
        Sprite Build
        Wolf's PC Speakers
        Minions III with Voxel Sub

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        • #19
          Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

          Looks like a great time!

          Leroy, are your Minion IIIs a 4.5" internal cube?

          Mike

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          • #20
            Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

            Wolf,

            You should send him a pair of placards like the one in your picture!

            Kevin

            Originally posted by Wolf View Post
            Mine somewhat pale in comparison...



            Leroy- yours need plaquards!
            Very nice!
            Wolf

            PS- Bryan- you heard mine in Chicago a few years back. Haven't you built OS's? What are your thoughts?
            Shaken, not stirred...

            Classix II
            OS MTM's
            Digger 8 sub
            Overnight Sensations Center Channel
            Sprite Build
            Wolf's PC Speakers
            Minions III with Voxel Sub

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            • #21
              Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

              Yes, I'm going to have to find a place to get some plaquards made some day.
              I hope you were being sarcastic about yours paling in comparison. It was how awesome your red metallic paint looked that inspired me to try the blue metallic.

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              • #22
                Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                The Minions III are 4.5" external dimensions or 4" internal dimensions. I built some enclosures with 5" external dimensions and got a little more bass extension from them, but my goal was small so I sacrificed a little low end for size. The hammered bronze ones you see in the pictures in my gallery thread are the 5" enclosures. If you don't mind bumping the internal dimensions up to 4.5" external to 5" using 1/4" mdf, you will get a little more low end.

                Here is a link to the original Minions build thread. It also has some posts about the Minions II. The Minions II and III use the same enclosure, just a different driver.

                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-Minions-build

                Gallery thread

                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...hlight=MINIONS

                Using 1/4" mdf these are panel dimensions for the 4.5" external enclosures

                Back 4" x 4"
                Sides 4" x 4.25"
                Top/Bottom 4.25" x 4.5"
                Baffle 4.5" x 4.5"

                It turns out I made a mistake apparently when building the pair Kevin and I were listening to. They are actually 4.75" external dimensions or 4.25" internal dimensions. I built those boxes a while ago so can't remember if I did it intentionally or if I just messed up. Either way anything from 4" to 4.5" internal dimensions sounds good.
                Last edited by Leroy R; 12-10-2013, 05:32 PM.

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                • #23
                  Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                  Leroy, I echo what Ray said, I would love to join you all when you do this again in Austin.

                  I have been back and forth in the minions thread and can't seem to find the part number/link for the minion III driver.
                  Can you just post it here, too?

                  If/when you all pull together an Austin thing, I have quite a few different designs we can listen too.

                  Thanks, Andy.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                    This is the driver for the Minions III

                    http://www.parts-express.com/tang-ba...river--264-880

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                    • #25
                      Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                      Both Lee and myself posted links to the minions III on the first page.

                      Kevin
                      Shaken, not stirred...

                      Classix II
                      OS MTM's
                      Digger 8 sub
                      Overnight Sensations Center Channel
                      Sprite Build
                      Wolf's PC Speakers
                      Minions III with Voxel Sub

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                      • #26
                        Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                        I have created a Minions III and II thread in the gallery that will hopefully clear up the confusion for those who want to build them.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                          Originally posted by Leroy R View Post
                          I have created a Minions III and II thread in the gallery that will hopefully clear up the confusion for those who want to build them.
                          You da man!

                          Kevin
                          Shaken, not stirred...

                          Classix II
                          OS MTM's
                          Digger 8 sub
                          Overnight Sensations Center Channel
                          Sprite Build
                          Wolf's PC Speakers
                          Minions III with Voxel Sub

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                          • #28
                            Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                            Originally posted by andykriech View Post
                            Leroy, I echo what Ray said, I would love to join you all when you do this again in Austin.
                            Andy! I'm glad you saw this thread. I was digging around to try and find your profile to PM you about this and noticed you posted here. I'd still love to hear your Cryolites.

                            Guys, if a Sunday is a good day for everyone, I can host a get together at the club for an extra loud listening session if need be.
                            Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

                            Scanspeak Revelator R2904/7000's, Scanspeak Revelator 15M/4531K00's, Scanspeak Revelator 22W/8857T00's, Eminence NSW6021's.
                            MiniDSP 4x10HD. ICE Power amplification and an iNuke 3000.

                            Sennheiser HD650's powered by TEAC amplification.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                              Sundays are good for me so long as my work schedule doesn't change, but I don't have a Sunday free until after the new year. Jan 5th is probably my first available option for another get together.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Informal Single Driver and Small Bookshelf Shootout in Austin TX

                                Originally posted by kevin007 View Post
                                Wolf,

                                You should send him a pair of placards like the one in your picture!

                                Kevin
                                Trophy-shop made on 'laser-thin' material. Adhesive backed, peel and stick.
                                I'm sure you could find a local one that will make them for a small fee.
                                I do all the time,
                                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:
                                https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

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

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