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Old 31st March 2012, 05:32 PM   #81
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Default EL166 MLTL FAST

Hi,

Here are initial pics of the EL166MLTL FAST that I am working on. Dave has kindly provided the design, and trust that Scott Lindgren reworked the TL height for this project. Thanks Dave and Scott.

I was supposed to finish this project quite some time back, but a few things like work, A12 Studio Reference Monitors, and Hypex UcD180HG got in the way...

As you see, still haven't been able to get the drivers in. The other cab needs a bit of work on the FR mounting hole. Oh the cabs also need holes for the ports and terminal cups...and braces for the push-push woofers...!

Look forward to trying these out next weekend.

-Zia
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Old 6th May 2012, 09:45 PM   #82
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I'm finalizing my plans now for the single woofer version of the EL166 ML-TL FAST design. I'm going to make large bookshelf-sized speakers out of these by incorporating a single fold and changing the cross section so it is wider and less deep (while maintaining the same area).

I haven't noticed any comments about stuffing for this design. Does anyone know if this is a speaker that should be stuffed?

Also, with a single fold, the port will naturally be facing rearward unless I add another 90 degree fold near the terminus. There are several TL's that use rear facing ports, does anyone have a guess if it matters with this design which way the port faces? Will I loose some of the bottom end if it faces to the rear? Or make it more sensitive to placement?
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I'd do it something like this:

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Thanks, Planet10. Do I need to adjust the port width, relative to the original speaker design since the length is going to increase from 4 to almost 7 inches? If that is the case do I just use a BR type port calculation to make the calculation?
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Thanks, Planet10. Do I need to adjust the port width, relative to the original speaker design since the length is going to increase from 4 to almost 7 inches? If that is the case do I just use a BR type port calculation to make the calculation?
Yes.

http://p10hifi.net/FAL/downloads/ChangingPortSize.pdf

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Old 9th May 2012, 10:32 PM   #86
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Thanks for your help, Dave.

I've been reading about baffle step diffraction over the past several days (when I have time). And the more I learn, the more I am starting to get cold feet about the single woofer design with this pairing due to their matching sensitivity. If I put them in a ~ 12" wide cabinet, the baffle step will be at 380Hz. The EL166 has +5 dB compensation down to 300Hz so not much of an issue until then. BUT from about 300Hz and lower, won't the response be -6dB lower until it rolls off?

For this particular project, I cannot add the 2nd woofer because the increase in required cabinet size. It also seems like blasphemy to put BSC on the FF85wk. So I find myself wondering if I should consider an alternative woofer for this project with higher sensitivity to offset the baffle step loss. Can anyone who has listened to these (Dave), please comment on how noticeable is the baffle step loss? and also if the pure extension helps to offset the dB loss.

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The MTM was carefully balanced wrt levels. you'll lose 3 dB of efficiency. And then consideration of what your amp does when you change impedance.

You may need to pad the mid-tweeter a bit. Depending on placement you may find it works fine. The wk is about a dB less then the k it replaced.

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You may find a little lower works. I usually calculate the BS fs and then work the crossover between that and 0,707 * BS(f3).

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Old 28th May 2012, 01:16 AM   #88
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Look forward to trying these out next weekend.

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Did "next weekend" ever come?
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Old 28th May 2012, 04:36 AM   #89
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Did "next weekend" ever come?
Guess not yet for this particular project my bad. The post date tells me that nearly 2 months have gone by!

No timebound commitments, but want to complete this real soon!
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No sweat. I seldom meet a self imposed deadline. Just keep us posted please. I'm liking it so far!
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