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planet10 7th November 2010 07:58 AM

EL166 MTM ML-TL
 
Got the pair playing in my office today.

Woden Design's Twin EL166 ML-TL (with my own variations). Executed as an MTM with an FF85KeN. We started this one before FF85 was discontinued, you could use your favorite mid-tweeter -- i think Alpair 6M should be a good candidate -- or a tweeter of your choice.

Lots of good well controlled bass. Even thou XO work is still at early stage, i am quite happy with them.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...-mtm-front.jpg

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...-mtm-close.jpg

dave

sfreak 19th December 2010 01:57 AM

Nice looking speakers Dave. What order crossover are you using for the drivers?

italynstylion 19th December 2010 02:58 PM

I forgot to post up a few months back when I did a similar set. I think mine were based on the first set of plans you guys had released. The bass is quite surprising and indeed very well controlled. I paired mine with the ERT26 tweeter from CSS as well. Simply stunning sound from an extremely low amount spent in drivers.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7.../000_00491.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7.../000_00511.jpg

planet10 20th December 2010 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sfreak (Post 2403705)
Nice looking speakers Dave. What order crossover are you using for the drivers?

1st order series.

dave

jamikl 9th May 2011 01:25 AM

Bringing this one up again. I had been working on this idea and did not realise this thread existed. I was thinking of using two EL166 with an EL70 in a fast system but there would be quite a high sensitivity mismatch. What other 3" _ 4" driver or even slightly larger would match the sensitivity of two EL166 in parallel and still go all the way to the top with good quality sound? I was thinking of a much lower crossover than you have probably used here. It might need to be able to handle a bit more power than the little fostex also.
Thanks for any input,
jamikl

planet10 9th May 2011 04:24 AM

EL70 is probably about the right sensitivity if you have a SS amp & XO at or about the baffle step frequency.

dave

jamikl 9th May 2011 06:52 AM

Thanks for that Dave. I was thinking about trying tubes for a change but with all the different types of speakers I fancy I think it will be back to SS for me. Maybe a nice lower powered Class A or something from Nelson.

How is the sound of the EL166 say up to about 300Hz or is there something else about the same size I should be looking at? This could suit a shape similar to the poormans Strad:)
jamikl

zman01 10th May 2011 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by italynstylion (Post 2404132)
I forgot to post up a few months back when I did a similar set. I think mine were based on the first set of plans you guys had released. The bass is quite surprising and indeed very well controlled. I paired mine with the ERT26 tweeter from CSS as well. Simply stunning sound from an extremely low amount spent in drivers.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7.../000_00491.jpg

They look handsome!

What type of music have you tried on these?

-Zia

keith_correa 15th May 2011 01:36 PM

X-Over
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by italynstylion (Post 2404132)
I forgot to post up a few months back when I did a similar set. I think mine were based on the first set of plans you guys had released. The bass is quite surprising and indeed very well controlled. I paired mine with the ERT26 tweeter from CSS as well. Simply stunning sound from an extremely low amount spent in drivers.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7.../000_00491.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7.../000_00511.jpg

Could you please post the x-over for these?

italynstylion 17th May 2011 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keith_correa (Post 2572576)
Could you please post the x-over for these?

I'll have to look for it and also ask the person who designed it if it's ok to be posted. Remind me with a PM if I forget.


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