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Old 7th November 2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 19th December 2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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Nice looking speakers Dave. What order crossover are you using for the drivers?
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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.


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Nice looking speakers Dave. What order crossover are you using for the drivers?
1st order series.

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

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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
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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.


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They look handsome!

What type of music have you tried on these?

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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.


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Could you please post the x-over for these?
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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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