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Old 1st February 2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default The first Wall Fonken??

Hey everyone.. after reading a few posts.. and "having" (wanting) a need fo some wall mount speakers.. and really liking the designs of the fonken family... i looked into building a set of wall fonkens off a sketch from Dave. After a few trial and errors, i came up with this. Its not quite done, still some felt lining and the wiring of the 4.5 inch pioneer drivers.. but i thought you all would like a look.

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i will post more tomorow. Drivers installed, wired (hopefully) and backs in place.
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Old 1st February 2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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looks interesting. Any chance of more details? Nice wood work, my stuff always looks ok in when its done, but messy as **** before its had hours of sanding..
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Old 2nd February 2008, 02:29 AM   #3
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Thanks.. what kind of details are you looking for? its .5 inch maple ply, and the port strips are sapepe. the driver is the little 4.5 inch pioneer from partsexpress. I have no idea what to expect, and it was made from all scrap material.. so if it sounds like junk.. then oh well.. no biggie.
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Over on the Full Range Forum we were talking about wall mounted Fonkens, so i quicjly threw togther a couple concepts... i have a 3rd version gestating.

the 1st one....
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and the second thinner version... keep in mind that the longish shallow spaces could cause some expected "anomalies"

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Old 2nd February 2008, 06:24 AM   #6
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Nice looking Dave.
Would be interested in measuring them for you.
Love the look.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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Before we build any i'll go thru are least 1 more design iteration. I have learned some tricks from speakers that have been built since then.

Jeremy decided to try out the older concept (we discussed V3 but he knew i wasn't going to be quick enuff for him). His build -- even with a different driver -- will give some valuable feedback & info i think. And so far it does show that the aesthetics are top notch

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Good Dave.
LMK if we can do the measurments when ready
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Old 2nd February 2008, 05:30 PM   #9
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So here are a few more shots of the speakers.

Testing set up -
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC_3962.jpg

close up -
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the first impressions of these speakers are actually very, very good. I am actually quite suprised. They seem to be a little bright, but i kind of thought they would be. i have not put anything in the back of the boxes, no damping or felt. As you can see i am just running it with my little CSW sub, but the combination of the 2, seems to be great. i can turn the sub off and get a wonderful sound presence. i suppose with the speakers a bit farther apart, the stage would be widened, but even at this stage, i am very suprised. When i turn the bass up, it really comes to life. I had originally thought of putting these on either side of a flat panel tv on the wall, and i think with a bass module hidden on the floor, it would really be nice. I need to track down some felt and see how much that helps.

Thanks Dave for the info, I hope i have helped in some way to further the progress. I will post more comments when i finalize the boxes.
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and the second thinner version... keep in mind that the longish shallow spaces could cause some expected "anomalies"

dave
The appearance reminds me of some of the early Wharfedales ?


Could this be redesigned to be tall (er) and slim (mer) like floorstanders up against the wall ?
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