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Old 2nd June 2009, 02:02 PM   #11
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Yes id like to know how it comes out also. Are you going to use the speakers in the Cyburg sticks.
I looked at the Sticks but decided to go with a design of my own. They'll be small book shelf speakers made from 3/4" MDF with the interior dimensions being 10" high, 4" wide, and 6" deep with a rectangular port of some kind.
Any recommendations on port size for a box of those dimensions/drivers?? I was thinking a 2" by 4" slot right at the bottom but I have to figure out how far back the port should go... I might post a pic of my plans so far.

I did get the drivers in the mail today, they sound super in a cardboard box with some polyfil...I can't wait to get my cabinet built though.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 02:20 PM   #12
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Yes please post pics of the plans and speakers themselfs.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 03:00 PM   #13
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I looked at the Sticks but decided to go with a design of my own. They'll be small book shelf speakers made from 3/4" MDF with the interior dimensions being 10" high, 4" wide, and 6" deep with a rectangular port of some kind.
Any recommendations on port size for a box of those dimensions/drivers?? I was thinking a 2" by 4" slot right at the bottom but I have to figure out how far back the port should go... I might post a pic of my plans so far.

I did get the drivers in the mail today, they sound super in a cardboard box with some polyfil...I can't wait to get my cabinet built though.
You may want to look at DelSol, built them with 593 and they sound good, similar size with bottom vent.

Delsol- inexpensive full range bookshelf.

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Old 3rd June 2009, 03:28 AM   #14
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Thanks gychang,

Ok, a bunch of 2" drivers, here I come !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 4th June 2009, 06:02 AM   #15
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I enjoy my 4" bamboos.
I made a center channel from a W3-881S (poly cone) that turned out pretty nice, but that was an easy choice at about $18. I want to try the bamboo W4-1320SJ in a better center channel (to go with my ESLs) and maybe also surrounds or mini monitors, and I have been hesitant to plonk down about $50 each. I expect the bamboo/paper cone to be better than the poly cone, but how much better? Are the TB-supplied FR curves reliable?
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Old 4th June 2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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I have the 1320sd.............. (pre lead free solder) same otherwise.

That peak at 6khz is real, but I've never been bothered by it.

They don't do bass, but they can go in a .2ft3 box ported to the near f3 of 80hz (tuned to 80hz). Sealed they don't have any bass. And don't forget your baffle step either.

For the $$ it is well made. Cast frame, underhung, shorting ring, bamboo 3.5 gram cone, and strong magnet. It is well engineered.

I'd just buy 1 to try.
I've seen the sd's for sale on ebay.

I don't regret buying them.
I cannot compare them to much though.

I bought a few when the sd's were on closeout for $30.

But what do you get for $50 nowadadys ?
I wouldn't have paid $50 for them b4 I tried them.
Now I would.....................

They still amaze me and show me how bad many recordings are such as old julie london, dave brubeck, and even Norah Jones. And I'm still playing around with mine a year later (a record for me). You can run an active crossover if you want to crank it.

It is easy on the ear and clear (clean).
Detail ? I think the w3-871s edges it out, but I need one for a direct comparison instead of my memories............. But I'd imagine a 1.7g 32cm2 cone should have more detail than a 3.5g 57 cm2 cone.

Most of this stuff is like flavors.
I'd definitely stick to bamboo/hemp/paper over any poly unless you are using micro drivers (1.5 gram cones).


If you want opinions on the 4" bamboo, do a search for the 1320sd here and over at the full range driver forum..............
Not many have played with it.

Better ? Worse ?
It takes a while to get bunchs of drivers to give a comparison.

Oh yea, mine took about a month (dual driver setup like the omega minuet) to sound its best.


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Old 5th June 2009, 09:55 PM   #17
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I just got my speakers to a listenable state and I'm more than impressed. They far exceeded my expectations! I have a few more things to finish up but once they're as pretty to look at as they are to listen to I'll post some pics and listening impressions.
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Old 5th June 2009, 11:37 PM   #18
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good...............

Welcome to the world of full rangers !!!!!!!!

Be sure to list your impressions after a month of listening and comparison to other speaker setups...........

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