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Old 12th April 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default The Blackmores- A Crazy Lowther build...

I am building these for a local friend.. They will use the Lowther PM6A in a very unconventional manner.. damn near dipole.. And before I hear about how this won't work or will sound like crap.. Well I hate to break it to those people that it does as it has been tested on a mic stand for a few months and it's pure magic IMO..

Here is the start of the Blackmores.. These will be painted a Lexus black and will have bloodwood inserts. I have all the pieces cut except the baffles.. 1 of the spines is routered minus the large round over still to come..

This picture shows it just sitting in the base jig. The base will consist of 3 half inch pieces of MDF..

I will be making a limited run of these with a change to incorporate a Lambda Dipole 12..

Hope you dig em...

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Old 12th April 2010, 08:41 PM   #2
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Definitely looking forward to see the end result of these.

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Old 12th April 2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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yes ....... I dig 'em , but need more pics , too

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Got a little more work done today.. both spines are routed and ready for round over, bases, baffles and inserts..

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The bases are made and rounded over. All 4 inlays were made as well.. another great day to be working in this beautiful weather!!!

The only thing left to make are the baffles and how the terminals will mount then it's time for all the bodywork and prep for paint..

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The owner swung buy to check out progress and dropped off these..

Such an elegant driver

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I'm in love with these the more and more I work on them, baffles are made and holes are drilled.. still waiting on the round over bit to finish the spine them time for bodywork...

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after hearing a pair of Fostex F200A "naked/bipole" mounted at Bud Purvine's house a year or so ago, I'm not laffing

very nice emulation of the Lowther's basket casting on those frames
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Fantastic looking frames, but how much bass do you expect to get from unbaffled Lowthers? I suspect SFA.

I'ver never heard good bass from a Lowther unless you build things like the monster "Big Fun Horn" or similar.

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stunning work.

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