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Old 22nd March 2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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One other alternative. It is not uncommon to use a contour/shaping network with full range drivers, then there is no need for equalization.
And what is another name for a contour network?

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Old 22nd March 2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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Bob, I will record myself playing classical guitar (will use microphones), then will burn CD's and play them in the CD player. I was thinking some equalization might help balance the guitar tones, just in case. Maybe no need to do any adjustments....

OK. My EQ is entirely within the music player on the computer. You will have to do the EQ in the preamp or elsewhere in the chain.

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Old 22nd March 2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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Regarding my old Hedlund horn, all the work had been done using a table saw and a jig saw for curve cutting. Itís a lot of work; I wouldnít sell them no matter what.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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But there are easier ways to make them now (maybe back then too, buy I was not aware of it). Itís called kerfcore or bending board. Makes bending a very easy and enjoyable job. See here:
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Old 22nd March 2011, 04:20 PM   #15
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One reason I chose the Audience A3 is size. I already have the Hedlunds in the living room, but wanted something smaller in the room where I practice guitar and the A3’s were too sweet to let go. So the enclosures will be small, but also light. I wonder if anybody has done this before: I plan to use wood for the front panel, but the rest of the enclosure will be made of solid foam. You can buy that from Home Depot, Lowes, etc. It comes in big panels 4 x 8 ft and two thicknesses: 1 or 2 inch. I will use 1 inch. Color is usually pink, sometimes you can find the blue one. I will experiment with paint, varnish, etc. Cutting will be done with hot wire and will use Gorilla glue. I am also an avid RC airplane modeler and build my own models using mainly foam, so this is how I got the foam idea.

I guess I will start a thread about it when I get there.

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Old 22nd March 2011, 04:27 PM   #16
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Go look up the Bose 901. An active equalizer is part of the package.
I know this may stir some controversy, but my belief is Bose is nothing but hype and marketing.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 04:40 PM   #17
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, why not try a MiniDSP solution?
I would be very surprised if you could buy or make a good quality, good sounding analogue EQ for anything like the price, and you still don't get the incredible versatility of all that DSP goodness.
YMMV
Iím an analog guy. Used to build audio amps in my youth. Achieved over 300 V / microsec using cascode stages and all the good tricks. However you could not tell the difference between that and a commercial unit. Maybe we did not have the right speakers, or vinyl records were not good enough, I donít know.
Now Iím kind of tired of using the soldering iron, but a good equalizer is worth the effort, the main problem is aesthetics.
So DSP and all the digital stuff is not for me. Iím already a bit angry I will use a digital recorder Ö
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Old 22nd March 2011, 05:21 PM   #18
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I know this may stir some controversy, but my belief is Bose is nothing but hype and marketing.

controversy and Bose in the same post on a DIY forum, that doesn't sound likely
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And what is another name for a contour network?
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Old 22nd March 2011, 08:50 PM   #20
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Will you use these speakers to monitor your recordings? Do you care what your recordings sound like on other systems? If you answered yes to both then you want those speakers to be fairly "acurate". Most importantly flat across the classical guitar bandwidth or you will find your self adjusting the mic to make up for the speaker deficincies. like putting the mic too close to the F hole to increse the low end missing from a 3" speaker.
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