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Old 6th September 2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hi All,
One the net (or even on this forum?), some time ago I came across a needle-like cabinet with rounded tops possibly using a Jordan fullrange driver, finished in **green** except the front, which was black IIRC. I remember it being made in Britain (not a DIY project, more like a "designer" thing).
Unfortunately after spending 4 hours googling and browsing I am unable to locate the thing again.
Can anybody help me?
Thanks, I appreciate.
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Old 6th September 2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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Jordan FR driver, rounded top - similar to this one?

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Old 6th September 2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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Was it something like this:

http://www.quarter-wave.com/Gallery/Big_Greens.jpg

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Old 7th September 2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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Jordan FR driver, rounded top - similar to this one?

Tobler-ONE: DIY Jordan JX92S Transmission Line Speaker (Page 2)
Pretty close but no cigar
Thanks for trying
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Old 7th September 2011, 12:47 AM   #5
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Those are something!
Thanks for trying; the one I have in mind was grass green, even a bit on the shocking side.
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Old 7th September 2011, 01:06 AM   #6
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Maybe these?

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Old 7th September 2011, 02:37 PM   #7
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Thanks but that isn't it.
I'm slowly panicking because the plan was to buy a set for my GF's BD
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Old 7th September 2011, 04:05 PM   #8
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Thanks but that isn't it.
I'm slowly panicking because the plan was to buy a set for my GF's BD
As Douglas Adams would preface the conversation: "Don't Panic"

Since you're a registered member of a forum entitled "DIY" is there any chance you could fabricate a relatively simple wooden speaker enclosure yourself, or with the assistance of a hobbyist buddy? Chances are that a handcrafted pair of speakers would have more sentimental impact than something store-bought.

FWIW, most of the "commercial" products I've seen utilizing a single of any of the Jordan drivers could be reasonably approximated by a competent woodworker. If you have a particular aesthetic objective in mind, I'd be surprised if one of the designers here couldn't achieve it, or already have something in their sketchbook.
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Old 7th September 2011, 05:12 PM   #9
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is there any chance you could fabricate a relatively simple wooden speaker enclosure yourself, or with the assistance of a hobbyist buddy?
Thanks Chris I really appreciate your comment.
I should have elaborated a bit more.
Way back when, I built several home-fi enclosures using various drivers (I remember Visatone, Goodmans, Seas) for myself or friends. Plus a few cabinets for guitar or bass (including their tube or SS top) besides other stuff.
So I'm no stranger to DIY (and you guessed it that's also the reason why I am a member here ).

But this is different: Some time ago we were browsing the 'net and stumbled on that green thing. She immediately was taken away by it so I promised her I'd build a look-alike, only better (example, something other than a Jordan driver).

Meanwhile, many moons have gone by and I was always too busy with stuff (recently including this and this...) to actually start her speaker project.
Long story short, "the plan" to buy that off-the-shelf pair is actually a desperado's plan B...

Again, I appreciate your post.
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Old 7th September 2011, 06:07 PM   #10
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well, E - good luck in your quest - it's been almost 20yrs since I've bought a commercial speaker ( other than automotive), and even though I'm now in a financial position to be able to afford some of the entry level products at my local audio emporium, there are no single driver models, and none for less than $5000/pr that I find captivating enough to try to justify.


and FWIW, the green thingies may well be long lost to the vagaries of the specialized/ artisan marketplace - sporadic enough at the best of times, which currently these aren't
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