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Old 27th September 2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Shhh...don't tell Dave.

When I was at his place a couple weekends ago, I noticed an awfully lonely looking set of cabinets in a back corner somewhere and being the charitable and fostering kind of guy I thought I'd do us both a favour and pop in them in the back of my truck when he wasn't looking. I had to tell my wife I had no idea how they got there but I suspected Dave had something to do with it. OK, safe for now. Well it's been a couple weeks so I decided to make use of a slow afternoon and have at look at things. A bit of hole cutting, some wiring, a few screws and guess what?

Wait till Dave finds out that not only are the cabinets missing but they sound better than expected. The RS 1354's have had the Dave treatment so I know in his heart he would like them to be in a good place and now they are.

On the back I have put some Eastech woofers salvaged from a centre channel speaker. The drivers are in series with a 125mfd shunt on the woofer. Bottom ported and screws for the feet. Talk about Frugal, Dave will be proud.

Wowza! No time to type I'm heading back for another listen. These little things are going to make Dave nervous I'll tell ya.
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Old 27th September 2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Just wait for your wife telling you in unresistable manner " Honey ,they are so cute and sound sooo good, why not get rid of all that cumbersome altec dreck..."
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Old 27th September 2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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Good to see them in use... they were headed for the bonfire.

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Old 27th September 2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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Just wait for your wife telling you in unresistable manner " Honey ,they are so cute and sound sooo good, why not get rid of all that cumbersome altec dreck..."
That's ok, the Altec stuff is at the other place so no problem.

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Good to see them in use... they were headed for the bonfire.
Bad Dave. Is that how you treat all your children?
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Old 27th September 2011, 10:41 PM   #5
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That's better. Raising them and removing the shunt cap has really improved the bass definition. Maybe a coil shunt on the 1354's with a resistor, let's see. The Eastech is a 4 ohm driver.
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Old 27th September 2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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I have some of those same speaker stands. One trick we used was short feet on the back & a long one on the front centre.

BTW: these are diyA FR Ref straight bipole boxes (recently pointed to in the FA120 thread)

And now that i have had a chance to go check out where these were hiding they indeed are missing (if Cal's pictures weren't enuff evidence)

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And now that i have had a chance to go check out where these were hiding they indeed are missing (if Cal's pictures weren't enuff evidence)

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Any news on da twuck?
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Rescued by some people down the road, and employed by some pre-schooler

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I have some of those same speaker stands.

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I thought I was the only one that had wooden stools for speaker stands.

Nice build and now I wish I had buddies that have a habit of building and burning speaker boxes--I have a nice warm home where I'll give them love.
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I thought I was the only one that had wooden stools for speaker stands.

Nice build and now I wish I had buddies that have a habit of building and burning speaker boxes--I have a nice warm home where I'll give them love.

Too bad you don't live around here.. (Or near Dave and Cal)
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