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Old 22nd December 2012, 07:34 PM   #911
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Thanks for the photo Bob. It does look like if I just reduce the length of that initial throat section it will buy me a little bit of space. The magnet is smaller than the cutout, but not by much. Again, this would be going off-design, but then 24 inches is already off the original design.

You know what looks like they might make good facers for these things? Kitchen cabinet doors. All kinds of nice wood with frames. If someone is remodeling and getting rid of old doors....
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Old 22nd December 2012, 07:43 PM   #912
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Naah, take it to the top, It's only money
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Naah, take it to the top, It's only money
Wow, that would be some Cornu with elm burl veneer. The 4x8 ft sheet would be enough for 4 pairs. $170 per pair. Not too bad if we go in this on a mass buy with interested folks to share the pain. you have to upgrade the driver, a $ 12 vifa would look out of place.
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you have to upgrade the driver, a $ 12 vifa would look out of place.
You can take care of that by just telling a bold faced lie. Tell everyone your drivers are one of a kind hand made in Switzerland.

You can make an official "Certificate of Authenticity" in Photoshop.
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Switzerland huh? I thought the cool custom drivers come from Canada?
Maybe take a caligraphy pen with nail polish bxswa and Enable it? In any case, according to Pano who compared the Vifa against the Audience A3 (which is a crazy special driver that has 12 mm of linear xmax and costs $170), it came in a close second.
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It's probably pretty difficult to beat the price/performance ratio of the Vifa. If I ever build a full size cornu I have my eye on this PE driver. Their "Reference" stuff is pretty impressive.
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And you thought this was only good for speakers.

When you have 10 ducks and a half a pig to take up north for Christmas, I think this will help while it's sitting in the cargo bay n'est-ce pas?

I am having a love-in with foam board.
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What ? up north? Your'e all ready there. The only thing left is Alaska !!!
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It's probably pretty difficult to beat the price/performance ratio of the Vifa. If I ever build a full size cornu I have my eye on this PE driver. Their "Reference" stuff is pretty impressive.
You might be on to something with the RS100 driver because it has a very hot HF top end that would match well with the bass that the cornu makes. Kind of similar to the Vifa actually in the top end. I like it too. I was thinking of the TB bamboo but this has a hotter top end. I wish it was more efficient though. It looks great.
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Small fullrange drivers often give up efficiency for bass extension. It's a classic trade-off.
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