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Old 28th November 2012, 09:25 PM   #21
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Old 8th April 2018, 05:24 PM   #22
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Hi all,

Hereís my pair of NanoReflex6m speakers that I built using the free plan.

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Iíve got them set up in my small listening room upstairs and they sound pretty good - they need a lot of help from my Monitor Audio sub though.

I think they look pretty good as well, in a diy sort of way

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Old 8th April 2018, 05:43 PM   #23
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I don’t think the Nanos where ever intended for other than a nearfield /desk-top type of application (i.e. less than 1 meter distance) , so the lack of weight/impact in the bottom when used as shown shouldn’t be a surprise, really.
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Is that my nanoReflex design? How does it sound? It was a bit of a flyer. In this small a box bass will be limited, and as Chris points out the whole family of small boxes officially for near-field use, but i do love to blow people away by playing them for visitors in the big system (with carefully selected materials).

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I donít think the Nanos where ever intended for other than a nearfield /desk-top type of application (i.e. less than 1 meter distance) , so the lack of weight/impact in the bottom when used as shown shouldnít be a surprise, really.
Nice build.
Hi Chris,

They usually sit on my desk and are pretty good with some EQ applied. Could still do with a small sub under the desk though.

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Is that my nanoReflex design? How does it sound? It was a bit of a flyer.

dave
Yes, it’s your design. I really like the small size - the boxes are made from 12mm birch ply and the vent is UK inch and a quarter plumbing pipe. Easy!

I haven’t done much playing with the stuffing - just some teased out pillow wadding. Maybe Some 12mm wool?

Just listening to Leonard Cohen - Ten new songs - wonderful.

Cheers,

Martin

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Old 8th April 2018, 06:18 PM   #27
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Sound-wise, with the right material, they sound excellent.

My main gripe is that the 6.2m has a shouty nature with certain material, which can make listening uncomfortable. The sub, when set with the XO at around 150hz makes a massive difference.

I am thinking of building a larger enclosure for these drivers either the ufonken or Lance TL, however this wont fix the forward nature of the driver, will it? I was also thinking of adding some mild BSC to put a downward slope on the treble.

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It is a BR so should be lined, not stuffed.

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however this wont fix the forward nature of the driver, will it?
How many hours on them. Like the A10.3 iíd guess they need a lengthy break-in.

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Old 8th April 2018, 06:40 PM   #30
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Hi Dave,

Oops, looks like I’ll be lining them tomorrow...

Do you usually line all internal surfaces?

Also, I just noticed that I didnt chamfer the inside of the driver hole - will that make a difference, do you think?

They’ve only had maybe 30 hours, so have some way to go.

Listening to some more demanding music now (Gossip) and they are still doing fine.

Thanks for your help,

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