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Old 12th December 2015, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Wild Burro Betsy's - Open Baffle

I ordered a pair of Wild Burro Audio Labs 'Betsy' drivers recently. My plan was to build a pair of open baffles mentioned on the website and give them to my dad.

So the drivers came in Wednesday, I went to Lowes Thursday afternoon and got a few 3/4" edge glued pine panels. Cut them to size, cut some driver holes, sanded them nicely and finished em out.

By that evening I was enjoying some tasty Pinot Noir from Oregon and some tunes through the new speakers.

They sound great, the bass response really surprised me, admittedly I wasn't expecting much there, but there is much more bass response than I thought would be there.

I am enjoying these so much. Damn fine product.


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Old 12th December 2015, 04:32 AM   #2
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The wood grain looks nice.
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I notice an air gab in the hinge. I'd put something there to seal it or the wings are not doing all they could do. For such a small span thick paper, plastic, leather or sealed fabric would work.
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It's the Texas flag, Chile and Texas have very similar flags indeed!

Squeak, I was planning on using some thick fabric, something like canvas maybe to cover the gaps where the hinges are. Leather could be interesting as well.
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Old 13th December 2015, 05:34 PM   #7
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Great and nice work. You have made the design that appear in the page of Wild Burro Audio, a 'folding screen' style. Also recommended the 'QUAD ESL-57' style open baffle:

JE Labs Arkiv: Open Baffle

I also are interested in the Betsy, but I like more the 'Magneplanar' style of open baffle. Anybody have try the Betsy in this model of open baffle, please, can say your impressions?:

The Chill-baffle speaker page

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Old 13th December 2015, 06:06 PM   #8
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They sound great, the bass response really surprised me, admittedly I wasn't expecting much there, but there is much more bass response than I thought would be there.
Open baffles can have great bass. Problem is many people make them too small, in an attempt to meet modern expectations I suppose. Fortunately you are in Texas (apparently), and big is not a problem.

Nice build, congrats.
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Open baffles can have great bass. Problem is many people make them too small, in an attempt to meet modern expectations I suppose. Fortunately you are in Texas (apparently), and big is not a problem.

Nice build, congrats.
Funny, I've been thinking about a bass solution for my main system. It's a 4-way, horn loaded system. I'm using some cloned JBL 'W' bins for bass currently, covering ~40-150hz. They sound better than the bass reflex bass bins they replaced, but ideally I'd like something better.

I've considered a SLOB perhaps, with some eq down low. Who knows, I could end up building some large bass horns, thankfully I have a large living room, and more importantly a _very_ understanding gf.
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I like the Chill baffle design.

Nicely done pcgab. Here's my take on the Betsy. https://speakerprojects.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/236/
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