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Old 16th June 2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default pics of my 167e bob brines inspired speakers

thought i would share these with you guys

the design is based around that of bob brines ft1600 - and i must say that although i have no other fullrangers to compare them with they do sound fantastic now that the drivers are burnt in

they are maple veneered mdf with solid mdf plinth

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big thanks to bob brines for the inspiration
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Old 16th June 2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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Very impressive! what amp are you using.
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Old 17th June 2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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I love the finish, you have skill i see, what would you say it sounds like?" even though i know this is subjective"
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Looks like a yamaha reciever from the pic.
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Old 17th June 2004, 03:32 AM   #5
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Very nice indeed!

Are those 27-strand braided Cat5 cables you are using? If so, replace them with a single pair of Cat5 wires -- just two strands of the 24ga wire, one +ve, one -ve. Tell us what you hear.

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Old 17th June 2004, 05:42 PM   #6
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yeah 3 x cat5e cables -will try just one and compare

driven (currently by a yamaha hc amp - soon to replaced with a gainclone )

as for the sound - they sound very open - if i close my eyes i can "see" where each instrument is
bass although not REALLY low is very clean and sharp

all in all i think they sound fabulous - but then these are my first adventure into fullrangers
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bass although not REALLY low is very clean and sharp
Give it some time...

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Default give it some time... clarify?

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Give it some time...

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Dave, with all respect- I beg to differ on that point. Isn't the bass extension limited more by the cabinet than the drivers? I'd guess they'll sound better with break-in... but do you really think they'll go lower?


On a side note- I switched to Cat5 from cheap RS speaker cable tonight, and I definitely noticed a difference in the high frequencies. We had some solid core 24 gage 12 strand sitting around, so I gave it a shot. I never paid attention to cables before, but I think I like the change!


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I prsonally know 2 people who built this same speaker and the bass improved as the drivers broke in.

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I prsonally know 2 people who built this same speaker and the bass improved as the drivers broke in.

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Sorry, I guess I'm just nit-picking about lower/better.

I built a different set of speakers based on MJK's mathcad software, and the low cutoff seemed to hit the predicted point and stay there. I'm trying to understand this as well as I can... I'll go read some more about it.
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