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Old 8th January 2005, 01:58 PM   #21
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If I'm not mistaken, Terry uses raw "standard" particle board for the back panel and perhaps ( with veneer) for the sides as well. The front flat panel and round baffle are edge laminated solid hardwood. I'm not sure whether he uses different species, or just a talented finisher.


As far as I know, he uses only solid wood all around. That will not make a big difference for now. Solid wood is easier to resonate so could color the music.
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Old 8th January 2005, 09:04 PM   #22
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I have long wished I could hear a pair of Abbys. Is there anyone who carries them in Baltimore or Washington?

I did not see any dealers listed on the website. I'd be happy to even know of anyone here who bought them in the BaltoWash area and would let me hear them in exchange for their 6-pack of choice...



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Old 8th January 2005, 09:31 PM   #23
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Chris,

I'd rather not spoil this thread, but you refuse PMs on this forum. I'd like to ask you a couple of questions about the stuffing you used in your Buschhorns (if you used any).

Any possibility of a private conversation?

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Coredump:

Damping the CC on the MKII design was a little bit of trial and error, and in my case was done totally by ear. Futhermore the break-in period of Fostex is legendary, so it's a long time 'til you're sure you're listening to the right thing.

Anyway, I'll have to pull the driver to quantify it.
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Old 10th January 2005, 04:54 PM   #25
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[...]Futhermore the break-in period of Fostex is legendary, so it's a long time 'til you're sure you're listening to the right thing.
so I noticed. ;-)
I made a "felt belt" around the driver (just glued some felt to the inside of the cabinet), as the drivers suffered from some bad reflections. As a result, I had to remove some wool as it started to sound over-damped. Tricky business.

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Don't bother, I'll keep fiddling. Thanks anyway. :-)

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Old 10th January 2005, 05:06 PM   #26
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so I noticed. ;-)
I made a "felt belt" around the driver (just glued some felt to the inside of the cabinet), as the drivers suffered from some bad reflections. As a result, I had to remove some wool as it started to sound over-damped. Tricky business.



Don't bother, I'll keep fiddling. Thanks anyway. :-)

Best regards,

Oliver


My felt was recycled from old speaker boxes (courtesy of Dave/Planet10) and was approx 1/2" thick. I recall lining the side walls of the CC, and either 2 or 3 rather irregularly stuffed layers along the back wall.

FWIW, I'd consider the configuration of the CC on this particular enclosure in need of serious design. No doubt other DIY'ers have concluded the same, and perhaps could post their findings ( on another thread)
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Old 10th January 2005, 11:58 PM   #27
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I have long wished I could hear a pair of Abbys. Is there anyone who carries them in Baltimore or Washington?
I listen to Abbys nearly every day for light entertainment.
They wear well on the ears over the long haul.
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Old 24th January 2005, 11:41 PM   #28
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I also built a pair of clones a while back and will give a little info as I know it. I am almost certain that Terry uses Alder for his cabinets or the baffles anyway. Alder is a very very soft (hard)wood and could probably be replaced with American Cherry if you have trouble sourcing it. I was told the upper portion of the cabinet, above the driver, is filled. The lower portion is unfilled. I lined mine with asphalt. I did not use a circular baffle as Terry did but did make a rectangular baffle with rounded edges.

And now the props to Terry. I am absolutely in love with these little TQWT's. They are used in my all tube system and excel at music based on female vocals, jazz, stringed instruments.... If I was not a DIY guy or professional woodworker I would have purchased these from Terry and they would be worth every cent spent.

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Christof wich speaker are you referring to?

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