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purplepeople 21st December 2004 12:26 AM

Plumbing speakers
 
http://www.acousticalart.com/images/...AIR_Yellow.jpg
http://www.acousticalart.com/pages/3/index.htm

Anybody know anything about these

:)ensen

rcavictim 21st December 2004 12:32 AM

Cute idea for a computer speaker.

hitsware 21st December 2004 12:36 AM

Reminds me of these....

http://www.t-linespeakers.org/projec...son/index.html

purplepeople 21st December 2004 12:42 AM

Yes... I've seen the Sampson pipes. The little Hydro appears to be a sealed unit that would be about the right size to match a calculated box for a 100Hz 3" driver. The Flows look like they are TQWTs. I'm surprised that there isn't a TL in the product line.

:)ensen.

audio-kraut 21st December 2004 02:39 AM

Quote:

Price: $2499 matched pair
That is laughable - for the flow - were it not again declaring the customer to be an idiot.
Those drivers are vifa, worth about - lets be generous - 400$ including taxes and shipping, 5 - 8 hrs labour - to be generous, i am a plumber among other things, and about 50$ - rough estimate - of pvc pipe.
Excellent profit margin.

I just hope they included a ballcock in the design - so it can flush it down itself.

MPM 21st December 2004 12:06 PM

I bought my 4" 90 degree elbow thick wall this weekend for my NSB computer speakers. $3.92/each at Lowes. If this works I might try a "T" fitting with one speaker pointing forward and the other pointing up or to the rear. It depends on how you want to orient it.

purplepeople 21st December 2004 05:26 PM

Audio-kraut, don't be too harsh. They do come in a variety if fashion colours.

:)ensen.

Timn8ter 21st December 2004 07:03 PM

Hey Jensen,
Those look like TB W3-879S available from PE for ~$15. A visit to a local home improvement store should get you a close match on the pipe and paint. A better alternative would be the W3-871S or W3-881S with MAD tweaks. Looks very much like Rob Sampson's pipe speakers.

audio-kraut 21st December 2004 11:29 PM

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Audio-kraut, don't be too harsh
Am I really too harsh? I like the concept, which afaik has been bummed from bill fitzmaurice's attempt to bulid cheap speaker enclosures and use pvc/abs pipes for transmission lines as published in some speaker builder articles of yore.

I have really nothing against the idea, just again - taking the customer to the cleaner without even the benefit of own ideas justifying any development cost.

Timn8ter 21st December 2004 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by audio-kraut


Am I really too harsh? I like the concept, which afaik has been bummed from bill fitzmaurice's attempt to bulid cheap speaker enclosures and use pvc/abs pipes for transmission lines as published in some speaker builder articles of yore.

I have really nothing against the idea, just again - taking the customer to the cleaner without even the benefit of own ideas justifying any development cost.

#1. It's art.
#2 They're in New York.
(no offense blackie)

;)


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