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Old 15th February 2005, 06:52 AM   #1
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I figured ratherthan completely hi- jacking T-Amp thread I'd post my pics for these speakers here. I got the idea from a design that used the fostex fe103 in a small bass reflex cabinet. The url for the cached web page is below.

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Old 15th February 2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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Design is a very simple butt jointed box using reclaimed half inch oak for the cabinet. I could try and say something like the sonics of this wood was found to be superior to anything else. Truth is I have a father who restores antiques and he had some readily available, and who can turn down free Oak?

The dimensions are roughly 9h x 6w x 7d. The bass port is 1.5" dia x 2.75" length. The drivers are Coral Fe103 clones. A wooden phase plugs from Dave at planet10-hifi.com have been added. Binding posts are from parts express and are their Dayton brand versions. Internal wiring is 20ga teflon coated silver. I have added round screens over the drivers to appease my better half. She thought the drivers resembled breasts in a chilly room. I thought that was rather flattering but in the end she prevailed.

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Old 15th February 2005, 07:06 AM   #3
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The speakers have an incredibly live sound. There is no additional coloring to the voices or instruments. The caveat to this is that below maybe 90hz you don't get much, which is understandable due t the small size. I have added an 8 inch subwoofer that mesh's great with them.

All in all I am very happy with my first DIY speaker project. It should be noted that satisfaction is in the ears of the beholder so your mileage may vary.

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Old 15th February 2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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I'm having issues getting these images on right now. I will try again later.

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Old 15th February 2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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OK, Let's try this one last time.
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Old 15th February 2005, 09:01 AM   #6
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mkae sure pic's are reasonably small or use a weblink to a website. If you have none, I can publish them (for amonth or so until my webspace is full )

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and the one with "family"...

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They look pretty good, and i know how good the drivers sound

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Old 16th February 2005, 08:38 AM   #10
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Firstly, thanks to Dave for posting the pics for me. Secondly,I really like these speakers. Are they the first thing in sound reproduction. . . no. I do know that when my wife and I were test listening "prettier" high end monitor speakers she was the one that informed the salesman that my home builts sounded better.
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