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Old 3rd June 2005, 01:33 AM   #11
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Default Zigmas and Buschorns

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Hi Sylvain,

I still use zigmahornets in my music system. I want more bass so I am looking at building some Buschhorns MKII's after Planet 10 praised them over the fostex backhorn cabinet.

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Hi Faitour,

I have no doubt I won't get "shaking foundation bass" with the Zigmas, but it is a starter project, it allows me to use these Foster 103, and learn a bit. (AND THEY LOOK GREAT!!) and when I wish more bass, I'll build a pair of Swans, while still using the Zigmas in my office.

I like great speakers, but I like them to look great too..

Keep in touch and let me know about your Buschorns. Sounds quite interesting.

p.s. the Foster 103 sounds so.. awful in its original "Tunnel Reflex" cabinet, that I was eager to try something else
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Old 3rd June 2005, 08:50 AM   #12
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Hi Sylvain,

I still use zigmahornets in my music system. I want more bass so I am looking at building some Buschhorns MKII's after Planet 10 praised them over the fostex backhorn cabinet.

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Don't expect much more bass...
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Old 3rd June 2005, 06:00 PM   #13
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Don't expect much more bass...
Bass into the 70s i'd guess... never did any testing.

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Old 3rd June 2005, 06:57 PM   #14
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I got about 70 using test CD tones, but not a great deal below that. Not bad, all things considered.
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Old 4th June 2005, 07:40 AM   #15
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To those who've heard both, which did you like better? The Zigmahornet or Cyburgs Needle. I may end up building both, but I was going to build a pair for my parents' living room. Considering that they're similar designs, how different are they sonically?
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To those who've heard both, which did you like better? The Zigmahornet or Cyburgs Needle. I may end up building both, but I was going to build a pair for my parents' living room. Considering that they're similar designs, how different are they sonically?
Hi,

First time I hear about the "Cyburgs Needle". Do you have a link or pic?

As for the Zigmahornets, I found them nice and slim, perfect for my bedroom or office. Next, this fall, I should give a try to the Swans 101.
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Old 4th June 2005, 07:45 PM   #17
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Here's a whole thread. They use a Tang Bang W3-871 (or other similar 3" driver) rather than a Fostex 103. What advantage might there be to the Zigmahornet, other than simple construction?
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Old 9th June 2005, 02:10 AM   #18
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Default Almost finished!

Well, since I wanted to make my first TQWT nice, and I have little experience with wood working, and not much spare time.. It sure took more time than expected, and I had to correct quite a few mistakes along the way. .. but the Zigmas are 90% complete..

Let's hope all the efforts won't lead to a pair of Zigmas in the back yard shed.

I'm eager to have my first listen soon.
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Old 9th June 2005, 06:31 AM   #19
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Crap. I just noticed I never posted the link. Here it is:

Cyburgs-Needle for Tangband W3-871S
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Old 9th June 2005, 01:32 PM   #20
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Default Sloped Top Issues

I assume you could eliminate the sloped top by "boxing out" that portion of the speaker and adding an internal sloped piece? Right?

That would eliminate the need to 'make it pretty' and allow you to use chaulk or other sealant to make that angle, that you can't get away with on the outside of the speaker...

Just thinking in terms of speed of construction, or WAF for someone whose wife (like mine) asked if we had to have that slope on the top!

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