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Old 4th July 2005, 02:11 PM   #1
Vikash is offline Vikash  United Kingdom
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Default W3-871S Monitors Finished!

Ph-en-om-en-al!

Baed on John Krutke's design.
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Here's the full writeup with lots of pics: http://www.vikash.info/audio/W3-871S/

Partnered with my new DAC (ala Peter Daniel) and LM3875 amp my music collection has been given a new lease of life The bad recordings sound really bad now, and the good ones are mesmerizing.

I'm a fullrange beliver now. Which driver next...
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Old 4th July 2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hey, Vikash

I´m a new member of this forum and this is my first reply.....

I have to say i realy like the look off your minitors, Vikash.....nice handcraft indeed....
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Old 4th July 2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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Nice work ! The finish is particularly well done !

I just hope you have a sub because the TB has a weak low-end


I've just finished my Home-Theater system for my parents using these drivers for the front and center speakers, loaded in ML-TQWT. I used the enclosure design (for the front speakers) to compensate the baffle step diffraction, and therefore avoid a notch filter.
They do work great and sound precise & natural though my Fostex FX120s do bring music to another level in terms of imaging and details, but the price is not the same

Here's a couple of photos of the completed system. I have not finished this website part, that's why there is no page concerning it right now. Coming soon !

http://youyoung21147.site.voila.fr/DSCF2905.JPG
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Old 4th July 2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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Nice work Vikash and a great job on describing them on your web site. If only everybody took as much care showing others how to do something like this!

And I agree, there is a certain satisfaction in matching up the GC with cost-effective speakers to get the best bang per buck!
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Old 19th July 2005, 10:42 AM   #7
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Thanks.

I've since been playing around with the notch filter and I'm not convinced by it The flatter response is welcomed, but it also sounds a touch less revealing too. I may have to try some more exotic notch components to see what happens...
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I've since been playing around with the notch filter and I'm not convinced by it
I installed this notch from the CT209
http://www.visaton-bausaetze.de/hifi/ct209.htm
and had the same thought after a while.
At first it made perfect sense; somewhat more linear?, balanced like a good little 2-way -> BUT the fullrange character and some of the magic was gone -> notch OUT!

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Which driver next...
Savour the TB for the moment but if you are really looking for a driver in that size that tops the TB by far have a look at the Veravox 3.

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Old 19th July 2005, 12:35 PM   #9
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Nice speakers. I'm succuming to fullrange/crossoverless speakers as well at the moment.

I see on your website that you sell the Tang Band's. What made you choose this model from the large range by Tang Band and is the 0.5mm Xmax quoted on your website correct? It seems uselessly low.
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I chose them because they're a well known driver with a choice of designs around. I've read somewhere that the design turned out so well (the drivers) by chance. I may get some other models in depending on how well they do.

TB webpage confirms 0.5mm xmax. You need a sub.
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