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Old 6th May 2013, 05:59 PM   #2411
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Thanks Tuxedocivic, they are CSS FR125's cabs are virtually (internal dims) as per Planet ten's recommended BR box. I'm using one notch filter 6khz as recomended by another builder. They don't sound bad at all, I'm amazed they do bass! But they do. A bit particular of the sort of music they like, some sounds excellent other stuff not as good. Overall not bad, I may add a couple of small subs.........
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Well DIYNick you can definitely tell these are a set of DIY speakers! Yep DIY speakers made by a man who loved what he was doing, knows how to work with wood and made what is very close to being a turnkey commercial pair of speakers! These are beautiful and very, very good example of DIY work at it's finest Nick. I hope you're a proud papa, 'cause you should be...

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Old 6th May 2013, 08:38 PM   #2413
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Cheers Tom (thetubeguy1954) thanks for your kind comments! I am kinda proud of them
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DIYNick: nice colours and tones. Not everything has to be black. Glad to see you agree. How do the speakers sound? Give me a clue.
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Old 7th May 2013, 05:45 AM   #2415
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How do the speakers sound? Give me a clue.
well, they are very clear and as you would expect give a very good stereo image. There is a good range of treble to bass, the bass as I say is very good considering the size of the driver. They handle complex music ok and are reasonably dynamic. At the moment they can be a bit ragged in the trebble area (i'll play around with filter to sort this). They are excellent with electronic music like Tangerine Dream / Kraftwerk, is good as I listen to this sort of thing a lot. They are quite revealing, and it is easy to make changes further up the audio chain and hear the effect.

Hope that helps you a bit.

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Old 7th May 2013, 09:30 AM   #2416
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well, they are very clear and as you would expect give a very good stereo image. There is a good range of treble to bass, the bass as I say is very good considering the size of the driver. They handle complex music ok and are reasonably dynamic. At the moment they can be a bit ragged in the trebble area (i'll play around with filter to sort this). They are excellent with electronic music like Tangerine Dream / Kraftwerk, is good as I listen to this sort of thing a lot. They are quite revealing, and it is easy to make changes further up the audio chain and hear the effect.

Hope that helps you a bit.

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A BSC may improve balance but from what you are saying they sound good. Give them 100 hours to settled.
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Old 7th May 2013, 04:18 PM   #2417
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A BSC may improve balance but from what you are saying they sound good. Give them 100 hours to settled.
Thanks, the units are already run i so shouldn't need much bedding in. I think I'm being picky really, a lot of the time it is related to source and source material, in other words they are quite revealing
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Thanks, the units are already run i so shouldn't need much bedding in. I think I'm being picky really, a lot of the time it is related to source and source material, in other words they are quite revealing
I 'tend to play music which sounds good on my system. Lucky I like it.
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Just put together a pair of Vampyr-Vs w/ Fostex 103ENs for a friend. All glued and screwed except for one side which has cling wrap preventing the sealant from making contact with the core so I can remove it should I need to add/remove stuffing.

I've only had a brief listen but they sound alive and quick. The room is 4x3.5m and the speakers are not in the corners because the 166 BIBs are too much trouble to move.

The Vampyr-Vs are powered by a new Dynaco valve amp of about 30w/c. I have to use almost double the vol required for the BIBs.

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tilroth: Do you have test CD to see how low the bass goes. I would be interested? Can you post the plans please? Where in Australia are you from I'm from southern Vic.
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