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Old 2nd March 2009, 09:14 PM   #881
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Lovely. Can you elaborate on the finish process? I'm looking for finish ideas for baltic birch. I was simply thinking Tung Oil.
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I have found Tung Oil to work well on Birch if you dilute the first couple of coats 50:50 with mineral spirits.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 03:46 AM   #882
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Regarding the question on staining maple, you might want to look into some kind of aniline dye. Stains are basically thinned paints, with relatively large clumps of pigment that sit on top of the wood. Dyes actually penetrate the wood fibers and change the color of the wood because the pigments are much finer. Most aniline dyes are sold in powder form for mixing with alcohol or water. They are available in a wide range of colors, from kindergarten primaries to a variety of wood tones.

The other nice thing about dyes is that they are more controllable than stains. Too much color? Wipe down with solvent. Too little? Apply more. Experienced finishers often apply several different tones to achieve a desired effect.
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Old 4th March 2009, 09:06 PM   #883
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I thought I would add a pic of my Coral Beta 8's. These are the most revealing speakers I have heard. I drive them with a Thorens TD125 mk2/SME3009 S2, Creek CD50mk2, Jadis DP60 preamp and VAC PA90C mono blocks (triode).

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Old 4th March 2009, 11:22 PM   #884
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Hello Marc Mc!

If you don't mind my asking, what other models of single fullrange drivers did you previously use before implementing the Coral Beta 8's you're now using? Please believe me when I say I'm not trying to criticise anything you've said. What I'm attempting to do is understand in which context your statement "These are the most revealing speakers I have heard" is being used.

For Example: If you're making that statement and you've never previously heard or used any single fullrange drivers I understand exactly what you mean & why you feel that way! However if you've previously heard or used any AER, Audio Nirvana, Feastrex, Fostex, Lowther, Seas, STAMM, Supravox etc. single fullrange drivers than your statement has a completely different implication than if you hadn't.

If you have heard or used any single fullrange drivers previously please explain why you believe the Coral Beta 8's are the most revealing speakers you have heard. In other words what are the Corals doing better than all these other single fullrange drivers?

Oh yeah, nice looking speakers!

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Old 5th March 2009, 07:38 AM   #885
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Hello to you all.

Hopefully I can manage to get some photo's of my finally completed (as if we ever are finished!!) rear loaded horn speakers of Tony Gee's design (Solo 206).

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Solo206.html
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Old 5th March 2009, 07:40 AM   #886
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aaaaaaaaaaah!

I just can't get these photo's to upload. Can anyone tell me how I am to paste the photo's directly to the post as I see many of you all do?

Ian

Hang on try this!!!
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Old 5th March 2009, 07:47 AM   #887
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Old 5th March 2009, 07:57 AM   #888
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Thanks Dave,

Just needed to stop and think as we tell our kids!! I need to practice what I preach.

Anyway here are the rest and I hope can live up to some of the great pieces presented here.

There are not many close up shots as they would emphasize my first attemps at finer wood working.

The cabinets are MDF venered with a heart Rimu. Varnished and then waxed.
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Old 5th March 2009, 10:09 AM   #889
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And the final one of the set up.

Thorens 160b TT, Home made amp "Winton" from practical wireless 1977? and Pioneer stable platter with legarto someting or other.

Anyway they certainly sound great with certain recordings, maily vocals smooth sounds "Norah Jones" etc. I like thier in your face, fill the room sound (much to someones anoyance) but are up for any sujestions on improvements. Yer I know get a cross over and multiple drivers is what some would say and I will be exploring that when the Leach Clone get finished.

In the mean time I would be interested "Dave" on your thoughts about a phase plug and how it would change the sound. I have also heard of some people using a resistor in series with the 206 to tone it down?

I eventually hope to have two systems "Analog and digital". So when I complete the Leach then I have to decide on make up the Zen9 for these and the pass lab B1 buffer or new speakers for Leach.

The never ending life of DIY audio I guess.

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Old 5th March 2009, 11:58 AM   #890
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Those are beautiful speakers, Great job !! They look great in the whole system too.
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