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Old 15th October 2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default I don't deserve it!!

My 1st speaker, with help from Bob Brines.

Used 3/4" plywood, cut at Homedepot, next time will tell them to cut 1/4" larger, they don't cut accurately... Used 1/4" hardi backer inside lining per BB's suggestions. Used RS drivers, will be driving it with amp6BASIC, t-amp clone (my first electronic amp so far not working..., those soldering's are small...) Tried on my lowfi setup at home, works fine, even without a burn in, I am not sure how the sound will improve!!. I am hooked as they say.

I like to thank this forum for all the help. I like to ask about my 2nd speaker project.

will be driving with t-amp, small footprint, like to get more base..., is the Bigger is Better the answer?, I see most cost effective solution may be Monaco 5" speaker, but having trouble getting exact inside demension...

thanks all.

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Old 15th October 2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Nice job. I wouldn't worry about break in -aside from with Lowthers, and some of the Sigma Fostex units, I'm not convinced it exists -it's your ears that do the breaking n, not the driver, once it's been taken to Xmax a few times.

If you want bass out of a small driver, the BIB is just about the ultimate answer. Please see the thread; I've answered your question regarding the internal dimensions there. They'll thunder, that I can promise you. Very different type of sound from your ML pipes here -they're horns, and they sound like they are. But in a good way. Just as these are ML pipes, and sound like they are, also in a good way.

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Nice job. I wouldn't worry about break in -aside from with Lowthers, and some of the Sigma Fostex units, I'm not convinced it exists -it's your ears that do the breaking n, not the driver, once it's been taken to Xmax a few times.

If you want bass out of a small driver, the BIB is just about the ultimate answer. Please see the thread; I've answered your question regarding the internal dimensions there. They'll thunder, that I can promise you. Very different type of sound from your ML pipes here -they're horns, and they sound like they are. But in a good way. Just as these are ML pipes, and sound like they are, also in a good way.

Regards
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Scott: thanks so much, I will follow your suggestions. and would like to compare these two.

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Old 15th October 2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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Default congrats!

on getting the single driver bug.

I second the 5-6 inch realm BIB. I was listening to the ones I built a while back speced at 166es-r with now a 167e driver with 15watts per channel of EL84 PP power last night. I actually set the system up in my friend's house, which has a huge living room with really tall ceilings and nice carpet. old construction.

Lee scratch perry rendered my friend and I into an out of body experience for the entire duration of the CD. real psychadelia. the only drugs involved other than the music itself was a glass of wine. we finally had to turn the system off. lee perry was just relentless. every song was hitting us like a ton of bricks.

I have alot of stereos and components available to me, but darnit, this system is just a work of sonic art. it gives a highly refined feel to the sound. such a wonderful balance of what is possible. I credit this mostly to the 167e driver, which is quite a value, all things considered.

now if I can only get that kind of tone in my 206es-r's...
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Old 16th October 2006, 12:20 AM   #5
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So Mothra's been hanging out with you listening to BIBs... I should have known!

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Old 16th October 2006, 01:53 AM   #6
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Default the defeater...

well, since I don;t have you around to deal with mothra,

annabelle has been keeping her in line.... actually, she does enjoy catching bugs and eating them. it was kinda nice when I lived in florida as a kid. she kept down on the roaches.
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Old 16th October 2006, 02:37 AM   #7
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on getting the single driver bug.

such a wonderful balance of what is possible. I credit this mostly to the 167e driver, which is quite a value, all things considered.

now if I can only get that kind of tone in my 206es-r's...

Are u aware of any less costly speaker I can try BIB with?, 167E seems out of price range for this DIYer... Looking into Monacor but no dealer in USA.

thanks,

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I've provided links to companies from which you can import the drivers. Shouldn't cost much.
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Old 16th October 2006, 11:37 AM   #9
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I've provided links to companies from which you can import the drivers. Shouldn't cost much.
I sent the emails to both companies, thanks much.

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Old 16th October 2006, 08:49 PM   #10
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Default BIB?

what is this BIB you guys are talking about?

I have a pair of 167's doing nothing that need a box.
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