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Old 16th March 2012, 07:23 PM   #21
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that's OK, keep 'em there - out of curiosity I counted speakers the other night - 8 finished pairs sitting unused in my "man-cave", plus the 5.1 HT system and another pair upstairs

BTW, not a single multi-way in the bunch


and at Dave's place - well, he'd have to be able to see them to count them, and that's often a challenge
No worries, just thought I'd offer.

I've been there too, its fun! I'm a bit short on speakers right now, only 4 pairs plus the ones I'm getting tomorrow. Used to have a lot more before we moved.

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Old 16th March 2012, 08:54 PM   #22
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oops, I guess I just committed myself - who needs spare time when you could be building speakers?
Let me uncommitt you, there are more important protos to build.

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The Center is about 4" wider than the La Scala's. I see where you were going with that though and it would have been a good idea

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Pretty easy to make the exact width you need.

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and at Dave's place - well, he'd have to be able to see them to count them, and that's often a challenge
I can see 4 pair (+ stealthWoofers) from the laptop (down a pair that are headed up to AlertBay). at least a dozen pair downstairs, including some 2-ways. We've done a good job of reducing the head count of late.

... and my wife has a pair in her gallery, and there are the loaners...

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Old 28th April 2012, 10:04 AM   #25
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Scott, Dave,

Just finished building the CGR Mar-Ken12 earlier today. Initial listening impressions say that I like it better than the A12 DBR (aka Studio Reference Monitors). The bass is there, but tighter, more well defined. The mid-range is probably more open and distinct. Not too surprised here - the P10 Kens have proved to be winners before.

Thanks Dave for sharing the CGR design with the DIY community.

For future revisions of Alp 12 (A12P and MAOP), look forward to some really cool Mar-Ken12 designs!

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Old 28th April 2012, 04:47 PM   #26
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Very cool Zia! You've really built a lot of designs this last year! I'm still half way through my double TB 881si build that is just sitting in the garage waiting for sanding and paint. Thanks for building these, makes it an easier choice if/when I actually do get down to brass tax and start the next project :-)

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Old 29th April 2012, 01:00 PM   #27
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Right. There won't be any more DBRs.

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Old 29th April 2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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Right. There won't be any more DBRs.
Too bad. Nice units. Anyone choosing to try these will not be sad for the effort.

Here are mine, some of the few in the world, apparently.
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Oooh. That's pretty. Thanks for sharing. And glad you're enjoying.

Very few I suspect; they just didn't catch on. I do have a couple on the drawing board for the new A12P; a standmount & a rather more ambitious floorstander, but I don't think there will be sufficient interest to justify finalising them.

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Thanks Scott.

For better or worse, the cabinets have been retired from service as I've migrated the drivers over to Mar-Ken 12 octagon cabinets for my Clairtone Project G recreation. I needed cabinets that would fit within an 18" diameter globe. I built these as a reference. Its a shame that they never caught on, I liked them quite a lot.

The cabinets are soon to be returned to service, though, as a friend of mine would like them.
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