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Old 22nd January 2003, 05:00 AM   #1
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Default longshot: anyone here built Dickason A851?

So I have this old booklet of speaker designs or kits using Audax drivers all by Vance Dickason and published by Audax.

All the designs in look kick-a**. The 2-way designs are still on the Audax website. The 3-way designs are hardcopy only.

The A851 looks great. It uses an AW025S1, HM130Z0, and HM210Z0. These drivers are still listed on the website, so they seem current, but I can't find a distributor that has both mid and woofer available, and none seem to list the tweeter.

Anybody have any insight? Know a super-distributor? Know of someone who modified these designs? Thanks.
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Old 22nd January 2003, 05:15 AM   #2
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AW025S1 $15.50usd each @ Madisound
http://www.madisound.com/audaxsale.html
Also AW025S1 $35.50usd each @ Zalytron

Also, on Solen's website, I read that HM130Z12 replaces the HM130Z0 and the HM210Z12 replaces the HM210Z0. I don't know what they mean by "replaces". Check the specs to see if they are a drop-in replacement.

HM210Z0 may still be available at
http://www.q-components.com/
for about $100usd. (they are in Canada)
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Old 22nd January 2003, 05:32 AM   #3
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I personnaly built a pair of of KSL9 based on the HM210Z0. This was a great mid/woofer but unfortunately, this design was widely inaccurate in terms of alignement and crossover .

Disappointting Indeed, I implemented an acceptable version of this loudspeaker. TBC...

Anyway, the point is that the HM210Z0 seems out of production now. Being replaced by the HM210Z12 which have very different Thiele/small parameters, it's not a 'drop-in' replacement for the HM210Z0. Don't misunderstand me, the Z12 IS surely worth the look and could possibly give an excellent loudspeaker; just not in the same enclosure that would have accomodate a Z0.

Same for the HM130Z0: discontinued and replaced by the HM130Z10/12...
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Zappa i have two hm210z0, what size enclosure would you recommend.

thanks.
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Old 21st May 2003, 04:58 AM   #5
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I am presently working on a TL for the HM210Z0... TBC...
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Old 16th January 2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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I'd love to know how to get hold of a copy of the A851 design by Vance Dickason that you mentioned at the begining of this thread. I have aquired a pair of Audax HM210Z0 and HM130Z0 drive units and was looking for a good design that used them. Does the Vance design look interesting/good?

IPL acoustics sells both these drive units here in the UK but I expect you are looking for a supplier a little nearer home!

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It just occured to me that its 2004 now. I'm dragging up an ancient thread here, oops! Well if you are still out their....

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Old 17th January 2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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I'd love to know how to get hold of a copy of the A851 design by Vance Dickason that you mentioned at the begining of this thread.
I'll post them:

Moderators, there is no mention of copyright nor distribution/reproduction restrictions anywhere in the brochure I scanned these from.
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