AN-E cabinet plans... - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th June 2007, 09:06 PM   #1
cypher is offline cypher  Poland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Default AN-E cabinet plans...

Hi everybody,
I’m currently looking for AN-E series cabinet plans..
Perhaps someone has one, and would be kind to share them with me ..;-))
Please mail me at art<at>kiterewa.pl
Regards,
A.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th June 2007, 11:22 PM   #2
dogbert is offline dogbert  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Utah
Default plans for ane

Troels Gravesen kindly posted these cabinet plans and discussed how it is impossible for these AN speakers to have a efficiency rating of 98dB, also confirmed by John Atkinson at Stereophile who measure them and found them to be 92dB. I also wouldn't feel bad about copying this design since it is itself just a copy of the old Snell Type E design. The Tonegen tweeters that Audio Note uses are about a $5 device, a similar model was used in many of the older NHT designs like the Super Zero.

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/HES_II.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2007, 12:27 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Scottmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
I was listening to a pair of AN speakers of this type a couple of weekends ago. Box boom was a major problem. Suffice to say, I didn't think they were up to much. I've got a pair of 150 (brand new, 7 years ago) Acoustic Energy Aegis One standmounts I use for background listening that sound far better.
__________________
Community site www.frugal-horn.com Commercial site www.wodendesign.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2007, 05:26 PM   #4
cypher is offline cypher  Poland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
>>dogbert
Thanks a lot for posting that link, strange that I did not come across on this very page..;-)) BTW: Very interesting page, any way..;-)
>>Scottmoose
Sound strange that to me, that AN has problem with box boom,
they ware original from AN or some kind of clones or DYI kit, which model if you remember??
What amp was attached ??

Thanks a lot..
Regards,
Artur
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2007, 09:35 PM   #5
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
The AN boxes are nothing special... Chris build a couple pairs... matter of fact we have a pair we are recycling (3" TB + 2 8" Coral).

The ANs i've seen the insides of have tweeters built by SEAS.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2007, 10:53 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Scottmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Kit 02s. Amplification was all Audio-Note, pre and power amps, Audio Note caps throughout. Until a short in one amp cut out the right hand channel entirely, I heard a pair of lovely amplifiers trying to get past a pair of mediocre speakers.

As Dave says, the AN speakers are nothing special at all. They're just warmed-over Snells dating from the 1980s, and a characteristic of those units that they continue is using minimal damping in the box. It's a point of view to be sure, but the price is considerable box noise, particularly in the midbass regions. There are far better speakers out there.
__________________
Community site www.frugal-horn.com Commercial site www.wodendesign.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2007, 06:39 AM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: West Coast of Norway
I really like my AN/J speakers.
But AN uses a modified Tonegen tweeter and AN specified SEAS woofers in their speakers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2007, 06:56 AM   #8
cypher is offline cypher  Poland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Let me ask question in another way ..;-))
What to do if not AN-E clons
High efficiency is a must and project should not to ruin my budget, simplicyty is also required.. ..;-))
Amplification is DIY Tube EL34/6N2P
A.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2007, 07:27 AM   #9
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by cypher
High efficiency is a must and project should not to ruin my budget, simplicyty is also required.. ..;-))
The biggest problem is so so many choices...

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2007, 06:16 PM   #10
chrisb is online now chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Quote:
Originally posted by cypher
Let me ask question in another way ..;-))
What to do if not AN-E clons
High efficiency is a must and project should not to ruin my budget, simplicyty is also required.. ..;-))
Amplification is DIY Tube EL34/6N2P
A.

What would you consider to be "high" efficiency? IIRC, Atkinson's measurements of the AN-E Lexus came it at "approx" 92dB.

I've built a few pairs of cabinets for the AN-E speaker kit for a local dealer, and had the opportunity to view the raw components, as well as compare the kit built to several "levels" of factory versions.

FWIW, of the several models of AN speakers I've had the opportunity to hear, I prefer the smaller "J" to the "E", and I think these products will appeal to the type of customer who for many reasons would never consider a DIY speaker.

The AN-E boxes themselves are nothing special, and by many of our standards, certainly underbraced and underdamped. Further, aside from the putative hand matching of the crossovers to the individual drivers, the kit crossovers are nothing special at all in terms of parts quality. The major roadblock to precisely cloning this design would be the drivers themselves - regardless of their origin, it's clear they are custom spec'd OEM units.

There are any number of DIY designs, many of them single driver, and posted on Dave's site, that can easily meet or exceed the above sensitivity figure. In addition to which, costing less than the sales tax on the AN speaker kit, many will deliver way more smiles per dollar.



Ask me how I know this?
__________________
you don't really believe everything you think, do you?
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com commercial site planet10-HiFi
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eaw cabinet plans Socaflex Multi-Way 29 28th May 2014 01:44 PM
Tempo cabinet plans rebojorge Multi-Way 10 28th June 2012 12:59 PM
need Manifold 2 x 18 cabinet plans djmarvellous Subwoofers 70 18th March 2011 11:18 PM
BLH Cabinet plans fin1bxn Full Range 3 27th June 2006 04:03 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:28 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2