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Old 22nd November 2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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Just a small update, the woodworker has been contacted and he gave me a time frame of 2 weeks for the cabinets. The parts were ordered today (will ship tomorrow at the earliest), so if all goes as planned this project will be built inside of a month.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 02:11 AM   #12
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Sweet looking design! Keep us updated.
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Old 29th November 2007, 07:53 PM   #13
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Default Slowly but surely...

Thanks Peter!

My woodworker has been busy lately with xmas coming and all...The baffles are near complete.
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Old 5th December 2007, 03:54 AM   #14
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My parts order from Solen arrived today, the 3mH steel laminate inductors from Madisound should be here any day now as well.

I am a little disappointed, however. I had thought that by now there would be no old DST stock and I would get all Tymphany parts, but one of my woofers has an old DST Peerless label on it, and one has a Tymphany label on it. What disappoints me is that the cones are slightly different. The old Peerless driver has visible fibers that give a little bit of a sparkle if the light hits the cone just right. The new driver does not. It resembles a regular paper cone, so it looks like Tymphany has switched from a long fiber Nomex cone to a short fiber. This is something that can only be seen up close, but I do wonder if the drivers were measured for frequency response and distortion if there would be any measurable differences.

The other thing I noticed about the Peerless HDS drivers is that from the images I've seen looking at them on the internet I expected the frame and phase plug to be a shiny aluminum look, but instead they are actually painted light grey (I think it's a powder coat). It's not that big of a deal, they still look very nice, just not what I was expecting.
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Old 5th December 2007, 04:21 AM   #15
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Consistency...that's the problem of Peerless products, as Zaph mentioned. Seas is known to be far better in this regard. I hope you won't have any problems because of that. Can you request replacement for that reason?
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Nice looking kabinet, is there any special reason fore placing the 4 "stiffeners" vertical ? I think it would be better to place them horisontal if it's fore resonance damping.....just a teori doesn't mean that its the right way to do it..
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I am a little disappointed, however. I had thought that by now there would be no old DST stock and I would get all Tymphany parts, but one of my woofers has an old DST Peerless label on it, and one has a Tymphany label on it. What disappoints me is that the cones are slightly different. The old Peerless driver has visible fibers that give a little bit of a sparkle if the light hits the cone just right. The new driver does not. It resembles a regular paper cone, so it looks like Tymphany has switched from a long fiber Nomex cone to a short fiber. This is something that can only be seen up close, but I do wonder if the drivers were measured for frequency response and distortion if there would be any measurable differences.


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Consistency...that's the problem of Peerless products, as Zaph mentioned. Seas is known to be far better in this regard. I hope you won't have any problems because of that. Can you request replacement for that reason?
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I'd expect them to agree to swap (not replace) one of the drivers.
Pairs of drivers should come from the same batch numbers.

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Old 5th December 2007, 02:07 PM   #18
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Nice looking kabinet, is there any special reason fore placing the 4 "stiffeners" vertical ? I think it would be better to place them horisontal if it's fore resonance damping.....just a teori doesn't mean that its the right way to do it..
Well, the largest panels are the sides so they will be the ones that will vibrate the most. I'll see once they're built if I think they need a couple boards from front to back as well. The bracing (the entire cabinet design really) is just a copy of Zaph's tower design for his Vifa XG MTMs. He seems pretty on the ball, so I figured the bracing is quite sufficient.

Regarding the inconsistency in drivers, I'll talk with Solen and see about it. If they will exchange a driver, hopefully I won't have to pay for shipping both ways for it. I really don't want to add too much more cost to this project, as it's nearing xmas and I need my money for buying gifts.
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Keep us posted,

I might be purchasing from Solen soon and would apreciate any feedback on them.

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Old 5th December 2007, 02:27 PM   #20
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Will do, I have ordered from Solen in the past and have never had any issues. Shipping is always very inexpensive. They shipped all the parts for this project for under $30. This issue I feel is a bit of a special case, as I'm sure someone putting my order together saw two drivers and just grabbed any two off the shelf.
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