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Old 2nd February 2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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I made some red floorstanders a while back using the Seas coax driver H1333. It was ported and went pretty low and I experimented with a number of crossover options. It sounded good, but always had a bit of a lack of midrange definition and slightly sloppy sound.

I decided to move on having had my fun with them and my friend offered to buy the drivers from me if I put them in a smaller box. Deal!

His room is small so a sealed box seemed a good idea to keep bass under control. I found when they were done that the sealed box bought the definition and speed to the midrange that I had been missing. result I also found that having got that sorted out the best sounding Xover was a simple 900uH inductor on the woofer and a 2.2uF cap on the tweeter. Very easy for my non-technical friend to understand and re-wire if something goes wrong! It may be a bit bright so I could add a small series resistor to the tweeter yet but we shall see...

After extensive mucking about this is my suggestion of how to use this driver. If you want more bass just put them in a floorstanding sized, but still closed, cabinet.

I cut up the parts and let my friend glue them together like a kit, and them allowed him to paint them. He did the design for the paint and I helped him with it (he hadn't painted anything before, but soon started to enjoy it!

Here is the result I think they look absolutely superb! Oh, the side says 'Love Sushi' and the other speaker says 'Play Loud'.

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Old 2nd February 2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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That's nice. How old is your friend?
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Mad! The stands I like, what finish is on them?
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Love the speakers ... don't like your carpet much though!
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Old 2nd February 2008, 03:03 PM   #6
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Mad! The stands I like, what finish is on them?

The stands I had CNC cut and professionally finished with a 2-pack silver gray. They look great. I had 4 pairs made to go with a product I'm developing, but I think I've decided not to sell stands in the end. If you want a pair I can send one to you for 50!
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Love the speakers ... don't like your carpet much though!

Thats not my carpet, I took the photo outside, its pollution!
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thats a cute speaker

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Old 2nd February 2008, 03:48 PM   #9
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Thanks, that's a good price. I don't need any stands at the moment though. I was just curious on the finish as it looks kind of matt.
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Its more of a gloss, its just the silver specs that make it look mat in the picture I suspect.

The nice thing is they look kinda silly (in a good way), but when you put them on they sound awesome! Bit of a laugh. The Acendo C7 standmount using the same driver retails for around 1.5k.
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