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neil_kaye 9th July 2008 03:27 PM

Looking to build a high end standpoint
I have been thinking of building a high end pair of stand mounts to accompany a pair of Krell KSA clones i am finishing up. The intent is that this set up would be used as a secondary in a smaller room but still be of high end reference level. The setup would offer a more intimate listening experience to the main rig.
I have searched the forums a come up with short list and was hoping i might get feedback and suggestions on these designs before embarking on this project. I am not looking to build a cheap set of stand mounts although i do expect value. I am also not looking for deep base, rather a fast alive sound
And the short list is (please feel free to add and subtract)



wigginjs 9th July 2008 03:40 PM

Check these out. From what I've seen in Zaph's and other's tests the drivers used represent incredible performance for money.

neil_kaye 10th July 2008 01:42 PM


sdclc126 10th July 2008 03:11 PM

They're all great designs - take your pick. Jay's design is as good as any of them and I believe is the lowest cost. The Cup-A-Soup uses very expensive drivers that will not give superior performance over the others. For the smallest footprint go with the ZD5.

Undefinition 10th July 2008 04:06 PM

I'd suggest a Dennis Murphy design, such as the Usher 2-way or the CAOW1.

Jay_WJ 10th July 2008 04:24 PM

Hi Neil,

If you're interested, here's some feedback I received from builders of my Usher 8945P MT 2-way design:


P.S. Another nice cabinet option I didn't list in my design page is the PE 0.75 MTM cabinet. This cabinet should be great for those who don't want to do anything but cut the driver holes.

badman 10th July 2008 05:34 PM

bump already?

Originally posted by neil_kaye

Patience Grasshopper! You've been given good advice!

tf1216 10th July 2008 06:05 PM

If you are willing to pay for the AT-R I say build the ZRT.

It is less complex than the AT-R and the drivers John picked should create a wonderful presentation for all types of music. I think the added bass from the 7" driver over the 5" driver in the ZD5 is important for playing at louder volumes.

sdclc126 10th July 2008 06:10 PM

Well, he is looking for a compact design for smaller rooms and he said he doesn't need a lot of bass.

tf1216 10th July 2008 06:15 PM

Thanks sdclc126, I missed that part of the thread.

I guess I am left a bit confused because the designs being considered all use 7" drivers. If an intimate sound is what he is after what do you guys think about a single driver design? I finally got the chance to hear one that I thought sounded very nice.

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