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Old 9th July 2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Looking to build a high end standpoint

Hi,
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)

1. http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZD5.html
2. http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cup-a-Soup.html
3. http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Proteus.html
4. http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/AT-R.htm

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Old 9th July 2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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Check these out. From what I've seen in Zaph's and other's tests the drivers used represent incredible performance for money.

http://www.geocities.com/woove99/Spk...Usher_2way.htm
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Old 10th July 2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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Old 10th July 2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10th July 2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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I'd suggest a Dennis Murphy design, such as the Usher 2-way or the CAOW1.

http://murphyblaster.com/content.php?f=main.html
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Old 10th July 2008, 04:24 PM   #6
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Hi Neil,

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

Usher 8945P/Peerless 810921 MT 2-way: Listening Impressions

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...25#post1544025

-jAy

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.
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Old 10th July 2008, 05:34 PM   #7
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Default bump already?

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Originally posted by neil_kaye
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Old 10th July 2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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If you are willing to pay for the AT-R I say build the ZRT.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZRT.html

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.
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Old 10th July 2008, 06:10 PM   #9
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Well, he is looking for a compact design for smaller rooms and he said he doesn't need a lot of bass.
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Old 10th July 2008, 06:15 PM   #10
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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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