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Old 20th March 2003, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question Scan-Speak Reference Monitor

Has anyone built the Scan-Speak Reference Monitor as published in the http://www.audiocomponents.nl/ site? What do you think about the crossover or the port hole.

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Old 20th March 2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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It's a design made for the Dutch DIY loudspeakershops (made by a proffesional designer), I have heard the speaker a couple of times and it's a very nice speaker. It's one of the best DIY-speakers I have heard.

You can contact Rolf Smulders of Audiocomponents, and if your country hasn't a Scan Speak dealer (otherwise you must buy the stuff from your local dealer, (here in Holland we must buy it from the shops where Audiocomponents delivers to.) he can offer you for very low prices the units.
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Old 20th March 2003, 09:52 AM   #3
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Taco,

I have already bought all the drivers from Rolph. The service was excellent. I will start building my pair in a month from now after my wedding. I was wondering if someone had this project running to share some valuable information about the construction of the cabinet.

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Old 20th March 2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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Use leadbitums for dampening the panels, (also used to dampen car-doors). I think the drawings of the speaker are clear enough.

For the XO use good parts, (tritec air-coils, good caps) the drivers are of good quality so the difference of a good XO is easily heard.
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Old 12th April 2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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I'm very interested in building this speaker also. Are there any retailers who sell this as a kit? Also, in looking at the plans, is that a port hole in the back without a port tube? And, Do you think 1.25 inch MDF will work? And, not speaking any Dutch, what is loodbitumen and Pritex Demping and where would I purchase it?

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Old 13th April 2003, 01:32 PM   #6
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Taco,
I will start building my pair in a month from now after my wedding.
You should build them now. You wont be allowed to build anything in a month from now.
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Old 13th April 2003, 02:51 PM   #7
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I'm very interested in building this speaker also. Are there any retailers who sell this as a kit? Also, in looking at the plans, is that a port hole in the back without a port tube? And, Do you think 1.25 inch MDF will work? And, not speaking any Dutch, what is loodbitumen and Pritex Demping and where would I purchase it?

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Loodbitumen is a damping material sold by car-parts stores, just ask for te stuff they put behind speakers in a car-door. I don't know the translation for Pritex

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Old 13th April 2003, 08:58 PM   #8
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Taco,
i'm not so sure about the "very low prices" at audiocomponents.nl. they seem to be charging twice the price of www.maplin.co.uk for audax tweeters!

Maplin price for TW034X0 24.99
audiocomponents.nl price for TW034X0 euro 74

greetings from Heerenveen, Mark
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Old 13th April 2003, 09:31 PM   #9
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Some people here on the board have very good experience with ordering Scan Speak directly from Audiocomponents. They compared the prices directly with their local dealers (if available). But I agree that audax is expensive.


About the MDF
1.25 inch ~ 30 mm that's enough.



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The bottom plate (black stuff) is leadbitumes (dampening plates used in cars)
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Old 14th April 2003, 02:04 PM   #10
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I was real interested in this speaker as well, but I wonder if you could substitute the 8543 for the 8545 that they use. Also, is that really a open hole in the back or should there be a port tube in there somewhere?
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