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Old 31st March 2003, 08:49 PM   #21
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Right now I'm listening to Led Zeppelin the way God intended--on vinyl--and, man, they knew how to make records back in those days.
There's a long drawn out drum solo on one of the live LPs which is a very good test for speakers, especially for how they image. Have you got that one?

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Old 31st March 2003, 09:34 PM   #22
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"Moby Dick" from The Song Remains the Same. >20 mins
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Old 31st March 2003, 09:36 PM   #23
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congratulations on a great project. it's great to have proof that the spiral concept WORKS!

/andrew - starts imagining a spiral adaptation of pass's "el pipe-o"
thanks. After I stay low around the house for a while, I'm REALLY going to get jiggy with it , the shaped-TL concept, that is.

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There's a long drawn out drum solo on one of the live LPs which is a very good test for speakers, especially for how they image. Have you got that one?

Steve
Are you talking about The Song Remains the Same? Or are you talking about a popular bootleg? I have neither, for the record.

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Old 31st March 2003, 09:47 PM   #24
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I'm glad to see that you got them working! I've been lurking around (like a snake in the grass?) and watching your discussion now and then. I admire your creativity! Very cool.
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nobody special had nothing to contribute... looks like you did ok anyway!
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Old 1st April 2003, 01:06 PM   #27
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Default Final Tally

I wanted to make sure I posted the actual costs of the entire project (rounded up for convenience sake).

Itemized:

Drivers (Vifa P17WG, D27TG): $145
PVC Pipe and Tees: $43
Hardware (saw, safety glasses, etc.): $25
PC7 Epoxy: $20
Wood for jig: $8
Felt: $6
Mounting (bamboo poles, buckets, sand): $15
Two caterpillars for the baby's room that sound fantastic: Priceless
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Approximate total cost = $262

You can see that the drivers were over half the cost. Imagine if I had built these with salvaged drivers or more economical drivers!

Thanks all,

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Old 21st May 2003, 03:46 AM   #28
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I don't mean to bump this thread for no reason, but I just HAD to share with you all the rousing success this project has proved to be.

1) The boy for whom these speakers were built was finally born, so all his kin came down and thought the project was neat, whether snakes or caterpillars.

2) One of his grandparents gave him a CD, "Jesus Loves Me Fast Asleep!" published by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. This CD of cheesy music features a recording of an actual human heartbeat. When my bride first played it, I was in another room of the apartment. The bass response was so thorough that I thought it was my neighbors annoying me with flat-tire music. But I eventually was convinced that this noise was distinctly a heartbeat, so I set about tracking it down. There it was, under the music, from deep within the caterpillars, a real heartbeat thundering my son to sleep!

If you have a saw, a couple hundred USD, and a kid on the way, this is the project for you. Get busy!

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Old 21st May 2003, 04:11 AM   #29
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Dave:

I started having computer problems about the same time you finished the speakers, so I didn't get a chance to congratulate you for finishing the project in such a spectacular way. One good thing about the delay, though-now I get to congratulate you about the baby as well!
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Old 21st May 2003, 06:00 PM   #30
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Indeed! Congratulations are in order!

a baby is the greatest DIY project you could ever work on. our little girl will be one year old on July 1.

so, how about some specs on your new project: DOB, name, weight, length, pictures? (you don't have to show us the innards though.)

...maybe in another thread, if you'd prefer.



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