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Old 4th April 2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default 12" Tannoy Monitor Golds in Onken cabinets.

Hi

Just started a project using this design with kind help from Alistair (algoart).

Not far of finished, just need the right size bolts to fix the speakers to the cut out. Easter Sunday and everywhere is closed. Just have to wait another day to try them out.

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Old 4th April 2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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Old 4th April 2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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Wow!
Hi Jim, you really don't hang about! Like the look of the ply by the way, B&Q?
Looking great,the design looks better in real life than on paper
Can't wait to see the finished product. Bet you can't wait to get them fired up.
Looking forward to hearing your comments on their sound.
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Old 4th April 2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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Hi Alistair

The ply was Far Eastern from a local wood merchant. It seems to be quite common to all the wood merchants. Got the ply on Monday last week, all pre cut, so saving a bit of time. The internals took the longest as i cut the bracing and foam myself.
Yes i cant wait to try them. Will let you know how i get on.
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Old 4th April 2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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Hi guys, great work there.

I have a pair of Monitor Gold 12's and have been looking for a cab design, are you willing to share your design?

Cheers, Lee.
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Old 5th April 2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Hi Lee

I dont see why not if its ok with Alistair as he did the calculations and helped with the design. Will get back to you soon.

Cheers Jim.
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Old 5th April 2010, 04:37 PM   #7
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Just got them hooked up and they are quite imposing. They look smaller in the photo.
My room is only 12ft x 13ft so i need to think of the finish to give them a disappearing act.

The sound is certainly better with a lovely extended bass with no noticeable boom. Voices and piano sound especially good. I was using cabinets with Jordan speakers which have one of the best midrange you can get but the Tannoy's go even better. They seem to give more air around instruments like hearing reverberation. I don't normally listen in the afternoon, only at night so i may have a better idea of how they sound later.

So thanks again Alistair they do sound good even in my small room.

Jim.

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Old 5th April 2010, 04:54 PM   #8
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That Onken cab looks a lot like what Tannoy called 'distributed port reflex' as used in the Edinburgh, also with a 12" driver, and the Stirling (10").
The Stirling used a 'variable distributed port' ie the ports could be adjusted by sliding a panel over them, leaving the ports fully open, partially or fully covered.
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Old 5th April 2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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That Onken cab looks a lot like what Tannoy called 'distributed port reflex' as used in the Edinburgh, also with a 12" driver, and the Stirling (10").
The Stirling used a 'variable distributed port' ie the ports could be adjusted by sliding a panel over them, leaving the ports fully open, partially or fully covered.
Thats interesting, i didn't know that but no they dont have the sliders in the Onken, although a very good idea.

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Old 5th April 2010, 06:39 PM   #10
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Hi,
The design came from a mixture of ideas:
The Tannoy distributed port as in the Kensington
Inspiration from the Mini Onkens at Planet 10
The Onken Calculator.

Links to all of these can be found:
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Thomo, Happy to share design, contact either myself or Holty and we'll email the bits to you.
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