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Old 23rd January 2013, 09:46 AM   #451
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Sorry I fell asleep on the job, they are 98% finished and are playing as they are. I still have to make some wire covers for the speaker terminal connections on the actual mid & tweeter drivers & hopefully take some better photos when my brother brings his camera over.

The front is the side without the screws that where necessary to hold the men together.

I would like to thank everybody that has helped in this long long build, especially Helmuth for all of the advice in the early stages, 56 for all of his encouragement, Andy for getting the screws I wanted & shipping them to Australia, my brother for making the lizards & generally getting in the way only kidding and everybody else who has either encouraged me and or given advice, the list is long.

If you look at the first page & then the last you will get a good idea of the journey.

Thanks again
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Old 23rd January 2013, 10:02 AM   #452
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Hi D
No thanks needed mate ,its been great watching you put your projects together your a real craftsman .I hope I have atleast half your building skills .

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Old 23rd January 2013, 03:47 PM   #453
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They look fabulous. Job well done, sir!

I'd like to caution all of my virtual DIY friends using the Neo series, especially the Neo10 to be extra careful with their drivers. I would not recommend soldering on the terminals. I am an expert solderer(taught cable and circuit board soldering for 5 years) and it seems that even so, after several rounds of connecting and disconnecting, that I may have damaged mine. See here for a round of testing done on mine with a Praxis system:

BG Neo10 Testing

We are not sure that soldering/heat is what caused the problems, BUT one of the 4 drivers is new due to an oscillator accident burning one out about 6 months ago and it is the cleanest measuring of the bunch. That one has never been soldered to, only used with crimp-on terminals.

Even so, I still maintain that these are the best mids I've heard to date when used within their limits. I bought and tested nearly a dozen different mids for my project and the Neo10 sounded the best to my ears and worked into the design perfectly.

Greg
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Old 23rd January 2013, 08:59 PM   #454
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DQ828 should you get sick of looking at them, there is always a place for them at my house

The level of skill on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 09:10 PM   #455
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So the waf factor is high enough now, very nice.

They will look like this.
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Impressive!!!
Congratulations! These are the best-looking DIY speakers I've seen so far, and better than the vast majority of commercial speakers out there.
Knowing that a DIYer can make such beautiful speakers gives the rest of us hope in our speaker-building endeavors...
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Old 29th January 2013, 07:12 AM   #457
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Impressive!!!
Congratulations! These are the best-looking DIY speakers I've seen so far, and better than the vast majority of commercial speakers out there.
Knowing that a DIYer can make such beautiful speakers gives the rest of us hope in our speaker-building endeavors...
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Old 29th January 2013, 07:15 AM   #458
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They look fabulous. Job well done, sir!

I'd like to caution all of my virtual DIY friends using the Neo series, especially the Neo10 to be extra careful with their drivers. I would not recommend soldering on the terminals. I am an expert solderer(taught cable and circuit board soldering for 5 years) and it seems that even so, after several rounds of connecting and disconnecting, that I may have damaged mine. See here for a round of testing done on mine with a Praxis system:

BG Neo10 Testing

We are not sure that soldering/heat is what caused the problems, BUT one of the 4 drivers is new due to an oscillator accident burning one out about 6 months ago and it is the cleanest measuring of the bunch. That one has never been soldered to, only used with crimp-on terminals.

Even so, I still maintain that these are the best mids I've heard to date when used within their limits. I bought and tested nearly a dozen different mids for my project and the Neo10 sounded the best to my ears and worked into the design perfectly.

Greg
One thing I didn't consider in all of this is, if the Neo 10 & or 3 go out of production & I have a failure I'm going to be in all sorts of trouble, with cone speakers you can usually find a replacement of some sort.

I was very careful when I soldered the leads to the drivers, they still sound great.

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