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Old 7th April 2001, 02:06 AM   #1
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Hello, I am searching people who built a pair of Ariel speakers ( http://www.teleport.com/~lynno/Ariel.htm ).

I plan to build them and I want to know what is the project difficulty, sound impression, cost, etc.

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Old 7th April 2001, 01:33 PM   #2
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I build a pair of 6c last year, it takes a few months to do it. The most difficult part of the project was the wood work. The result is great, just make sure you have someone to help you move it, it's heavy ( at least 40 kg ea. ).
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Old 8th April 2001, 03:31 PM   #3
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Do I need expensive tools like a 1000$ saw bench to be very accurate? And where did you buy your parts? Solen.ca?

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Old 8th April 2001, 06:31 PM   #4
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All I use is a router and circular saw ( don't rush on any thing ). All the parts from NorthCreek and Homedepot should have all the wood. You do need to design a box for the crossover at the back of the speaker. Wool felt and wool stuffing are difficult to find, I got the wool from Madisound and the felt from a local factory.

Be very careful when cutting the wood, it won't come together with as little as 1/8" of in.

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Old 9th April 2001, 12:45 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Ariel Builder's Club

If you poke around at the URL you originally posted above, you'll find links to the Ariel Builder's Club. Many, many people have built these speakers and have various tweaks, etc. I'd be willing to bet you can easily contact these folks and get some feedback from them.
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Thanks guys, I was a little bit shy to bug people on the Ariel building club list

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Old 9th April 2001, 09:37 PM   #7
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Don't worry, these people are very nice, I did email Lynn once and he reply promptly.
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Old 26th September 2001, 10:55 PM   #8
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Hi all,

I was part of a group that built three pairs of Ariel's and have listened to several others. I have retained three ME-2's on a television. In the smallish room I am using the ME-2's proved to be a much better choice. With my amplification the latest crossover was by far the best choice. My two Ariel's and three ME-2's were all built from Northcreek's premium components (larger inductors, bypassed caps) exceptional stuff and a great company.

I've built using table saw and circular saw with a guide. For accuracy the circular saw was slightly better, provided you take the time to measure accurately. If you can't measure, mark out and cut to within 1/64 inch (0.4mm)or better, do not build this speaker!

The Ariel did some things very well, dynamics however were not its forte.
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Old 27th September 2001, 01:40 AM   #9
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If you'd still like to make the speakers but dont want to do all of the woodworking, ask your local cabinet maker or woodworking/hardware shop. They can usually cut all or most of the panels you want for less than $60, and you can be positive that all cuts are accurate.
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Old 14th November 2001, 03:23 PM   #10
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Which version of Ariel should I build ? The trade off is the quality and easiest. I think the version 2,3,4 are easier to build but the sound of the version 6 is a lot better.

Which version did you build and what was your impression?

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