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Old 16th March 2012, 04:15 AM   #11
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..are you suggesting they should be closer?
Tighter driver spacing usually a good idea. Coupling drivers to behave as much like a point source as possible is a good goal and has to be considered both when arranging drivers physically, choosing which drivers to use, and in crossover design.

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Old 16th March 2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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Tighter driver spacing usually a good idea. Coupling drivers to behave as much like a point source as possible is a good goal and has to be considered both when arranging drivers physically, choosing which drivers to use, and in crossover design.

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Yes i totally agree with you on that, if you remember i did say there is another baffle to go on yet, for the head this is angled for the tweeter, see the image below, baring in mind the head is adjustable too to direct the mid and high towards the listener wherever they are standing or sitting, the room these will be going in is 6 meters x 5 meters and the tweeter will be set at such an angle it should be directed right towards the listener based on that size room, if the rooms bigger or small the head can be tilted to suit and the whole speakers moved closer or further away, the angle of the tweeter should meet at a sweet spot together with the midrange at approx 5 meters away weather they are sat or stood.

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Old 24th March 2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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Have you looked at these before?

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They are from Ayon Audio, and this particular one is from the 'Master Series CRANE' edition. You can easily go out and pick up a pair for just $110,600.00/US.

Here's another shot, with what I believe is shimmering Black Limba veneer. I do love Black Limba. In truth, I'm somewhat partial to a little bit of the sap wood included, just to add highlight to an otherwise stunning grain and colour.

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Old 25th March 2012, 04:44 AM   #14
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You can easily go out and pick up a pair for just $110,600.00/US.
I suppose the cabinets alone cost 90K
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Old 25th March 2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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I suppose the cabinets alone cost 90K
As a cabinet maker for the past 20 years I've made some seriously nice pieces using some rare and wonderfull veneers, I know exactly what it would cost to make cabinets like these and if your right about these at 90k then that's a pure ripp off, as I could clone these exactly for less than 2k, there's absolutely no reason at all they should cost more, I might add I only have a small workshop to no high end cad or computerised machines doing it for me, as far as the finish, well several days in a spray booth and polishing shop would sort that.

I think most of the cost would be in the drivers and crossovers but even then they are still way over priced, most of the cost is down to time designing and paying large overheads, they have to charge such prices.
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Old 25th March 2012, 02:29 PM   #16
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Look here: Ayon Audio - Master Series CRANE (Pair) Loudspeakers.

This is why speaker making companies come and go on a regular basis. Most of them fail out of the gate, and others are sold and then fade from the scene.

Anyway, I thought you might like this rendition to the shape you are making.
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an average floorstanding speaker.
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Old 25th March 2012, 09:47 PM   #18
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This is why speaker making companies come and go on a regular basis. Most of them fail out of the gate, and others are sold and then fade from the scene.
I think part of the reason is because they don't offer any compelling reasons to own their speakers especially the costs are just too crazy. Putting on expensive drivers and fancy cabinets probably won't do it.
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Old 26th March 2012, 01:39 PM   #19
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those wizzy speakers look like they have scan speak ring radiators for hi end
dont reconise the white drivers though
anyone else know there origin
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Accuton - something more expensive than SS!
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