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Old 12th April 2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Having never built a loudspeaker I would like to foray into this melee with a proven design - kit.

Has anyone had any experience of the Wilmslow Audio Prestige Platinum ?

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Old 12th April 2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Troels Graveson. Check him out.
I would like to build the CNO2.5 or the Jensen. Bet they sound great.
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Old 12th April 2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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I dont want it to look "HOME-MADE".

My thinking is that if a production speaker is vastly expensive in comparison to its components, then a £2500 kit should be pretty good ????
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Old 12th April 2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Are you saying you have limited woodworking skills? Look through the pics of completed builds. It doesnt have to look homemade. Anyway, who gives a #$%^ if it sounds great.
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I can solder brilliantly, and work with metal but anything I touch that is wooden looks like it's been in the chain gun massacre.

Also life is in stasis at the moment and I don't have anywhere to make a real mess.
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Check into a cabinet maker who is local. Stay away from wood!
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Old 12th April 2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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That is why I'm looking at ready to assemble kits.

I reckon I can glue, clamp and screw prepared cabinets.

I might build the cab. first before splashing out on the drivers and electronics.
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KatieandDad, first speaker I ever built was built with my Dad and was from Wilmslow audio! But these were bookshelf two ways and it was 30 years ago.

Apart from Wilmslow IPL ( which I have also built ) are the only UK based firms I know, so if you think the Wilmslow kit fits your requirements, then go for it!

And have fun ( both of you ).

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I can solder brilliantly, and work with metal
Build a metal speaker?

Toppsy also does flat-paks in the UK... most are Frugel Horn Mk3s, something completely different from the Wilmslow 3-way

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Old 12th April 2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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I have the Wilmsow K100 kit speakers which are based on the ATC SCM100. The cabinets are top quality, very nicely finished. I had ordered mine without xovers as I am running them active with ATC xover/amps.

For me it was worth it to pay a little extra and have Wilmslow deal with the assembly as I have neither the facilities nor the required tools.

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