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Moondog55 2nd February 2013 11:56 PM

Comments on this speaker I found for sale
It says in the listing that these were built by Colin Whatmough but I doubt these were designed by him


Very busy and far too many drivers in my opinion but what do others think?
Perhaps worth buying to separate the components?

nigelwright7557 3rd February 2013 12:13 AM

You never know with second hand gear just how old it is or how much stick it has been given.

I have always built my own speaker cabinets so I know what is in them and how old they are.

I have been caught out on ebay a couple of times with second hand gear that simply was worn out.

DavidL 3rd February 2013 12:59 AM

Who ever made them, it sure looks like one messed up design. Reminds me of the 1970's when drivers were placed slap dashed in whatever way the designer fancied.

mondogenerator 3rd February 2013 12:59 AM

looks like a random assembly of drivers, at 3 grand i wouldnt touch it.

Haha David beat me to the post. No audax focal blah blah were hi end enuf for me to consider shelling out that kinda cash. Loudspeaker trainwreck

murillollirum 3rd February 2013 01:24 AM

if it not sounds nice, what I expect, you can use the drivers to make an excellent speaker because they are very good. But I would neve buy a speaker, specially a DIY one, without listening to it before. That's my advice. ;)

bear 3rd February 2013 02:34 AM

It's a goofy design, too many drivers, firing in too many directions, too many speaker connections, it will make sound, and probably will be "interesting". Probably not enough bass, it's unclear what makes the bass from the pix... whatever.

The driver compliment might almost be worth the asking price... IF you could use them for something.

Moondog55 3rd February 2013 03:06 AM

Maybe it was built to be a demonstration model using different combinations of drivers in the shop at A1 Audio

oldies 3rd February 2013 05:31 AM

it's a waste of some good and pricy drivers! and an attempt to turn them to an ugly alien-looking creature with 13 eyes!! surly won't sound good, if it still sounds good, it won't give me a sense of pleasure with that look. :drool: what about WAF? my wife would shove that thing into me if I ever dare to get it into house

phivates 3rd February 2013 11:22 PM

I like Moondog's idea. Nothing else makes sense.

Moondog55 3rd February 2013 11:28 PM

It's a shame Colin isn't a member of this forum Then he could answer the query. Hey??
nice drivers if they weren't overdriven. Even SWMBO queried the design

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