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Old 5th January 2012, 06:43 PM   #2091
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A clock radio! You were lucky! When I was a student we had a crystal radio with one earphone for ten of us run off a potato battery, which we had to cook at the end of the week for our tea. Tell that to the kids these days...and they won't believe you. :-)
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Old 8th January 2012, 05:09 AM   #2092
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Just finished the main speakers for my first diy system. Most of the work is done but I have yet to receive the amps/active crossover I ordered, buy a better subwoofer, and add a tweeter array to add a bit of high end sparkle (not absolutely required).

I started out my electronics habit with lighting so I used some LEDs on the back of the speakers with some opaque plexiglass. It looks pretty awesome, it was hard to get a picture because the light saturates the camera. Eventually I will have a LED driver that is sensitive to the music for some pretty cool effects.

The drivers are the Tang Band W3-881SI buyout speakers, there is nothing in the box except wire and the drivers, this way I can can deal with crossing them over or whatever offboard and have more flexibility.

They are covered in some really nice vinyl that looks like leather. Its dark brown with maroon accents.

The wire shown I made with a bunch of Cat 5 plenum cable, techflex, and some wood dowels. It looks really cool and as far as I can tell sounds great

I'm really happy with how this has turned out, especially for my first project (thank god with ~$400 invested). They speakers sound just as good as they look, they blow my old pioneer speakers out of the water. I can't wait till I get my amp so I wont have that annoying 60Hz buzz from my low quality receiver.
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Old 8th January 2012, 11:55 AM   #2093
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Cool to see something a bit different and that blue is wicked!
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Old 8th January 2012, 12:16 PM   #2094
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kctess5,

Be sure to post pics of your speakers over at the full range forum.

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Old 8th January 2012, 04:12 PM   #2095
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I thought about it but I thought that considering that the final system will actually be three way it belonged here, sorry if I was wrong.

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Cool to see something a bit different and that blue is wicked!
Thanks! I don't have the driver yet so I just hardwired the blue to on, its actually RGB though
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Old 16th January 2012, 03:38 AM   #2096
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Dear All,

I have recently update my original sabre mk1 to a new variety called the
"Triple 8".
It now runs a seas 8 inch coated paper midwoofer and 2x8 inch coated paper woofers from accusound and a seas aluminium tweeter.
I have an Identical pair (not pictured) (Sabre Mk2) which is in the process of getting the wood veneer changed and they run a Vifa xt25 tweeter, a vifa pl18 mid woofer and 2x8 inch Audax woofers.
Both have external series crossovers tweaked and modified via listening tests only. I do not have any design software or measurements to analyse.
Here is a link to the original builds.
finished speakers

hope you like what i have done
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Old 16th January 2012, 04:01 AM   #2097
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MY system comprises of the following-

2 channel set up
Musical Fidelity a3cr pre amp
Musical Fidelity a3cr power amp
Modified Cambridge c540 v2- new clock capacitors and Burson discrete output op amps.
Modified marants CD50-new clock, capacitors discrete op amps and Non oversampling tweek
Modified Marantz CD 5000- discrete op amp, film capacitors
modified Rotel RCD991AE- new clock, discrete op amps and Jantzen silver capacitors
Sony cdp308esd- new clock, discrete opamps and film caps.
Audio GD NFB-3.1 DAC
Pioneer dv989-avi-s- dvd player, used as a transport.

Home theatre set up.
Sony bdp 550 Blu-ray player
Pioneer lx 52 av home theatre amplifier.
4 x 2 way 8 inch peerless woofer and Vifa d27 tweeters( for home theatre)2 front 2 rear
Centre speaker with 2x HI-VI d6.8 mid woofers and a Vifa XT25 tweeter.
rear surround effect speaker. 2x seas 5 inch aluminium woofers in an old B&W cc6 cabinet and tweeter

all speakers run series crossovers.
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Old 17th January 2012, 08:31 AM   #2098
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Dear All,

I have recently update my original sabre mk1 to a new variety called the
"Triple 8".
It now runs a seas 8 inch coated paper midwoofer and 2x8 inch coated paper woofers from accusound and a seas aluminium tweeter.
I have an Identical pair (not pictured) (Sabre Mk2) which is in the process of getting the wood veneer changed and they run a Vifa xt25 tweeter, a vifa pl18 mid woofer and 2x8 inch Audax woofers.
Both have external series crossovers tweaked and modified via listening tests only. I do not have any design software or measurements to analyse.
Here is a link to the original builds.
finished speakers

hope you like what i have done
this is the vaudax with new wood veneer as described above.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 06:08 PM   #2099
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Here is the recent project I've done with AM team. This time we experimented a bit with HiVi Swans drivers. The cabinet was inspired by the design of mark 21 by troels, made using mahony wood.
It is a 3 way system, using twin woofer for power efficiency to drive this speaker.
Tweeter: Vifa XT19TD00-04 3/4" Ring Radiator
Midrange: HiVi Swan M5A, 5" Alloy Cone
Woofer: 2 x HiVi Swan M6A, 7" Alloy Cone


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Old 22nd January 2012, 10:17 PM   #2100
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Very nice! Sealed or ported? I'm using single M8a drivers per side, sealed, strong punchy bass and surprising extension. How do you find the sound and bass on these?
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