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Old 20th April 2005, 02:42 PM   #691
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Hey Drew,

They was no toilet seat used on my sub....what pic are you looking at to get that impression?

Jye
The suggestion of toilet humor sent me on a search. I assume drew meant this picture. It's an optical illusion caused by camera angle.

BTW: that is a beautiful speaker and a very nice site. It's always interesting to see construction photos.

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Just for laughs I posted these on another board to show an (early) attempt at evening power response and escaping "the box" - by yours truly. Enjoy
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Old 21st April 2005, 03:45 AM   #693
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..and of course, the rear
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Old 21st April 2005, 03:46 AM   #694
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AJinFLA,

Those look pretty neat..
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Old 21st April 2005, 08:25 AM   #695
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Just for laughs I posted these on another board to show an (early) attempt at evening power response and escaping "the box" - by yours truly.
Those look a lot like the pod-people spinoff from B & W... how did you construct them?

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Hi Dave,
I guess you didn't quite catch it from the title's of my post's. Those ARE Minipods (Blueroom) modified (Hot-rodded if you will )
with a Vifa XT-25 up front. The original tweeter is mounted at the rear in a PVC tube + Bondo. I used damping sheet around the front tweeter (rather than bondo smoothened edges) to make the tweeter removable (non-permanent). It was completely active. I actually used a Chase RLC remote preamp to vary the volume of the rear tweeter (independent of the fronts) dependent upon what type of music I was listening to. I haven't used them in years. But they will probably end up in my spare bedroom eventually.

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I guess you didn't quite catch it from the title's of my post's. Those ARE Minipods (Blueroom) modified (Hot-rodded if you will
Any comments on the sound - before and after the mods?

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Old 22nd April 2005, 12:45 AM   #698
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I guess you didn't quite catch it from the title's of my post's. Those ARE Minipods (Blueroom) modified (Hot-rodded if you will )
That would explain the similarity... i missed the title completely ... duh...

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That would explain the similarity... i missed the title completely ... duh...

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Hi Simon,

I don't recall what they sounded like before the mods, since the sole purpose of buying them was for the unique cabinets. The drive units are not state of the art by any means, but are not junk either. The tweeter actually measured ruler flat (on axis), as flat if not flatter than the XT! Modified they actually sounded pretty good. I started with a D25AG35 back in '99, then changed to the XT as soon as it was available for DIY. On good recordings they would essentialy "disappear" the way a good speaker should. The XT-25 has a unique sound (if you have ever heard it) - very clear/clean, etc. There is a reason why it's used in so many designs. It's response plummets off-axis however. The rear tweeter was an attempt to even the power response, as well as add just a little "sparkle" to the high end. Placement out into the room was a must. But that forced me to use a higher XO to my sub than I would have preffered, since even though it has decent bass output, it's still a 5" driver. If you can pick up a pair in England for cheap, it might make for a fun project. Unfortunately that was my last "box". There's no going back now after these
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