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Old 17th August 2004, 08:28 AM   #1
Birbjo is offline Birbjo  Sweden
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Hi!
Always having thought that a picture says more than a thousand words, I now send U a link to a swedish loudspeaker-forum where
I have presented a "semi-Utopia-clone"....the words will be hard to follow, but hopefully not the pictures.

I started working in mars with this project, and finished it in mid july.....the project is based on a kit from VISATON called "Concorde".

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Old 18th August 2004, 09:52 AM   #2
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Looks fantastic!

Very nice finish, like that veneer

Most important: how do they sound?

I see you haven't filled the cabinets (none of them) with damping wool, why is that?
Sorry for the question, I'm totally new here....
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Old 18th August 2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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Wooow - what an incredible woodworking job You did there!
Hats off!!

I think I know what the veneer is - or at least I know how it is called in German (Vogelaugenahorn).
Don`t know if it makes sense translated word by word into English - "bird eyes maple" - ??
When the daylight strikes it, it appears somehow fluorescending like the inside of a sea shell.
Once I have worked with this too - Verrrry nice!!
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Old 18th August 2004, 12:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments...I'm very satisfied with these speakers,
I really feels great both to listen to the speakers as well as to look at them........aren't we DIY-builders a strange breed?
(I sometimes amuse myself with telling people that I like to LOOK at loudspeakers.....just to watch their reaction.... )

Now some replies:
Thats right, the stuffing was added at the last stage, just before I put the drivers in place, so U can't see it. I've used wool for the midranges, and the original stuffing for the woofers cabinett, as supplied in the Concorde-kit. I MIGHT try another amount of stuffing later, when I come to the "tweaking-phase"....

The Veneer is actually just birch, two different kinds of birch, not maple. The one on top of the speakers, and on the woofer-part, is called "Curly birch", in swedish "Masur-björk". The other veneer
is (a free interpretation) called "flame-birch", which is birch with more "patterns","curls" than the ordinary birch.

The sound:Well It was awesome, really, so much more space in the sound then with my other speakers(Focal C600). I get a feeling that no matter how high I turn up the volume i still can talk without screaming...the sound is so clear and "surrounding".
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