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Old 30th August 2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm new to this expensive yet exciting hobby and have decided to build the ellas.

http://www.knology.net/~wesnor/8545kt25.html

Has anyone heard or built this particular kit.

Just want some opinions and perhaps some help on the way with the project.

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Old 2nd September 2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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no one has built this kit at all!?

or heard it??

i guess it's not a popular kit then aye.

Too late, i've already bought the drivers and built the crossovers.

So i guess i'll just see then

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Old 3rd September 2004, 01:02 AM   #3
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hi nOOSE,

that speaker's interested me for awhile, but due to room size/acoustic constraints I never built it.

good luck and let us know how you find it. i should be an excellent compact standmount though. i love sealed bass...
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what do u mean by room size and acoustic constraints?

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I'm new to this expensive yet exciting hobby and have decided to build the ellas.
DIY is usually a lot less expensive than going down to your local hifi emporium and plunking your cash down for something roughly equivalent

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no one has built this kit at all!?
There are so many choices, unless a design is wildly popular it is hard to find people that have bought or heard many designs.

For a complex XO 2-way this should be a decent speaker... looks like the homework has been done.

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i needed speakers for a fairly large living room (6m x 9m) which opens out into the kitchen. i built 2 way floorstanders but in retrospect i should have built even larger 3 ways (50+ litre cabinets) for cosmetics and of course increased power handling and outright SPLs.

I also want speakers for a small bedroom. That's probably my next project, perhaps the Tony Gee's Hatt Mk3 or other compact mini-monitor.

My experience with speakers the size of Ella is that they're very suited to moderate sized (~4x6m) rooms. From the ingredients recipe I think the Ella would be fantastic. Also the sealed box design would make subwoofer integration nice so a 5.1 Ella setup would make a extremely good HT system...
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ah kewl thanks for the advice.

Pity the 8545K's have been discontinued and will be a hard driver to find. Esp in Australia.

I Wonder what would match them as centre and rear channels.?
Not to mention a sub

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i meant Ellas for all 5 channels...

8545K hard to find? I thought

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Too late, i've already bought the drivers
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n00se -

Since the 8545Ks are discontinued...

For that type of setup and that price range, you may want to take a look at Dennis Murphy's designs at www.MurphyBlaster.com. Particularily, look at the UtopiaOW1s and the Usher 2-ways, I think you will be very satisfied with either. The Ushers are essentially Scan Speak copies, but are reported to be very well made, and share most of the nice traits of the Scans. Dennis's designs are widely believed to be some of the best available. For high-quality sound, you might also check out the SA-1 kit at Selah Audio but that may break the budget. Check out some of the kits at North Creek Music as well. Downside to both of these options is that they are US based, so shipping and taxes may be unacceptable.

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