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Old 6th October 2004, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Great project interest check

A few years back, I was in the market for some small speakers. I spent about 3 months traveling around and looking for the best speaker my money could buy. The closest thing to what I was looking for was the Vienna Acoustics Bach's. The last place I looked was my very local high end shop. I loved the Jean Marie Renaud Twins, but they were like $1200.00 for the pair on stands. The salesperson then brought out a pair of JPW ML510i's. I auditioned these with the Meadowlark Kestral's and the JMR's. All I can say is that for $350.00 the JPW ML510i's, sure did hold their own against these other two much more pricey options. Well, I'm in the market for another set of speakers! I want a set of ML510i's, but they aren't available anywhere, and never were. I think I own the only set in the USA. Anyways, I've come to the conclusion that I just might have to build clones of these wonderful loudspeakers! I will be building exact clones and I am just doing an interest check. Please let me know if anybody out there would be interested in reading a step by step tutorial on how to build clone's of this wonderful speaker. It will be my first online tutorial.
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Old 6th October 2004, 04:07 AM   #2
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What I actually meant was improved clones. Instead of the MDF enclosure and plastic baffle found on the original, I will use premium hardwoods, the same drivers, crossover and box dimensions. Still interested?
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Old 6th October 2004, 06:15 AM   #3
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I'll read the tutorial.
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Old 6th October 2004, 07:01 AM   #4
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sounds interesting...
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Old 6th October 2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Premium hardwoods?? It would be better to use particle board, MDF, or plywood, and then veneer them in premium hardwoods. Or better yet, make them from concrete. For a loudspeaker, you wand a very rigid, nonresonant structure. Hardwoods, while they look nice, are usually to resonant for a loudspeaker enclosure, and the reason you dont find them used for this purpose.
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