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Old 18th November 2004, 03:25 AM   #1
lgreen is offline lgreen  United States
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Default Merlin Clone

Has anyone cloned a merlin VSM?

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Or if not, does anyone have dimensions of this speaker, or actually have this speaker and willing to cooperate in providing info on it?
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Old 18th November 2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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For $10,000+ it's a rip off. What makes you think it's worth cloning?
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Old 18th November 2004, 06:29 AM   #3
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Default Has anyone cloned a merlin VSM?

Take components for 1000$, add a million on marketing speak and sell for 10000$......Impressive!
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Old 18th November 2004, 09:08 AM   #4
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The markup is not that big compared with many other brands. Those tweeters are not cheap. I bet the speakers are very good. I played around with that combo some years ago ands the sound was very good indeed, even with a suboptimal x-ing.

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Old 18th November 2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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Why everyone cloning something? Bigest pleasure is when you make speakers from scratch , by yourself. Use imagination people, and make unique designs.
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Old 18th November 2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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Heres a clone, although not with active filter:
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Old 18th November 2004, 11:28 AM   #7
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Why everyone cloning something? Bigest pleasure is when you make speakers from scratch , by yourself. Use imagination people, and make unique designs.
Yes I built mine from scratch. They are finished and yet they are still in the state of "scratch"


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Old 18th November 2004, 12:05 PM   #8
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http://www.merlinmusic.com/vsm_wht.htm
http://www.merlinmusic.com/vsm.htm

Dimensions and more, x-over point, construction details.
I don't think you can buy the esotar tweeter.

I was thinking of cloning the Merlin TSM. I think cloning is fine. It offers a chance to create something that sounds good if you don't have the necessary design skills.
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Old 18th November 2004, 05:07 PM   #9
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Hi,

in some countries you can still buy the T 330 D Esotar tweeter from Dynaudio. Costs about 360 here (thats about US$ 470).

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Old 18th November 2004, 08:14 PM   #10
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Hi,

in some countries you can still buy the T 330 D Esotar tweeter from Dynaudio. Costs about 360 here (thats about US$ 470).

Grtz, Joris
Where !!! Tell me where can I buy Esotar .
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