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Old 7th June 2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Winter warmers for Aussies: new DST drivers and 3 designs now accessible

Hello,

WES Components, Australia's DST distributors, have recently updated their catalog. Their usual site www.d-s-t.com.au is being updated, in the meantime the new catalogs are available from their retail store Wagnerhttp://www.wagner.net.au/speakers
Unfortunately, prices are not in these catalogs, you will need to call in for pricing (typically very competitive with US pricing)

On top of maintaining the existing Peerless HDS/XLS series drivers, they added the entire new HDS family, the 12" XXLS subwoofers, as well as an exclusive dual 4 ohm voice coil.

A handful of ScanSpeak parts have been added including the S2904-7100-00 (dome version of the SS ring-radiator) and S2905/9700 (shielded 9700), 15M4531K00 (5.5" Revelator midrange)

Of particular interest to Aussie DIYers are some Vifa drivers that already have ready-to-build designs/recipes. No hassles with cabinet and crossover designs, or importing drivers from US:

*classic* Vifa M21WO-39-08
as used with the D25AG tweeter in Dennis Murphy's Vifa Tower:
http://murphyblaster.com/content.php...ifa_Tower.html

*new* Vifa DX25TG as used with the Peerless 850488 in
Troels Gravesen's HDS/DX:
http://home1.stofanet.dk/troels.grav...134_DX25TG.htm

Vifa XG18WH00-08, as used with the Seas 27TDFC (also availalable in Australia from http://www.acousticconcepts.com.au) in John Krutke's XG18MTM:
http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker16.html

As usual, my recommendations for inductors comes from Equinox Audio (www.equinoxaudio.com.au), capacitors (Solen, PMT and others) and resistors (non-inductive wire-wound) from WES.

All you need is a router and a shed.

Have fun!
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Old 8th June 2005, 05:42 AM   #2
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Two more DIY design that uses Vifa parts, previously unavailable locally to Aussies.

Vifa PL18WO
as used in Troels Gravesens' 24L floorstanding 2 way:
http://home1.stofanet.dk/troels.grav...x_b/PL18XT.htm

as used in the Wayne J's big MTM floorstanding Eros
MkI
http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...oject/eros.htm
MkII
http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...ct/erosmk2.htm

You might be wondering- am I not affiliated with any aforementioned business?

No. But as a DIYer I was looking for a long time for designs to build. Unfortunately, sometimes the tweeter was available, but not the woofer, or vice versa.

So, in total, here are 5 designs newly accessible to Aussies.
This summer it will be a great time for speaker building.

I have yet another excuse to stockpile drivers. Check out my website for in-progress projects...
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