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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default My new floorstanders-

Hi all-
Here are a few pics of my new speakers.
They use Eton 7-372s and Accuton C23-6 tweeters.

All wiring is cardas. Caps for the tweeter are Hovland; Solen's bypassed with a hovland for the woofers. Inductors are 12 and 14awg Alphacore foils.

The x-over is a 2nd order butterworth at approximately 3k. There is a impedance eq on the woofers and the tweeters are run "full up" with only caps in the signal path. It's not that I don't like resistors in the signal path, it just worked out this way

The cabs are heavily braced mdf with a 2.25" front baffle that is ported out the bottm.

I've really been enjoying them- what do you all think?

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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:41 PM   #2
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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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here is the full system
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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:43 PM   #4
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Default they look great

How do they sound?

Although with using top drawer stuff (or 2nd from the top.. ), they should sound very good. Listening impressions? How long have you had them built? What other equipment are you using?
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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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My equipment is as follows:
Audio research D-125 http://www.arcdb.ws/D125/D125.html
Rogue Audio Magnum 66 lsr preamp
Nottingham Spacedeck with Acespace arm and Shelter 301 cart
Passdiy pearl phono with MC boards (the 301 is very low output!!) Thank you Promithius!!
All low level signal cables are Cardas G-Master Ref www.diycable.com
speaker cables are Kimber 8TC
My digital fron end is a stock Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 that is connected to a 300gig hd in my computer. I have on of Peter Daniel's NON-OS dac kits in my closet unfinished.....

I have had the speakers running for almost two months. To me, they are very warm and natural sounding while still being highly detailed. My friends that have heard them have commented that they are very coherent and that the tweeter is worth every penny. I sit in the nearfield and they are never bright or tiring. I like a well damped bass response and they deliver this to the mid 30s with a gradual roll off. With vinyl they are imo really great.

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Old 23rd September 2006, 02:05 AM   #6
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Default what did they replace?

so Nate, what did your diy speakers replace? Again I'm really quite curious..
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Old 23rd September 2006, 02:35 AM   #7
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Well, they replaced a pair of diy speakers using an XT-19 and peerless hds 5.5" midwoofer (old style). Before that, I had the Accuton tweeter and a single eton woofer in a MT configuration in a smaller stand mounted cabinet.

Both of the above speakers have satisfied me for the last two years or so.

What do you use??

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Old 23rd September 2006, 08:47 AM   #8
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Default I use a bunch o stuff..

depending on my mood. No bid name tubes.. (still working on resuscitating an old SRC reciever).
McCormack DNA 0.5 deLuxe/Microline Drive
PS Audio lll phono stage/Oracle Alex Mkll/SME 309 (mag) /Grado sig8
Pioneer "Elite" PD54 cdp
Castle Durham 900s/Musical Fidelity MC2's/DIY JE Labs "OB"s
Audioquest through out
decent stands
Nakamichi SR2 receiver
Sony SCHP 1001 playstation as cdp
DIY-replinth of a Sugden Connoisuer BD1, DIY "arrow" tonearm
blah, blah blah.

soon to build 41Hz amp6/Hemp Acoustics fullrangers(I really love my open baffles and have always liked the idea of full rangers)

I like the idea of having several things to flip in and out of a system for comparison sake.
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those are pretty cool... NICE.
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Old 23rd September 2006, 11:53 PM   #10
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Hi Nate,
I'm wondering, what is the subjective difference between the Accuton/Eton speaker and the Vifa/Peerless speaker? The Accutons an Etons are nice, but expensive drivers. The Vifa an Peerless measure very good also, but are a lot less expensive.
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