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Old 11th June 2008, 11:52 AM   #21
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Sorry to hear about your bad luck CharlieM.
I feel for you, this past weekend I had a friends LINN LP12 at my place, I had the platter in my hand and turned it over and the inner platter fell out and hit the floor shearing the bearing shaft right off.
Can you say ouch!!!
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Old 11th June 2008, 04:01 PM   #22
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Default Ouch, Ktuuri

Ouch that hurts... (LINN owner still a friend?)

Update on the BIG GOOF:
I butted the pieces together and stitched it up with tack-welds every inch or so, then did some hammer and dolly work on it. It's... let's say "less than perfectly flat" but I may try it anyway (nothing more to lose now).


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Old 12th June 2008, 08:08 AM   #23
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LINN owner is still a bud, at least until the new inner platter arrives.
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Old 10th July 2008, 12:44 PM   #24
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Default Carvers not a problem

Update:

My ESL's are completed and playing... the Carver TFM 25 drives them with ease.
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Old 15th December 2008, 10:52 PM   #25
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Well done Charlie. Do you have pics?
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Old 16th December 2008, 02:15 AM   #26
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Default Yes, got pics

Hi Tosh,

Yes, I took pics during the build. Give me an email address and I will be happy to send pics and even Delta Cad drawings if you want. I finished the project back in July and I still love the results. They are very attractive speakers with gorgeous bass and the ESL panels sound great and it all blends very well. I'm bi-amping using a DBX active crossover (@380 Hz) and a pair of Carver TFM-25's.

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Old 16th December 2008, 03:28 PM   #27
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Hi Charlie,

why not posting them here, we all like pictures of DIY-ESL's

Frank
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Old 17th December 2008, 01:49 AM   #28
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Default Pics

OK... I hope I did this right:
The pics show my "beam spitter" ESL speakers. The bass cabinets are 9-ft transmission lines with a "V" splitter to deflect the esl's backwave out the open sides. I wanted the low/clean bass you only get from a transmission line but I also wanted the woofer under the esl's in the same cabinet --- the beam splitter was my solution to cramming all that cabinet volume into a small footprint. The stators are 18 gauge perf steel with 6-micron diaphrams and 1/16 spacing. I think it works very well.

Charlie


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Old 17th December 2008, 07:13 PM   #29
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Goodness, now I see where the beam splitting is occurring. So, was it worth it? Listening impressions, compared with other ESL?
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Old 18th December 2008, 01:39 AM   #30
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They look really nice! Do you use double sided tape to glue the diaphragm to the stators? I guess the thickness is around 1.5 mm, correct?

I see some people put silicone spots in the middle instead of your method of putting the double sided tape in the middle for the whole length of the stator. What do you think is the benefit of doing it your way rather than the other way?

Congrats on your beautiful ESL.

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