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Old 5th October 2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Stacking ESL-57s

I'm starting out to build myself stacked ESL-57s. Various friends have expressed an interest so I'm planning to keep a blog of my progress in case it's of use to anyone else. I thought I'd post a link here in case anyone's interested: any suggestions are welcome! I'm hoping you'll prevent me making any silly errors, though it's hardly an electrically complicated job, more a matter of woodwork and managing the weight of the things.

For what it's worth, progress will be updated with lots of photographs here:

Stewartaxton's Blog

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I'm starting out to build myself stacked ESL-57s. Various friends have expressed an interest so I'm planning to keep a blog of my progress in case it's of use to anyone else. I thought I'd post a link here in case anyone's interested: any suggestions are welcome! I'm hoping you'll prevent me making any silly errors, though it's hardly an electrically complicated job, more a matter of woodwork and managing the weight of the things.

For what it's worth, progress will be updated with lots of photographs here:

Stewartaxton's Blog

Cheers,

'Stewart' (ha ha)
FWIW, The HDQ was the best sounding speaker that I never heard

Having said that, I have always lusted after a pair of stacked Quads...maybe some day....
Great Blog and pictures, if you would post on diyaudio when you've added to the blog, I would appreciate it!

Best of luck on your project!
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You can check out Stewart page. Regards Moray James.

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FWIW, The HDQ was the best sounding speaker that I never heard

Having said that, I have always lusted after a pair of stacked Quads...maybe some day....
Great Blog and pictures, if you would post on diyaudio when you've added to the blog, I would appreciate it!

Best of luck on your project!
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Yes ... very good , the best at the time actually.............
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Old 19th October 2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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Did the 57-stack ca 25 years ago. To make them work at their best you should add a bandtweeter like Levinson did. I used the Deccahorns with the horns removed. The bare band-tweeter made a huge difference. Made the frames of beechwood and used modified MkIII“s for driving the speakers. If you have the speakers and the space, go ahead!
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