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Old 2nd May 2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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I am starting this thread for people to post their pictures of their miniOnken/Fonken builds. I'll start off with some of our more recent builds.

There has become a confusing array of family members, i have another thread where i try to keep up with all of them. fonken-style box nomenclature... what is with those names?

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I'll start with the latest.

Bernie (doesn't post here) came by today with his Mar-Ken12 to get my help detailing them and wiring in the drivers. This is the 1st set i've heard (Chris has had our (unfinished) build at his house, but with stock drivers (they are now veneered awaiting time in the spray booth). Bernie's build is of solid Douglas Fir with some dark exotic or semi-exotic vent spacers (the fir used to be his floor). The aged "orangish" colour of the fir goes really well with the copper drivers.

Even with few hours on them, i get the impression that these do some things (imaging) much better than the Classic GR Mar-Ken12 that i've listened to extensively.

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This is the 1st of the trapezoidal miniOnken (irregular octagons if you count the champhers) -- the configuration will spread thriout the line. The tapered shape was the solution to fitting the wide bezel A12 into the small volume it wanted (same as A10.2, FE127e, and EL70 (A10.2 will also go nto a larger version))

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Old 2nd May 2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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Stranded neopolitan bamboo plywood dMar-Ken7 with Alpair7eN.

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This, along with FonkenPrime and the uFonken, is my personal favorite

Chris gets all the credit for the boxes. Here is a picture that shows the grain matching.

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Mmmm. Nice finishing (on both cabs. above). My little uFonkens still get compliments whenever anyone sees them.
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pre veneer. For anyone interested, this is a fine driver in a superior enclosure.
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Mmmm. Nice finishing (on both cabs. above). My little uFonkens still get compliments whenever anyone sees them.
Pictures?

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Here's mine. It's a flat-pak from Dave. I'm currently in the process of staining it a color of sangria red.
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Cedric,

How do they fair against the Focals?

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Old 2nd May 2011, 07:16 PM   #9
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Hi Dave,

In terms of the mid-range where these speakers shine, there are no comparison, when I listen to some music for vocal, I can pretty much smell the performer, feels like it's standing closely right in front of me, cannot be more impressed with that.

They were also really good when I listen to lighter less complex music, vocal, jazz, strings, etc, were very good.

When the music gets really complex though that's when the focal come through, music that has authority like big orchestral,etc ... focal handles it better with more details.

Bass wise obviously focal is much stronger being so much bigger with multiple drivers. I do not feel much is missing from the fonken though, it's mostly there maybe only missing some of the lowest of notes, I feel these are just what the speaker emphasis on and providing a different presentation.

It's very interesting that depending on my mood, I can get very different experience by hooking up different speakers.

Looking forward to the other ones that's coming dave ...

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Thanx. About what would be expected. Be an interesting experiment to biamp using the Focals as helper woofers (XO-100-300 Hz)

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