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Old 16th January 2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default Three flavours of Mar-Kel70 (for EL70)

Bernie came down this afternoon with a proto-type Mar-Kel70mt done in solid Western Red Cedar (mid-width trapezoid). I already had the original Mar-Kel on hand, and an ealier set of proto-type Mar-Kel70wT (wide trapezoid). These were originally Mar-Ken12T, but lack of A12 spurred the conversion, This is Bernie's original solid fir build, and they are really tarted up.

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Sound was very similar amoungst all 3, despte having different cabs out of different materials, with EnABL 2 drivers in the wT, and EnABL1 with a zillion hrs in the regular MK70 -- the new mT a little shy on bass (it needs fine tuning of the vents).

Scott delivered a new shorter MLTL for a pair of EL166 -- i was inspired to sketch up a woofTee for the wide trapezoids.

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Old 16th January 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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All 3 flavors look tasty, but the new trapezoidal ones have an edge .

Also very smart job on retrofitting the Mar-Ken12T cabinet.

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Old 16th January 2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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All 3 flavors look tasty, but the new trapezoidal ones have an edge .

Also very smart job on retrofitting the Mar-Ken12T cabinet.

-Zia


very crafty woodworker that Bernie - note particularly the additional port filler strips and EnABL pattern blocks on walnut insert adapter


and of course when the new 12s are available, the box might need to be redesigned anyway, by which time Bernie will have had even more practice with the traps.
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Old 17th January 2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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Hi Dave, would the dual EL166 plans be suitable for the MAR-KEN12t as a set of stands. Darcher Audio has 7 black and 6 white so I guess 4 a side is out, unless a pair of each colour per stand?.
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The dual EL166 "stand" is being developed for the wide Trapezoids with either EL70, A10.2, or A12 fitted. Maybe A7.3 (if, it will be funny looking). Looks like it will be 70mm deeper (but otherwise the same footprint)

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Old 17th January 2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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Excellent, I'm really looking forward to these being released. Do you have an ETA?

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Wouldn't take much to make the drawing usable...

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Old 17th January 2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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Great! I will email you tomorrow to find out what I need to do and then organise the drivers. My wife will be glad to have something that looks better than the temporary stands I have now.
Looking forward to building again, I think it's addictive.

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