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Old 24th May 2012, 08:24 AM   #51
dupyv is offline dupyv  Luxembourg
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> a set might be under construction in Luxembourg.

Uh,oh, I'm embarrassed to say to I've only built two regular pairs of the uFonken (not the uFonkenSET) with the Fostex FF85WK so far.
The uFonkenSET cabinet was a bit to fiddly for the spare hobby time I had.
Moreover a MarKen 7.3 is in the works (and stuck since a few months).

The uFonken with the FF85WK (enabl'd) is playing *V E R Y* well.
Perhaps I repeat myself but the soundstage and musicality of these is exceptional/stunning/unbelievable in my near-field listening setup.

The uFonkens are sitting on regular speaker stands at ear-height.
My seat is approx 1.5 metres away from the uFonkens.
They are toed in for the acoustical centre to meet *behind* my head.
Set-up this way, they completely disappear and give a 3D sound stage.

They play "Small girl with guitar"-songs very convincingly by themselves and need some woofer support for playing Pink-Floyd stuff.

Just my $0.1 of unsollicited impressions...
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Old 24th May 2012, 06:15 PM   #52
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an unsolicited comment re Cedar - very soft - easily scratched with a fingernail (can be sanded out though), be extra careful with padded clamping cauls, etc and carefully size your screw pilot holes


yes, the 85WK is even more magical than its predecessor - quite a feat
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Old 25th May 2012, 05:13 AM   #53
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Just a quick question... In my miniOnken build so far, I've used some local mahogany for the spacers. If I were to try and make a whole build out of mahogany, does the recommendation for different material for the spacer still apply? (i.e., should I make the spacers out of plywood / MDF this time around? )

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Old 25th May 2012, 05:23 AM   #54
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Yes, dissimilar material is recommended. Even thou we often don't follow that advice ourselves.

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Old 25th May 2012, 08:59 AM   #55
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Yes, dissimilar material is recommended. Even thou we often don't follow that advice ourselves.

dave
If we extend this recommendation to more areas of speaker building, would you also advise:

1. Mixing of plys - use slightly different make/quality for differnet panels?
2. Some variation in thickness - thicker baffle and bottom vs sides and top?
3. Different thickness for bracing material (i.e. 15mm bracing for 18mm overall build)?

These questions might be though!

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Old 25th May 2012, 09:25 AM   #56
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All those are worth exploring, but each is just a tool to move resonant structures around. The end result is what is important.

We have, by design or not, done all those things.

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Old 7th June 2012, 05:06 AM   #57
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Old 21st August 2012, 05:17 PM   #58
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Dave,
Is there any update on these cedar flat-packs? Can one order? If so what is the pricing before shipping?
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Old 21st August 2012, 05:56 PM   #59
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Bernie will be doing another run of these once he is finished his current "paying" contract. SHould be sometime in September. Price will be $440/pr.

I've yet to have final comments from Johm or Cedric and prep for diyFEST has kept me from finishing the pair i am building so as to do documents.

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Old 8th September 2012, 06:59 PM   #60
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I'm finally getting the second one build ... should forward you some comments soon
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