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Old 24th October 2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default MarKen70 or ClassicGR70 v mMarKen70

Hi Folks,

I've been really enjoying my mMarKen70 build for some time (especially most recently as they've been nicely tarted up in veneer) and I have a spare set of EL70s.

My question: what kink of "improvement" might I expect if I step up to the prime size MarKen70? A more difficult build I imagine, but worth it if the bump in sound quality is significant and not subtle? The same question applies to the other alternative cab in question, the skinny version of the Classic Golden ratio for the EL70.

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Old 24th October 2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Mario,

Do you mean mMar-Kel70 with EL70? mMar-Ken70 would have CHR70.3 in them. (i know, i know, the nomenclature is extensive & confusing, but the versatiilty of this design scheme has been beyond any possible expecttion since Chris coined the term Fonken (he wonders how even i keep is straight )

Going from milliSize to prime size releases the bass capability and makes the speaker sound more relaxed. An analogy: the milli is like a caged tiger, the prime like moving the tiger to a preserve where it can run free.

The Mar-Kel70 with the side vents has a lower diffraction signature than the CGR and has an increased capacity to "disappear"

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Thanks Dave,
Yes, I meant the cabs with EL70....and I'm now tempted to step up my building prowess to the more difficult prime size for the EL70....who I'm I to keep the tiger caged?
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This has got to be the understatement of the century.


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. . . but the versatiilty of this design scheme has been beyond any possible expectation since Chris coined the term Fonken (he wonders how even i keep is straight )

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This has got to be the understatement of the century.

well, with slightly over 87+ years left in this one, there's still a lot of room - and some of us won't be around for the final assessment (at least not in our original factory condition )
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Hey, I'm waiting for nano-bots or some similar rebuild. Still quite the understatement.


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well, with slightly over 87+ years left in this one, there's still a lot of room - and some of us won't be around for the final assessment (at least not in our original factory condition )
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I'm waiting for nano-bots
I have a speaker building technique stuck in my head that requires nano-bots in zero gravity.

As long as we don't send ourselves back to the stone age we should see that this century.

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I have a speaker building technique stuck in my head that requires nano-bots in zero gravity.

As long as we don't send ourselves back to the stine age we should see that this century.

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Old 31st October 2012, 04:50 PM   #10
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Dave or others:
you wouldn't have any prime size Mar-Kel70 cabs (unfinished, blemished or otherwise) as "too much stuff almost giving away" would you?
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