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Old 2nd November 2011, 04:31 AM   #21
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Howdy Oliver

Thanks for the information. I'll try to learn that.

I am not a speaker guy (clearly), I repair computers and build arcade machines. But once I built a big server computer for a customer and he was a speaker builder, a self proclaimed "audiophile". His name was Dana Crooker and he built giant speakers the size of refrigerators. I had never seen anything like that before and was amazed. He was into building Altec Horns for theater if I recall. He gave me the plans and some parts and I built a small Altec cabinet myself years ago. It still fills my basement workshop with tunes

I happen to have a photo of Dana's "smallest" speakers, it was taken around the time I joined here :

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Ever since then I've found speaker building interesting and I occasionally come over to this forum. I am impressed by the wonderful works I see here !

OK, that's my story

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Old 3rd November 2011, 03:53 AM   #22
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Hi SpyStyle,

Don't know how we got from piezo tweeters to Voice of the Theatres and Altec 511 horns (still one of my favorites), but great picture.

Good luck with your project.

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Old 3rd November 2011, 06:39 PM   #23
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It's my back-story

And here is the Altec cabinet I built back then too

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Dana had given me the plans, the driver, and the horn. What a nice fella

Anyway, as advised I am letting the calking dry with the drivers out of the cabinets. I think it will take a week.

I also found some other parts he gave me, a JBL crossover mostly intact. I suppose I can use the coils for the woofers

Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

OK have fun!

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