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Old 4th August 2012, 08:15 PM   #1
kctess5 is offline kctess5  United States
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Default FS: Aiko Spawn Horns w/ Fostex FE108e Sigma

I am selling my beloved Aikos for need of space and money. I put probably 40 hours into them, about half of which was on the finish. They were completed about 2 months ago.

The drivers were modified by Dave (Planet10) and have phase plugs and a cone treatment.

Specifications:
Sensitivity: 90dB (1 watt @ 1 meter)
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Suggested high pass 70 to 80Hz (cross to sub)
Banana pulp cone
Flush and back chamfered driver mounting
Double back horn loaded enclosure
Gold plated binding posts
Outrigger floor spikes for stability and use on carpet

Finish:
Super baffle is copper veneer (part the driver is mounted in)
Front, top, back zebrawood veneer
Sides medium/high gloss black enamel paint

The sound is excellent. Surprisingly dynamic for such small drivers with the proper high pass, they get plenty loud for medium sized rooms. The soundstage is excellent, my Gainclone is perfect with them.

San Diego area pickup. Possibly willing to ship but it would probably be quite expensive.

$999.00 OBO
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Old 5th August 2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Nice! How did you get the copper to do that!
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Old 5th August 2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Thanks! It's veneer with a patina. I very carefully folded it around a MDF substrate (those corners were tricky!) and then pressure fit it on with around the sides of the enclosure and attached it. The drivers are flush mounted, and the copper actually turned out perfectly because it was malleable enough that I could sort of mold it down into the driver cavity for a seamless transition from copper to the driver. I spent quite a lot of time between planning and actually making the super baffles, but I love the result.

The enclosures are quite stunning in person, they look oddly out of place in my room, like a diamond in the dirt
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Old 5th August 2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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They look fantastic. How did you do the patina?

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Simon
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Nothing wrong with the way a diamond looks in the dirt....
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How did you do the patina?
Bottled Patinas
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Old 5th August 2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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Old 5th August 2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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That's it exactly.

I could have gotten raw copper and patina-ed it myself but I didn't want to mess that bit up as it would be center-stage on the design.

Thanks for the positive responses guys, it's good to see that y'all like them

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