Donkey Kong Baffles - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Manufacturers > Wild Burro Audio

Wild Burro Audio DIY full range speakers from Wild Burro Audio Labs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th December 2012, 04:58 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
cervelorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ohio
Default Donkey Kong Baffles

Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by cervelorider; 7th December 2012 at 10:10 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
cervelorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ohio
Default Answering a question asked in the photo gallery thread

Question posed:

"So, without wandering too far OT, and as charcoal may have been wondering, how is the low end, cervelorider? With floor coupling a similar style OB I made had decent low end (mine wasn't square and driver was off-center as Charcoal also asked). Without that, I could imagine it might get a bit thin."

Answer: Actually, these have the best bass of any single driver open baffle speaker I've ever heard. Recently, at a friend's house, as Randy in Caintuck can attest, the bass response of the Betsy full range driver elicited "whoa" responses from all three of us listening. Placement and room boundaries have as much to do with the bass as the driver and baffle though. My friend's smaller room sounded much better than my larger room. So...as with all things audio, your results may vary, but the off the ground design seems to be made up for by the large baffle surface.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2012, 03:51 PM   #3
Carlp is offline Carlp  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: A New England
Thanks for posting this, cervelorider. I've been looking at the Betsy and BetsyK for a while (I LOVE the way OB sound except for the sometimes lacking low end), just waiting for a little extra green in my wallet.

Oh, and as I said in the fullrange thread, they are truly beautiful! Love the black on birch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2012, 03:58 PM   #4
Urchinn is offline Urchinn  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Default Donkey Kong

Truly beautiful. How bout some more photos? And some measurements? And some thoughts about how they perform, where they are placed, and what you might do differently. Basically, I'm seeing a project that even I could pull off...and want to know more. Thanks sooooo much.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2012, 05:57 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Randy in Caintuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alexandria, KY
Quote:
Originally Posted by cervelorider View Post

Answer: Actually, these have the best bass of any single driver open baffle speaker I've ever heard. Recently, at a friend's house, as Randy in Caintuck can attest, the bass response of the Betsy full range driver elicited "whoa" responses from all three of us listening.
I am here to attest .....

The "whoa" response happened several times. The other neat thing about these speakers is that they had the effect of just making me close my eyes and soak up the front row performance that was taking place in the room ..... very natural, with a good blend of tone and detail across the entire frequency range.

Since my "MTM Betsy" project didn't turn out as well as expected, I now have a spare pair of Betsy drivers to play with.

Guess what I am going to build with them .....

Randy
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
cervelorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ohio
Alright Randy! Can't wait to see the Donkey Kong II.


Urchin: Sorry, no measurements. Wouldn't tell you much anyway as the room and placement is everything when it comes to a speaker like this.
Placement is by taste and varies depending on the room. I had them at a friends house and his room sounded much different than mine.
There isn't much to the build. What you see is about it. Some short angled wings, hidden behind the "legs" is all I did for support on mine. The bottom needs to be angled back a bit. You'll need to engineer more bracing than I did if you have pets, kids or don't like to live dangerously. A swoopy L shaped bracket cut from a singlular piece of ply, on a piano hinge, would probably suffice.

Last edited by cervelorider; 9th December 2012 at 02:16 PM. Reason: added more
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2012, 01:25 PM   #7
Urchinn is offline Urchinn  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Is the back of the Donkey Kong also perfectly flat? And I can't really see how you made the feet. They do, in fact, seem easy to tip....
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2012, 04:34 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
cervelorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ohio
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urchinn View Post
Is the back of the Donkey Kong also perfectly flat? And I can't really see how you made the feet. They do, in fact, seem easy to tip....
Yes, the back is perfectly flat, except for the narrow wings that are about 1/3rd of the way up the back. Oh yeah....super tippy, especially on carpet.
My friend has them at his house, giving them a good work out, but when I get them back, I'll be adding a brace in the center back, with a piano hinge.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2012, 05:40 PM   #9
Urchinn is offline Urchinn  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Thanks! When you do get them back, I would love to see a photo of the back. I'm not sure what "narrow wings" look like...but I would love to have a peek.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2012, 02:39 PM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bristol
Really beautiful...
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Hong Kong! griffiths Introductions 3 1st August 2012 08:54 PM
Hong Kong Inventory mobyd Everything Else 1 25th October 2010 04:08 PM
Anywhere in Hong Kong... nickds1 Tubes / Valves 25 23rd September 2007 01:15 PM
Hello from Hong Kong. martinlo Introductions 9 20th April 2005 12:30 PM
Hello from Hong Kong DIY Hifi Supply Introductions 5 5th June 2002 03:06 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:00 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2