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Old 22nd November 2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Gold plating.

do these Chinese 8"full range look familiar?

Do I need to rethink my pricing strategy and add on some shiny bits?
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Old 23rd November 2015, 07:34 PM   #2
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yes, Doug you do!
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Old 30th November 2016, 02:32 AM   #3
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If your driver works above your expectations already then adding some shiny bits is not anymore practical. Unless your are willing to spend more on that thing.
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Old 18th December 2016, 05:09 AM   #4
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Astute readers may have seen direct and indirect references to the origin of the Betsy and BetsyK, or at least, have been able to guess about it. I suspect Doug's question is largely tongue in cheek. But the original BetsyK was a version of a previously commercially available product with the bling removed and the price cut in half. The name was deliberate as well. Donkeys do the job pretty well (perhaps better than other comers), but gold-plated they are not!

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Old 1st January 2017, 08:32 AM   #5
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Default Why ain`t more people using Betsy.....

Hi to all.

After receiving my pair of the Betsy - I soon get them into my OB-version. and the result is like I posted on the MultiWay Forum:

(Copied from there)

As a fullrange user and partly builder of audio systems I have been interested in OB-builds for some time, and took the chance 1 month ago to get me some Betsy 8 inch drivers to try out.
And the result is amazing - clear and enveloping sound that is more musical than my BR Alpair12P. The Alpairs is more HiFi with a clever, distinct lightning sound. But the Betsy is more easy and good to my musical ears(mind). They both give a 3D organic sound.

My Audio SetUp is: Sony SaCd player - A homemade Metrum Transient DAC - A homemade Luminaria (SIT classA) preAmp - Mono LĀmp (Resistorversion with SIT transistor).

Now I maybe have to find some OB woofer? to get more punch in the lower reals. Maybe - but not realy needed. Time, work and health must decide....

And today I can`t understand why there ain`t more people using these very nice drivers in their project. Supply them with a woofer & maybe a tweeter and it is a fullrange system that is made of GOLD. Today I play them more than my FHXL Alp10.2 and Alp12P.
My FHXL is connected to a HarmanKardon HD980.

Happy New Year and thanks to Wild Burro and Douglas for the fine support.

Best

Olav
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Old 4th January 2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Looking good Olav! Glad to hear that the drivers are working well for you.
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Old 8th January 2017, 03:56 PM   #7
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And today I can`t understand why there ain`t more people using these very nice drivers in their project. Supply them with a woofer & maybe a tweeter and it is a fullrange system that is made of GOLD.
Olav, here you go :-)

https://zimmer64.wordpress.com/2015/...a-15-a-mk-iii/

Love them.
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Old 8th January 2017, 08:17 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Looks good Michael

Something like that Yea. I now tries mine with Dayton MiniAMT with 1 uF WimaCap. Should be around 12000 Hz. And with tweeters right on the sitting position and the Betsy stright out. Very good. But maybe a BG Neo3 (or a Mundorf AMT dipol) with a cap at around 7 kHz. Used in dipole and as supertweeter. Simple and with the open soundstage more like a electrostat.

Or just keep it like it is - already super - and with a DSP controlled Subwoofer.

Time will tell. First get back to job and then maybe some building when things are more in line....

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Old 8th January 2017, 09:59 PM   #9
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Michael, love the design. Measurements look great as well. Since you're lowpassing the Betsy, have you thought about taking out the whizzer and putting in a phase plug?
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Michael, love the design. Measurements look great as well. Since you're lowpassing the Betsy, have you thought about taking out the whizzer and putting in a phase plug?
I actually don't know how to do this. Can someone give me a push into the right direction?
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