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FS (UK): Zaph ZD5

valleyman

Member
2008-02-07 7:21 pm
So, with great reluctance I have decided to sell my beloved Zaph ZD5s. This is a well know design but here's the link:

Zaph|Audio - ZD5 - Scan Speak 15W8530K00 and Vifa XT25

This is a truly awesome speaker. When building I followed the designs pretty much to the letter.

Here's the madisound order confirmation so you can see the parts chosen:

Products
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2 x 0.3mH 19AWG Air Core Inductor () = $5.90
2 x 0.25mH 19AWG Air Core Inductor () = $5.50
2 x 0.15mH 19AWG Air Core Inductor () = $5.00
4 x 0.5mH 19AWG Air Core Inductor () = $13.40
4 x Eagle- 6 ohms () = $4.80
4 x Eagle- 4 ohms () = $4.80
2 x Bennic 80 mfd Electrolytic () = $3.60
2 x Bennic 100 mfd Electrolytic () = $4.00
2 x Bennic Poly 4.7 mfd () = $4.30
2 x Eagle- 2.5 ohms () = $2.40
2 x Eagle- 5 ohms () = $2.40
4 x Bennic Poly 12 mfd () = $16.20
2 x Bennic Poly 3.3 mfd () = $3.20
2 x Bennic Poly 1 mfd () = $1.30
2 x 15W/8530K-00 5" Revelator woofer - Low Qts () = $415.80
2 x XT25TG30-04 1" Ring Radiator tweeter () = $96.40
2 x 1.0mH 19AWG Air Core Inductor () = $9.40
2 x Eagle- 2.7 ohms () = $2.40
2 x Eagle- 1.5 ohms () = $2.40
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Sub-Total: $603.20
International Quote Tool (*International Orders Only*): $0.00
Total: $603.20

Add to that shipping and customs, and the cost of just speaker related parts comes in at around £500 +. Add quality wood, damping materials, binding posts etc and the cost to build well exceeds £600 and that doesn't even begin to take into account the hours taken to build them.

They're constructed from 18mm 13 ply birch plywood, all edges rounded and sprayed black.
I must be honest here, and say that there are some minor imperfections in the finishing. If there are any interested people I will be glad to provide close up shots all around.
The first photo below in fact shows them sprayed black with a spray can. I have since redone this with a proper spray gun so they are looking a little better than that. As I said, if there is interest, I can provide a many shots. Anyone would also be welcome to come round and inspect/listen to them if they wished. I'm in London, E2.

Pictures:

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I'm going to ask £500 for them. I'm sure you could not find better sounding speakers for this money.

Thanks
 
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