Pass SLOB Build Discussion

I quickly put together one of the SLOBs to have a look today...

Is the tweeter a Saba?
I've just been installing the drivers into SLOB #1. #2 to follow shortly then it's just a case of hooking up the drive units and sorting out the amplification and crossover. Oh, and somehow transport them downstairs from my man cave to the listening room


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Aurel Bryan sell direct, the FB profile is linked below and I've had good responses to questions I've posted to it.

There are three 8in full range units in their range (mine are the Mk 2 version of the Ferrite);
  • 8" Ferrite - FR8Fe-Mk3
  • 8" Neodymium - FR8NEO-Mk3
  • 8" Field Coil - FR8FCM-Mk3
The pricing is competitive IMO and it will be interesting to hear how they perform on the SLOBs.
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Having built a slob for my man cave I thought we could/should have a pair in the living room as well. This of course had to deal with WAF, and employing a cunning plan I managed to lower the resistance. For this I used my solid mahogany horns, bought over 20 years ago at Maison du Hautparleur in Paris for frequencies from 580 hz upwards. Getting these safe incorporated in the SLOB was a lot more work than expected, of course.
Still trying to get filtering ok but SWMBO loves them as they are.....


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I have been contemplating an open baffle project for some time now, and mulled over various design options, but I keep coming back to this version of the SLOB. The simple open concept design is very appealing. I have a relatively small room, (12’ x 12’) but I do have multiple placement options. Good corners at one end and an opening at the other. I’m currently using the corners for La Scala clones, but could easily flip the orientation of the room 180 if needed. Blah blah..

Anyways I have a great stock of wood, and a MiniDSP 2x4hd for initial setup. I have several amps to use and will hopefully soon have an F6 to add to the list (1/2 done). I will eventually move from the MiniDSP to one of the analog active networks ACN/6-24 just need to read more about which one would be better in this application. So…at this point I just need drivers. I am currently kicking around the thought of the Lii fast 8 up top and the SB Bianco 15OB350 for the bottom end. My question is has anyone used the SB driver in this? My search turned up mention of this driver earlier in this thread, but no other info. If anyone has any feed back on this driver I would appreciate it.
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