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Old 26th February 2014, 12:17 PM   #2471
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My latest experiment is a speaker based on ESS Heil tweeter, original old passive crossover and a cheap Eminence woofer, treated with Dammar varnish, while I get the money to buy Acoustic Ellegance's TD15H, which I imagine, is a perfect match. Any opinions about this topic are welcome.

The player is a SD card reader connected to -ECdesings-' M1 DAC. Volume is set with a variable I/V resistor and DAC is connected directly to the VSSA amp from Lazy Cat.

I must say that the Heil tweeter is the best I've heard for classical music.

I hope you like it. I do.
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Old 2nd March 2014, 01:17 PM   #2472
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I hope you like it.
I like it but what can you say comparing with yours autographs?
p.m. will be ok also.
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...great work also with your tonearm.
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Old 3rd March 2014, 03:20 AM   #2473
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Hi dear Felixx,

Thanks for your interest and nice words.
The Autographs make you forget and relax, with the coherent and proverbial "wall of sound". The weak point, compared to the Heils are the "air" and naturalness to the highs, especially on strings, which are the most challenging of instruments (I listen to good violins daily). Being a dipole surely helps. The Heils are very detailed but in a relaxed way.

The strong point compared to the Heil/Eminence is obviously the bass/midbass, which is fast and ample with the Autographs, compared to fat and slow with the present setup. I imagine that a good midwoofer plus big passives, as ESS designed, will improve this.

I have to try later an active crossover and see if coherence improves.

Best wishes,
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PS: my tonearm is very good. A pity that apparently it did not arose interest in replicating it. There are still lots of old pernambuco bows out there...
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Old 10th March 2014, 08:07 PM   #2474
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Sonido SFR 200 plus SCW400

Fostex now replaced by Foutek cd3.
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Old 10th March 2014, 11:53 PM   #2475
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Old 11th March 2014, 01:10 AM   #2476
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Sonido SFR 200 plus SCW400

Fostex now replaced by Foutek cd3.
Wow Saw! Those are absolutely gorgeous speakers. Outstanding craftsmanship on those cabinets. Did you make them yourself? If so, how long did it take?

I'm listening to: Off The Beaten Path by Dotsero


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Old 11th March 2014, 01:12 AM   #2477
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Dang Schlager you're another awesome woodworker. I love those dipoles. How sensitive are they?


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Old 11th March 2014, 08:33 AM   #2478
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Thanx, in the area of 96 db I reckon...it easily goes beyond 110 db 10 feet away
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Wow Saw! Those are absolutely gorgeous speakers. Outstanding craftsmanship on those cabinets. Did you make them yourself? If so, how long did it take?

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Thx. Took me about 6 moths. Wife nearly divorce me

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