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Has anyone built the "Jenzen Illuminator"
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Old 3rd August 2013, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone built the "Jenzen Illuminator"

As the title says.

I am looking to see if anyone has built this design and if so was it worth it? What other DIY speakers are in the same realm? I have seen the "Elsinore" and have considered that design for over a year. However, I like the Illuminator because it is not like his other designs using odd hard to get drivers like the Janzen tweeters or the Elsinore that also requries special waveguides to be made.

I am looking for more opinions on the sound of the Illuminator design and if there are any other plans that I might look at.

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Old 3rd August 2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Which to build / Listening Impressions? Ekta Grande, NADA, or Illumina-66?
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Old 3rd August 2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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Saw both of those threads. I did search prior to posting and nothing there gave me the indication that either OP built the Illuminator specifically or anybody had other then Troels himself.

I did look at some of the other plans suggested in the second thread you posted but they did not interest me much. I am looking for a large imposing 3+ way speaker that is well documented. I have found some other interesting builds but the threads are large and mostly undocumented hot messes.

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Old 3rd August 2013, 04:31 AM   #4
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By "well-documented" you mean lots of reports from builders beyond the designer?
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Old 3rd August 2013, 05:09 AM   #5
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Not exactly. I would like to see the design laid out in one place like Zaph's designs the Elsinore or the frugal horns. I would prefer not to have to go through up to one hundred pages of the design process and random off topic postings that is all. I appreciate the time required for such things but am not interested in spending my time reading things not pertaining to the final layout or crossover and box design.

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Old 3rd August 2013, 05:38 AM   #6
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troels reputation and his continuous refinements for the jenzen should indicate that its one of his best work to date.

i have not heard any of his design, but his approach and execution are sound.

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Old 3rd August 2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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I see, well if you like Zaph there is the SB12.3, which I am only pointing out, not endorsing (nor renouncing).
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Old 3rd August 2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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i am currently working on his concept
my plan is to keep the cabinets as one
have also purchased SB acoustic elements for the project
will post on build as it progresses
cheers speedie
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Old 3rd August 2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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troels reputation and his continuous refinements for the jenzen should indicate that its one of his best work to date.

i have not heard any of his design, but his approach and execution are sound.

cheers
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I whole heartedly agree. He's a class act, if not a national treasure
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Old 3rd August 2013, 02:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I look forward to watching your build progress Speedie.

James
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