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Old 14th January 2018, 12:04 PM   #1
stephenmarklay is offline stephenmarklay  United States
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Default Are there any good DIY Planar Kits

Or designs that are DIY friendly? I just built some nifty bookshelf speakers but I am interested in some planer or ESL as a future project.
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Old 14th January 2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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Or designs that are DIY friendly? I just built some nifty bookshelf speakers but I am interested in some planer or ESL as a future project.
I'm not aware of any magnetic planar speaker kits but there are ESL kits available.

ER Audio in Australia sells highly regarded premium ESL kits.

Just Real Audio (I believe in Michigan) sells components, kits and complete ESL's at bargain prices. The owner, Russ Knotts, is an honest guy providing reliable gear but his is a small family business, often backed up with more work than he can do in a short time, so you may want to inquire about lead times before placing an order.
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Old 14th January 2018, 06:34 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of any magnetic planar speaker kits but there are ESL kits available.

ER Audio in Australia sells highly regarded premium ESL kits.

Just Real Audio (I believe in Michigan) sells components, kits and complete ESL's at bargain prices. The owner, Russ Knotts, is an honest guy providing reliable gear but his is a small family business, often backed up with more work than he can do in a short time, so you may want to inquire about lead times before placing an order.

Thank you very much CharlieM.
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Old 15th January 2018, 09:13 PM   #4
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Thank you very much CharlieM.
you can take a peek at my youtube channel for some planar designs. its what i mostly did lately. there is a complete start to finish of one panel as well.

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A complete kit i did not find either as of yet. might be a cool idea if i got a panel that is easy to make and works flawless
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Old 17th January 2018, 12:03 PM   #5
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you can take a peek at my youtube channel for some planar designs. its what i mostly did lately. there is a complete start to finish of one panel as well.

YouTube

A complete kit i did not find either as of yet. might be a cool idea if i got a panel that is easy to make and works flawless

Sweet and thank you very much. I certainly will.

How do they sound??
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Old 17th January 2018, 12:21 PM   #6
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they sound rather decent, really happy, ESL sounds a little better, but well that's rather more complicated and expensive to. so i think good bang for the buck and effort.
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Old 18th January 2018, 01:53 AM   #7
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Cool. Do they need much space behind them? I am wondering how they may work wall mounted (but perhaps spaced out.)
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Old 18th January 2018, 03:02 AM   #8
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Several years ago the now defunct Speaker Builder magazine published an article about a DIY planar speaker. I built a pair without taking into consideration the required space BEHIND the speakers. You'll need about 3 ft. , maybe more, for them to sound their best.
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Old 18th January 2018, 06:14 AM   #9
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Here is an excellent article on how to go about building something like the Apogee's,

La Folia DIY Planar Magnetic Speakers | Ribbon Magnetostatic Loudspeakers Projects

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Old 20th January 2018, 05:32 AM   #10
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you can take a peek at my youtube channel for some planar designs. its what i mostly did lately. there is a complete start to finish of one panel as well.

YouTube

A complete kit i did not find either as of yet. might be a cool idea if i got a panel that is easy to make and works flawless
Nice stuff ! Thanks WrineX!
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