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Old 5th March 2015, 08:25 PM   #1
Randy in Caintuck is offline Randy in Caintuck  United States
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Default Another happy Betsy owner

I recently turned my audio hobby into a small business venture .....

Since I had been building some open baffle speakers for a few of the local folks, the word got out and I officially hung out my shingle.

So, I have been selling some speakers as well as some "flat pack" baffles to those who already have OB friendly drivers, but no woodworking tools to make their own baffles.

Of course, quite a few of the baffles I am making feature the wonderful Wild Burro Audio Betsy drivers .....

Last Saturday, I sold a pair to a gentleman with Betsy drivers and a nice soft dome tweeter to add a pinch of "sparkle" on the top. I set them up with toggle switches so that the tweeter can be disabled to hear the Betsy by itself in all its glory.

The new owner is powering the baffles with a Spud amplifier and is very happy with the system.

He even sent me a photo of one of the baffles in his listening room sitting next to "man's best friend" ..... good stuff.

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Old 6th March 2015, 07:34 AM   #2
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great !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 6th March 2015, 12:04 PM   #3
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Well ..... it seems that the linked photo displays just fine in some web browsers and is at a 90 degree angle in others ..... go figure .....

Even so .... no matter what the angle, that is one fine looking pup and the Betsy is one fine sounding driver .....

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Old 7th March 2015, 01:47 AM   #4
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Have you thought of having some flat packs for betsyK, say sealed ?

I estimate (given qts=.458, Vas=2.92ft3, and Fs=50hz) you'd need 2.6ft3 for a .707 sized box (F3=73hz).

I've been trying to motivate people to make boxes for people so they can drop in their betsy, fostex, whatever (don't forget some binding posts). Not a huge niche but certainly worth making a few bucks on.

I know I'd maybe be interested.

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Old 8th March 2015, 03:39 PM   #5
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Hi Norman,

Truthfully, I had not thought about that.
Since discovering the world of open baffle speakers, they are pretty much all I have been using.
Of course, there are many fine sounding box speakers ..... but OB has been floating my boat for the past few years.

A bigger factor is the fact that I am not an accomplished woodworker and have a limited amount of serious woodworking tools. I'm not sure that I would be up to the task of making a box speaker worth owning .....

I started offering the "flat pack" version of my open baffles because there has been quite a bit of interest in them.

I will be retiring from my "real job" at the end of this year and have plans to open a small "audio boutique" storefront near my home where I will be offering the speakers I am building and some other audio related items.
It will not be intended as a "money making" enterprise ..... but just something that will make me happy.

I will probably lose money at it ..... but am prepared for that.

The good news is that I will have plenty of time to hone my skills in woodworking and speaker building ..... so your suggestion is something that I will set as a goal ..... thank you .....

If that happens and I'm satisfied with the results, I will post the information on my website .....

Best wishes,

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Old 9th March 2015, 03:25 AM   #6
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I don't know how to say this without sounding cheesey, so I'll just say it, good for you !!!!

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I say go for it. Everyday is not dreamy, but somehow it's still living the dream.
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Many thanks for the encouraging words .....

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I don't know how to say this without sounding cheesey, so I'll just say it, good for you !!!!

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They look fabulous, are they good with all genres?
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