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by planet10
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Desktop/PC speakers...
Replies: 76
Views: 9393

Re: Desktop/PC speakers...

I haven't been around lately… the uFonkenWK is a favorite around here, and its slighly bigger brother, the uFonkenSET (Special Edition Trapezoid). This is the set that is destined for Scott, but currently in my office. Scott's current uFonkenSET (in solid Western Red Cedar) are with his computer. ht...
by planet10
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: New speakers for £300 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

The Fostex is about 92 dB, the MArk Audio about 6 dB less, but in practise the difference doesn't seem to be that large.

dave
by planet10
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: New speakers for £300 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Note that the custom cans do not come with rebated baffles. Not a big issue with the Fostex, more so with the Mark Audio.

If enuff people bug him he may fix that shortcoming.

dave
by planet10
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: next owston ?
Replies: 211
Views: 15997

simon wrote: large baffles with 2 15" bass helpers.
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Nice to see that i had some token representation with the phase plugs in Ali's B200s.

Did Scott and the uFonkenSET make an appearance?

dave
by planet10
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Frugal Horn Mk3 builds
Replies: 490
Views: 139319

Are the frugal horn flatpaks still available? I've tried emailing David at Planet 10 but never received a response. If i did my apologies... i can't find anyunansered inquiries. You want to talk to Colin Topps(y) anyway. He is still doing flat-paks. Post from Manchester a whole lot less than from t...
by planet10
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Humour me...
Replies: 54
Views: 7680

StuG wrote: boenicke
Scott & i have discussed their designs quite a bit. Now i haven't heard them, so any comments are pure cnjecture, but there looks to be more fashion than design.

The line behind the midbass certainly ignored a whole bunch of well-known design considerations.

dave
by planet10
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Humour me...
Replies: 54
Views: 7680

Hmmm, I'll agree the design uses loads of material, I'm not sure about laminate direction being a weakness using multiple layers of plywood in such a design. I would expect, assuming good sheet bonding/bolting, very serious rigidity and cabinet density. Would be a bugger to lift Higher density is n...
by planet10
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Humour me...
Replies: 54
Views: 7680

I'm not certain of the legitimacy of some of their claims: 95dB @1w, to 20Hz, from a single 8" driver? With a rising FR you just have to choose the right place to pick a number :D With a BIG horn giving lots of LF gain it is possible. But some, despte claims -- like the Visaton B200 -- are really m...
by planet10
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Humour me...
Replies: 54
Views: 7680

I will probably go for 22mm MDF for the enclosures, but I might just use 18mm as it seems to be widely accepted... Hope i'm not too late or that someone else has chimed in. 15mm quality plywood would be better. You do need 18mm baffles for the A7 rebate. Some will disagree, but MDF for speakers suc...
by planet10
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Richard's Visit.
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Richard's Visit.

The Mac Mini was up-sampling the stream and the MF DAC was further up-sampling the up-sampled stream to 24/192, so the signal was suffering a lot of unnecessary processing. Resetting the Mac to output a 16/44.1 stream, restored the body and heft to the sound. This was a very clear difference. Panic...
by planet10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

If you binding posts are going to fall out due to gravity time to get a new set. dave I quite agree. However, a cat or dog or child could easily tread on a cable, and if the stands are metal, or if the plugs on the cable short out then there could be quite a serious kaboom moment. The binding posts...
by planet10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

The Stratmangler wrote:
planet10 wrote: the terminals are upside down thou.
I'd beg to differ - cables would be more likely to fall out with the plates the other way round.
Just look at commercial speakers ;)
If you binding posts are going to fall out due to gravity time to get a new set.

dave
by planet10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

Blimey that's a LOT of sanding. They all look stunningly good, very aspirational. And if they're better than Scott's baby uFonkens they must be quite extraordinary. It is a lot, even given how easy cedar is to sand. You don't have to use up the full 3mm at once. But if you use up a 1/2mm each time ...
by planet10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

Re: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK

They are available in other timbers We will be doing bespoke solid builds, each unique, as art-pieces (with cooresponding pricing) Bernie's solid Locust: http://www.p10hifi.net/FAL/images/Bernie-uFonkenSET-locust.jpg Locust reacts under a black light so the drivers were done glow-in-the-dark http:/...
by planet10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

Re: uFonkens with Fostex FF85WK

As very near field monitors they are very good but try and listen to them from any distance and they don't really cut the mustard. These are designed to be very good computer speakers. With carefully choosen material (ie bass shy) they can cause jaws to drop farfield in a large vent (anyone remembe...