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by chrisby
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Alpair12P gen2 stand-mount speakers
Replies: 25
Views: 9519

Well, since Scott's Pensil design was named a few posts back, I can attest that the 12P works quite well in the Super version - not however a tiny box, and some folks might have an issue with driver centered at only 30" . With a 4" pair of trestle stands I didn't find vertical dispersion to be an is...
by chrisby
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: DIATONE speaker cabinet conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 5219

Colin: excellent work on the grain wrapping, particularly on the beveled edges


yup, those framing / demo saw blades do come in handy

now, howsabout some flowery description of the sonics?
by chrisby
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: NEW MarkAudio Alpair 12P Gen2 paper coned drivers.
Replies: 31
Views: 17111

A redesign complicates things. But we all know Scott to be a creative kind of guy :). In the meantime, from what we are hearing from folks who've built them, the Pensil and Super Pensil for the Alp 12P are winners. Let's not aggressively second guess Scott on this, but here I go: extrapolating what...
by chrisby
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: NEW MarkAudio Alpair 12P Gen2 paper coned drivers.
Replies: 31
Views: 17111

Colin, Chris, I am curious - when it comes to driver height we seem to prefer something closer to ear height (when seated of course). A full-range driver with good dispersion characteristics - how much is it likely to suffer by being placed 4 inches down? - Zia you may have seen my own and StevenZ'...
by chrisby
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: FE167 Fonkens.
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

You can ring Alexander Graham's Bell anytime dear. Cat 5 may be the answer anyway. I've been happily using CAT5 for over 10yrs - on shorter runs even a single of the 4 twisted pairs, and have even tried some of the more exotic monster braided snakes (up to 6 runs of 4 pairs - never again, thank you...
by chrisby
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: FE167 Fonkens.
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

dude, for us miscreants too lazy to click on the link, the verdict is...?

BTW I luv the warning label on the amps

glass parts hot indeed :wink:
by chrisby
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: NEW MarkAudio Alpair 12P Gen2 paper coned drivers.
Replies: 31
Views: 17111

Zia, it's in the 'Pencil' rang size wise, so a small floorstander. That's all I can say. Certainly NOT in the range of the big BVR speakers and a double mouth horn it certainly aint. Well, as noted in a prior post above, the (by now) "conventional" SuperPensil is no slouch, although the short heigh...
by chrisby
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: NEW MarkAudio Alpair 12P Gen2 paper coned drivers.
Replies: 31
Views: 17111

making some noise with the 12Ps

as the subject line suggests, Jeff Willing and I managed to populate a couple of different enclosures with these drivers, and had a listening session this past (holiday for us) weekend we blather on about it a bit here, http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/markaudio/214512-just-ordered-set-alpair-12p-madi...
by chrisby
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Frugal Horn Mk3 builds
Replies: 490
Views: 138078

if Colin is still offering his outriggers complete with spikes, go for it

we has some done locally ( i.e. the Pacific NorthWet) - CNC milled 6mm aluminum, & powder coated, by the time you add spikes/ tiptoes / whatever, they need to sell for at least $70 per set.
by chrisby
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Frugal Horn Mk3 builds
Replies: 490
Views: 138078

working with solid

chrisb can blast together a quickie plywood box with the best of them, and maybe tart up with some veneer, but does not have the patience or skill to achieve the artistry in sold woods exemplified by Bernie or Scott Dunn

he's also wont to refer to himself in the 3rd person
by chrisby
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: FH3 felt
Replies: 17
Views: 3078

Re: FH3 felt

I've started to build a pair of FH3's and don't have anything to line the area behind the speaker with the plans just say line with felt what do I use and where can I buy some? Also do I install this felt and stuffing as I assemble the speakers or or is it possible to put then afterwards. A particu...
by chrisby
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Horn Loudspeaker Project.
Replies: 39
Views: 7902

Audio_Works wrote:This is another advantage of the air gun, you can make the layer be pretty thick.




Andy
generally that results in longer drying times - with solvent and water based paints/lacquers etc on cabinets & millwork we like to use several light coats with sanding between when appropriate
by chrisby
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Pls design WAFable speakers from FE108sigma
Replies: 25
Views: 4553

[ Didn't Steve C have the 108 in a Met so should be OK? Andrew Yep I did have a single 108EZ. That was my first Metronome. Not much bass power though so I had to use subs and use a network to keep the bass out of the 108s However a bipole will probably be much better in that department. provided ro...
by chrisby
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Horn Loudspeaker Project.
Replies: 39
Views: 7902

is it too late to correct the usage of term "compression" chamber when referencing BLH? FLH or compression drivers have compression chambers, BLH have the room on the other side of the driver. I agree tho that FLH and BLH are completely different things that work in different ways and do different t...
by chrisby
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Axiom 401 in a Metronome Cabinet
Replies: 242
Views: 34578

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