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Ufffffff. Paragon is a beautiful speaker. 

I guess you know the work of "Kenrick Sound" restoring the Paragon ans other JBL models

 

Sorry for offtopic  :unsure:

 

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Kenrick Sounds make amazing restorations. And their discipline while moving the speakers is commendable. But those people complimenting how good they sound through Youtube, and then through their own speakers or earphones, I mean, come on man.

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I don't know?!? - camera mic - to Youtube compression - streaming through my work laptop (chrome browser of course) - Nu Force USB DAC/Headphone amp - ETY 4s - kicks ass!... great sounding speakers!... :)

 

:dinny:(yup - for me to poop on)

 

Side note - this did sent me on a hour long search for the saint saens introduction and rondo capriccioso recording that he used in one video. 

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Stairs went in easy yesterday. Solid as a rock. 

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Not sure these beams holding up our front porch had to be replaced, but we did it anyway. 

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It stopped raining long enough to take a couple of pics of the beams we replaced. I'm especially psyched about the LVL that replaced a completely rotten beam perpendicular to the house. 

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And now we've turned into an electronics shop with Dr. Luvdunhill building the crossovers for Otis's speakers. 

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It is a very good question, but he's used to fitting a lot into a small space. Or so he says. 

BTW, here's my role in the shop tonight: Lap Dog Lap 

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I had a pair of these...

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And a 50" Panny Plasma in a small class C motorhome.

This will be a walk in the park.

We got one crossover finished, will most likely finish the other Tuesday eve.

I'll glue on the Cherry baffles tonight, then it's just a matter of soldering on a few spade lugs.

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23 hours ago, Voltron said:

It is a very good question, but he's used to fitting a lot into a small space. Or so he says. 

BTW, here's my role in the shop tonight: Lap Dog Lap 

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Yup -- 

 

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Done!

These are not just your standard two ways. Instead, Marc has paired basically a full range driver and a super tweeter, then customized a crossover to take best advantage of that pairing. 

These drivers have to stretch their legs before I can really assess them, but so far I'm impressed. They're bigger than I had originally thought I'd build them, but still, make a pretty good nearfield monitor.

Bass is far better than I expected. Eventually, they will darken to match the Parasound case. The window will speed that process up.

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Also, both those drivers are magneticly shielded - so no fear putting sensitive things nearby

 

First time really pushing the boundary of a woofer up to the higher end, had to control cone breakup in the crossover, but curious how it ends up.

 

One huge benefit is a wide sweet spot and great imaging.

 

It does simulate well, that’s all that counts, right?

 

 

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Acoustic guitar is wonderful. Haven't really rocked out yet, still loving Alison Krauss and Adele ATM.

Hey, I'm gay, what'd you expect?

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35 minutes ago, luvdunhill said:

Also, both those drivers are magneticly shielded - so no fear putting sensitive things nearby emoji4.png

Maybe I missed this earlier - what are the drivers?

And is it basically a 25 liter sealed box?

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Maybe I missed this earlier - what are the drivers?

And is it basically a 25 liter sealed box?

 

It’s a ported box, a bit smaller than 0.75 cu ft. Dayton Audio with BG ribbon. I can post more info in a bit, heading out of the house.

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.73 cubic feet. w /2" x 6" port behind the tweeter.

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Marc, please tell us more about the  xover. 

Agree with Kerry.

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Today's project...

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50" X 19" Birch butcher block, stained Gray. This will be the top of my new A/V rack, which is your typical wire shelving, but epoxy coated Black.

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23 hours ago, guzziguy said:

Marc, please tell us more about the  xover. 

Agree with Kerry.

X2 or 3.

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X2 or 3.


Since when did people care about speaker building here? Heh.

I want to get back and measure the speakers and can post info here - I did a similar speaker with Jordan JX92S a while back and these are similar idea but larger box. I can post both designs if folks care. I have a third design with Raidho ribbon but screwed up the boxes and haven’t gotten around to fashioning some nice pieces of wood to hide the mistake (I mixed up the top and bottom of the speaker when working on some stand attachment mechanism) :) I should do that sometime!
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The new A/V rack...

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The Gray stain on the butcher block is subtle, but Grayer in person.

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Can't find the right bolts and screws as usual :/ next up are the heatsinks

Oh yeah and I forgot, happy belated birthday to Kevin! 

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Play with led's on my pream.


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Finished the porch and it simply looks like it did before, just better built, clean, well painted, waterproof, solid and safe. 

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That turned out fantastic! And I love that the rail bottoms were raised, so as not to catch debris and water anymore.

Should last a good long time. I hope you pay Milo well, as he's a pretty good hand.

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