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Wow, sweet!

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I bet that sounds great! I need to give open baffle speakers a go at some point. 

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4 minutes ago, cetoole said:

I bet that sounds great! I need to give open baffle speakers a go at some point. 

Yeah, OB sounds really great if you ask me - effortless, musical and big.

You might get more dynamics and realism from large multiway horn systems, but i have yet to listen to a regular box based speaker i could live with.

 

i haven't heard the LX521 myself, but that seems to be the best commercially available OB speaker i have seen.

other stuff like the pure audio project speakers might look good, but having built many similar speakers before i refuse to believe they sound any good.

all wide baffle OB speakers ignore off axis measurements for a good looking straight on measurement, and will always have problems with sounding good in a normal room.

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Open baffles do things box speakers don't. Of course they need extensive EQ, but one of the things you notice if you are used to box speakers is they can sound bass-shy. If you are used to open baffles, or electrostatics, of planar magnetics (Like Magnaplanar) there are no surpises. The bass is there in the right proportion to the rest of the music with no overhang, and sounds tight and fast. And open baffles interact with the room in a completely different way, exciting far fewer resonances.

10 minutes ago, bjarnetv said:

I haven't heard the LX521 myself, but that seems to be the best commercially available OB speaker i have seen.

Well you can buy a kit, or even buy one already built. Or you can do what I did - buy two sheets of Baltic Birch and build them from scratch. Then hot hide glue veneer them, and French polish them. Parts which are not veneered I made from a Rosewood called Cocobolo, and the feet were made from Goncalo Alves.

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On 2/26/2017 at 11:25 AM, Craig Sawyers said:

Open baffles do things box speakers don't. Of course they need extensive EQ, but one of the things you notice if you are used to box speakers is they can sound bass-shy. If you are used to open baffles, or electrostatics, of planar magnetics (Like Magnaplanar) there are no surpises. The bass is there in the right proportion to the rest of the music with no overhang, and sounds tight and fast. And open baffles interact with the room in a completely different way, exciting far fewer resonances.

Well you can buy a kit, or even buy one already built. Or you can do what I did - buy two sheets of Baltic Birch and build them from scratch. Then hot hide glue veneer them, and French polish them. Parts which are not veneered I made from a Rosewood called Cocobolo, and the feet were made from Goncalo Alves.

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Awesome. So I'd like my you to build me a new steel string in solid cocobolo with a adi spruce top, French polish/shellac finish and of course all hide glue construction. K thx. 

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4 hours ago, recstar24 said:

Awesome. So I'd like my you to build me a new steel string in solid cocobolo with a adi spruce top, French polish/shellac finish and of course all hide glue construction. K thx. 

The best I can do is a shoebox full of sauerkraut.  Deal?

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Made some more permanent modifications.

First, couldn't get proper length hanger bolts, so shaped the bolts post cutting by holding them with my fingers on a bench grinder to emulate Steve's finger

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Then more pictures without comment

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Then when I got to one of the holes, there was no resistance in the drill bit. Ignore the hole on the right, which was the final hole, but found out the plinth isn't solid and the power switch wire is routed this way. The factory foot nearly pierced the wire!

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Steve's finger approves!!!

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Steve's finger approves!!!


It was a role model indeed :)

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Does that work for resubscribing?

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk

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I don't know, maybe if you use a different email address?

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2 hours ago, grawk said:

http://fbuy.me/fgkDz

 

($10 off for me and you)

How do I actually get the $10 off? When I click on join the club, it still quotes me at the original price and it doesn't show me a place to enter some kind of discount code.

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How do I actually get the $10 off? When I click on join the club, it still quotes me at the original price and it doesn't show me a place to enter some kind of discount code.

I think they do it on the back end, and when billed it will be less. You don't actually get billed til next month, before it ships.

If nothing else, send Dan a PayPal invoice for 10$.

**BRENT**
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24 minutes ago, recstar24 said:

How do I actually get the $10 off? When I click on join the club, it still quotes me at the original price and it doesn't show me a place to enter some kind of discount code.

what brent said.  It credits later.

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oh man, this oscar peterson box is almost too good!

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if you find a copy, buy it.

don't worry if your not a OP fan already - you will be ;)

 

 

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I'm not too familiar with how VMP works exactly but looks like I missed the train on the gorillaz album; I would join if I could but is it possible for you guys that are already members to buy a second ?

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Heard the reel to reel tape release of those Oscar Peterson recording in a friend's mastering room. 

Sounds amazing!

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