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Offline Rhino

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 03:39:28 PM »
Some truly amazing work that was done.
Each one looked amazing and would definitely sounded great.
Hope to see more pics of projects (Not just speakers but amps etc.)

I think a lot of us envies such great work.
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Offline Gramophone

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2016, 03:55:08 PM »
You are a master craftsman. Period!   :2thumbs:
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Offline Michon

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 03:57:44 PM »
Here I started messing around with the HE stuff again and for the first time in my life I actually built someone else's design.  The speaker stayed this way for a couple of months before I decided that I wasn't satisfied with the overall presentation.  The final modified version of these things formed the basis for the speakers I listen to these days and consider to be my reference standard.  They are still unfinished (not painted, etc) and I may or may not actually give them paint at some point...




Who's design is this and what is it called?

I would also love to see the loudspeakers that you are listening to these days (that are based upon the final modified version of these).
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Offline King_Julian_S

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 04:02:33 PM »
Awesome ...
So when can you do me a simple OB  :dance:
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Offline RobertChicken

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 05:23:44 PM »
Great stuff Ian, your level of skill is awe inspiring  :clap:
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Offline HH NS1000

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2016, 06:52:14 PM »
 WOW Ian that is really impressive!!
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Offline alternativeroute

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2016, 06:52:44 PM »
Lekker to see some of those project pics again  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:


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Offline prajayn

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2016, 08:43:05 PM »
Everything I just saw is just beautiful.

Offline fuz940510

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2016, 07:51:52 AM »
Stunning craftsmanship, those walnut speakers are gorgeous!

Still listening to a pair of Litil's quite happily, whenever the bug bites. For nearfield (less than 1m), nothing i have heard yet can compare
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Offline cft

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Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2016, 08:17:52 AM »
Some super craftsmanship here!! Very, very nice :thumbs:
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Offline JimGore

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2016, 03:45:28 PM »
Thanks all for your kind words - much appreciated!

Who's design is this and what is it called?

I would also love to see the loudspeakers that you are listening to these days (that are based upon the final modified version of these).

The original design is called the "inConcert Miles" by a gentleman of the name Stig Erik Tangen.

My modification is a heavy one - it adds a dedicated midrange, rearranges the driver layout, physically modifies the tweeter and completely changes the crossovers.  In short - it has morphed into something utterly different and believe it or not - even bigger...

Awesome ...
So when can you do me a simple OB  :dance:

Any time - just let me know when you are ready  :thumbs:



Kind Regards,
Ian.

Offline Michon

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2016, 04:29:09 PM »
The original design is called the "inConcert Miles" by a gentleman of the name Stig Erik Tangen.

My modification is a heavy one - it adds a dedicated midrange, rearranges the driver layout, physically modifies the tweeter and completely changes the crossovers.  In short - it has morphed into something utterly different and believe it or not - even bigger...


Those are extensive modifications from the original design. I would love to see your modified version. Is there a build thread?
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Offline naughty

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2016, 04:46:43 PM »
Those are extensive modifications from the original design. I would love to see your modified version. Is there a build thread?

there was, but when i found it recently i noticed that he had moved the pics so those do not show up in the thread which makes it difficult to follow when you read it

Offline JimGore

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2016, 06:33:51 PM »
Those are extensive modifications from the original design. I would love to see your modified version. Is there a build thread?

There is a build thread somewhere but as naughty said - it's nearly impossible to follow because the pictures no longer show. Tell you what tho: after I get my room sorted out and the hifi hooked up again you can come over for a listen and I will tell you everything you want to know. How's that sound?

Kind regards,
Ian.

Offline vleisman

Re: ...what I did back in the day... (be warned - lots of photos)
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 08:18:27 PM »
This is a set of curved Walnut speakers I built for myself in 2007 and later ended up selling.  Unfortunately I was shafted in the deal by the buyer, but I guess that's school fees.  As a result of what happened with this deal my entire way of doing business has changed for the better.

Construction is also coopered:





Hi Ian
What kind of walnut planks are those? Looks like a solid plank with a laminated section on each? Also, how did you join them?
Regards, Steve