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Forum: News 12th September 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Chris
Re: Is there anybody out there?

Shine on you crazy diamond....

Chris
Forum: The Coffee Bar 7th August 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Chris
Re: Kit 6550 on FleaBay

I notice it has a DC blocker wired in, has any one else tried this mod?

Chris.
Forum: WAD General 16th February 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Chris
Re: Where to from here...?

To do it on the cheap I would just do the boards and box, and get a kick back from supplies for using their transformers in the design etc, so you do not need to hold stock on costly items.

Chris.
Forum: WAD General 31st December 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Chris
Re: Speakers for my Kel84

Bob is right, we all have a different idea how a speaker should sound, taking a pair home a long weekend demo is a good idea, your room size and how they will be used will also impact on your choice....
Forum: General 23rd December 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chris
Re: Soundsmith cartridges

"Zephyr Star Sonics

As the measurements predicted, the Zephyr Star produced as wide a soundstage as Iíve experienced in my room: wide, deep, stable and three-dimensional. Images on the stage were...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 22nd December 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,869
Posted By Chris
Re: Crossover components rolling ?

I don't know why you would risk destroying £200 tweeter by using under rated capacitor, I would be very stressed at pushing the volume up, the voice coil is very delicate if the cap fails.

Chris.
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 22nd December 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,869
Posted By Chris
Re: Crossover components rolling ?

Before I was using those large yellow Hovland caps, massive improvement with the Mundorf, on the bass you could use the Mundorf supremes. I did read a famous Italian brand use the supremes in a...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 21st December 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,869
Posted By Chris
Re: Crossover components rolling ?

The Seas Millennium tweeter will shine with a good quality crossover components, I've used Mundorf Oil Silver Gold ones with great results, don't forget quality resistors and wiring, with no expense...
Forum: General 14th October 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By Chris
Re: recapping speakers

My first speaker diy kit was KEF constructor, the crossover used the Alcap capacitors. It's worth keeping an eye on the tolerance as 5% could make a possible difference of 10% so on a 100uf one could...
Forum: General 26th July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Phil, you could try bi-wiring, but you would need 2 pairs of inputs on the speaker and bi-wired cables.

Chris.
Forum: General 26th July 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Hi Phil, thanks for your comments. The return (-) for both the tweeter and bass/mid are from a single point on the input box, individually connected to LF and HF parts of the crossover.

Chris.
Forum: General 11th July 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

I used both Mundorf and Pathaudio resistors, Mundorf capacitors were the Silver/gold oil type.

Chris.
Forum: General 10th July 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Thanks Colin, the enclosure box is made of layers of plywood, then smoothed over with body filler, it's very solid.
The crossover is on 6mm plywood, with 8mm of neoprene foam on both sides so that...
Forum: General 10th July 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
External crossovers

Thanks guys, am really glad I made the effort I was in two minds not to do it, but after seeing the size of the mundorf capacitors I was spurred on to find a bigger home for them. This also gave me...
Forum: General 9th July 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Solid silver wire between crossover and drivers..

Chris.
Forum: General 9th July 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Have added a photo, I fitted a kitchen for someone and had some of the top left over, not easy to router..
Forum: General 8th July 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,738
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

I have had the crossovers now externally for about a month, new capacitors and resistors with silver wire cable, point to point wiring...
It does not sound like the same speaker, a massive...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 5th July 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By Chris
Re: stereo imaging nightmare help

I've just bought some secondhand cables and noticed about 15cm from the terminal end that they are nearly burnt through, 4mm thick..lucky the sleeve is transparent to be able to spot.. how that...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 3rd July 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By Chris
Re: stereo imaging nightmare help

The right speaker is 3 feet closer to the outer wall then the left, this could create earlier reflection from that side, speakers in corners tend to sound louder.

Chris.
Forum: Loudspeakers 5th March 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,203
Posted By Chris
Re: Suitable 'speaker cables for valve amps?

Back in the late 70's I remember using that orange lawn mower cable, a good step up from bell wire..I remembering reading some where that Quad used the same stuff to demonstrate their electrostatic...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 5th March 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By Chris
Re: Happy Birthday Bob!

Best Regards,

Chris.
Forum: Loudspeakers 5th March 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,203
Posted By Chris
Re: Suitable 'speaker cables for valve amps?

I don't think there is a right or wrong regarding cables, go with a basic cable until your happy with your system then you can experiment with different types of cables to find out which ones you...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 10th February 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By Chris
Re: New WD25Tex build

Great build Phil! now time to enjoy. Wish we could have a couple days at 30+ degrees. Did you spray the gloss paint on?

Chris.
Forum: Loudspeakers 29th January 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,019
Posted By Chris
Re: Another set of secondhand speakers

Hi Stuart, I will use for the walls 100mm bricks, with 100mm cavity, internal walls will be with thermalite blocks, filled with insulation, cavity not completely filled with insulation, wall ties...
Forum: Loudspeakers 28th January 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,019
Posted By Chris
Re: Another set of secondhand speakers

Stuart am building in the UK, just waiting for warmer weather there to start doing the brickwork, next week I will start to plaster out my daughter's house.

Chris.
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