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Forum: General 14th October 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
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: For Sale 29th July 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By Chris
Re: FS WAD 300b with mods

No...that's the scrap price!

Chris.
Forum: General 26th July 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
Posted By Chris
Re: Interconnects

Solid silver wire between crossover and drivers..

Chris.
Forum: General 9th July 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
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: For Sale 17th June 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Chris
Re: Phono 3 (will need PSU3)

I can post Bob a bag of the stuff at a good price.. "vintage dust"
Forum: Loudspeakers 5th March 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Chris
Re: Happy Birthday Bob!

Best Regards,

Chris.
Forum: Loudspeakers 5th March 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
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, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
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 30th January 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
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, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
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.
Forum: Sources 27th January 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,093
Posted By Chris
Re: Life after Squeezebox - any advice?

MQA, this could be a "game changer" the ability download files which can then be unpackaged through the dac.

https://www.whathifi.com/advice/mqa-audio-what-it-how-can-you-get-it

Had demo at ...
Forum: Loudspeakers 27th January 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By Chris
Re: Another set of secondhand speakers

Hi Stuart, with help from the wife we did the design and drawings and have recently finished the foundations.

It's good to see you have such passion in doing things in the correct manner, I...
Forum: Loudspeakers 26th January 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By Chris
Re: Another set of secondhand speakers

I've just put in 100mm of insulation under concrete slab, good to have south facing windows and patio to heat up the slab during the Winter months.

Chris.
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 21st January 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By Chris
Re: Internal cabling on the 25t

Lots of good info Stuart, I also prefer multi strand cables after trying an American brand called Morrow Cables, I have also some solid silver strands in oversized clear tubes which seem to be abound...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 26th December 2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,312
Posted By Chris
Re: KLS 3 upgrade project completed!

Hi Guy, did the Mundorf Silver/Gold wire bring a big improvement over what you had before, it's really very expensive, am about to put together a new crossover for my Kls 10's and trying to decide...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 25th December 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,312
Posted By Chris
Re: KLS 3 upgrade project completed!

Hi, I can only see the bottom photo of the speaker?

Chris
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