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  • budandfun
    Hey Fred, what would you charge for the front baffle only? Whith holes already cut out and so on? thanks Frank ... the ... wood ... share
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 30, 2005
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      Hey Fred, what would you charge for the front baffle only? Whith
      holes already cut out and so on?

      thanks
      Frank




      --- In dallasaudioclub@yahoogroups.com, "budandfun" <Bear-hifi@c...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for the info Fred and do you like these arrays better then
      > the Linus?
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In dallasaudioclub@yahoogroups.com, "Fred" <fredaudio@h...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > The FredArrays use ten 5.25" Silver Flute woofers and one MCM
      > > tweeter per side in a ported 4 cu ft enclosure. The woofer
      > crossover
      > > is 2nd order, the tweeter is 3rd order at about 3khz. Total parts
      > > cost for the pair is about $350 (incuuding $250 for the drivers,
      > > another $100 for xover parts, speaker terminals, wire, etc).
      > > Sensitivity is about 95dB, impedance is 9 ohms nominal with a 5
      > ohm
      > > minimum. They can be driven by the 3.5 watt Paramours, but to my
      > > ears that combination is about as exciting as a really good
      > quality
      > > four ounce bottle of beer. An 8 watt 300B will power them to room
      > > filling levels, and my 20 watts EL34 triode PP amp seems to be
      the
      > > best match.
      > >
      > > The enclosure is 10" wide, 14" deep, and 71" tall. Two 4" ports
      > are
      > > rear firing. The enclosure is tuned to 51hz, and the in-room
      > > response is strong into the low 40's. Needless to say, a pair of
      > 6'
      > > enclosures with ten routed and recessed woofer holes, tweeter
      > hole,
      > > ports, and good internal bracing is not a weekend project, but
      > it's
      > > not hard to build with a table saw, a plunge router, and lots of
      > > clamps.
      > >
      > > Everyone has to be their own judge of how good a speaker sounds,
      > and
      > > to the builder they always sound as good as a new mom's baby is
      > > smart and beautiful in here eyes, so take this with a grain of
      > salt:
      > > they sound amazingly good for the investment I have in them. I
      > took
      > > them to the last Lone Star Bott meeting and comments were
      > favorable.
      > > I'll bring them the next time you guys have a Saturday meeting so
      > > you can hear them yoursleves, and I'll share the detailed plans
      > with
      > > anyone who wants to build a pair for themselves.
      > >
      > > I'm not interested in going into the speaker building business as
      > a
      > > commercial venture, but if anyone who doesnt have the tools to
      > build
      > > their own enclosures falls in love with them, I could build and
      > > assemble a pair of enclosures for you (assembled/unfinished, with
      > > all the routed and recessed holes, etc) for $400.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In dallasaudioclub@yahoogroups.com, "budandfun" <Bear-
      > hifi@c...>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hello Fred, nice looking DAC and I know Jim is digging that
      wood
      > > > front panel!
      > > >
      > > > So how much was the costs to build the arrays and will you
      share
      > > the
      > > > technical info? I bet those 3.5 watts sound so sweet with the
      > > > arrays!!!
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > >
      > > > Frank
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