Re: FredArrray Details
- Hey Fred, what would you charge for the front baffle only? Whith
holes already cut out and so on?
--- In email@example.com, "budandfun" <Bear-hifi@c...>
> Thanks for the info Fred and do you like these arrays better then
> the Linus?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Fred" <fredaudio@h...>
> > The FredArrays use ten 5.25" Silver Flute woofers and one MCM
> > tweeter per side in a ported 4 cu ft enclosure. The woofer
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > best match.wood
> > The enclosure is 10" wide, 14" deep, and 71" tall. Two 4" ports
> > 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
> > enclosures with ten routed and recessed woofer holes, tweeter
> > ports, and good internal bracing is not a weekend project, but
> > 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,
> > 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
> > they sound amazingly good for the investment I have in them. I
> > them to the last Lone Star Bott meeting and comments were
> > 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
> > anyone who wants to build a pair for themselves.
> > I'm not interested in going into the speaker building business as
> > commercial venture, but if anyone who doesnt have the tools to
> > 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 email@example.com, "budandfun" <Bear-
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello Fred, nice looking DAC and I know Jim is digging that
> > > front panel!share
> > >
> > > So how much was the costs to build the arrays and will you
> > the
> > > technical info? I bet those 3.5 watts sound so sweet with the
> > > arrays!!!
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Frank