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System pics 2018

Discussion in 'audio' started by thebiglebowski, Jan 7, 2018.

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  1. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

  2. htsdgrvs

    htsdgrvs pfm Member

    He's trying to avoid things going "off the shelf," that's the whole point.
     
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  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    yes that's a totally different kind of design from what i have in mind - and since i'm not fettered down by shipping weight considerations i can use much beefier steel members etc and have a lot more freedom with the design. here's the basic prototype drawing i did to illustrate. one of the primary goals was to have all seemless members and mitred joints (rather than butted joints or any overlapping -which always looks a bit 'hack' to me)

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  4. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    :)
    You know what, I'm quite ashamed to say I completely missed the "off the shelf" pun there when posting that. Must be slacking.
     
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  5. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Very similar to but no doubt cheaper than Mana...
     
  6. per flemming

    per flemming Registered User

    Have yet to read the entire DIY thread, hope a few questions is welcomed

    Indeed they look stunning

    Puzzled by the rear port placement and same time they seem to work quite close to wall ?
    Would non ported version be possible ?
    Will any version be available at Wilmslow, either as DIY or finished pairs ?
    Did you create a BOM and cost calculation ?

    Hope you have kept the Proacs, guess they are not that easy to improve, so looking forward hearing process
     
  7. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

  8. per flemming

    per flemming Registered User

    Bill of Material
    Most manufacturers building products, regardless of their industry, get started by creating a bill of materials (BOM).

    Guess you did not create one, perhaps many speaker engineers don't?
    Wilmslow proably need to if they intend to launch the speakers

    The bill of materials can be understood as the recipe and shopping list for creating a final product.
     
  9. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Well in that case yes i did, i gave them the exact drawings and spec with all materials, quants and requirements. They manufactured my design.
     
  10. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    The big drawback with shelf mounted kit is access to the rear, which itself can endanger I/Cs and other connections when swapping or whatever.

    After a generation at least of many Target shelves (for mainly Naim), I gave up the ghost a few years ago and built a wooden 3 shelf unit away from the wall so I could get behind it.
     
  11. per flemming

    per flemming Registered User

    Pretty good if you have success

    Still wonder why a (rear) port when placement so close to wall as it looks ?
     
  12. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Cheers per, I'm very please with the result. They are about 15cm from the rear wall atm, will be playing with placement over the next few days. The port is designed to have a little effect as possible. there no chuffing and not much air flow comes from them even when playing really loud, just a 'gentle flow'
     
  13. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    This may sound bizarre, but the ESL-63 make me realise how good the Devialet digital phono amp is, compared to my previous Art Audio Silver Reference that cost a small fortune. Somehow it adjusts the noise level depending on the volume you're playing at, and you can adjust the equalisation curve, sensitivity, loading and load capacitance on the remote as the record is playing.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Nice drinks cabinet, what frequency does it resonate at?
     
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  15. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Can you please stop posting images of your T/T please.:D
     
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  16. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    The right hand side underneath is full of booze. Party tonight, tablecloth on top and it gets used as a makeshift bar.
     
  17. andrews

    andrews pfm Member

    I like the Kadishman
     
  18. joe9407

    joe9407 actress/activist

    the way it ought to be.
     
  19. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Green Member

    Try not to spill any red wine on the nice rug.
     
  20. CraShWilliams

    CraShWilliams Active Member

    Theres some amazing systems and piccies here, i have serious envy, I really do.

    I'm also a little nervous putting some piccys of my system up! In my defence, this is all very new to me and I'm slowly building it up - everything in my systems is second hand, here goes...

    Audiolab 8000a (bought off of Ebay, this has been modded by Audio Cellar and I also had John at JS Audio upgrade the powersupply).

    Cambridge Audio CXN Streamer, ebay.

    Vienna Accoustic Bach Speakers, hifi shop on Tot Court Road, long gone - ex demo.

    Dual505 TT, Gumtree.

    Edge Phono Interconnects.

    Analysis Plus Black Oval 12 Speaker Cable, ebay.

    Aticama Eris Hifi Stand, ebay.
     
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