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    Join Date: Sep 2016

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    I'm Johan.

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    Hello,

    here some pictures of my DIY electrostatic loudspeakers. First picture is made before painting them





    Regards

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Those look great Johan. Nice job!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Yes indeed, nice job. How do they sound?
    There are times when you canít do the sensible thing, when you canít act like a responsible adult at all; you just have to do whatever insane thing comes into your head. When bad people do it they end up murderers, when good people do it they end up heroes, and when the rest of us do it we end up looking like total idiots. But whenís that ever stopped us?

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    They look good. Bit of subwoofery in the background there? What is the whole set up going to be?
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    They are rather reminiscent of Audiostatic speakers to me. No bad thing.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Sep 2016

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    @Ali Tait: even though I used very simple segmentation they still needed equalizing to sound right. They sound detailed with a tight bass. Stereo imaging is good in my opinion. They play (at least for me) loud enough. (I don't enjoy playing very loud so no problems with the stats ) Friends of mine seem to enjoy them too - always when they visit me the stats play their favourite music (electronic) so they have a social function as well.

    @Macca: Thank you. It's always a bit messy in my living room - it's an empty pc case in the background. After a few weeks of questioning I decided to not add an electrodynamic (sub) woofer to the stats. (I can do that later) Although there is some lacking of lower frequency output I think the quality is still very good. ("tight") I decided to accept less lower range frequencies and spend the money and time on new, bigger stats rather than adding woofers to the existing ones. The new stats will be over four times bigger in radiating surface so I hope I will manage to get a good result.

    @walpurgis: You are right, personally I like the Audiostatic design.
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    Forget the subs, just go bigger. I like your thinking.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Yes, Audiostatics!

    I had a pair - superb except for the bass that seemed to slope off slowly below about 200Hz.
    Quite impossible to sensibly integrate with a subwoofer. I kept them for a year or so, so the bass was a limitation I could live with.

    My Audiostatics had the bolt on "wings" that were supposed to help with the bass. Tbh, they didn't really!

    But yes, increasing the panel size should help sort that.

    Great project, well done, sir!
    Jerry

    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Pure Sound L10 pre, Pass X150 power amp. Speakers: MBL 116F. Cryo Silver i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. ProJect and Nordost Magus power cables

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, JBL Synchros S700, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-150, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

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    Yes agree, very hard to marry a panel to a cone sub sucessfully. Better building a bigger panel in the first place.
    There are times when you canít do the sensible thing, when you canít act like a responsible adult at all; you just have to do whatever insane thing comes into your head. When bad people do it they end up murderers, when good people do it they end up heroes, and when the rest of us do it we end up looking like total idiots. But whenís that ever stopped us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Yes agree, very hard to marry a panel to a cone sub sucessfully. Better building a bigger panel in the first place.
    Actually, because of the very slow bass roll-off with the Audiostatics, the subwoofer integration thing was way worse than usual, even for stats.
    Jerry

    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Pure Sound L10 pre, Pass X150 power amp. Speakers: MBL 116F. Cryo Silver i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. ProJect and Nordost Magus power cables

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, JBL Synchros S700, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-150, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

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