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  1. #721
    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    That's not like you Dan .
    I know Geoff but im trying to get out now while i can as far far to much good gear is about not being used i still adore it but i must cut down.
    Tisbury Passive Pre Amplifier
    Technics 909S Power Amplifier
    KEF Reference 103 Speakers
    Arcam Alpha 7SE CD Player
    Cambridge / QED / Linn Interconnects / Cable Talk..

    Vinyl
    Rega P2 / RB250 / Empire 2000X Cartridge...

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    Nad 3020 Amplifier / Tandberg Fasett Speakers / Aiwa R30 Tuner

  2. #722
    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    Well done Dan I've been through the bargain hunting cold turkey too, feel better for it but I now throw a few hundred into occasional purchases while I would have thought that frivolous a few years ago. The system is sounding better for it mind you

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  3. #723
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Just trying out my Chinese 5" full range drivers. I bunged them in some spare small Philips reflex boxes for a listen. The sound is way better than anticipated, very transparent and detailed with none of the upper end sizzle I usually hear with twin cone drivers. I reckon a compact 1/4 wave TL box could be the way to go with these.



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  4. #724
    Join Date: Dec 2018

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    Are those going to become your main speakers once the Tannoys go?

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  5. #725
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    Are those going to become your main speakers once the Tannoys go?

    S.
    Probably not, I have rather a lot of speaker options.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

  6. #726
    Join Date: Feb 2008

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    I'm Alex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Just trying out my Chinese 5" full range drivers. I bunged them in some spare small Philips reflex boxes for a listen. The sound is way better than anticipated, very transparent and detailed with none of the upper end sizzle I usually hear with twin cone drivers. I reckon a compact 1/4 wave TL box could be the way to go with these.



    Pretty big magnets
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  7. #727
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
    Pretty big magnets
    Nice alloy basket too, ventilated behind rear spider, plus rubber surrounds. All good.

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

  8. #728
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    How much were they Geoff?
    Martin



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    Technics SLP1200 CD Player * Nelson Pass DCB1 Pre amp / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


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  9. #729
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    How much were they Geoff?
    Delivered cost for a pair from China worked out at just over 100.

    There's a listing here: https://es.aliexpress.com/item/Aucha...OrigTitle=true

    There's a quarter wave horn type enclosure design here if anybody can make sense of it. Not what I'll be using.

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

  10. #730
    Join Date: Feb 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Delivered cost for a pair from China worked out at just over 100.

    There's a listing here: https://es.aliexpress.com/item/Aucha...OrigTitle=true

    There's a quarter wave horn type enclosure design here if anybody can make sense of it. Not what I'll be using.

    Looks a bit like the Hi Fi News Paraline design from the 60's, was a great sounding speaker using an 8" Elac unit (8N148 or 8N185). My pair made a terrific sound from a 1 Watt amplifier that I constructed.

    https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=89180
    Spendorman

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