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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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    I'm Steve.

    Default DIY speaker kit build.

    I have purchased a speaker kit from Mike Lenehan of Lenehan Audio, his LK1 kit.
    So far I have only opened the box and looked inside due to other projects on the go atm.

    I have never built a pair of speakers before and this seemed like a good place to start if a little expensive ($1100 aussie) the crossover is pre built at that price.
    All panels are pre cut etc all that is needed is to be able to read and follow instructions.

    I'll post pics as I build if there is any interest.

    I have not decided on a finish as yet, so the will remain plain old MDF until I do.

    I don't know if Lehehan Audio is known or if their speakers are available in UK, but they have a large following here in Australia.
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12 (work in progress).
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1, Hadcock GH228 special.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2, VdH DDT-II special.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A, Vincent CD-S4.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50. Denafrips Ares II.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre. Elekit TU-8500 Pre, Pass B1Korg DIY pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  2. #2
    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: West Sussex, UK

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    I'm Steve.

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    Hi Steve
    Is the kit a floor mount or stand mount.
    Very good luck with the build mate.
    Make sure you post pic of the build from start to finish.

    Regards Steve
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  3. #3
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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    I'm Steve.

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    They are small stand mounts, when I get my new camera (tomorrow) I'll take some pics
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12 (work in progress).
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1, Hadcock GH228 special.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2, VdH DDT-II special.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A, Vincent CD-S4.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50. Denafrips Ares II.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre. Elekit TU-8500 Pre, Pass B1Korg DIY pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  4. #4
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    Posts: 468
    I'm Steve.

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    A few pics, pencil for scale.

    IMG_0005.jpgIMG_0006.jpgIMG_0007.jpg
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12 (work in progress).
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1, Hadcock GH228 special.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2, VdH DDT-II special.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A, Vincent CD-S4.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50. Denafrips Ares II.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre. Elekit TU-8500 Pre, Pass B1Korg DIY pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  5. #5
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    They look interesting. I wonder what the small inductor is for, to iron out a little spike at the top end maybe?
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

  6. #6
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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    All inductors are hand wound by the designer.

    These could be the best stand mounts I have heard. I always wanted to try his speakers but they were so out of my range financially, this is my chance.
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12 (work in progress).
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1, Hadcock GH228 special.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2, VdH DDT-II special.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A, Vincent CD-S4.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50. Denafrips Ares II.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre. Elekit TU-8500 Pre, Pass B1Korg DIY pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  7. #7
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batty View Post
    I'll post pics as I build if there is any interest.
    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Link to Lenehan website here although does not show the kit

    https://www.lenehanaudio.com.au/speakers.html
    Current Lash Up:

    *Sony SCD XB790QS* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


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  8. #8
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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    Update:

    First dry run of assembling the cabinets.
    IMG_0037.jpgIMG_0038.jpgIMG_0039.jpgIMG_0041.jpgIMG_0042.jpg
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12 (work in progress).
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1, Hadcock GH228 special.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2, VdH DDT-II special.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A, Vincent CD-S4.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50. Denafrips Ares II.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre. Elekit TU-8500 Pre, Pass B1Korg DIY pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  9. #9
    Join Date: Jan 2014

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    I'm AndyElectroNumpty.

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    Nice looking cabs!
    At the cutting edge of Numptyness!

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