First Time 9 - Billy Box
Actually i had no need for yet another speaker.mehr..
Our livingroom was well equipted with SB18, SB30 Center and a MDS12 Subwoofer.
But our bedroom had old speakers that could well be replaced and i was in a mood to build smoething, so i ordered the First Time 9 set. After i ordered the set my
Our livingroom was well equipted with SB18, SB30 Center and a MDS12 Subwoofer.
But our bedroom had old speakers that could well be replaced and i was in a mood to build smoething, so i ordered the First Time 9 set. After i ordered the set my
The field of loudspeaker building was born almost a century ago, with the invention of the dynamic sound converter by Western Electric engineers Vente and Turas, and it has not seen many significant developments since then. Of course the chassis elements have been more specifically tailored for their transmission tasks, basses had more mass than mid-range speakers, and tweeters needed a much lighter membrane –mehr..
Satorique 2, High End Elegance
After the ONE comes the TWO. The Satorique 2. The Satorique 1 is a compact, but GREAT-sounding loudspeaker. This small box produces deeper tones than you would expect based on its dimensions. Unfortunately a compact box, with its smaller membrane surface, can produce bass, but not a strong bass pressure. The dimensions of the Satori MW16P-8 tell me that the SB Acoustics loudspeaker is wonderfully designed for a d’Appolito construction.mehr..
The most common questions we are asked about our new products and in email inquiries start with the telling words, “Couldn’t you …?” Usually these questions are wondering about changing the shape from one piece to two pieces, using a reflex tube instead of a slit or vice versa, and whether the loudspeaker can be used for a home theater.mehr..
As we know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and beautiful sounds are in the ear of the listener. In the area of loudspeaker building, for whatever reason, we have gotten used to placing much more emphasis on the second part of that statement than the first. That means a great deal of attention is paid to diagram-readers; all of the jumps in the measurement curve are smoothed out, and the baffle board in particular is designed with the greatest of care.mehr..
Satorique Home Cinema
It’s been 20 years now since I was first “infected” with the home theater bug. I started with a VHS video recorder and a Trinitron 4:3 tube TV, and over the years I gradually expanded and improved my equipment fleet. After a high-quality living room theater (at least by the standards of the time), with a 720p projector, DVD player and 5.1 loudspeaker setup, I built my first basement theater in a rental house:mehr..
After filling my small student room for years with sound from my old 5.1 system of a very well-known brand, something better had to be found for my first real living room. 5.1 was out of the question because of the room layout and it also did not suit my taste at all.mehr..
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When you think about why the Needle is so successful, it’s hard to find a really obvious reason. It features a small full-range speaker that wobbles around in a much-too-big cabinet, and its membrane area is much too small to reproduce the bass – but at the same time far too big to generate high notes. That brings us to the next weakness, the extreme bundling at increasing frequencies, which means that at most one pair of ears can be in the sweet spot at any given time.mehr..
Audible Sub 12
We took up the cause of dynamic home movie theater with enormous efficiency far over 90 dBS when we introduced the matching center to the Audible 17 and 34. If you want to reach a high level with fewer watts, you'll have to forego the bass depth. So our loud home theater was not complete with the fifth element because today the moving pictures depend on low-frequency effects which do not want to rank behing the satellite power. Another subwoofer had to be added which would shake the foundation. No problem.mehr..
Bothos one piece FT11
It all started so harmlessly. I actually just wanted new speakers for my desk so that I can enjoy the music and not get just a droning in my ears. After some searching and then a lot of reading, the Quickly 14s took their place with me in the basement. Normally, this would have been the end because the plan was carried out.mehr..
Wiegers Duetta Terrazzo
It all started after we moved into our new home. I have some experience with building speakers, in the past I have build a horn, an active subwoofer and satellite speakers. There was also an unfinished project where I used Polyester mixed with sand and poured into a mold with an inside mold of polystyrene. It was on a summer day in the backyard of my parents house, there was no wind, the neighbors complained about the horrible styrene smell and finally finding out that I was using the wrong initiator that resulted in very high temperatures and in the end a cracked housing…!! Disaster!! They ended up as bird houses in a deserted area of the garden. Back to nowmehr..
Maurizios Little Princess
Sometime in mid-2012, the building of speakers was a topic at the weekly meeting for dining and drinking. It turned out quickly that two friends have already had some experience with the works of LoudSpeakerBuilding.com. One of the two had the Queen at home and was very satisfied,mehr..
Satorique 1, the High End Formula of small speakers
While we were once again having one of our talks with Intertechnik, Andreas Wolf wondered if I didn't want to develop a real blue class speaker with Satori by SB Acoustics. "Sure," I said, but I was entering new terrain because the Satori speakers have almost never been available in a kit worldwide. The Satori line -mehr..
9.2 ways with Davids FT12
After I started a do-it-yourself project to optimize the bass range in my home theater, I ran across LoudSpeakerBuilding.com. So I quickly finished the two subs, and then it really started. I spent hours reading almost every DIY article, imagining in my head what you could do in a normal household with a jigsaw, a planer, a router and an orbital sander, and how I would be spending my time in the future (as if I had nothing else to do…)mehr..
Audible 34 -audiophile strong efficiency speaker-
As you can see from the name, we made it our mission to create a box that was audible – and you can take that literally. Since the main contribution of the Power 17, the next-to-last box presented in the magazine, was its strong output rather than ideal audiophile-friendly quality, the GAM-100 Airmotion transformer created especially for the AXP series gives us another chance to take it up a notchmehr..
Stefan’s SB 18
Building a pair of loudspeakers is one thing. Documenting the details of the building process is quite another! It’s hard to say exactly what convinced me to build them myself. Maybe it was just the desire to have something special without spending a fortune on it. Sure, loudspeakers primarily need to sound good, but the eyes are listening too, as they say.mehr..
Hi everyone, Searching for the Blues – a Bavarian building report. Which one of the Blues Class speakers would it be?? A trial listen? … Hmm, it was 700 km to the listening studio. :( So that was out of the question. But then I read the article “Ich hör auf”!! Gulp. Well then.mehr..
Sabrinas assembly report to FT2TL
Let’s see, where is the best place to start an assembly report? We’ll start with the background – how we came to be interested in DIY projects. In August 2012, we got a new television to replace our outdated one.mehr..
Long gone are the days when it was enough to create a loudspeaker that was purely meant for listening to music. SB 417 and the Little Princess are examples of well-intended projects – thanks to users with other ideas, though, they quickly advanced into the viewing arena too, in other words home theater. No, we’re not sorry about it –mehr..
Christian’s FT 9
Hi everyone, now that my first do-it-yourself loudspeakers are finished, I’m ready to deliver my building report. My project started the way it did for many other people – I was looking for DIY loudspeakers, and after looking at a few other pages, I ended up here. Then I spent about 2 weeks reading building reports, or rather devouring themmehr..
Stonewall’s Little Princess
The following article doesn’t have anything to do with a conference schedule or a panel of judges, fortunately… the heading is a reference to how I went about creating my finish. But first let me start with a couple of comments about do-it-yourself projects in general. Like many people, I eventually got to the point where the systems available in stores were no longer satisfactorymehr..
The FT 12 by Thomas
It’s been more than 20 years since I built myself a pair of Alto pedestal boxes. And it was just over two years ago that I sold them. I’ve been getting by with a couple of unremarkable Control Ones ever since. Until last spring – while the weather was still cold and dark here – when a good friend brought over an issue of a do-it-yourself magazine. We listened to all kinds of CDs on my freshly restored Harman Kardon, and philosophized about the loudspeakers described in the magazine.mehr..
It's not as if I'd nursed the ambition to build my own loudspeakers for a long time. I had recently acquired a 5.1 system, mostly to watch films. But was still on the lookout for a good solution for listening to music. The need to get some decent stereo speakers was therefore evident.mehr..
Tojos Duetta Center
Ever since I started working extensively in the area of loudspeaker building, I have been “stumbling” onto reports about the Eton chassis, with beautiful flowery descriptions and installed in all kinds of loudspeaker boxes. Since I mainly listen to music, but I also enjoy a good movie on occasion with the corresponding sound qualitymehr..
Duetta Top in a dream dress
Just to get it out of the way, let me admit: there are definitely much more space-saving ways to package 20 liters of breathing room for a delicate bass chassis. And there’s probably a much less complicated way to place a tweeter at ear level. Sure. In addition, six or seven boards glued together to make a nice-looking box would probably sound just as good, and it would be finished much faster than this project. It’s all true.mehr..
Two new loudspeaker drivers
For some time now, it’s been common practice here to introduce a new chassis as soon as it arrives, in the form of clever building suggestions that the world never knew it urgently needed. Naturally, that was the plan for the AXPs in the Gradient Axis series, too, but sometimes our plans don’t quite match up with reality. It’s not that our wealth of ideas – one of our most valuable assets – has dried upmehr..
Peters First Time 2 TL
It all started with a couple of loudspeakers from a used-goods shop. I live in an apartment with several roommates, and we were looking for a cheap sound system for our living room. In a well-known secondhand store in Hamburg, we found a couple of homemade boxes at an unbeatably low price. We took them home, hooked them up, and they started working right away.mehr..
They say things were better in the old days; in particular, loudspeakers still acted on their own behalf, and they could out out a decent volume even with low-performing amplifiers. Today things have gotten quiet around the high-output bass and mid-range speakers, the result of striving for a slimmer figure even for loudspeaker boxes.mehr..
Jean Paul’s Duetta
Now that I have reached the age when many of life’s decisions have already been made, I wanted to fulfill my long-held dream of having a nice “hobby room.” The hobby in question is music, with a little home theater show every so often.mehr..
Mystery PA by Klaus
PA speakers are as numerous as grains of sand on the beach. You can find almost everything in this category of sound convertersmehr..
... and then there was the keepsake that we tailor-made for the Midwest Audiofest. We had successfully avoided taking part in the contest, but since we were still barely known as speaker builders in the United States, we wanted to make a positive impression. That meant we couldn’t be obnoxious show-offs, but at the same time we didn’t want to be dismissed with an “Oh, that’s nice…”mehr..
Now that the Duetta is all set up in my home office and the SB36s have been finished as the replacements for the living room (report in the August issue), the next thing was to do the back loudspeakers for the surround system.mehr..
It doesn’t happen every day, and in fact we don’t usually have the time for it, but if a project suggested by a reader really interests us, we can always find a couple of minutes to take a closer look. That’s what happened when Klaus was daydreaming about his idea for a large Duettamehr..
Wallstreet 3 and 4
We seem to have broken open a hornet’s nest. Hardly had the Wall 150 and 300 been introduced when we started getting inquiries about whether something similar could be built for the Blues Class. Not that, too! was our first thought, but it doesn’t mean what you think. “Not that, too!”mehr..
Prologue “Become an author,” we challenge our readers, so that they can share their experiences with others about building and of course listening to the new boxes they have made using our assembly suggestions. Björn took us at our word, and we received his report with the text and attached images. It is available here for public use, free of charge.mehr..
It’s not really that unusual for a loudspeaker builder to be given an unreleased product that will be used for the first time in a newly designed assembly kit. At least half of our assembly kits involve just these kinds of newcomers, from every possible manufacturer. There are plenty of them out there, constantly searching for new buyers by offering innovations, often without asking what the world actually needs.mehr..
Duetta Standtop by Matthias
What’s interesting is that I was completely satisfied with my 7.1 computer box system for years. But after the subwoofer, which was also the amplifier, suffered a defect, I went on the search for new loudspeakers. Sure, a 7.1 home theater is a great thing, but on the whole I definitely spend more time listening to music. So I was looking for good stereo speakersmehr..
Mystery 1 PA
The developer’s great dream is to invent a loudspeaker set that everyone has always wanted but has never been built. We thought of this with an understandable chuckle when “larsm” emailed us from a hi-fi forum, looking for something for his school auditorium – the exact boxes we had put together the day before and provided with a crossover just that morning.mehr..
Michael’s Needle and RS100PC
It all started when my wife wanted a couple of good loudspeakers for her reading room, for sitting and listening to music comfortably. So we started by going through the relevant big-box electronics stores and looking for ready-made speakers. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything that she liked.mehr..
Wolfgang Vota 2
Now that I am writing this, I realize something: I don’t know exactly when and where it began in my case, this tinkering with loudspeakers. It’s not all that important, after all. But sometime in the late autumn of last year, when I was putting a few plants in the cellar for the winter, they popped up in my frame of vision again: my first speaker boxes,mehr..
SB15CB and SB29Sub
Our own standards made it impossible for us to take the easy route when it came to creating a front speaker of very high musical quality that would go with the rears and the center. Unfortunately, in our hubris we also decided to make sure that the home theater would have the necessary “boom.” As anyone who has ever experienced an explosion in real life knows, that requires a potent subwoofer.mehr..
Music is part of our life, and everyone has their own soundtrack. Some started out with (mostly) black discs on a turntable, while others had an audiotape in a little plastic case (also known as a compact cassette). The younger generation began their soundtracks with mirrored silver discs or went straight to files, and more recently streaming music.mehr..
Inspired by the satisfactory sound of the rear speakers, we went ahead and built two centers. How else were they supposed to work as a stereo box? We doubled the volume of the SB 15 Rear and the number of basses, and that gave us the name: SB 30. We put the chassis elements in the standard order for center boxes: bass – tweeter – bass.mehr..
Home theater by Klemens
It all started when my wife expressed a desire for “surround sound” while we were watching a movie. And so it began: days and nights of reading forum posts and reports. The effect of my internet research is probably already familiar to most readers here:mehr..
Holgers SB 15
I should really apologize for my approach: first I use the SB 36 and SB 18, which are really intended for music, to build a home theater, and now I’m turning around and using the SB 15 home theater boxes just for music.mehr..
Axis 220 Neo
Building loudspeakers is not like throwing out requests at a concert, even if the obvious goal is to enjoy a lifelike concert once they’re finished. Quickly putting together a nice-sounding little two-way speaker with a #17 bass and tweeter is a full day’s work, and 85 dB/ 2.83 V is the general rule. Even a three-way speaker with similar sound pressure and a little more in the way of dynamics isn’t witchcraft;mehr..
Alex SB 240
Like many people, I began my long journey to the SB240 with one of the smaller representatives of this magazine’s works: the SB18, which I then expanded into the SB36. I have been convinced for a while now that the SB series has the right sound for my musical tastes.mehr..
SB 15 BR
When it comes down to it, the world of domestic loudspeakers is really fairly simple: a multi-channel home theater and stereo music are the only two ends of the scale that are relevant here. A car moving from left to right, a plane overhead and a train from the front to the back of the room are easy to reproduce when you have five to seven sound sources with a low-frequency foundation and an explanatory imagemehr..
Seas Coax TV
Finding gaps and filling them with useful products is one of the main tasks of loudspeaker building, and we have made that our mission from the very beginning. At first it was easy, but after what feels like 150 or more assembly suggestions, you would think there aren’t too many openings left. You’d be wrong!mehr..
It was a surprise for my birthday: the RS100 assembly kit and a DTA-1. I was really happy about it – thank you, Anke. Design? That was quickly decided, since the RS was going to be used in the same room with the Duettas.mehr..
Peer’s one-piece Vota2
For many years, my father has always talked about buying himself “real floorstanding speakers.” Recently, he finally traded in his old squallbox surround system for a later generation of speakersmehr..
The questions people ask – it’s almost unbelievable! “Can I get the FT 12 with a better chassis?” was one of them. When most stores would be happy if they could offer an FT 12 at all, even with the “worse” chassis. Of coursemehr..
Hardys SB 240
I have now fulfilled a long-treasured dream. A new stereo system. No, not a new device, but a REVOX system from my youth, which was an impossible dream at the time because of my lack of funds.mehr..
SB 29 digital sub
It was kind of a coincidence, but it was in fact Christmastime when we received a not-so-surprise gift from an angel. He put an active module with a digital sound processor under our tree; we had been waiting for it for a long time because it was an important gap in our range of products.mehr..
Many call it nostalgia, or more recently even vintage, but Seas was definitely not thinking about the good old days when it designed what nowadays is a very unconventional box. Pairing a 26 cm bass with a 35-mm tweeter has always failed because of the available chassis elementsmehr..
Anyone who takes the effort to write a special-interest magazine, whether in print or online, gets most of his motivation from the readers’ responses to his work. Creating a positive response, not just in the sense of entertaining reading, is the be-all and end-all for all “self-promoters” – it is their way of creating a small legacy for themselves.mehr..
First Time 12 by Nils
I ran across the First Time 6 in a forum, but there was one problem. I ordered the assembly kit from an online supplier, and despite the guaranteed availability, it never arrived. I only found out by emailmehr..
Rolfs SB 18 floorstanding
Ever since I caught the bug with two Mystery Subs built as part of a Mystery Party for my office, this website has had me completely under its spell. After four years of fun with the Mystery, I sold it – which meant it was time to update the speakersmehr..
Axis neo 34
Kerpen, we have a problem... That was more or less the response when we (Andreas Wolf, Udo Wohlgemuth and Patrick Even) sat down and talked about assembly-kit plans for the Christmas seasonmehr..
Christian’s FT 12
The FT12 came as if called, although I myself almost missed its call. I prefer small, narrow boxes that exceed your expectations. If they’re free-standing boxes, all the better. That was the first problem.mehr..
The Little Princess – what else?!
I’m actually something of a novice when it comes to do-it-yourself loudspeakers. But like many of the people here, I soon caught the bug, and after my first horn loudspeaker I needed a new projectmehr..
First Time 12
Once upon a time ... That’s the start of a sentence we always liked to hear as children, since it was associated with the joyful anticipation of a (grand)mother’s sweet fairytale. Only much later did we realize that it also meant a departure, and that things were no longer the way we remembered themmehr..
Kostas SB 36
I wanted to quickly introduce you to my SB 36 and say a few words about it. Before I begin, let me say a big THANK YOU for this wonderful website, to the community members and above all to “Köder”mehr..
It has always been a particular goal for us to build boxes that the world actually needs. That’s why we are always listening to our customers – the great advantage when you also sell the products that you inventmehr..
I came to loudspeaker building through a good friend whose father had already built dozens of loudspeakers. I had many opportunities to try them out at homemehr..
Loudspeaker assembly kits are just what is needed when new loudspeaker chassis elements first see the light of day. The kits are the only thing that provides a practical application for them. We can feel fortunate with the Eton because we have Philipp Vavron on our team, who is known for building excellent drivers.mehr..
On the search for a new hobby, I ran across this website. I hoped that building my own loudspeakers would give me a creative, hands-on activity, with the reward of listening pleasure. The Needles assembly kit was a blind, or rather deaf, purchase – I wanted to be surprised.mehr..
You just can’t say it loud enough: the creations known as “Needles” have long ago become synonymous in the DIY world with the trick of pulling greatness out of small wide-range speakers. When we measured the small wide-range speakers from Dayton Audio, we thought of the Needle right away. Would they work well enough here, too?mehr..
Franks SB 417
It’s high time for me to write my first assembly report. Now that I’ve been enjoying the sounds of my SB 417 for several weeks, I want to let you in on its creation story. It all started in the summer of 2012. I was looking for something to balance out my stressful work life,mehr..
Duetta from Marcus
A little less than a year ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Duettas for the first time at Matthias’ place in Darmstadt. After that, I realized that my previous boxes were more nice than good, and that DIY was a real alternative. After jumping in with the SB 15 for the bedroom (very cool sound – but too small for the living room), I really wanted to have/build some Duettas.mehr..
Seas Micro and Dappo
When we started building our own loudspeaker boxes four decades ago, SEAS was already a big name in the industry; every serious retailer had a whole collection of structures using their chassis components, given that they were the best thing yet invented for enjoying music. This time, with MS Micro and D’Appo 4, very small boxes provide huge listening pleasure.mehr..
Once I had infected myself with the loudspeaker bug while building my Needles, it quickly became clear that that was just the beginning! In building the Needles, I got to use my favorite building material, acrylic, which has a very positive effect on the design. That’s not meant as a criticism of the usually very spartan designsmehr..
Building loudspeakers is no different from real life: there are winners and losers. The second category definitely includes the SB 17 RNXC-4, the four-ohm version of the beloved bass mid-range speaker from the SB 18, SB 36 and the SB 240. Here we can already see that the brother has claimed all of the spots,mehr..
AX 6 center by captain carot
It was all supposed to be so easy. I needed a new pair of loudspeakers. Instead of multi-channel sound, it was just going to be stereo. To keep things simple, it was also supposed to be a wide-range speaker,mehr..
Kuddels Axis 85
Once I had built the Ax-6 HR, I wanted to bring another project to life with the new gradient chassis. The main reason was not just the fun of building it, but also my passion for wide-range speakers. They had always worked really well with my EL34 amp.Unfortunately,mehr..
Richards Duetta Top
A few years ago, a defining moment convinced me of the advantages of having good loudspeakers. I was at a friend’s apartment late at night, after a long evening of hearing Pink Floyd’s “Wish you were here” through some free-standing speakersmehr..
Rincewind’s Seas MS-Micro
As a professional mouse-pusher, I spend a lot of time in front of the monitor. In the last two years, the current telecommuting trend has also made its way into my environment.mehr..
Kevins AX 8
It all started with a 100-euro gift card from a large hi-fi store and my girlfriend’s desire to have proper music in her living room.When I found out that she wanted to buy a stereo system, I had the idea of making it a joint project.mehr..
Sometimes you come up with an idea that you want to implement, and you immediately start running around telling the world about your plan at the top of your lungs. That’s how we felt after the presentation of the AXT speakers when someone asked us about a wide-range box with a bass supplement.mehr..
Vota 2 Fritz
Hi all, it is complete!!! Maybe you’ll be interested in my little assembly report. Hmm, where should I start… The genesis of the idea to get some new boxes probably came from my weekly Saturday cleaning marathon. Years ago,mehr..
A quick 18 by Andreas, or: The “Quick Expedit”
Since we have been a little bit spoiled with the SB240 in our living room, there was a request to upgrade the sound in the home office too, with something better than the usual PC speakers.mehr..
Holger`s SB 36 home theater
As we all know, nothing lasts longer than a temporary fix. Mine consisted of some well-aged DIY boxes that I had supplemented with additional loudspeakers from the Holocene period of Dolby surround sound and that didn’t harmonize in the least.mehr..
Moritz 17 AL
Since I have been listening to more music recently while studying for my exams, and abusing my ears with low-quality PC speakers, I thought it would be nice to listen to music on a decent system againmehr..
Dayton 17 AL
You can’t plan for the success or failure of a loudspeaker box – something that upsets more than a few retailers who want to plan their purchases in advance based on what is popular with their customers. Always having enough products in stock guarantees satisfied customers who can listen to music just a few days after ordering their new boxes. At this juncture,mehr..
Hi-fi has fascinated me ever since I started earning my own money, which was a long time ago now. Back then, I bought myself a Sony system with dual boxes. It was an almost unaffordable hobby for me, and that was a good 27 years ago. I had just finished my training as a cabinetmaker, and unfortunately you don’t earn a whole lot in that line of work – not much to live on, but enough to survive.mehr..
It started as it so often does whenever, after a nice weekend filled with music from our borrowed test boxes, Monday rolls around again. Boris had subjected the SB 18 to a test at home and thought that everything in my sound description was realistic. He was very impressed by the detailed contrast and the harmonic interactions of the SBAcoustics chassismehr..
With the new versions of the First Time 2 TL and its home theater offshoots Quickly 14 and 28, along with the Quickly 36, we are slowly approaching our goal of completing at least the first of the magazine’s most popular series. The Quickly 18 represents the last building block; more than any of the other assembly kits, it keeps an eye – or is that an ear?mehr..
Berlin school project
To create happy ears, eyes and faces, all you need is wood, a little know-how and some friendly support. What the above equation is trying to represent, with just a few pictures and the charmingly beautiful results,mehr..
SB 18 Matthias
For years listening to music was limited to my cars, where a good friend - thanks to owning a carhifi shop - regularly installed the appropriate soundsystem. It never needed to be high-priced. It just had to create slightly more "pressure" andmehr..
Excel 22 DXT
Hermann? Right, of course, it’s Hermann! It’s hard to say why I remembered his name as soon as he walked into the listening studio – like the man himself, it just resurfaced. We agreed that his last visit must have been almost 15 years ago, although I think just under 20 years is a more realistic guess. Back thenmehr..
Sorens AX 6
When the AX5,6,8 models came out, I ordered an assembly kit for the AX6 HR. At the same time, though, I was just starting to renovate an old barnyard. It took me a long time to get around to building the AX 6. By the start of the new year,mehr..
Marias SB 18
Before my boyfriend spent his summer vacation almost fanatically building his own high-quality speaker boxes, it had never for a moment occurred to me that you could improve the listening quality of your favorite music by yourself. As a supportive girlfriend, I closely observed the processmehr..
Take over Berlin
Not too long ago, we were able to add two new pictures to our gallery, showing the Mystery Center, Sub and PA chassis in a very unusual cabinet. Nik Nowak, a Berlin sound artist who specializes in attention-getting projects, sent us the pictures after finishing his “sound tank,”mehr..
As soon as Vota 1 and 2 were featured in the magazine the readers were already calling for an extension. Please develop a home cinema system with even more possible choices was written into my to-do list. A look at the original survey revealed that nobody had asked for it originally, but often further requests are generated once a product has hit bulls eye.mehr..
Maltes SB 18
my SB 18 has been playing for a while now on my system in the newly established music room and I thought I could submit my impressions along with a few images of the system.mehr..
Every year I read through the various do-it-yourself loudspeaker projects and then give up on the idea a few weeks later, since I don’t have enough space or very many tools at home. This time, though, I was so fired up about doing a project that I was finally ready to build my own speaker boxes.mehr..
These are one of the most popular types on the do-it-yourself market when it comes to good-value beginners’ boxes. With good reason, people who are new to building their own boxes appreciate the uncomplicated way their frequency response can be adjusted through volume compensation. At the same time, they are not afraid ofmehr..
Axels Simply Exotic
People have different ways of indulging their love of the exotic; mine is specifically focused on a pair of chassis made by Seas. More precisely, the Seas X1 Exotic F8. Seas developed this wide-range speaker with a retro look, which is the real draw here. It runs on a heavy ALNICO magnet, which causes a paper membrane with integrated papyrus fibers to vibrate. In addition,mehr..
Vota 1 and Vota 2
Polls are nowadays very popular, especially on television. They are intended to reflect moods that affect everyone. Scientists have in anticipation devised a sophisticated set of questions to capture everything that is important to us in a representative and precise way. We abmit that we don’t have commissioned any specialised polling institute to create such databases for us as well. But, when we asked in May: "What box missing in your collection?", we nevertheless got an answer.mehr..
Well... After the usual internet search for HIFI in general and speakers in particular, I also came across Udo ;). Sometime in May this year I began to read through all the assembly reports. The FT10 was shortlisted because only two chassis were visible. Second on the list and creating a good gut feeling was the SB36. So I started drawing up plans and doing some calculations.mehr..
Now it really has been more than three years since I finished building my first construction model, when I promised a sound review of the Exotic F8 from Seas that had just come out. In the meantime, there were plenty of other things to do, which gave me the welcome mental excuse that I couldn’t start building the cabinet just yet. As a halfway honest person, though, I have to admit that my procrastination had more to do with the fact that I didn’t have a mental image of the right cabinet for the high standards of the Exotic.mehr..
Elroy, the many-sided Seas sub
Anyone who has a home theater needs a subwoofer. If you want your viewing room to look like Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack by the end of the movie, there’s no getting around that statement. More moderate people, a group to which I feel I belong, can be satisfied with a smaller subwoofer, where their records remain undamaged on the shelf and the small cracks in the walls come from mining work rather than speaker volume. Butmehr..
Now they’re almost all back on the market – the economical Quicklies and FirstTimes that we’ve been publishing constant updates for during the last few months, with the new Gradient Select chassis. We finally finished this somewhat retrograde activity for the replacement types; the FT 4 and in particular the FT 6 are still missing, but they probably won’t be needed any more in their previous formmehr..
The drive for many innovations is the dissatisfaction with the circumstances where one's work can no longer be found. This is often caused the acquisition of a company by another that resulted in a changed objective. Our Danish neighbours experienced this in the recent past. Their traditional speaker industry was taken over by an American company and put on a whole new foundation. Product lines disappeared, modern technology was replaced by more modern one, and new markets were catered for. This was certainly not a mistake butmehr..
You probably already know how it is. Whenever I start one of these reports, I come out with something different from what I originally meant to say. Why should today be any different? I’ve gotten used to following sudden inspirations, both internal and external, that shift my good intentions to a completely different track. Anyway:mehr..