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djhamp
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:27 pm

I would like one if its not too late!
 
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bkeane1259
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:24 pm

For anyone interested, here are the FR drivers used in the blind test on Friday night. The Mark Audio Alpair-7 was the winner. If you have any specific questions, please post them here. The picture is pretty self-explanatory. This test was informative, educational and a lot of fun. Thanks Mark!!

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blue934
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks for posting that Bryan. Was there any filtering applied to these drivers or where they run full signal?

David
 
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:58 pm

Does anyone have any comments on the sound of the many designs presented? I'm dying to hear reviews from the weekend.

David
 
mjgeorge
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:39 pm

I just wanted to say thanks to Mark (Meniscus), Matt, Bryan and everyone involved in putting this event together! It was an outstanding event. I enjoyed meeting some great people (wish I could have met everyone) and listening to some fantastic sounding speakers.

For me, the highlight of the show was Mark's (Meniscus) radio station budget two-way (they are the small two-ways in rosewood). Jeff B. did an outstanding job with the crossovers. The target price for the kit was almost unbelievable. I can't wait to see these posted on their website.

I also greatly enjoyed hearing the MLTL Doceros. Another great crossover from Jeff B. paired with some nice bass from Paul K's cabinet design (not to mention the excellent woofer from Meniscus).

Some other standouts for me included
1. Dennis Murphy's ER18 MTMs - well balanced from top to bottom. What can I say? Dennis knows his stuff.
2. Matt's Blues MTM in the MLTL cabinets. The HiVi L6-4R woofers are a great sounding budget woofer (they look great too). Paul K's MLTL design was also really good. These were my favorite of all the L6 based designs.
3. Ben's Nephila with the HiVi F6 and the Airborne RT-5002 had some really good imaging with a large soundstage.
4. Craig's MTM with the Focal drivers produced a surprisingly full sound for such small drivers.
5. Jim Holtz's Finalists and Statements II also sounded really good. Kudos to Jim for doing some heavy lifting!
6. Speedle's Tarkus build in Wilson inspired cabinets - loved those cabinets.

A couple of overall takeaways
1. This was my first time hearing some of Jeff B's designs. Your reputation is well earned! Great designs. Thank you for all you do for this hobby.
2. I think we heard four different designs in MLTL cabinets designed by Paul K. I enjoyed the bass quality in all four of those designs. Thanks, Paul!

Thanks again to all those who made this such a fun event! Great sound and great people. Can't wait for next time!

Matthew
 
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Wolf
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:43 am

meniscus wrote:


I really like the 1052- and it's a bargain....
Later,
Wolf
 
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Wolf
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:46 am

mjgeorge wrote:
I just wanted to say thanks to Mark (Meniscus), Matt, Bryan and everyone involved in putting this event together! It was an outstanding event. I enjoyed meeting some great people (wish I could have met everyone) and listening to some fantastic sounding speakers.

For me, the highlight of the show was Mark's (Meniscus) radio station budget two-way (they are the small two-ways in rosewood). Jeff B. did an outstanding job with the crossovers. The target price for the kit was almost unbelievable. I can't wait to see these posted on their website.

I also greatly enjoyed hearing the MLTL Doceros. Another great crossover from Jeff B. paired with some nice bass from Paul K's cabinet design (not to mention the excellent woofer from Meniscus).

Some other standouts for me included
1. Dennis Murphy's ER18 MTMs - well balanced from top to bottom. What can I say? Dennis knows his stuff.
2. Matt's Blues MTM in the MLTL cabinets. The HiVi L6-4R woofers are a great sounding budget woofer (they look great too). Paul K's MLTL design was also really good. These were my favorite of all the L6 based designs.
3. Ben's Nephila with the HiVi F6 and the Airborne RT-5002 had some really good imaging with a large soundstage.
4. Craig's MTM with the Focal drivers produced a surprisingly full sound for such small drivers.
5. Jim Holtz's Finalists and Statements II also sounded really good. Kudos to Jim for doing some heavy lifting!
6. Speedle's Tarkus build in Wilson inspired cabinets - loved those cabinets.

A couple of overall takeaways
1. This was my first time hearing some of Jeff B's designs. Your reputation is well earned! Great designs. Thank you for all you do for this hobby.
2. I think we heard four different designs in MLTL cabinets designed by Paul K. I enjoyed the bass quality in all four of those designs. Thanks, Paul!

Thanks again to all those who made this such a fun event! Great sound and great people. Can't wait for next time!

Matthew


Were you to my left most of the event? We talked about the 'Tudes?
Trying to get your name/face pairing.

Later,
Wolf
 
mjgeorge
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:31 am

Yes, I was to your left. I was sitting next to you or Speedle most of the time. I was wearing the Detroit Jazz Festival shirt.
 
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Wolf
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Re: DIY Speaker & Full range Shootout @ Mensicus Audio

Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:11 am

Gotcha.

Too many Matts.....

mjgeorge
mattsk8
musicformatt
S7910

Were there more?
Wolf
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