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    "The Widgets" update

    Finally got the drivers mounted. Will do some tweaking before taking them back apart for veneer.
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    I almost hate to say it- but everything looks like it needs a tweak when sharing the same space as the KICK ASS TURNTABLE! What a shrine to VINYL!



    Actually, the speakers look sweet, too. How do they sound so far?

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    Very nice!

    What do you use these, for...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boputnam
    Very nice!

    What do you use these, for...?
    The L26's are temporary until the big speakers are done. I can't go a single day without tunes, so they are there until the others are finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapy._.face
    I almost hate to say it- but everything looks like it needs a tweak when sharing the same space as the KICK ASS TURNTABLE! What a shrine to VINYL!
    Actually, the speakers look sweet, too. How do they sound so far?
    I prefer vinyl, so after many years, I finally moved up to a ClearAudio Champion II with a SME 309 arm and Benz Micro cart. It is pure sweetness.

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    FWIW, Pearl Jam's new album is on red vinyl.
    had L25,L36,L40,L120,L222,L300,AquariusIV(2),S1,4408
    have L65,L100,L222,DorianS12,B380

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    Cool... looks like you still have a ways to go... keep us posted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget
    Cool... looks like you still have a ways to go... keep us posted.


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    I needed these operational for a audio meet at my place on the 20th. So, after the meet I will veneer them. That also allows time for the veneer to get here. The sides and back will be ribbon sapele run horizontal. The front will be sapele pommele. I'm not sure about the top yet.

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    So what are you running in those? It looks like an Altec 511 horn and Altec LF, with 077 UHF. How do they sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaec
    So what are you running in those? It looks like an Altec 511 horn and Altec LF, with 077 UHF. How do they sound?

    John
    Altec 416-8C, 802-8G on a 511B horn and JBL 077. Haven't heard them yet, as I'm finishing up the crossovers this week: an Altec N501 circuit with the HF circuit from a JBL 3106. It took a while to get to his point, as I had to cut down the 511B to fit, recut for the woofer (original to small) and while I was at it, sprayed the interior of the cabinet with some dampening material. The sides are sand filled and the entire cabinet lined in fiberglass.

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    It's quite a pleasure seeing those cabinets in use.

    I thunked 'em with my own knuckles when they were first made.

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    Very cool!

    A7 meets K2 kinda...

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    Bass ports done, after much swapping and listening. Still need to install the crossovers and veneer, but for now listening is filling up my time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardsweb
    Still need to install the crossovers and veneer, but for now listening is filling up my time.
    I know just how you feel! The Widgets Mark II have been playing fantastic music and not getting veneered for months now... one of these days, I'm going to pull the drivers and finish them!


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    Have we seen these cabs before?

    Widget, are these the cabinets from a thread last year, the ones you posted pics of looking down into from the top with extensive plywood rib bracing?

    If so, I bet all that Zilch got out of thunking 'em was sore knuckles . Those cabs are rock-solid!

    Should be beautiful looking when Wardsweb finishes 'em... Pictures please!

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