I've decided against lugging these monsters to NoiSing and i'll introduce them here instead.
I really have run out of space for new speakers and decided do make one last statement pair that has some room for upgrades so as to satisfy my itch till I get my own place.
That's was the excuse anyway...
After experimenting with a TL for my Scanspeak 15Ws, i decide to look for an existing TL design to try. I eventually settled for a Troels Gravesen design since i've not heard any of his design before. Design & construction info here http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Jenzen-SEAS-ER.htm
The speaker boxes are finished in high gloss white laminate and bird's eye maple veneer. The final result may not be to you or probably anyone's liking but hey, the point of DIY is to get it exactly the way I want it no?
There are many tweeters, mids & bass drivers you can use with whilst keeping the crossover but i've started with the baseline Seas Excel tweeter and Seas Prestige mid & bass.
Commercial speaker pictures tend to make them look bigger than they are... not in this case, these are really are big!
Right after the speakers are fired up and playing sweet music... err, the place is alot less messy now.
Here's what the inside of the bass cabinet looks like.
After stuffing with felt & foam. There will be another 2 bags of dacron suspended behind the woofer.
The chosen veneer, bird's eye maple
The mid-high enclosure when viewed from the rear. What you don't see are bitumen pads underneath the felt on the walls around the woofer. The rear panel of the cabinet also spots a perpendicular piece that will fold the lower section, extending the TL further.
Mid-highs cab & bass cab together ready to rock!
Crossover is assembled on mdf and is external. It will eventually be mounted in a pair of white high gloss box as well
Neutrik connectors between the speaker and crossover because i hate binding posts. This high gloss finish gives the speaker a mirror finish throughout.
- Tweeter: Seas Excel T25CF001
- Midrange: Seas ER18RNX
- Bass: Seas CA26RFX
- Height: 120cm
- Width: 32cm
- Depth: 47cm
- Mid-High Cab: ~25kg
- Bass Cab: ~40kg
- Crossover: ~8kg
Frequency Response in room
After a few weeks they have settled into the living room. As it is an open plan room with almost no room treatment, the soundstaging and midbass punch can be better but deep bass is definitely there. More on how they sound later...