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  1. Well still haven’t been able to get near them for completion. I’ve had some major renovations to my house so have them on hold. Hope to get to them soon. Will promise to post pics when I restart the project. Take care.
  2. You must be so excited Andrew! Yes I’ve heard similar in regards to the crossovers. The 450 will sound better at lower volume apparently. The ES sound their best at higher volume, which is good for me as we like to crank it up in my house pretty regularly, plus I have larger than normal room with very high ceilings. Let me know how yours sound when they arrive mate. I’m excited for you! 🤘
  3. Hi Andrew, wow really nice work! Walnut hey? Did you build the cabinets your self? I’m still at a stall with mine. I think I’ll try to source some veneer this week to keep the project moving forward. How’s the bass and what volume is the bin? Also what kind of amplification are you using? I’ve two Monarchy Audio sm70 pro SS amps. Will see how they fair and maybe try convince my wife into a Macintosh 275 next year. I’m hoping that my Trinnov ST2 Optimizer will sort out any attenuation issues etc. It’s performed a miracle with my current DIY baffleless speakers. They were almost unlistenable, would cut the ears off you before in my room. Now they sound quite good. Have you compared your lovely speakers with any Klipsch? Gerome.
  4. Ha ha, funny you should say that. I was completely in the zone building these in my limited spare time. Was having trouble sleeping because I couldn’t stop thinking about the build…… I was like a zombie, completely absorbed by the them……then my wife had enough. In fairness to her, my list of jobs needing to be sorted before our reno’s were piling up. Just had to put the project on hold. Probably better to be patient, wait to get some quality time, then complete them properly. Can’t believe my wife is cool with the size of these things. They’re gigantic! I’ll post more pictures in due time.
  5. Thanks mate. Have hit a bit of a stall. Have some renovations to take care of. Hope to be getting back to the project in the next couple of weeks. Can be really difficult finding the time to get stuck into them.
  6. Yes quite solid. Not a wood worker by any means but have taken my time with the basic skills and tools i have. Must say, am really enjoying the process of building them. This site is just great a resource for build indo. Just wish I had some solid consecutive days to finish them. Fingers crossed that they sound great. I've never actually even heard a klipsch heritage speaker. But going off peoples comments on klipsch and cornscala ish speakers I recon they'll be right up my alley. Have a Trinnov ST2 Optimizer to sort out the dodgie acoustics in the room and correct any weirdness so should be alright.
  7. Well the project is well and truly under way. Cabinet build almost there. Bracing and finishing to do. Does anyone have advice with how crazy I should go bracing? The window cross brace pictured is installed. The horizontal pieces shown are what I'm thinking of doing but I'm sure there is more or better I could do. Cabinets are 1 inch thick birch ply. Baffle is 1 3/4 laminate of birch and mdf. My bracing will be made from the 1 inch ply. To put things into perspective i could put anothet two cross braces in of the same size of the existing and be at 6ft3 internal volume. (Horn, drivers and corner blocking etc taken into consideration.) Made my cabinets a little larger at almost 6.9ft3 internal. Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers.
  8. Wow sootshe nice work. I was going to build a two box design but have changed my mind. I did my research on drivers and crossovers, spoke to Al K. I’m confident that the drive units, horns and networks will be a good match. Cheers for the drawings mate. Hi Tom, constructive comments are welcome. I’m definitely keeping the boxes as close to spec as possible. Will have to make them deeper though as the dcm50 mated to the eliptrac is a little deeper than the crites and Cornwall dimensions. Once I have all my parts in front of me I should be able figure it all out. I’ll have to take into consideration the larger volume needed due to added bracing, mid horn etc. Lbk, had a good look on the forum. Certainly is plenty of cornscala content here. I’ll be sure to post pics once everything is under way. Thanks again guys. Gerome.
  9. G’day all. Yet another prospective Cornscala builder with need for advice. After lusting over Cornwall iv’s for some time I could not justify spending AUD 18000.00 approx. 14000 US on a pair here in Australia so have decided to go the diy route. After a lot of poking around here on the forum I’ve ordered some ALK sp12 and es5800 networks, Crites cast frame woofers, B&C DCM50’s, DE120’s and eliptrac 400 with Dave’s tweeter horn. I initially was going to go with the C type Crites kit but was told that they have had huge problems in the past with freight companies in the past damaging orders etc when shipping to Oz. So that led me down a rabbit hole to purchasing the parts mentioned above. So my question/plea for help is about the cabinets. I would prefer to build split cab speakers as some have done but am not sure of the cabinet volume size and port shelves. I am intending to brace the cabs, but not too heavily. I was thinking of using 32mm MR MDF as I will probably paint the cabs professionally.(vehicle refinisher by trade). I am not opposed to using ply, just a little harder to get really nice material here in Perth. If anyone has any cabinet plans or advice it would be very welcome. I understand that building split cabs with mdf will probably change the character of the speakers, if there is any one who has had success or failed with building something similar please chime in, any advice would be hugely appreciated. Once finished the speakers will be living in a large room about 560 sq ft. With 18 ft vaulted ceilings so space is not a limiting factor. Gerome.
  10. Thanks Lbk. Yeah I definitely posted in the wrong section. tia your cabinets look tidy mate. Mdf certainly has it's pros and cons. Will use threaded inserts for sure. If I go the route of a one piece box I'll over do the rear panel fixings with lots of the inserts and use jarrah for the internal cleats/blocking. It's an Aussie hardwood, very very hard. Was going to go two box set up so I can seal the bass cabinet up nicely. Cheers
  11. G’day all. Yet another prospective Cornscala builder with need for advice. After lusting over Cornwall iv’s for some time I could not justify spending AUD 18000.00 approx. 14000 US on a pair here in Australia so have decided to go the diy route. After a lot of poking around here on the forum I’ve ordered some ALK sp12 and es5800 networks, Crites cast frame woofers, B&C DCM50’s, DE120’s and eliptrac 400 with Dave’s tweeter horn. I initially was going to go with the C type Crites kit but was told that they have had huge problems in the past with freight companies in the past damaging orders etc when shipping to Oz. So that led me down a rabbit hole to purchasing the parts mentioned above. So my question/plea for help is about the cabinets. I would prefer to build split cab speakers as some have done but am not sure of the cabinet volume size and port shelves. I am intending to brace the cabs, but not too heavily. I was thinking of using 32mm MR MDF as I will probably paint the cabs professionally.(vehicle refinisher by trade). I am not opposed to using ply, just a little harder to get really nice material here in Perth. If anyone has any cabinet plans or advice it would be very welcome. I understand that building split cabs with mdf will probably change the character of the speakers, if there is any one who has had success or failed with building something similar please chime in, any advice would be hugely appreciated. Once finished the speakers will be living in a large room about 560 sq ft. With 18 ft vaulted ceilings so space is not a limiting factor. Gerome.
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