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The Camel Audio Action Project

8pm Wednesday 21st June, visitors welcome.

Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices
Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading
Melway Map 48 Ref G9
Contact: 9437 1249

 

Once again the Annual General Meeting has come around for another year. It is always the intention to keep business dealings at the meeting to a minimum, with nominations for Committee positions and Music Convenors.

 

After the club business, we will be entertained for the night by the guys from the Audio Action group. No, this isn't a cabaret act, but a group of MAC members who have been lead by Ron Newbound in developing a speaker project. Over the past twelve months, the group has been collaborating in designing and building a 'Camel', well that's what Ron calls it. The 'Camel' in question is actually a three way Transmission Line speaker, but not in the usual tall rectangular box shape.

 

Well what do you expect when you get a dozen MAC members together to design a speaker?

 

This unique looking speaker is based around a cylindrical enclosure that houses the transmission line, while the front baffle presents to the listener a 'surfboard shape' that seems to float off the floor. You could even say the selection of drivers is unconventional. The tweeter is an air motion transformer (AMT), while the mid and bass cones are made from aluminium.

 

Ron will start the presentation with a short explanation on some of the technical issues with building such a speaker. How some of the challenges were resolved as well as why the group chose to develop this type of speaker.

 

Then each member from the group will get to play a piece of music to the club. Ron assures me that the group will have a good selection of music that will demonstrate the best performance out of the speakers.

 

Sounds like we will have an interesting and enjoyable night. Not to be missed.

 

Nick Karayanis

Program Co-ordinator

 

Ken Tripp
Wise and Wonderful Webmaster
Melbourne Audio Club, Inc.

http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au

Edited by KenTripp

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I wasn't going to post this months meeting details, being the AGM and all, an event that even some of the club regulars avoid but the Camel presentation sounds interesting.

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It was very impressive.  The bass from the Camel was amongst the best I've heard in the Willis room, regardless of size, and the woofer was only (I think...) only 8".  The best bass I've heard on TLs, exceptional.

Apparently the blueprints will be on the MAC website when it's sold to the highest bidder.......

Hugh Dean

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