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28 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

Not many commercial postings. I wonder if there is small demand for commercial single driver speakers. Also do multi-driver speakers look more impressive and are easier to sell. As you know I’m all for DIY so it makes me happy. 

 

Zu is the only single driver commercial speaker which comes to mind. Anyone list some others and a link would be nice. 

IMO more to do with they add a tweeter to make them acceptable to the market place and sound better

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For some reason I associate big full rangers with Tannoy.....

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3 hours ago, planet10 said:

Zu aren’t really single driver speakers. I haven’t heard any so can only speculate based on my experiemnets with similar.

 

dave

I know some models have a tweeter. The ones I’ve seen are single driver.

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4 hours ago, Gryffles said:

IMO more to do with they add a tweeter to make them acceptable to the market place and sound better

There is certainly a big marketing reason, i have seen vintage FRs w tweeters XOed at 20k. But a tweeter is not always an improvement. The unachievability of that magic quarter wavelength centre-centre. The many wavelength spacing means a lot of ripple in the upper response depending on where exactly the listening/sample spot is.

 

dave

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56 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

One from me; Decware’s DNA.

We built a pair of those. Kinda coloured with the original TB drivers. They are now happily used by a client who got Alpair 10PeN.

 

Not nearly as simple to build or as good as Frugel-Horn XL w the same driver.

 

dave

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My DIY effort (one of a pair).

4" Audible Physics full range in spherical, ported enclosure.

 

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2 minutes ago, Winno said:

My DIY effort (one of a pair).

4" Audible Physics full range in spherical, ported enclosure.

 

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Looks great !

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once were Audiosphere I believe, back in the 80's used Coral Flat 5 driver

now use a Fostex wide range driver augmented by a quasi ribbon tweeter

http://sophera.com.au/

 

regards Ian

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2 hours ago, Winno said:

My DIY effort (one of a pair).

4" Audible Physics full range in spherical, ported enclosure.

 

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Impressed beyond words. 

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2 hours ago, Winno said:

My DIY effort (one of a pair).

4" Audible Physics full range in spherical, ported enclosure.

 

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How are they constructed? Did your turn a wooden enclosure or is it something else?

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