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  • #46
    Wow, got busy with some other projects and boom--six months go by in a flash.

    Finally started on the crossovers. Tons of respect to those of you who solder up beautiful crossovers. On previous projects I hid the ugliness underneath the mounting board, but this time I decided to do everything up top. It's not easy to make it look nice!

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    • #47
      Finally got some finish on the cabinets.

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      • #48
        Oh very nice! I hope you're pleased with them.
        What you screamin' for, every five minutes there's a bomb or something. I'm leavin' Bzzzzzzz!
        5th Element, otherwise known as Matt.
        Now with website. www.5een.co.uk Still under construction.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by 5th element View Post
          Oh very nice! I hope you're pleased with them.
          Thanks, I hope so too!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Browncoat View Post
            Wow, got busy with some other projects and boom--six months go by in a flash.

            Finally started on the crossovers. Tons of respect to those of you who solder up beautiful crossovers. On previous projects I hid the ugliness underneath the mounting board, but this time I decided to do everything up top. It's not easy to make it look nice!

            [ATTACH=CONFIG]30874[/ATTACH]
            Ah, the important guts for the system!
            the AudioWorx
            Natalie P
            M8ta
            Modula Neo DCC
            Modula MT XE
            Modula Xtreme
            Isiris
            Wavecor Ardent

            SMJ
            Minerva Monitor
            Calliope
            Ardent D

            In Development...
            Isiris Mk II updates- in final test stage!
            Obi-Wan
            Saint-Saƫns Symphonique/AKA SMJ-40
            Modula PWB
            Calliope CC Supreme
            Natalie P Ultra
            Natalie P Supreme
            Janus BP1 Sub


            Resistance is not futile, it is Volts divided by Amperes...
            Just ask Mr. Ohm....

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            • #51
              I'm a hi-fi newb, and I don't have refined tastes, but I'm really digging what I'm hearing so far! I'll play with them for a while and then post my impressions.

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              • #52
                Very nice job, inside and out.
                Hold on to your butts - It's about to get Musical!



                WEBSITE: http://www.smjaudio.com/

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                • #53
                  The cabinets came out fantastic and it was great following your build thread. I hope you get many great hours of listening.
                  Painter in training

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                  • #54
                    Completed work is fantastic, you should be proud and enjoy the music!

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                    • #55
                      I've had some time to play around with these, and I'm pleased with the results. I try not to complicate my life too much, so my entire system is this:

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                      99% of my music is via Tidal Connect, but I also have a couple dozen CDs ripped to a usb drive. I can only compare these speakers to my Docero towers, but they are clearly different. The Ekta soundstage is considerably wider and somewhat more forward than the Docero, although perhaps a tiny bit shallower. Or maybe that pushed back soundstage on the Docero just gives the illusion of depth? In any case, my first impression has held up so far: in comparison, the Ektas sound luxurious and voices especially are more convincing. Both have satisfying bass for their modest size and cost, but the Ekta does seem to have a bit more weight and control. I generally listen at moderate to low levels, but the Ekta also play louder with less effort. All that said, it's cool to see how well the Docero hold up against a project that's 3x the cost.

                      All IMHO, of course

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Browncoat View Post
                        I've had some time to play around with these, and I'm pleased with the results. I try not to complicate my life too much, so my entire system is this:

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                        Build looks great! What're we looking at here, a DAC and amp/preamp? Forgive me, I don't recognize much of the newfangled stuff out there.
                        - Danny

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by technodanvan View Post
                          Build looks great! What're we looking at here, a DAC and amp/preamp? Forgive me, I don't recognize much of the newfangled stuff out there.
                          Thanks! I'm streaming Tidal from a Bluesound Node2i -> Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ -> Mytek Brooklyn amp. Complications have a way of sneaking in, though--a miniDSP box is coming tomorrow, cause I wanted to play around with Dirac...

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                          • #58
                            That's a nice compact setup! I never would have figured that amplifier would be as powerful as it is.
                            - Danny

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