Gorgeous DIY beast

Discussion in 'DIY Corner - Tips & Techniques' started by agarwalro, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    While wandering the internet for DIY designs, I came across this amazing looking speaker. Details are sparse, so this is mostly eye candy and motivation.

    Dimensions:
    Width: 45cm / 17.7"
    Height: 128cm / 50.4"
    Depth: 90cm / 35.4"
    Weight: 120kg / 265lbs each

    The drivers:
    Tweeter: Accuton C30-6-024
    Mid: Accuton C173-6-090
    Woofer: Accuton S280-6-282 x2
    PR: Accuton P280 x2

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    Complete Flikr album here and there is this video,

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  2. TLS Guy Audioholic Overlord

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    Stunning workmanship!
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    Wow. Very pretty.
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    Wow!

    Those look too good to be made in someone's basement. Just getting them up the stairs would require an industrial forklift covered with kid leather.

    All Accuton drivers also suggest deep pockets were behind that project.

    Wait a minute. I see bi-wired or bi-amped cables with acrylic cable lifters :eek:! No self-respecting DIY speaker builder would use those.

    Go ahead and ask for the crossover schematics and see if you get a response :D.
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    I believe that's a fully active setup there is no passive crossover.
  6. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    From the comments overlaid on the video,
    From the comments on You Tube,
    Oh man! Does this guy set the bar high or what... I wish there were more details on how it was designed and how it measures.
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    The Sonic Studio 304 looks likes it's about $4K on it's own.
  8. BoredSysAdmin Audioholic Warlord

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    a) I'm sure all this glass in his room really helps the sound :rolleyes:
    b) with some much money invested in speakers & electronics one might think some Could've been invested in pro sound panels (not towel :eek:) and better floor rug

    Yes, bunch of cables due to fully active setup, but surely lost some of my respect due to cable risers...
  9. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    I looked it up too :).

    He's an audiophile not an Audioholic ;).

    On the carpet and tapestry front, don't judge them. I have a relative who collects antique ones and some cost as much as a mid sized sedan! Looking at this guy's means, I wouldn't be surprised if they were worth a small fortune. But then again, there is an Ikea lamp in the turntable box :). Maybe, he's testing them before handing them over to whomever commissioned them. I donno, maybe, he's a 'forever alone' with his beautiful speakers...
  10. Rickster71 Audioholic Spartan

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    Just in case these Flickr pictures were missed:
    Flickr: hifis50's Photostream
    The music playing was interesting and seemed to be well done also.
  11. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    He's the Pavarotti of South Asia, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
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  12. Rickster71 Audioholic Spartan

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    For the quality of that recording to come across on a You tube video, he must be good.
    Any idea as to the name of that some playing?
    I tried looking for it. He's got such a vast discography, it would take weeks to find it.:D
  13. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    It is called Dum Mast Qalandar, Original version and a Massive Attack remix.

    He's gotten commercialized of late. His earlier stuff, based on eastern classical roots, is simply amazing because of his singing prowess.
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  14. Adam Audioholic Jedi

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    I downloaded the original version. I like the refrain a lot (which is what they play in the preview). The rest of the song, though...not my thing.
    Adam,
  15. agarwalro Audioholic Ninja

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    Here is some background on the song and the meaning of lyrics.
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