Julian's Speaker Build Diary....

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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    ken,
    the kit was 641.00 ukp inc p&p.. plus about 30 quid for extra bits of wood, glue, etc. i also had to buy some new tools etc. but if you already have the stuff you'll be fine.

    http://www.iplacoustics.co.uk/ipl_s5tl_mk_5_transmission_line.htm

    ivan (the guy who runs ipl) is a nice bloke and only to willing to help. well recommended.
    cheers


    julian
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    And part one is over....

    well both speakers and stands are now finished to the first phase (bar running in and tweaking).
    once i've got past xmas wallet intacto i'll be saving up to finance an external crossover and then to get them into a slightly more aesthetically pleasing state (although they are in the bottom 10% of lawrence speakers imho and painting them isn;t going to make much of a difference).
    i've left the stands empty for the moment and just blu taked the tops on i'll probably mass load them later on at some point either with sand or gravel or whatever i can find.
    i went with 3 spikes in the end as that's going to be easier to level and with the speakers just sat on top they were never going to be stable. my daughter has been warned to be very careful around them and was fine with the wobbly missions so things should be ok.
    many thanks for the advice, encouragement and well wishes from everyone during this project. hopefully it will inspire a few others to have a go themselves.
    the last fest piccys

    feel the depth of my fully operational transmission line.
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    new system pic - all is right with the world....
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    i need a bit of a lie down now...
    cheers


    julian.
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    A round of applause please ladies and Gents, give the man a cigar
     
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    sideshowbob Trisha

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    They look pretty damned fine to me. Very impressive for a first bit of DIY.

    -- Ian
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    You know Ian,
    I'm sure I've crossed paths with Sun-ra before, now you've shown the world his 'Brillance' he's another astral traveller, his music is so way out, it makes beyond the rim seem like a trip to the tab kabin
     
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    sideshowbob Trisha

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    He was born on Saturn, or so he said. Might have been a neighbour of yours.

    -- Ian
     
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    michaelab desafinado

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    Nice work Julian - congrats :) . Before tackling the aesthetics of your speakers might I suggest that you have...ahem...curtain issues? :D

    Michael.
     
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    congrats mate
    :D
     
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    A new pair of curtains would be better :D.

    Seriously Julian, very well done. When's the bake off?
     
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    :beer:

    I hope the lie down is accompanied by some tunes played on your lovely new speakers?
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    thanks guys,
    dev, i'll be extending invitations in the next week or two once i reckon they're run in and i've played with the wadding a bit.
    cheers


    julian.
     
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    Congratulations, Julian - job's a good'un.

    Chris.
     
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    Top stuff Julian,

    Looking forward to hearing them!
     
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    Philip King Enlightened User

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    quality job, nice one, sit back get a cold one and play some tunes!
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    Nice one Julian.

    I bet you're really happy to have some full range sounds back in the living room.

    Cheers
    Chris
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    AK,
    this is part of the problem i've been having. the width and depth would be fine but 2 inches just isn't high enough to fit the inductors / caps that i'd like to have in the improved version. the box would ideally be about 350x350x200 mmthis would allow me to have room for decent internal paritioning, shielding, big caps and inductors and hefty wires. as well as decent connectors on the outside.
    cheers


    julian
     
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    So how do they sound

    Julian

    So what are first thouhts on the sound of the 5tls - I am still astounded by my 4tl's and once finished they wlook fab too.

    Gideon
     
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    analoguekid Planet Rush

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    Julian, buy a router from about £30 a set of cheap bits, £15 and some mdf, make yer own, isn't even as difficult as your speakers, you can use any thickness of mdf, 18mm might be best, the router allows you to finish to a proffessional standard and is pretty easy to use, that's what I'd do. Whole lot for less than £60 and can be fiished to match your speakers, also having the router would allow you to do the edges of your speakers too, and then they'd be no stopping you, you'll be making your own furniture next. if you can do those speakers, you can do anuthing(almost)
     
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