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Offline Nick B

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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 04:17:28 PM »
As a speaker designer I've learned many rules of speaker design. do this, don't do that. Sometimes when you dont follow the rules you can still have a great sounding speaker. Many high end designs break the rules.

I never knew you had that skill. Are your designs just for yourself or friends, customers etc. If you’re up to it, it would be nice to see some of your designs.
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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2019, 06:18:12 PM »
i heard the stock double impacts at caf in 2017; one of the best sounds at the show, even in a piss-poor shoe-box hotel room.  made better sound than the over-the-top vac/von schweikert's i heard at that show.  i'd love to audition a pair of tektons in my 26x38x8.5 room...

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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 11:45:23 AM »
As a speaker designer I've learned many rules of speaker design. do this, don't do that. Sometimes when you dont follow the rules you can still have a great sounding speaker. Many high end designs break the rules.

I never knew you had that skill. Are your designs just for yourself or friends, customers etc. If you’re up to it, it would be nice to see some of your designs.

Nick, I used to do crude designs when I was in college, however in the past several years I have gotten better at it and the designs are primarily for my own listening pleasure. I believe that there is really no need for me to spend lots of money for someone else's speaker. Most good DIY people with an technical background will be able to make a good speaker. I have learned a great deal but I already had the wood working skill so it was just speaker know how that I needed. I had some good teachers along the way.   I can tell you it is an much art as it is science. There are some companies that take the scientific approach and the products suck, and there are those that are artisan  that create great speakers. I believe in a mix. i am working on a 2 1/2 way now and will post a thread.

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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 12:49:58 PM »
As a speaker designer I've learned many rules of speaker design. do this, don't do that. Sometimes when you dont follow the rules you can still have a great sounding speaker. Many high end designs break the rules.

I never knew you had that skill. Are your designs just for yourself or friends, customers etc. If you’re up to it, it would be nice to see some of your designs.
Nick, I used to do crude designs when I was in college, however in the past several years I have gotten better at it and the designs are primarily for my own listening pleasure. I believe that there is really no need for me to spend lots of money for someone else's speaker. Most good DIY people with an technical background will be able to make a good speaker. I have learned a great deal but I already had the wood working skill so it was just speaker know how that I needed. I had some good teachers along the way.   I can tell you it is an much art as it is science. There are some companies that take the scientific approach and the products suck, and there are those that are artisan  that create great speakers. I believe in a mix. i am working on a 2 1/2 way now and will post a thread.
you know, quite a few years ago, i bought 40 peerless india full-range drivers from bill baker; i think it's time to do up some sort of line array...

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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 01:04:51 PM »
Do it :)

If you want to discuss or maybe create a build thread to share your experience that would be interesting.
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Re: TEKTON SPEAKERS
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2019, 08:36:30 AM »
As a speaker designer I've learned many rules of speaker design. do this, don't do that. Sometimes when you dont follow the rules you can still have a great sounding speaker. Many high end designs break the rules.

I never knew you had that skill. Are your designs just for yourself or friends, customers etc. If you’re up to it, it would be nice to see some of your designs.

Nick, I used to do crude designs when I was in college, however in the past several years I have gotten better at it and the designs are primarily for my own listening pleasure. I believe that there is really no need for me to spend lots of money for someone else's speaker. Most good DIY people with an technical background will be able to make a good speaker. I have learned a great deal but I already had the wood working skill so it was just speaker know how that I needed. I had some good teachers along the way.   I can tell you it is an much art as it is science. There are some companies that take the scientific approach and the products suck, and there are those that are artisan  that create great speakers. I believe in a mix. i am working on a 2 1/2 way now and will post a thread.

Looking forward to your build, Jim.
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A