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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2018, 10:23:15 AM »
Baffle #2 is glued and drying.  Let them fully dry for 24 hours and then install the planars to start testing with the dspMusikLCD 2x8.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2018, 02:12:11 PM »
First look at the new planar baffle on the 2x12" servo sub base.

Once the second baffle glue dries tomorrow, will install the drivers.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Had the BG Neo3-PDR's and BG Neo10's out of the original open baffles and installed one set in the new open baffle today with wiring to get ready for testing. Will be installing the planars in baffle #2 soon.

Will compare them to the GR-Neo3 as well along the way. If it is just sensitivity differences, easy to adjust for it in the digital crossover.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #78 on: September 06, 2018, 07:38:05 PM »
Got both of The Monoliths running today and will be doing listening trials over the next few days.


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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2018, 02:07:03 PM »
The Monoliths are sounding very good and still some measurements to go.

These will be going to CAF2018 after getting the finish done.


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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2018, 02:52:51 PM »
The Monoliths are sounding very good and still some measurements to go.

These will be going to CAF2018 after getting the finish done.

Just curious...how much of a break in is involved with these?
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
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KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2018, 08:06:21 PM »
I will let you know when they have more time on them.   Sounds good with only a few hours on them so far. 


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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2018, 08:12:07 PM »
i am looking forward to hearing these at the caf.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #83 on: October 02, 2018, 08:53:08 AM »
Took about 50 hours of play to get the planars and woofers to sound their best. 

Luckily a lot of that was music and not just test signals! :)

The Monoliths speakers for CAF2018 are this set, so will be ready for the first day. 

Waiting on the finish to be completed. 

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #84 on: October 02, 2018, 09:26:50 AM »
Took about 50 hours of play to get the planars and woofers to sound their best. 

Luckily a lot of that was music and not just test signals! :)

The Monoliths speakers for CAF2018 are this set, so will be ready for the first day. 

Waiting on the finish to be completed.

Congrats 👍
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

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2018, 04:24:28 PM »
First picture of The Monoliths open baffle planar top after finishing.  I like it! :)




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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2018, 12:19:34 PM »
The modular servo subs and HX300 amp cabinets are finished and ready to get the drivers, amps and wiring installed.

Also got a nice front picture of the open baffle top before Jay packed them and now on the way.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2018, 11:05:36 AM »
Servo subs ready for check-out.   


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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2018, 12:58:54 PM »
Looking great Hal.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2018, 01:35:43 PM »
Charles,
Thanks.  See you at CAF.