2018 Shows!

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2018 Shows!
« on: 18 Mar 2018, 06:38 pm »
Getting ready for 2018 Axpona!!!

final wiring of the Apollo11 we will show with Lampizator, Skogrand and LTA!  Really looking forward to this!




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« Reply #1 on: 18 Mar 2018, 06:41 pm »
Apollo11  Figured Baked Maple with "Art-Deco" baffle inlay, breaking in for Axpona.






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« Reply #2 on: 18 Mar 2018, 06:51 pm »
The last few months we have been busy working with our neighbor David Palka the master machinist on new metal work for the drivers.
Here you can see the new trim rings for the 10" driver with the DA logo laser engraved, as well as the mew Eton tweeter which has a smaller diameter but heavier gauge flange, neodymium magnet structure and other improvements. David designed a mounting ring for the new tweeter so that we can retrofit it as an upgrade in older cabinets and we also use the flange in the dual-tweeter systems because of the offset.
Last is the new midrange trim ring, like the woofer ring this secures the driver with an even pressure which reduces distortion. This was a bit trick to design but the end result is worth it!! The clarity of this system is goosebump inducing.




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« Reply #3 on: 18 Mar 2018, 06:55 pm »
tomorrow we finish loading the set of Apollo which we will show in the room we share with Modwright and WyWires. This will be fun with two great rooms and great partners!!!!!

btw the ONLY other show we will do this year is CAF. I did consider the SanFransisco show but I am done with summertime shows, life is short and summers are meant for other things than work.

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« Reply #4 on: 18 Mar 2018, 07:46 pm »
Lou -

Will these modifications require shipment of entire speaker back to the factory?

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« Reply #5 on: 18 Mar 2018, 08:06 pm »
Lou -

Will these modifications require shipment of entire speaker back to the factory?

Augustine
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unfortunately yes. both the tweeter and midrange require woodworking and crossover modifications. Depending on how old your Athenas are there may be a number of other upgrades that taken together make it very worthwhile to ship. FYI, we are backlogged in upgrades and several months out at this time.
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« Reply #6 on: 18 Mar 2018, 08:43 pm »
Absolutely gorgeous and I know they will sound out of this world.

Looking forward to receiving mine.

Laura

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« Reply #7 on: 18 Mar 2018, 09:08 pm »
unfortunately yes. both the tweeter and midrange require woodworking and crossover modifications. Depending on how old your Athenas are there may be a number of other upgrades that taken together make it very worthwhile to ship. FYI, we are backlogged in upgrades and several months out at this time.
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Lou

Thanks, Lou

My Athena's are less than a year old. I took delivery of them May 24, 2017 and had the Duelund upgrade crossover mod included. Your new tweeter and midrange ring of course, was not available at the time.

Eventually I'll probably upgrade them, but I'm in no rush, as to my ears they are excellent as is.

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« Reply #8 on: 18 Mar 2018, 09:46 pm »
Thanks, Lou

My Athena's are less than a year old. I took delivery of them May 24, 2017 and had the Duelund upgrade crossover mod included. Your new tweeter and midrange ring of course, was not available at the time.

Eventually I'll probably upgrade them, but I'm in no rush, as to my ears they are excellent as is.

Augustine
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Yes I would wait unless you are within driving distance, yours are very current!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: 19 Mar 2018, 05:04 am »
Have a great show Lou !  Looking good & I'm sure sounding better.   :thumb:

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« Reply #10 on: 19 Mar 2018, 03:04 pm »
Lou:

Thanks for sharing these pics and plans. I am sure these latest refinements to your Apollo series take extraordinary speaker systems to levels of performance that few systems (of any price) can match. The wood work on the speakers you will show in Chicago is stunning. Between the looks and the sounds this is going to be one exciting weekend for music lovers! Wish I could join you but will have to make the drive to CAF instead to hear these wonderful creations and visit with you again. Good luck with the final prep and enjoy!

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« Reply #11 on: 29 Mar 2018, 01:31 am »
Lou

Everything looks wonderful and that's the crossover - my

I know we will be reading about your great sound at the show soon

Tweeters, woofers, trim rings and caps oh my!

Ulysses awaiting word to cast off for the westward journey.


All the best!


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« Reply #12 on: 1 Apr 2018, 10:49 pm »




The Apollo (walnut) which we will show in room 340 and one of the Apollo11 Torified Maple) which will be in room 654

This batch of torified (baked) maple is really dark, very cool!

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« Reply #13 on: 2 Apr 2018, 10:36 pm »
Outstanding look Lou!

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« Reply #14 on: 20 Apr 2018, 08:44 pm »




Thanks to David and the staff at Positive Feedback and a big thanks to Alex and Dan for another great show! :thumb:

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« Reply #15 on: 22 Apr 2018, 04:23 am »




Thank you David and all the PF staff!
This was a great room showing with new partners, we have some magic going here and will be doing this again!

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« Reply #16 on: 17 May 2018, 12:55 pm »
Both rooms in the top ten!

Congratulations!

I was there and I concur.

https://audiobacon.net/2018/05/07/axpona-2018-the-awards/3/

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« Reply #17 on: 18 May 2018, 09:28 pm »
WOw

that's not just top ten

I'd say Lou's speakers really stood out at the show based on those glowing reviews.

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« Reply #18 on: 9 Oct 2018, 03:04 am »
Any word on Rocky Mountain Audio Fest