I like the washer dryer metaphor!
The top is none other than the Super Alnico Monitor. Typically, Louis makes them 11" wide by 14" deep by 20" high. He recommended reversing that to give a wider baffle similar to the XRS. It doesn't quite look like one would expect on a monitor though. But, since we are putting a box below with the same width and depth, overall it has the height to allow the wide baffle.
The bottoms are powered 8" woofers. Louis graciously agreed to build matching cabinets for Rythmik made woofers and plate amps that I supplied. The bottoms are 14"w x 11"d x 13"h.
The bases are 1.5" as are the platform separating the cabinets. The tops will be granite slabs that I will add once they are up here.
Note the new logo "coin" medallion that I'm sure Louis will unveil soon.
I haven't made a mockup for what I will likely do instead of grills. I've recently started listening to my Super 7 XRS Alnicos without the grills and realized the improvement immediately. So, I plan to make bar style driver protectors that will integrate with four of the six screws that secure each of the drivers.
Now, this design as you see it gives me an actively bi-amped, 2 way system. I will connect dual pre-amp outs to each amp (the main tube amp and the plate amps). The Rythmik plate amps do not have high level inputs, so the other method isn't available. However, I plan to filter low frequency from the main tube amp and thereby the monitors, so line level to both is going to be the way for me.
I said these are active bi-amp speakers, which they are, but wait, there's more!
I already am running super-tweeters that I can describe in more detail, but this post is too long as it is already! And.... I've been running a pair of Rythmik F12 subs. With all running I'll be quad-amped, baaaby
One more detail about the active woofers before I sign off (movie & pizza time coming up). Brian Ding, the Rythmik designer, modified these plate amps specifically to make mid-woofers. There are settings for use without a sub, but the setting I'm interested in cuts lows at 50Hz with 24db (forth order) slope down. The crossover setting is a continuous knob up to 200Hz. So the subs will do very deep duty
and I have the option with the woofer for them to cover 50Hz anywhere up to 200Hz. This is a very well executed servo design for which he is known and the drivers are a light paper with foam surrounds - magnets are hugh too!
Ok... enough for now! If you read to here without skipping, then BOOYA