Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple

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Ciro wanted a pair of speakers that were originally designed as a DIY project by Troels Gravesen.

He wanted the basic cabinet done in a Navy blue automotive finish and the front baffle done in burled maple.

This was a rather complicated built with many chamfers to deal with.  So it was a rather expensive one-off.

Here are the results...



Happy listening Ciro!

- Jim

martyo

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #1 on: 27 Sep 2018, 03:14 pm »
WOW, pretty amazing Jim

Big Red Machine

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #2 on: 27 Sep 2018, 04:33 pm »
Nice. So now that you have those templates done you can do more angled baffles!!  :slap:

jsalk

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #3 on: 27 Sep 2018, 05:02 pm »
Nice. So now that you have those templates done you can do more angled baffles!!  :slap:

Every cabinet is different.  But we are working on some new cabinet designs using chamfers and will have templates for them.

- Jim

twitch54

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #4 on: 27 Sep 2018, 05:53 pm »
love the burled maple !

Shakeydeal

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #5 on: 27 Sep 2018, 06:27 pm »
Love the burled maple. Love the automotive finish.

Together?


Not so much..........

gab

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #6 on: 27 Sep 2018, 06:45 pm »
Did Dennis do the crossover? Or is a straight Troels crossover design?

jsalk

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #7 on: 27 Sep 2018, 06:52 pm »
Did Dennis do the crossover? Or is a straight Troels crossover design?

The customer could have used Troels crossover design, but decided to have another designer work on the crossovers for these.  So we did not have a chance to listen to them.

- Jim

Joe Frances

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #8 on: 28 Sep 2018, 02:10 am »
Exquisite; how long did this project take? 

jsalk

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« Reply #9 on: 28 Sep 2018, 01:07 pm »
Exquisite; how long did this project take? 

About 120 days.

- Jim

bajaed

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #10 on: 28 Sep 2018, 01:29 pm »
Beautiful. What drivers were used? Any idea on the sensitivity?

jsalk

Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #11 on: 28 Sep 2018, 02:21 pm »
Beautiful. What drivers were used? Any idea on the sensitivity?

The drivers were the ScanSpeak Ellipticor tweeter and ScanSpeak 7" Illuminator woofer.  Since we did not do the crossover design, I'm not sure of the sensitivity, but based on the T/S parameters of the woofer, it would likely be in the 84-85 db range.

- Jim

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #12 on: 28 Sep 2018, 02:29 pm »
Gorgeous. The striking combo of paint and wood is balanced and complimentary to my eye. But then I like the idea of unconventional looking speakers and shaking up old traditions.

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #13 on: 28 Sep 2018, 03:53 pm »
If I can ask, what are the practical benefits of the angled baffles?

jsalk

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« Reply #14 on: 28 Sep 2018, 04:21 pm »
If I can ask, what are the practical benefits of the angled baffles?


They are simply another approach to diffraction control (and some people think they look nice too).

- Jim

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #15 on: 29 Sep 2018, 09:56 pm »
Very cool looking speaker Jim.  Though, dark green would look even better!

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #16 on: 29 Sep 2018, 10:37 pm »
Agreed. British Racing Green like a vintage Jaguar.

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #17 on: 30 Sep 2018, 12:01 am »
I would be interested to hear anyones impression of the elipticor tweeter, sounds like you didn't give them a listen Jim.  Has anyone heard it?

Joe Frances

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #18 on: 30 Sep 2018, 03:12 am »
Agreed. British Racing Green like a vintage Jaguar.

Wow! What a thought.  The polished wooden dashboard of the iconic 1965 Jaguar Saloon; and the British racing green on the sides.  That would be simply awesome!

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Re: Custom build in Navy blue automotive and burled maple
« Reply #19 on: 30 Sep 2018, 03:16 am »
I agree, for a car.

But OMG, the wood on these speakers is gorgeous. It needs to be on the whole speaker, not auto paint!!!  :nono:

Gene