Legacy Audio Focus Crossover Modification Thread

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Government Mule is great, on that particular CD there are two tracks that are a real Audiophile treat for sure, great imaging. I find that modifications really bring out the snare and cymbals in the recording.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Here is another - this is with the drivers on the same plane

    This is with a $100 Insignia receiver, .50 tweeters, Definitive midbass drivers and Xbox 360 source

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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,889
    Nice work Trey but a question...ok so the jacks say "Driver Output", "Highs", "Mids" and "Lows", wheres da "Input" jack?
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    The inputs are the highs mids and lows, it is set up for tri wire

    Thank you :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    I made some custom inserts to go inside the units for shipping.

    These weighed in at 75 pounds shipping weight! :)yp30jllti5u0.jpg
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  • blehmboblehmbo Posts: 180
    very nice and clean. they look great.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    I hope the owner finds a nice way to display them! These should not be hidden.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thank you gentlemen :)
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,442
    Now, Trey, your are venturing into industrial engineering and packaging design!

    You never cease to amaze me! :)

    Onward and upward. I can't wait to see your next (ad)venture!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thanks Phil :tongue:

    It wasnt to much of a big deal, I used 6 mil foam and great stuff, let it set about 30-40 minutes then put it out in the sun

    Worked liked a champ as I wanted to make sure the inductors would be snug in their transit!
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,442
    Very wise, Trey.

    I recently had to return one of my PS Audio DACs to the factory for warranty service. When they returned it to me, FedEx had apparently dropped the box.

    The result: One of the transformers in the DAC broke loose and was moving around inside. I had to ship it back to them for more repairs.

    As good as their standard, original packaging is, it can't withstand the shock when dropped. Your packaging ought to prevent that.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    I hear you there Phil, I have had experiences similar. I remember when I went to the UPS hub to pick up my SVS cylinder subwoofer and caught a glimpse of a package falling in excess of 15 feet from the conveyor belt...

    Oh my! :-D
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    The initial response to the modifications is extremely positive but I am awaiting a formal review to post. I will start a different thread with his pics and review so it is not diluted into this one.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    To quote Elon Musk, ""There's so much hope riding on that rocket," "So when it worked — and Dragon worked, the solar arrays deployed and people saw their handiwork in space operating as it should — it was tremendous elation."

    Little teaser picture before the review

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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,889
    Trey, awesome, they aren't being hidden but put out for show with the rest of the gear, nicely done man, nicely done!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thank you :)

    I am pretty certain he will eventually put matching side panels on them to go with the speakers (which I would do to, only really makes sense
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,408
    Trey, that looks Fu&^'n sweet!
    Nice job! The matching sides will bring them to a whole new level. Would his plan still be to have a window into the network or cover them completely?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    Man, I want that stand too. Love the finish on the speaks as well.

    Trey, you need some kind of fancy logo on the front of that box. Something that designates who did this fine work.
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,346
    Impressive! Great work Trey. Hope he does a review now and one after 200-300 hours.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thank you guys for the kind words :) these were a good challenge and I am humbled they have been created :)
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,442
    tonyb wrote: »
    Trey, you need some kind of fancy logo on the front of that box. Something that designates who did this fine work.

    Trey, I second that comment! However, I wouldn't go too "fancy" because your work is clean and elegant. Your logo should reflect those characteristics of your work. I actually think, for example, "Version 3 Audio / Monastery Series / 'The Abbot'" on a small, high quality brass plaque would work well (the slashes indicate line breaks). This is, of course, more or less what you do today on the inside.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    Agreed, even if it just said VR3 Audio, like on a magnet so people can decide for themselves if they want to place it on the crossover casing, or the fridge holding up those report cards.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2015
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    Thanks guys :smile:

    I have contemplated a "Version 3" badge for the front of gear but I am really really picky about this and I would want something extremely high quality, think like CNC plates. The downside is this is very expensive to do on a smaller scale. I could totally "print" one out on my 3D printer and that is some of the things I am working on.

    I have slowly been designing a line of cables, this customer enjoyed the cables I included which are kind of a prototype of a Monastery line of cables :smile:
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,889
    Never seeing the entire speaker, I'm assuming the styling on the outboard crossovers mimics the speakers or am I totally off the trail with this thinking?

    Also, covering up the insides of the crossovers would be criminal, that's beautiful work. Electronics as art!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2015
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    The slant I incorporated into the design is similar to the speaker and he is going to put matching wood side panels on the sides :)

    Thank you :)
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    I don't think I ever saw a big floorstander tilted in the front like that. To each his own though. The Focus speakers are pretty big, it just looks funky.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    I did this to my super towers due to the height of the tweeter. If your tweeter it's above ear level, you are missing out
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    VR3 wrote: »
    I did this to my super towers due to the height of the tweeter. If your tweeter it's above ear level, you are missing out

    Yeah, I know why he did it, just never really seen anyone actually do it with floorstanders. I never was one that subscribed to the tweeter at ear level thing anyway. Sometimes even sitting on the floor offers a better sound. To each their own though, love the finish on those speaks.

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    I'm waiting on pictures but he had the side panels made of COPPER! Should be sweet.
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  • OscarJrOscarJr Posts: 2
    As a new Legacy loudspeaker(s) owner, I must admit that the work here looks top notch. I have a brand new set of Legacy Calibres and now I'm wondering how much better they could sound, but then again, I wonder about the factory stuff being very very close to optimum anyways. Hmm.
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