SDA CRS+ With an External Crossover Twist.... :-)

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,495
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Be kinda cool to see MP chime in :)

    Mary Poppins? Go figure.
    Larry, you have outdone yourself once again.
    Beautiful examples of upgade-itus!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Had to take one without the screen,, B) 1mtbo4qcvqfm.jpeg
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    As you can see above I put in the BH5 per David's suggestion, I did mine a little different, I hot glued two pieces of wood from top to bottom 3.5" wide, and cut the BH5 3.5" wide X 5.5" tall.

    If I don't like it I will take it out with a hot knife...
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Thanks for the nice comments guys, I'm not ignoring you, just trying to finish them up on this beautiful Sunday... B)
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,610
    Can we get a pic of the big a$$ grin when you fire them up

    We need a (2) thumbs emoticon
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  • You just keep working and we will tag along lol...
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,445
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    As you can see above I put in the BH5 per David's suggestion, I did mine a little different, I hot glued two pieces of wood from top to bottom 3.5" wide, and cut the BH5 3.5" wide X 5.5" tall.

    If I don't like it I will take it out with a hot knife...
    Did you put Dacron in there also Larry?

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    As you can see above I put in the BH5 per David's suggestion, I did mine a little different, I hot glued two pieces of wood from top to bottom 3.5" wide, and cut the BH5 3.5" wide X 5.5" tall.

    If I don't like it I will take it out with a hot knife...
    Did you put Dacron in there also Larry?

    Yes!!!

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Time out for something to eat!!

    Hacienda!!!
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,417
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Larry while I like your idea, Wonder what polished copper or a bronze would look like?

    I would love to see it in polished copper with teak veneer . Don't think I like the brass.

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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,417
    Nothing I could say about your restoration would be fitting. Your pictures tell it all.

    Perfect !!!!!
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  • You should post them in the best looking speakers thread! Honestly...
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,307
    Bravo, Bravo.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Well they are both done, and singing some Steve Reid as I post..

    They sound incredible, and I don't even have them set up properly yet, they are just sitting in front of my 1.2tl's right now..

    They were worth the time and effort, I'm grinning a big smile right now!!!

    All I have left to do is make some Stainless spikes to match the nose piece, and I am going to cut some stainless to put behind the Polk Audio logo's. Oh and I'm going to order some stainless hardware for the drivers and tweeters..

    :p
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,886
    Pics of the smile or i won't believe you :grin:
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Ok, so before I did all this work these speakers were upgraded with gimpod's boards, sonicaps, dueland resisters, and a .5 mills in place of the polyswitch. As well they had the rings..

    Now they still have that, but they also have janzen inductors, as well they have the 16mh solen inductor..

    So it's hard to tell what effect having the crossovers externally mounted are having on the sound, but I can tell you they sound as good as they look, they sound 100 times better then they did...

    I won't go in to it too much till I have them in place of the 1.2tl's...
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,445
    Great job, start to finish!
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    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
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    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Great job, start to finish!

    Thanks!! It was a lot of fun...

    B)

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Just listened to Fleetwood Mac Rumors on DVD A, now I'm listening to the best of Bread on SACD..

    Sounds crystal clear....
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    edited April 2016
    tonyb wrote: »
    Outstanding Larry, you've really taken those to a level way beyond anyone would have thought possible.

    Diggin' the look of those crossover boxes too. Have you ever considered taking that front sloped part and maybe cutting out a rectangle with some plexiglass to give a view to the crossovers ? Maybe even light the interior with a nice easy shade of blue ? Maybe put it in the back if you think it would be too distracting in the front. That way the rear of the speaker would offer the view while throwing some nice ambient light behind the speaker. Just a thought....

    Thanks Tony, B)

    It did cross my mind, but how the crossover is mounted on that sloped it wouldn't work right, but I also think it looks better with the black blending it together..

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Brilliant!


    Thanks Ken!!! :)

  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 534
    Now I want a Pair!
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Stunning. Absolutely stunning!
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  • deucekazoodeucekazoo Posts: 146
    They look awesome!!! I think the stainless hardware will make them pop even more. Great job on these.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,603
    Larry those look fantastic.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,184
    Those puppies are a work of art! I bet they sound fantastic!!

    Just wow.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,475
    edited April 2016
    Great work Larry. They are beautiful
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    ...
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    Stainless spikes it shall be!!lc1vup8b15fh.jpeg
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