The Grande Utopia Project

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
    edited November 2023
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    A teaser of what's in the works

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,591
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    You tease.
    Is it done yet? Where's the review?!?
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    lol, you earned a laugh out of me.

    I have about 15 hours of design time invested in this part of the build and this is still only a portion of the overall crossover... I have contemplated this part of the build for a little over a year and I am super pumped to see it become a reality
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,657
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    Too many resistors, not enough time.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
    edited November 2023
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    No doubt!

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,032
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    There he go!
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,657
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    So far so good! Exemplary workmanship as usual.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
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    This is gonna be a thing of beauty!

    Hopefully, the end result as to what hits his ears is worth the tremendous amount of work.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Thanks broskizzles

    Not gonna lie, had some anxiety about this all fitting but man it fits and the mounting holes line up great.... *wipes brow*

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    One wired up! The new duelund 10 gauge wire is excellent

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,759
    edited November 2023
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Thanks broskizzles

    Not gonna lie, had some anxiety about this all fitting but man it fits and the mounting holes line up great.... *wipes brow*

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    At first glance, I thought to myself "what a badass welder"

    Excellent as always Trey.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Thank you Rob! Appreciate it
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    Trey, bro, label maker...please! LOL. Your level of work with blue tape just hurts my soul. :#:D
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
    edited November 2023
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    Lol! I ordered one just for this project actually! You can actually see it in the one photo, the white heat shrink on the wire actually has the printed text on there
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    First stage, rerouting some internal wiring and plugging the old holes.

    Also will replace the input wiring at this stage but not the driver wiring.

    Average panel thickness is 2 inches... Wood density between enclosures is 2.5 inches thick

    Back panel is 1.25 thick

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Drilled the new holes and ran duelund dca 10 gauge wiring for the tweeter and midrange network.

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
    edited November 2023
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    Good progress!

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    One up and running...

    Well over a hundred hours of labor invested into this and I am very proud of the outcome!

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
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    Now for the second one......and he's off!!!

    Then the umbilicals, then he can listen.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    umbilicals? You have me mistaken! :-D

    Unfortunately the second one will take a while given my schedule but it is awesome to see my experiment works and sounds ok (mono)! :-D
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
    edited November 2023
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    Haha, you are right. That was Rick with the umbilicals. I read that while I was driving...

    (From a text thread, not this forum)

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Indeed, dont read texts while driving :-D
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • HzTweaker
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    Awesome work so far! As always. I have to get my ears on these when they're complete.
    2ch rig:Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress modsPreamplifier: Parasound P5Amplifier: Parasound A23CDP: Pioneer DV-563ACables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB, AudioQuest Q2s, AudioQuest NRG X(preamp)
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Thank you sir! I had a chance the past two days to finish up the second one and I have been listening for the past 2 hours... Sounding great!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    So, having compared the duelund resistors to the mundorf and the difference between the two is mind numbing.

    These mundorf resistors are special
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,677
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    Better than the Path ? Which Mundorf?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    Mreu30 that requires a heat sink, I plan to directly compare next few weeks but yes my thoughts are absolutely. Destroyed the duelund cast
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Indeed, dont read texts while driving :-D

    I missed this post. I heard the song fade and the phone beep (playing Qobuz in the family ride), glanced down to the center console and read the banner that displayed at the top of the phone. I assumed it was you who said that about the umbilicals. I assumed incorrectly.

    I don't text while I drive. That's just stupid. I mean, how else can I hold my beer? I only have two hands...

    Congrat's on your new found sound. I can't wait to hear it!

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,164
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    The performance the mundorfs provide at all volume levels is truly impressive

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.