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DIY project - Kef CS7 vs LS5/3A/AB1

 
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roke
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: DIY project - Kef CS7 vs LS5/3A/AB1 Reply with quote

Greetings... I have drivers from Concerto speakers I intend to re-build into a more modern narrow, tall design...

I would appreciate any guidance in how I should proceed (eliciting your opinions on the comparison of sound between the two different designs - I am using a Sugden A48 amplifier).

Kef CS7 design (made tall and narrow) will probably use Falcon no. 53 crossover.

LS5/3a/AB1 design will probably use Falcon 23aB crossover.

Thanks.
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want a pair of speakers or a fashion accessory?

Speakers - "Concerto" in a CS7 box.

Fashion Accessory - LS3/5a clone.
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terry
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Fashion Reply with quote

Nothing is sillier than fashion in any area of life and fashion has certainly taken over in speaker design. Shocked Personally I see nothing attractive in tall skiny designs Confused but I am not a very fashion conscious person. On the other hand when I see a 50kg speaker my eyes light up. Very Happy Like Colin I would be more interested in the sound than the looks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Fashion Reply with quote

Only 50kg? Pah! Stuff for mere babes…

I suppose we could start arguing about diffraction and suchlike and the benefits of narrower enclosures. But we shall not, like the present author, big is best and the more mass the better! Cool
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henryc
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEAR HEAR
Lets hear it for the bigun's
Bugger fashion what we want is music beautiful music,it gives one life and happiness afteral it's what it's all about.
I have k's of albums and K's of mp3's... even they sound great with a good system!
The trouble is there are not enough hrs in the day to enjoy them all.
If the boss let's you live with BIG speakers then you really have reached audio nirvana
My LS5/1AC's are massive in size and sound and very conventional even ugly but hey they sing, a bit like fat opera singers, Beautiful and overwhelming in involvement and emotion.
Let the big ones fly and life becomes a joy to behold.
BIG IS BEAUTIFUL
HOORAH!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye! A good BIG UN will always beat a good liitle un...
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