Finally almost finished and powered
them up! Sounds good to my novice ear.
Need a couple more screws
and re-install my signature/logo on the right speaker, but real close.
Below are some pics. I have yet to place the Acoustilux as I want to
learn what I'm hearing.
So what should I be hearing and what should
I not want to hear? Is the sound simply subjective or is there certain
tracks on certain albums that I can use to benchmark and or learn from?
My system at this stage is, on the digital side, a Pioneer Elite
BDP-62FD multi disc player feeding an Emotiva XDA-2 DAC to a K&K Audio
Dynaco ST-70 amp running Tung-Sol 6550's (This is Kevin's newest
modified kit not even on his web site yet).
On the analog side I
have a Sansui SR-838 turntable with a Ortofon Red cartridge connected
to a Dynaco PAS 2 with all of Tubes-4-HIFI upgrade kits/parts. Emotiva
interconnects and speaker cables.
As always all comments are
appreciated. BTW, in my previous email I said I used a third of a quart
of clear per speaker, actually 1 liter of clear per speaker.
Thanks for the positive comments and advise!
really enjoyed the research, sourcing materials, building (except the
sanding!) and especially your direction to help me make the best
Every internal panel, except braces and front baffle are covered with 2
layers of bitumen and felt. Thanks for the extra input on the
Acoustilux. I'm going today and pick up the balance of the hardware for
the tweeters (I used threaded inserts for all the driver hardware to
use machine bolts instead of wood screws) and then pull all the drivers
to place the Acoustilux.
My next project (start building today) is a
tv/audio cabinet. This will use an electric lift to hide the tv behind
the audio equipment when not in use. Then I can move the furniture
layout around so the equipment is against the exterior wall so when I'm
listening to music I'm also looking at the ocean/beach. A big rug is in
the plan, not only for looks but also for sound, as you suggest.
I'm not sure what
the output of this new K&K Audio kit is, but it is well above the
original for sure. The 6550 tubes are run at 60 mA's, not sure if you
can see the size of the large heat sink in the pics but it still gets
hot! The bass with this set up is impressive as it is. But with 20+
floors below me and 5+ floors above me in a concrete building I would
be afraid to have any more bass!
I'm glad your so involved with your website
and keep improving and updating. It really shows your dedication and
helps us around the world feel comfortable spending sometimes a lot of
time and money building something sight and hearing unseen and unheard!