Ellam XT, built
by Omar, Mexico
Hello Mr Troels Gravesen.
I hope you are doing well. At last, I finished my speakers based on your Ellam XT25 design, cabs are .38 ft3 from parts express, they are temporary, in a not very far future this excellent speaker design will get proper cabs. I messed up exact diameter of the drivers flush mounting, but drivers are flush mounted. I forgot to get the router circle jig! Anyway, I followed all your advices concerning cabinet dampening, woofer hole chamfering, best crossover parts, placement of inductors, etc. Well... couldn't get the crossovers inside, due to the massive size of the Z-capacitors, obviously Jantzen didn't hear that good things come in small packages : ( The result is a speaker that is a delight to listen to, very smooth and detailed, they were playing when my friend came in and he was like: is that bass coming from your speakers? :-0 My other friends were amazed at how big they sound. I don't know about speakers break in, but these "little ones" played so sweet right the moment I hooked them up. Should I be easy on them at first, or is any listening level acceptable?
Thanks so much for sharing your speaker design with people like me, who can't afford high end commercial speakers. Best regards Omar, Mexico