Hello, I am Cedric Crouzet from France.
very happy to have completed an Illumina 66. I have done only a minor
tweaking : one inch higher (but internal volume is the same), and
curved side panels. It's made of two panel of 3 mm MDF, and 4 panel of
6 mm birch (with 4 mm deep grooves, otherwise it was impossible to bend
it). But the shape was not perfect, and I was obliged to use screw
along with the glue. Every other aspect (except the bracing of the top)
is from your drawings.
I have ordered all the filter components at
The finish is made of Santos's rosewood, the front
panel was painted in black. I must say, that I am very happy with the
result. This floor stander is not only nice, but it sound great. My
combo is made of two Cambridge 851 C and A (so there is enough current
to feed them). I can't compare it to bigger loudspeakers, but It can
play at almost live levels most music, except orchestral music (but I
think it's almost impossible to have a live sensation with orchestral
music, once you have experimented it). The sound is clear, but with
substance, the image is in place, and it swings.
For me this DIY is
a complete success, and I must say Thank you very much Mr Gravesen.
Greetings Cedric Crouzet