It's been 3 years since I got interested in building a speaker project.
After looking at different model and getting info as what i could
built, and getting a knowledge of what are my taste, I finally decided
to start building the JENZEN ATS model.
I would like to recommend to new builder to read all the document in
your site and even to read the builders letters .There is a mass of
information available, and take your time tor make the best possible
selection . I would like to thank you to setting up such an amount of
detail and diverse information in your site.
For this project, I had to make a few compromise,(mostly on the overall
height) now at 1060 mm , instead of 1065mm, not much, but I also
install the bass and mid x-o underneath which took close to 60 mm.
The difference to get the requested volume was added in the
depht (430mm) the overall volume is close to 60 litres and the port
lenght was adjusted with the volume program. I also made my side panel
tilted inward toward the rear section (to possibly minimize parallel
panel reflection ).
All the front face panel are to the exact dimension and angle. Some
upgraded was done to the x-o, I have kept the original bass LCR design
and also the 2r2 on the tweeter design. Most panel are from Baltic
plywood and some mdf ( where sculpting was needed). The bracing was done
as there is no interaction between brace , but each brace are
attached to tree panel The exterior finish is multiple layer of epoxy
primer and paint, plus 4 coat of clear was added to the base
I have been running them for 4-5 months and they are marvelous.
The detail on the mid and upper section are very fine, this woofer is
very controlled and goes very deep. All with an incredible control on
resonance. I am now using an tube integrated amp and it seem that this
type of amplification fit very well.! will probably try a bi- amp setup
later on, as you suggest . Thank you for inspiring me for
this project, and to all new reader, go for it.