Went back to read my message on your web
site saying that I will get back in a month or two with my new cabinet
and it become a year or two instead…
Have been extremely busy with my work and
family and couldn’t manage my time to finish them until this week.
Well…. not fully finished yet but almost there and it’s singing :-)
No doubt, Jenzen
Illuminator is the best speaker I’ve ever built, I don’t have the Ekta
to compare side-by-side anymore but pretty sure Jenzen beat the Ekta
by far…. at least to my taste.
Doesn’t matter listening at low or high
level, in a smaller room or a larger room. I also learned that over
years I still prefer the bass reflex cabinet over the transmission
line, the TL is just too clean to me.
At one point I was thinking about 2nd hand
Sonus Faber Amati as I like the look and the sound plus I don’t have
enough time to finish the Jenzen but, finally get it done and lucky
that I didn’t bought the Amati. After listening to the Jenzen in a
proper cabinet and with a better components…I don’t need it any more J
…. Good cabinet with proper front panel dimension has so much impact
to the sound quality. I’m now enjoy testing the Jenzen Illuminator
with my McCormack DNA 225 and a few tube amps that I borrowed from my
friend. If I’m not too lazy, tube amp probably be my next DIY project.
Not only for the
Jenzen design but THANK YOU for hundreds of advices since you helped
me on the Ellam XT - MTM crossover design (y 2006 if I remember
right), 2.5 clone, Ekta, Ellam XT, Eekel’s mini, the Classic 1071
and…. Finally the Jenzen Illuminator. For sure this won’t be my last
speaker project but probably the best one for a long long time.
Last, and I must
let you know :-)
My Jenzen has 3 brothers in Thailand, 2 of
the Jensen Classic 1071 is finished and one of the Classic 871 is
Attached pics of my Jensen & Jenzen fyi… my
friends will send more pics to you later, one of them belong to
Keittisak who helped me on the wood work.
Very best regards,
Initial Test Cabs
Hi Troels, The
Jenzen Ill is singing in my test cabinet, with crossover hanging on
the back. Crossover is pretty huge but lucky I can use many parts from
my previous project, only need to buy some inductors and a 220uf cap
(I know it’s over kill but still like to try them… ha ha) First
impression before breaking in, think the Ill is more lively than the
classic 1071… which is the way I like J Got a chance to try a few
tube amps… and as you mentioned - this one definitely love a muscle
solid state amp ! Will get back to you in a month or two with my final
BR cabinet (of course, with proper dimension !) Kind regards ball