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beun




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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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All three side trim pieces finished, the one on the bottom is going to be engraved and will be done later. Also to do are the veneer filler pieces to close the gaps on the top and bottom.


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beun




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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And two High-Voltage supplies ready and calibrated.


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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been following the progress,

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.


As an owner of a Martin Logan 5 speaker HT setup, I so want to hear these, shame I live so far away.

What is going to be engraved? Name??



Keep up the GREAT work.

Cheers
Steve

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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kim, those are beautiful.

Having actually heard the ESL-1's I'm looking forward to hearing them with the new amp at LSAF next year.

I've heard Kim's ESL's at 3 different LSAF's, both the Large ESL-1, and the smaller one's he had finished the Thursday night before the show Smile ( sounds like something I'd try to pull off...) . I've always thought they were outstanding loudspeakers. I love the dynamics of the ESL's. Kim's speakers also have excellent imaging too. It's worth a trip to this little boutique Audio Show just to hear these. It's a bonus that there are usually a whole pot full of other excellent things to hear too.

See you in May.

John
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beun




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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Too far? Its only a 10 hour flight or so, thanks for the praise guys.

I am planning to engrave the 'Crescendo Systems' name and the 'ESL-0.88' model name. I need to check their capabilities to see if they can do it in my font.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spend sometime designing the front panel for the interface box. This is only the first cut, before I send it off I have to be sure it all fits. I have attached it as a PDF.


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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update, I finished mounting the trim on the second speaker, I will make some pictures tomorrow. Next up are the veneered filler strips.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sitting here listening to some Vangelis on the speakers literally watching paint (or in my case polyurethane varnish) dry and I have to say that the longer I listen to them the better they sound. I have them full range now, no crossover, and the amount of bass is actually pretty good. A sub would go deeper/louder but I am actually not missing anything. I am starting to rethink the high pass coupling cap.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've had full range 'stats for about 20 years (ML CLS) and i've never had an issue with the bass. string bass in particular is exquisite. Try some Jay Leonhart (DMP label) or Holly Cole's first album.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beun wrote:
I am sitting here listening to some Vangelis on the speakers literally watching paint (or in my case polyurethane varnish) dry and I have to say that the longer I listen to them the better they sound.

So will your customer ever get them, or have you lived with them so long you decided to adopt them?? Laughing
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He s going to get them, I just have to break them in a bit Laughing
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, long time no update. I just got the emblems in, the question is now on top or on the front. Ignore the blue tape, that's just for the mock-up.




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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front. So you can see them when you sit down in your listening chair.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say so too, but I will let the customer decide.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beun wrote:
I would say so too, but I will let the customer decide.


Ultimately the best decision Very Happy

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, I prefer the front. The silver plate looks a lot better against the black instead of wood. But again, the customer's in charge.

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just received the WBT connectors and after remeasuring their dimensions I could order the front and ear panels of the interface box. I should get those in the first week of January.

This is the last stuff to order, shipping is imminent.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would like the label at the rear but JMO....
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want people to see the name. Anyway, I started on the shipping crate today.
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I agree with front.
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