I have just built a pair of Wilmslow Pheonix Speakers. I am really pleased with the sound and finish. They sound great bi-amped with a Cyrus 8XPdQX and an 8 Power.
Toshiba Netbook J River, Cyrus Pre XPdQX with PSX-R, 4 x Cyrus Mono X's, Wilmslow Phoenix with Bass Extenders.
Wow! Those look really nice! Great pictures too Also really like your Cyrus setup / stand etc. It would be great to hear a bit more about building the speakers and any subjective comparison on the sound compared with previous speakers.
Lovely living space too, very classy.
Well done crossie, i love it when someone goes out of the box and has a go themselves, give yourself a pat on the back
Wow - love how immaculate and tidy everything looks - it can be difficult to balance great home cinema/hi-fi and keep the room looking comfortable and inviting. On top of that I bet it sounds brilliant
Superb job mate!
Laptop -> Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 -> Violectric V200 -> Audeze LCD2 (rev2)
Looks sweet Very neat and tidy, and love all the matched wood I too would love to see a post on how you found building the speakers and how they sound...
Hi Fi: Arcam A85, DV88 (CD only), Project Debut II, AE Compact-1. AV: Arcam AVR250, DV79, Sony BDP-S760, Monitor Audio Silver 8i, RS-LCR, RXFX, Sonos ZP90, Pioneer KRP500A. 2nd AV: Pioneer SX-SWR2, Dell Zino HD, KEF KHT2005.2 eggs, Sonos ZP90. That Cable HDMI, Chord Crimsons and Sonos ZPS5s everywhere & a spare Yamaha RXV-667!
how much for that?
Yamaha AX-397 + Yamaha NS-333;
HK 3390 + Tangent Millennium 200;
Cambridge Audio Sr10 +Cambridge audio S30
About £750 for the speakers and £120 for the stands......I will post more about the build later.
Nice build! Did you have to make the crossover circuit from components or was it ready made?If you take a look at my useful threads, you'll see someone else who had a go at making speakers but didn't actually manage to finish....or at least didn't finish the thread.
My useful(?) What HiFi Forum threads can be found here.
The cross overs were ready made - although I quite fancy a go at making the cross overs next time (I've only had them finished for a couple of weeks and I am already talking about next time!!)
Yes very nice Crossie, i keep coming back to look at these speakers (very Avalon'esc) and the Wilmslow site has some other nice self build's. I also like that you can bye just the cabinet's and do the rest yourself, very interesting.Out of interest did you audition the Phoenix before you bought....
I wanted a project for Christmas so just bought them blind (deaf?). I am so impressed that I have sold my Spendor A5's as the Pheonix are more detailed, sensitive 90dB and are capable of bi-wiring. The actual build is relatively simple if you have Wilmslow cut the wood for the cabinets and have them veneered. It is worth spending a lot of time finishing the cabinets to get a furniture like finish. Assembly is straight forward if you have a modicum of hand skills and patience:
Takes a long weekend to do. Afterwards, order a pair of RC60 custom deluxe stands to your required height. Ask for the stands to be unfinished so that you can finish them with the same wax,varnish or oil that you used for the cabinets.
Let them run in and enjoy! I am listening to them with a huge sense of self satisfaction and planning my next build.
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