Would it be too crass to make a video of your next project,i for one would love to see it?
Slightly envious here...
They look really good! Envious of your wood working and painting skills! :clap:
Another photo of the speaker.
Now really impressed with the sound.
All done! Now breaking them in - first observations are that the tweeter is very good, but directonal i.e. there is a small sweet spot for listener. But this might change as they continue to break in.
Still not in their place, but will do the moving and shifting coming weekend - also getting them hooked up to the stream XP and Mono X amplifiers for some decent source components
All your hard work deserves to pay off.
steve_1979 wrote:Looking good. What drivers are you using?
Looking good. What drivers are you using?
scanspeak 15/8530k00 and scanspeak r2604/832000 (used to be called vifa xt25tg30-04)
The Ellam 25s are now set up as they should at the end of the StreamXP and Mono Xs. They are breaking in nicely, and I enjoy them more every time I listen to music
They are different to the Eekels they are replacing by having a lot more punch at the bottom end, but still similar in signauture. I find the tweeter here to be more directional than the Seas in the Eekels. So sweet spot for listener is smaller. But these are perfect for the type of music I usually listen to - the latest CD from Depeche Mode is just impressive via these and they make latest Stone Sour sound excellent!! They don't seem too picky about recording quality. It really brings a smile to my face... The downside to these speakers - and it might be that they still needs more breaking in - is that I think female voices and pianos sounds slightly better via Eekels. These also have that little lack of sparkle when I first start listening, just like the Eekels. But they grow on me every time, and there is no listening fatigue even after hours of listening to all sorts of music.
Very happy indeed now. But will probably build another pair in a couple of years, just for the fun of it...
Allowing more time for break-in could sort it for you.
If not, I would (controversially) look at experimenting with cabling.
CnoEvil wrote::clap:Allowing more time for break-in could sort it for you.If not, I would (controversially) look at experimenting with cabling.
Will play around with cables going forward - have Chord Rumour inside the speakers and will try this all the way to the amps
But have to say that the slight difference to my old Eekels is not really a problem. The Eekels are superb for female vocals and pianos.
roten wrote:Will play around with cables going forward - have Chord Rumour inside the speakers and will try this all the way to the ampsBut have to say that the slight difference to my old Eekels is not really a problem. The Eekels are superb for female vocals and pianos.
I believe Chord Rumour is silver plated, so I would experiment with pure copper cables like those from Atlas (or Chord do some as well).
Finally complete - with brand logos
I am still enjoying my Ellam 25's.
It is a litte over 4 years since, Troels and i made the design, and it is still a very nice speaker.
i would recomend changing the series coil in the lower bass sektion, with a low Ohm 1,5 mH coil. ~0,1 Ohm
This will lower the range 700-1000 Hz by 1 - 1,5 dB, and at the same time, give you a little moore kick in the lower bas.
Not a bad choice. Not bad at all.
And maybe changing the series resistor in the tweeter filter, with a 2,2 Ohm. It gives a littel more headroom, without being to foreward - in my listening room anyway.
Now, in situ, great job.