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Had a play with my old IPL A2 kit speakers while i was amp swapping the other day  http://dik.dolan.googlepages.com/IPLA2.jpg  id forgoten how good they sound and prefer them to the PMC.I built these maybe 25 years ago and ran them fully active for many years before converting them to passive.I made them with 18mm mdf layer glued to a 12mm mdf layer then 2 mm ply and the drivers are aerogel main and seas tweeters.

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Re: My old kit speakers

They look great.

You could not have made as much mess as I did, building a pair of transmission line speakers about 30 years ago ... in my bedroom!

I'll put some pictures up shortly ...Smile

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Heres my IPL transmission line kit  http://dik.dolan.googlepages.com/ipls3.JPG  but using my PMC speakers atm  http://dik.dolan.googlepages.com/wadamp1.JPG

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Re: My old kit speakers

Hi John, not sure if anyone's mentioned yet, but those CDs don;t tend to do so well on turntables - try it in your Cyrus player instead! Wink

Seriously, that's a stonkingly good system - is there any chance you post up a few more shots of the 401 when you get a chance?

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Nice one - very impressive deck; the piano black plinth's rather smart too.

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Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007

AVI Lab Series & Marantz CD63 MkII KI CD players / various cables 

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I made the plinth when i got the garrard around 25 years ago.From memory i used 8 sheets of 18mm mdf each one cut to fit the turntable like a glove.I sprayed the plinth with a airgun and used a ford transit wheel as air source.After maybe 10 coats of paint and much sanding it then was sprayed with lacquer.Arm is a rewired rega rb300 with a michell tecno weight.With a good record it beats the cyrus cd player with ease.

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