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    Bipole speakers

    Thanks for your suggestions. I have since moved on to spherical enclosures for the bipole up and down firing mid bass and tweeter pod. I like it much, much more.
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    Hello from UK

    Pic of my preamp. It's just silver wire and two resistors per channel to make a couple of potential dividers in shunt configuration. That's it. I can't change the volume but it is the ultimate in purity. It's just tacked on the end of my CD player for now. I will make a stepped attenuator...
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    Bipole speakers

    Thanks. Had a lot of fun over the last few years messing about with diy speakers. I have tried isobaric with 12" drivers, bipole with 6.5" and a few or variations but the bipole with 5.25" works the best in my small room. I use some very cheap Chinese kevlar drivers which have big magnets (high...
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    Good bye Retirement and IGBT

    :oColin, you are the man. Do you get everywhere ? Don't forget to look on us poor souls at HFS :)
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    Hello from UK

    Thanks for the welcome. I will start with my CDP. A much modified Naim CD3.5 I bought new in 1997 and still going strong on the original laser 24 tears later. I added three power supplies just for the dac, improved the regulators, added a fancy clock with dedicated psu and bypassed the anolog6e...
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    Bipole speakers

    OK, you asked for it. This pic was taken at my place of work (family farm) and is my old bedroom before I moved out. Hasn't been decorated since 1979 :rolleyes:. I like the speakers set up across a corner as it seems to smooth out the bass modes in that small almost square room. The rack in the...
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    Bipole speakers

    Thanks for your interest. I have some photos but they are all of rough prototypes made of recycled chipboard lined with sheet steel. Not pretty but you will get the gist of it. I will post some up when I get a minute. Promise not to laugh :)
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    Bipole speakers

    Something I forgot to mention. I find the bipole design has other things going for it. You get baffle step compensation for "free" without the need for any components added. Even with this baffle step compensation I can position the speakers close to the walls and that is where I like them best...
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    Bipole speakers

    Hi, my second post. Any lovers of bipole speakers here ? I designed and made a pair but they are not the usual front and rear firing drivers. Mine have mid bass firing up and down with the down firing driver being 16" from the ground. I have four tweeters in a little pod which is sat on top of...
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    Hello from UK

    Hi, I'm Stu and from England. It's nice to be here. I work in agriculture, horticulture and a bit of semi pro drumming when I get the chance. Not done a gig for over a year now due to Covid. My hobbies are playing and listening to music, growing things, gardening, making things and diy (home...
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