StevenZ's adventures with the Coral "holey basket" drivers

StevenZ

Active Member
Did you consider building Metronomes with them?
I did... but I'm kinda lazy these days when it comes to woodworking, or more specifically speaker building. So, those were my second choice after the large OB cabinets. If you're willing to experiment with them I'd be happy to send them to you for nothing but the cost of shipping.
 

Redboy

Knobophobe
I did... but I'm kinda lazy these days when it comes to woodworking, or more specifically speaker building. So, those were my second choice after the large OB cabinets. If you're willing to experiment with them I'd be happy to send them to you for nothing but the cost of shipping.
Thanks but I too am lazy... and I too have some Corals here, along with other drivers to try in those cabinets when someone finally builds 'em! :)

EDIT: maybe not lazy -- I prefer to think of myself as selectively disinclined...
 

StevenZ

Active Member
Thanks but I too am lazy... and I too have some Corals here, along with other drivers to try in those cabinets when someone finally builds 'em! :)

EDIT: maybe not lazy -- I prefer to think of myself as selectively disinclined...
And you can't forget about the never-ending Honey-Do list.
 

ejfud

Junior Member
Not sure how I missed this thread the first time around, but now you've got me thinking. I may have a pair of the holey's around here somewhere.

Printing plans to see just how big they are. I do love my removable baffle speakers.
 

StevenZ

Active Member
Not sure how I missed this thread the first time around, but now you've got me thinking. I may have a pair of the holey's around here somewhere.

Printing plans to see just how big they are. I do love my removable baffle speakers.
Let us know how that goes. I gave my Corals to @opa1 and I'm sure he's interested to know as well.
 

ejfud

Junior Member
Well after doing some checking, these beasts will fit nowhere in the house. Disappointing.

I am considering a scaled down version though. Anybody with thoughts on what scaling it down a bit would do?
 

gable

Senior Member
Well after doing some checking, these beasts will fit nowhere in the house. Disappointing.

I am considering a scaled down version though. Anybody with thoughts on what scaling it down a bit would do?
I’m sure they would work fine, but with even less low end. The holey baskets won’t likely make a bunch of bass to begin with, so this could lead to disappointing results.

With larger drivers, or with a sub, this may not be an issue.

I’ve used the Eminence 15a drivers in a diy h-baffle to cover lf duties with great success.

The h baffles are very easy to diy, and drivers like the 15a can be had inexpensively. There are probably some decent woofers that would work at parts express buyout or clearance.

If I recall correctly, the footprint of my h baffles are 18x18”, so not too terribly big.
 

gable

Senior Member
You guys are a bad influence...

I've started sketching and prepping a cut list for a quick and dirty set of Telefunky's for the shop. I'll make removable baffle plates so I can play with lots of drivers. Obviously my holey baskets are on the list to try.

If I'm lucky, I'll get in the shop tomorrow and make some noise and a mess.

I'll start a thread when I make some actual progress....
 

opa1

Moderator
Staff member
You guys are a bad influence...

I've started sketching and prepping a cut list for a quick and dirty set of Telefunky's for the shop. I'll make removable baffle plates so I can play with lots of drivers. Obviously my holey baskets are on the list to try.

If I'm lucky, I'll get in the shop tomorrow and make some noise and a mess.

I'll start a thread when I make some actual progress....
If you need some help, let me know. I'd like to see how they work out myself.
 

gable

Senior Member
If you need some help, let me know. I'd like to see how they work out myself.
Oh I'm definitely planning on enlisting you to help. It may be a while yet before I start, depends on how my house to-do list looks after the party next weekend.

I've scaled them up slightly, to have a ~18" wide baffle, so that 15" drivers could be put in.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
So.....If these are "holy" drivers, do we have to pray prior to listening? 😇;):chin

(I'm appearing here all week. Try the veal. And remember to tip the waitress. ;))
That would be wholly appropriate.

... and I am sure someone will come along presently and set that waitress back upright again.

:smoke
 
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