Ellis 1801F's

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  1. Mike Nep

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    I wanted post pictures of the Dave Ellis 1801F's I finished, but have no clue as to how to attach photos. Can someone help me out? Thanks.
     
  2. JoelTW

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    Pictures are below! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mike Nep

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    Anyone interested? Send me a PM.
     
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    Ahh, nothing better sounding than nekkid speakers [​IMG] How do you plan to finish them? What is your opinion of their sound?
     
  6. Mike Nep

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    Thanks, Joel for posting my pics! I plan on finishing them with either a birdseye maple if I can find some within the next few days on e-bay. If not, I have some plain maple as well as figured walnut veneer on the way. We'll see when the stuff gets here. As for sound, I can honestly say that these speakers have the best sounding midrange I have EVER heard. Simply breathtaking. I found myself listening to Beethoven last night. Four songs straight through. I'm 25 years old, I don't listen to that kind of music! There was something about the sound that entranced me. The soundstage was huge not just left to right, but from front to back. Subtle nuances are easily heard and highs are absolutely wonderful, but with a hint of brightness, which I'm sure will disappear in time. As for bass, I built these hoping that the port placement low to the ground would increase bass response due to floor coupling. I have never heard the 1801B's so I can't say if there will be a difference. Based on acoustics there should be though. I do notice a little shyness in the bass region as stated by everyone who owns or listened to these, but I haven't done any port tuning yet so I could get a bit more out of them. I can state that I'll take a liquid midrange over bass any day having heard what GREAT midrange sounds like. My roommate stated the same thing as did my girlfriend. Honestly, these are so good so far that I posted my Paradigm 80's for sale last night. I'm gonna take that money and get another amp and build another set of these speakers. Good listening!
     
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    It's good to hear you like their sound! As you state, they will sound even better once they have a few hours on them and they settle down a bit.
     
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    I really like the look of the driver...but of course, sound is more important... [​IMG]
     
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    The sound is amazing and hopefully if my veneer gets here soon, they'll look amazing also. Do you also have a pair of these? If not, what are you running right now?
     
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    Focal driver? That's a Seas W18 or are they the same thing? I'm assuming you're using a sub with these? Which one? Really pretty.
     
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    Duplicate post
     
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    Your thoughts on the Dillon? Can they compare or better the 1801's? How does your SVS blend with the sealed enclosures and what are you crossing them over at? I have an M&K sub that I'm experimenting with my 1801F's and it sounds pretty good. I'm assuming once I do the port tuning I haven't done yet that I can dump the sub and be satisfied with the bass supplied by the 1801's. We'll see though.
     
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    Oh, and by the way, where is Fair Oaks? I'm in San Diego.
     
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    The Dillon is strong- I may prefer it to the 1801 but I've never compared in the same room. Almost the same tweeter of course, and the Dillon goes lower than my modified 1801- but the dillon gives up nothing that I can hear to the 1801 in the mid, imaging etc. Both Geoff Dillon and Dennis Murphy are ace crossover designers. The 1801's are crossed at 80. Fair Oaks is near Sacramento.
     

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