X1-SLAMM klones win ClioWin design contest

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  1. ThomasW

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    Well said, Jack.

    Congratulations, Jon!!!

    Looks like an incredible amount of work went into those!

    Pete
     
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    Jon & Thomas...Congratulations!
    Jon gets the award but I know Thomas helped a little [​IMG]
     
  4. PeteG

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    Yes.. Congratulations Jon [​IMG]
    As Pete said, it look’s like a ton of work went in to these. I would love to give them a listen.
    And alittle late but I like to give Kodos to Thomas, for his Whisper Klones
    These are no push overs, and they have awesome sound.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS JON!! And, kudos to Thomas, the cabinet-meister. Way to go to a couple of real, serious, trail-blazing D-I-Yers and thank you for the continued inspiration to this nimrod! It's good to see recognition for these guys who take time to participate in the forums.

    (BTW Thomas, I am now in a financial position to build some high-end D-I-Y's, which I could take time to do over the next few months. I'm talking some serious speakers. I'll e-mail you.)
     
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    Way to go Jon! Very well deserved honor for sure!!! These guys, Jon and Thomas, are the Xtreme, and we are damn lucky to have them pushing the envelope for the rest of us! [​IMG]
    Kudos!
    Lex
     
  7. ThomasW

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  8. Jon Hancock

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    Shop monkey? Hah!!
    Thomas deserves a ton of credit, because it took a lot of mutual brainstorming to solve some of the construction problems this design created. I've built some weird speakers in the past, (think AR LST clones in the early seventies), but these bears posed a number of problems, even with the simplified construction assembly concept used compared with the originals. Even with CAD, the first top module design was scrapped after construction. Foam rot nearly torpedoed the first set of bass bins, as the 13" Audax driver's (and some of our 15's) had a foam rot in storage due to interaction with the glue used to assemble the surrounds. (hand re-foamed by yours truly).
    And let's not talk about some of the more memorable moments in completing these, such as nearly dropping one of the bass bins on my big toe- a late save relegated the accident to a nail crusher instead of a bone crusher. Or the rendevous in the desert, where Thomas I and met in Wendover Utah/Nevada (yes, the home of Bonneville Salt Flats) half way between Denver and the SF Bay area to exchange the cabinets with me for a Zenith CRT front projector- Utah's finest nabbed Thomas doing about 28 mph in a 25 mph unmarked school zone. Yes, the exciting secret life of D.I.Y. speaker construction!
    Some off the wall/floor specs:
    Completed top module weight: 128 lb.
    Completed bass cabinet weight: Don't know, broke the scale.
    The sad thing is, as Thomas pointed out a few months back, because of their modular nature, and my nature, they'll never be truly done. They're currently on the Mk II passive crossover, and there's already a MK III (using the M8 filter concept) on the drawing board. Plus a speaker cable upgrade using 8TC Kimber DIY cable. Probably some opamp upgrades for the crossover (OPA627 to AD825). [​IMG]
    Where does it all stop? It doesn't. That's why were here.
    Best regards, and Happy Holidays to all-
    Jon
     
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    Thomas,
    Dyslexic Norwegians! That could be a hell of a name for a rock band! Break out your mullet wig![​IMG]
    Brian
     
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    Thomas, you know you deserve more credit than "Shop Monkey" [​IMG]
    I've been in your shop and would love to hang out with you two while you hammering out those awesome projects of yours.
    Then I could be a "Shop Monkey Apprentice". [​IMG]
    Great Job you guys and keep up the good work!
    Oh yea...Slow down you maniac...LOL
     
  12. Ville Javanainen

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    Congratulations for Jon, and to ThomasW too [​IMG]
     
  13. Kishu

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    WOW, as a relative newbie I'm amazed, humbled and glad that I'm interacting with brainiacs in such forums [​IMG]
    CONGRATS GUYS!
    Cheers,
    Kishore
     

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