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It's time for the Ergo IIIR

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by cutting42, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. quincy

    quincy Somewhere East of the Lagan

    I bought all the drivers from Madison Sounds and they have been lying dormant in the roofspace for 16 years!
     
  2. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/


    Thanks Stefan, I definitely want to give it some time to settle in and enjoy what I have first. Thanks for the offer to help though, will definitely get in touch as and when I want to move in that direction.
     
  3. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    If anyone is interested I did keep a close eye on the costs and the parts to build these speakers. Bear in mind virtually all the purchasing was done several years ago and the mid range drivers are unobtainium now the totals were as follows for a pair.

    Cabinet construction inc finishing, leather and spikes - £506
    Crossover components - £234
    Drivers - £828

    Total - £1568

    You don't want to know what the labour costs would be with me hand making these but if I was making these commercially I would be using a £10k CNC router and a industrial veneering machine but even then these would be an expensive pair of speakers.
     
  4. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    That's a cheap pair of loudspeakers you'd got there, Gareth. ;)
     
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  5. paulski

    paulski pfm Member

    Dare I ask how they’re sounding, Gareth?
     
  6. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/


    Outstanding thanks Paul. The change to the lounge layout has made a huge difference and they are starting to sing. The bass is deepening and on some movies they shake the room like a sub would.

    I have been playing with phono stages and trying to get my record player tuned up and a few favourites have been rocking the joint. Unfortunately I have a little problem with my B4 pre with the selector playing up so the focus is on that next.
     
  7. paulski

    paulski pfm Member

    Excellent, I’m glad they’re performing!

    If you fancy a DIY phono stage you could give the Paradise a go. It’s not cheap and there’s quite a lot of work in transistor selection and build but it’s easily worth the effort.

    I’ve very recently replaced my Starfish with a new build of my own design. Well, tbh the control circuits are based on a design from DIyAudio and the audio utilises a couple of Neurochrome buffer boards. I’ve not quite perfected it yet but I’ll post up some details here when I have.
     
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  8. Dan K

    Dan K pfm Member

    Very VERY beautiful looking speakers, congrats!

    Very nice shed too :)
     
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  9. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    I have a DIY phono stage, the Salas Folded Simplistic Phono Pre which is built and working beautifully. There is a thread https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/salas-folded-simplistic-phono-stage.242011/#post-4025390
     

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