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Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by robbyd, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Ive got a pdf of the naim document. Pm me and I’ll try to send it to you
  2. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Thanks Tim, that would be grand. Have sent you a message.
  3. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    There's a few surfaces which need another coat or 2 of lacquer but I've piled them up loosely just to get an idea of how they'll look


    I'm happy with them! They aren't perfect if you look closely but for a home office they're definitely acceptable. I've got a couple of days booked off soon so should be able to wire them up properly and give them a listen...

  4. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    I’ve always liked the look of SBLs and I have to say these are no exception, great work, Fraser. Looking forward to your thoughts now on the sound.
  5. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Thanks Brian

    I love the look of them too. I struggle to think of any speaker i've ever had which are less imposing in the room than these.
  6. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  7. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Haha :D

    Some progress on the crossover solution...

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  8. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    You need those awful plastic boxes that never quite fitted properly behind mine.

    They are so fugly I could not find a picture to share.

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  9. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    Perfect, I was going to suggest port boxes ... but didn't want to look like a total tit on this thread ... oh.

    As to guides, there is a great thread in the reference section, let me go link to it ...

    Combine that with the Naim dealer guide and you are away. I think that is the document TimH is talking out. If not, I can link to it.
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  10. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    They look brilliant - well done!
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  11. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I have to say buddy, you’ve really pulled it out of the bag with these. Hard to believe it’s the same pair that were the subject of an “interesting eBay auction” thread a few weeks ago. They’ve gone from some of the worst looking SBLs to the best, I’d definitely give room to them!
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  12. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    yep amazing work!
  13. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Thank you, gents

    Progress has grind to a hault on these as house renovation has taken over... looks like we're hosting Xmas this year and there's a whole floor to be plastered, painted and furnished before then. We have managed to stop water leaking through the kitchen ceiling so that's a start :D
  14. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Ouch, that’ll eat time like nobody’s business!
  15. molee

    molee pfm Member

    Never mind the refurb, Xmas and all that. Tell the missus the chaps on pfm want progress, I'm sure she'll understand.
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  16. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Haha! My wife must have a slightly different temperament to yours if that would end well in your house....

    Today I moved the crossovers over to the wooden box. Not quite as tidy wiring-wise but looks OK



    I'm unsure about the best way of putting the system together... I'd like to situate the amp and crossover in the garage adjacent to the listening room to keep them out of sight, and install a brushed socket to run the wires through. This would mean a cable running from the preamp to the power amp of around 6m in length. Is that likely to be an issue?
  17. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    Depends on what the pre and power are but for most solid state designs it should e OK and with Naim it definitely will be.
  18. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    Very impressive work. You must be very pleased.
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  19. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Look superb.

    From the photos (19th Oct), the gaps between the boxes look a little small, particularly the top to middle? But maybe just for the photos?
  20. fraser.

    fraser. pfm Member

    Thanks... The power amp is a rotel RB971, and the pre is the phono outputs of a fostex HPA4BL if that means anything!

    In the photos from the 19th that's the cabinets stacked on top of each other to get an idea of how they look i.e not properly set up, hence the little gaps. I'm yet to actually put them together properly as this floor is getting plastered on Monday so will need to clear everything out anyway.

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