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 Post subject: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 25th, 2016, 2:22 pm 
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Hi Roscoe,

I am a slightly over the hill, male last time I looked, living in South Africa. Hifi has been a lifelong hobby and always with DIY speaker systems using high efficiency drivers.

I currently use a TacT 2175 SADI amp with RCS2 Room Correction, a vintage Leak Stereo 20 and a pair of Parallel 300B mono blocks. Sources include Jolida CD, EMT 948 turntable, Otari tape decks and digital server via a Cambridge streamer.

My latest creation if that's the term, are stacked cloned Altec A7 cabinets and wooden multicell horns. Previous to that I owned what I call Double Autograph Tannoy speakers with two 15” Dual Concentrics per side – the Autograph being a rear loaded horn design.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 25th, 2016, 2:34 pm 
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Welcome aboard! That's quite the speaker system. Don't think I'm going to get to visit any time soon to hear it though :lol:

What are you using for drivers?

Roscoe


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 25th, 2016, 2:42 pm 
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Welcome! Very cool looking speakers. Are the cloth covered portions vents/ports?


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 25th, 2016, 3:05 pm 
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Could you describe your dual Autographs a bit more? I can't envisage how you would include the extra driver.

http://www.44bx.com/tannoy/autograph.html

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 25th, 2016, 6:08 pm 
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ZOWIE!! Genuine "HE-MAN" speakers! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 26th, 2016, 1:56 am 
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The Double Autographs also have 1 1/2" panel thicknesses including the inside ones. The horn mouths left and right grow height wise and have bee tweaked a bit too. Height of the cabinet is just over 6', weight is 630 pounds each (285kg)
Finish Imbuia but with slight staining


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 26th, 2016, 6:33 am 
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Good lord, those 15"s look small. I wonder how they organized the internals.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from South Africa
PostPosted: August 26th, 2016, 8:19 am 
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My guess is that they sound as nice as they look. The devil is in the details. :clap:

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