Troels Graveson Illumina-66

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Does anyone have experience of Graveson's speaker designs? At the moment I'm thinking of making a pair of the Illumina-66s, but even DIY there will be no change from £1000! I don't want anything too sensitive to avoid amp noise problems. And although I love bass, acoustic and electronic, I can't play too loud. So quality not quantity. http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Illumina-66.htm

Another possibility is the Jenzen SEAS CA 3 way TL design. That should rattle the windows! http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Jenzen-SEAS-ER.htm

I have simplified the electronics for my wife's benefit, and the Illumina-66s have a high WAF, but I can't afford any more expensive mistakes. Like the B139 TLs!

Illumina-66-intro-2-small.jpg


These are actually slightly smaller than my current (half finished) speakers.

 

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Leigh (Budgetblown) has one of his Seas driver based speakers IIRC, using the Seas Excell drivers.

 

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I think that he tends to favour pretty expensive drivers and XO components, hence the price. I imagine that they are perfectly good, but for many (such as myself), the real desire for DIY is to do something with 'miracle-cheap' antique drivers!

The other thing is, you are basically bypassing the final manufacturing process in your DIYing here - there is none of the tweaking or playing about. Is that really what you want out of DIY speakers?

 

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Phil...oceanobsession.....is currently building a pair of the 3 way tl design , using seas drivers,

the only drawback hes not heard this actual build/speaker...........cant wait to pop over and take a listen .

 

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I think that he tends to favour pretty expensive drivers and XO components, hence the price. I imagine that they are perfectly good, but for many (such as myself), the real desire for DIY is to do something with 'miracle-cheap' antique drivers!The other thing is, you are basically bypassing the final manufacturing process in your DIYing here - there is none of the tweaking or playing about. Is that really what you want out of DIY speakers?
Yes! I've had 40 years of that. Oh, and I see you have the JBLs; I don't have anything to fall back on. These will be my only speakers, possibly (and hopefully) my LAST pair.

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Phil...oceanobsession.....is currently building a pair of the 3 way tl design , using seas drivers,the only drawback hes not heard this actual build/speaker...........cant wait to pop over and take a listen .
Tell him to hurry up. :D

 

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If I were building a last pair of speakers and they had to have WAF, I would build a pair of Lampizator P17s, but replace the top half with some cool-looking open baffles on tubes. So it would be a large open box for the bass, with the mids and treble on kinda cylinders. It'd look odd but fun, sound great and cost under £500.

 

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If I were building a last pair of speakers and they had to have WAF, I would build a pair of Lampizator P17s, but replace the top half with some cool-looking open baffles on tubes. So it would be a large open box for the bass, with the mids and treble on kinda cylinders. It'd look odd but fun, sound great and cost under £500.
How does looking odd go with WAF? And large open box?

 

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Well it would be kinda space age and fun. And I'd let her choose the colour and stuff!

 

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Well it would be kinda space age and fun. And I'd let her choose the colour and stuff!
No chance. I give her a choice (of 3 if she's lucky) but that's it.

Anyway, I have no room for OBs or 15" drivers.

 

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I like the look of those Dick...and an interesting build too with curved sides etc

 

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I think phil has put some pics up... but on A O sound...... in the diy section. if that helps dick.
Thanks for that. I just hopped over and had a look.

 

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