Tannoy westminster royals build

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  1. Tvcollector1

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    Ok everyone this is my first post on this site so here goes.
    Im taking on a massive project its my first speaker build and very advanced but im getting through it
    Trying to do everything to the highest quality i can and taking my time. Im not a carpenter so please be kind
    Ill be updating my status for the last 3mnths and ongoing any feedback would be good and any suggestions
    Thanks.
     

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    First step Unfortunately because the specs use different sized timber i have to glue sheets together to make the thicknesses i need. I will be mounting a set of tannoy hpd 15inch dual concentric in them as i already have them. Any feedback would be welcome especially if anyone else has taken on this awsome project. Pictures of glueing the sheets together and measuring ready to cut post-148796-0-83986900-1441628451.jpg post-148796-0-42459400-1446445306.jpg 20170114_102450.jpg
     

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  3. PastTechFan

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    Well WOW!!

    I'm in awe of your DIY-ness. Bravo. I have no advice to offer, just encouragement.
    That's no small undertaking. Look forward to further updates.

    :lurk: I'm subscribed to this thread.
     
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  5. GordonW

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    That's one of the most ambitious things I've ever seen anyone undertake. Just wow.

    Have you already found the crossover schematic and such? I saw at least a partial schematic on Duelund's website (where they were doing a wiring and crossover upgrade)...

    EDIT: Here's where I saw it: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue70/duelund.htm

    Regards,
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  6. daveg3588

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    Great start, awesome space to work. The Tannoy's are great speakers.
     
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    Thanks yes it is but they are an awsome speaker so will be worth it. Yes gordon have started the crossovers but am rebuilding as not happy with them
     
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    starting the crossovers, wow bit of a task took me 3hrs to,make 1

    And a bit nervous pulling the original crossover apart. Its hard because i only have pictures on the internet of the front and back not how they go together or even measurements so ive guessing

    Going off the piks and a rough scale so hopefully they are close. Very hard to workout the pin system for changing the high slope post-148796-0-23061700-1448274825.jpg post-148796-0-04831900-1448578103.jpg post-148796-0-86291000-1449093866.jpg 26 WRSE treble energy & treble roll-off controls.jpg post-148796-0-08040700-1449093815_thumb.jpg post-148796-0-12547300-1449093831.jpg post-148796-0-95179800-1449093846.jpg
     
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    Starting the cabinets fun fun what an advanced construction its so hard to work out how and what goes together first and what needs veneering im useing timber veneer not the iron on stuff its very hard to use and im learning how to bookend and match. Lots of thinking and procrastination going on to try and build them in my mind to work out what needs veneering before assembly and allowing for the thickness 20170116_192530.jpg 20170116_192537.jpg 20170115_163947.thumb.jpg.b752255bcf58f3f412fa61961fd0951b.jpg 20170116_192540.thumb.jpg.55a64eb4107a54a05d76d561a3e5c3a4.jpg 20170117_193256.jpg 20170115_162440.jpg
     
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  11. MarZutra

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    What a fabulous project. I will most certainly be following this thread. Might I ask what you'll be running with them for amps?
     
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    So this was last weeks pictures and since then have done a bit on them so here are latest piks 20170121_124016.thumb.jpg.9bf15e4bee969a200d956fb131c977cd.jpg 20170120_192500.thumb.jpg.f6e28f761c11ddf3884c47e9df358707.jpg 20170119_164940.jpg 20170120_201407.thumb.jpg.6c243491dd8e626f6d67eaa559da63b4.jpg 20170120_201426.thumb.jpg.7f8668c562ecb43895896eb2865ad569.jpg 20170120_201700.thumb.jpg.13aa234937cbe4897d7384e1261d80ff.jpg 20170121_104632.thumb.jpg.f197d258a880347d165539b7d52fa091.jpg 20170121_135018.thumb.jpg.41b49fbdd8745083f82ba5f8690bf311.jpg 20170203_184516.jpg
     
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    Stay tuned to more will try and update pictures as i work on them.
     
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    I have been restoring this 211 amp built by bob sugden 30watts a channel not sure how it will sound yet
     
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  15. MarZutra

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    I'm sure they will sound absolutely fabulous... Tannoy will be very envious of your work.. lol
     
  16. SPL db

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    So I take it you needed speakers as big as a TV being a TV collector? ;) :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice woodwork....look forward to the finished product......my only advice is "measure twice cut once":thumbsup:
     
  18. slimecity

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    WOW - where did you find the plans for these? A very demanding build compared to my very simple OB's!
     
  19. MarZutra

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    Just think, you're saving yourself about $45,000.00 doing this for yourself. You know, any bits that you cannot fabricate - the more intricate parts - you might consider farming it out to a woodworking professional to make. Should you need any of the metal bits, I found that trophy shops can fabricate all the plaque and such to near spec. I cannot wait to see your end results and hear your impressions. Kudos to you!
     
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    Damn! You are doing a great job. That wood work is fabulous. This is just another time that I'm shown I'm not even a pimple on some one's ass. You have great skills and patience.
     

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