Tannoy westminster royals build

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Tvcollector1, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Drsnaut

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    They will probably sound magnificent already. But if there i a place where to improve, the crossover is the place to look.
    Did you ever came across Jeffs Place? It's a blog of a dude messing around with Westminsters. It became a bit of a product placement platform... And it came to a point where everything he changes becomes an epiphany, Makes me skeptical. But still a great read for you to think about the possibilities for changing/improving your speakers. And I honestly believe you don't have to go that far (as in sinking that much $$$) to really improve the sound, work on critical positions and move on from there.

    I think the description of the capacitor test (from the caps I've heard) from humblehomemadehifi pretty darn accurate. Anyways, this is a really fun part of working on a speaker. You can change everything back to how it was if you don't like it, etc. etc. Just be sure that when you change something, don't listen to one speaker. You don't replace 2 wheels of a car to check if the tires improve driving comfort..
     
  2. turboyam

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    As previously mentionned, you should read on inductor interactions, locating them far from each-other and orient them so they don't crasstalk. I would sooo use a air core instead if the ''transformer''... You are doind an awesome job, take it all the way while you'r at it:beerchug:
     
  3. Tvcollector1

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    Yes i did and that was inspireing but unlike them im not going to spend $12,000 on crossover components lol im going good quality on my budget and see how it sounds then i will update as they go if i have too also for now im stressed just trying to get the cabinets finished and home then i can get the drivers and wireing in cant wait to hear them.
     
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    Seems like you've got your priorities straight!
     
  5. Mitkraft

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    I bet you can't! I have trouble waiting the 2 days for something to get delivered to me on Amazon prime, I don't know how you've managed to maintain your patience over the long term with a project like this. I'm dying to see them finished and I can't even hear them! They look absolutely beautiful!
     
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  7. Tvcollector1

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    Thanks guys im surprised ive lasted this long too lol im trying to do everything right and not rush them which has been extremely hard but im hanging in there and its been very hard to work out the trimmings as ive never done it its hard to do the angles and next is matching the trimming stains and back panels im still waiting on more wood for that. Keep you all posted
     
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  8. Tvcollector1

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    20170517_203019_001.jpg Well did a lot of trimmings tonight on the Tannoy Westminsters bit adventurous on the clamping but worked a treat. I started the sides and made 3 different peices i finally got the right angles for the side grills with no instructions or plans to work off its very time consuming. 20170517_203019_001.jpg 20170517_203333.jpg 20170517_203355.jpg 20170517_210640.jpg 20170517_210648.jpg
     

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    More trimmings done tonight very hard to router out

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  10. trinhsman

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    Keep the pictures coming. This is amazing!
     
  11. Tvcollector1

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    Got the top and bottom trims done today ready to attach. And got the wireing ready havnt been able to spend much time on the cabinets will be able to in a couple of weeks.
    Pick up the timber for the back panels tommorow and measure them next week ready to cut all the boreing stuff 20170530_160303.jpg 20170522_155835.jpg
     
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  12. kjello

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    Nice work :bowdown:
     
  13. Tvcollector1

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    So spent hours tonight cutting back panels and sanding cabinets and trimmings sanded the front for the last time. Also made a gut decision on the back and decided to add timber supports for screwing in the back panel as ive looked at many originals and you only have a 20mm edge to screw it on which i didnt like. Do you think it will change the sound? Just thought it would make it better more of an edge to screw into and more structual. 20170609_193729.jpg 20170609_203328.jpg 20170609_213129.jpg 20170609_215143.jpg 20170609_214505.jpg
     
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    Looking better and better.
     
  15. ictwoody

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    Amazing. Subscribed.

    My dad is an Aussie. Originally from Adelaide.

    - Woody
     
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  16. turboyam

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    I did some pretty complicated designs myself but this, takes the cake! :beerchug:
     
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  17. Bynem

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    I have never even heard Tannoy speakers, but this build is impressive any way one looks at it. Your project looks great, better than great.
     
  18. HypnoToad

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    He apparently likes things difficult and I heard he drinks hot coffee using a cup and saucer whilst standing up in a hammock. :D
     
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  19. Tvcollector1

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    Thanks for all the great comments, i have been very distracted latley because my mum is very sick so havnt had much time to work on them thats why they havnt changed much but im hopefully going to have time after work this week just hard to get motivated after a full day of work plus its getting very cold but we will see. Also any thought on adding the extra support timber to the back will it change the sound ?
     
  20. trinhsman

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    I am not sure on what adding the extra support timber will do to the sound. A lot, I am sure, would depend on Tannoy's original idea on rigidness for their cabinet. Did they intend to have a very rigid cabinet? Or, did they want some flex? I know Snell wanted rigid cabinets, yet Audio Note (they use Snell designs) wants flexible cabinets. I fully modified a set of Snell E II speakers with new cabinets made from Northern Birch plywood. I also replaced the stock Snell drivers with new Audio Note drivers. This should have been a possible problem because of the differences in ideas on cabinet rigidness, but it worked great. IMHO, don't over think this. If you cabinet measurements are the same as the originals, and you are going to use drivers that spec to the originals the added bracing should not be an issue. I am no expert in this area, but so far everything I have done on modifications of speakers has worked. The speaker may not sound as the original designer intended, but they still sound good. And when it gets right down to it, isn't is all about good sound?
     

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