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FOR CANADIAN & U.S. DIY'ERS:

Joel Wesseling has limited number of completed Elsinore Boxes available.

Shipping  from Buffalo to U.S. $300 pair, Canadians inquire re costs. Pickup OK.

Email Joel Wesseling for all prices and costings.


The 'Elsinore' Loudspeaker Project - Joe Rasmussen 2006-14

PLEASE NOTE

NOW MARK 6

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHED IN 48 HOURS

 

A "Current" Compatible Loudspeaker

(Mk6 shown here)

REQUIRES A WAVEGUIDE.. MORE DETAIL READ THIS

Click on above Thumbnail for Waveguide design

NEW CONSTRUCTORS: PLEASE NOTE NEW ALUMINIUM WAVEGUIDE DESIGN

CHANGES TO THE FRONT PANEL

Arguably The World's Largest Online Speaker Project - 100 Plus Pages (if printed out)

"Today I got those speakers to play just wonderful... deep, fast bass, firm soundstage, sparkling clear highs, a monitor with a big heart! A world class speaker - doing everything right, no colouration, no need for a sub!" "To my opinion the performance is now on par or even better [than] the Avalon Eidolon." Hans Hammerbauer, Switzerland

"Finished the project. I'm absolutely blown away, these things sound incredible. I hope more people use this design." PoorSound (www.diyaudio.com), Brandon, Canada

"Do it... listen to them and build them, you won't regret it... They do everything I could want them to do (and plenty of things my neighbours don't want them to do) and without any of the disadvantages that some speakers force you to live with (eg, low sensitivity, low impedances, only suit one specific genre of music etc). The Elsinores let you have your cake AND eat it too... I'm also absolutely blown away, these things sound incredible. I hope more people use this design." Rob Davies, Qld, Australia

Mini Review:  The Elsinores at The Audiophile Society of NSW


ELSINORE Mark 6 PROJECT KITS

Kit of Parts & Built Crossovers (you build boxes) $2500 - not including Waveguides - Usually 2-3 Weeks Delivery

 


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Chapters so far:

  1. Why Elsinore chosen as the name?   (Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1964)

  2. Preliminary Design Details   (Speaker Design Issues)

  3. Box Alignment - A Discussion   (Vented Alignment & Choices)

  4. Construction Drawings   (Construct Boxes) Now Updated for Mark 3 + new Cutting Sheets

  5. Internal Box Wiring and Damping

  6. Construction Photos  

  7. Gathering Acoustic & Z Data

  8. Notes On Computer Modelling  - The theory is put into practice

  9. The End Game - Final System Measurements of Mk2

  10. Useful Links, Sources & Articles

  11. FAQ - Please read this before sending me emails and questions - thank you

  12. Alternative Peerless HDS 830875 Drivers

  13. Photo Gallery - send in your own photos

  14. Tweaking the Crossover  (Mark 1)

  15. Peerless HDS Tweeter - Distortion Measurements - as used in Mark 2 & Mark 3

  16. Dynamic Compression & Fletcher-Munson Curves - Elsinores and Ultra-Low Compression

  17. The "Joe Rasmussen Approach to Crossover" - An Odyssey of Major Proportions. Come Along...

  18. Upgrading Mark 1 & Mark 2 to Mk3  -  The Tweeter's new mounting changes for Mk3

  19. The Renegade Tweeter Theory A Paradigm Shift - Why Tweeter's electrical phase must be reversed

  20. Comments by Lynn Olson and others to come - Technical Comments by noteworthy individuals

  21. Loudspeaker Power Response and Reverberant Sound Field - under construction

  22. Static Testing of the Crossover - Using a basic impedance test, you can check it accurately

  23. User Reviews - and more to come...

  24. Non-Linear Thermal Distortion - Expanded April 2010 - A Solution Is Proposed

  25. Time Alignment and the myth of Acoustic Centres - Do not waste a "Window of Opportunity"

  THIS DESIGN IS NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN - COMMERCIAL USE FORBIDDEN 

DESIGN ONLY GUARANTEED TO WORK IF IT IS FOLLOWED SPECIFICALLY - PLEASE READ FAQ PAGE


INTRODUCING THE ELSINORE LOUDSPEAKER "CHALLENGE"

NOTE THIS IS A LARGE SPEAKER PROJECT - PREVIOUS DIY EXPERIENCE IS ADVANTAGEOUS

AIM: TO DEVELOP A SPEAKER THAT WOULD COMMERCIALLY COST A$10,000 PLUS

The In-Room Total Bandwidth 25Hz to 20KHz with little need for a Sub-Woofer

Pont-Source Effect from 400 Hertz up - Able To Produce Square Waves

The First "Current" and "Voltage" Compatible Loudspeaker

Minimum Phase and Ultra-Low Dynamic Compression

50Hz to 20Khz -/+ 2dB 2Pi Frequency Response

Inventive  Crossover Techniques Employed

Mid Drivers Run Effective Full Range

RENEGADE TWEETER THEORY

Eight Ohm - Easy to Drive

 

 

                        


 

NEW DRIVERS NEEDS TO BE RECESSED:

       


These are Mark 6 measurements:

Please Note: Computer modelled 15 Off Axis SPL (2Pi)

 

Actually Measured Impedance and Electrical Phase Angle

 

I/3rd Octave RTA - "In-Room" Response - peaks and troughs below 1KHz

are largely room affected. Smooth gradual roll-off above 1KHz is very desirable.


THE CROSSOVER - Elsinore Mk6

Note: Crossover & Values of Components are Subject to Change

Drivers Data Sheets: SB Acoustics SB17NRXC35-8  (8) & Peerless/Scan-Speak "Discovery" Tweeter (2)

 

       Peerless Tweeter also known as Scan-Speak Discovery D2608/91300

Filler required for Upgrading Mark 1 & 2 to Mark 6


Elsinore Castle, Kronborg,  and the southern beach.

I took this photo in 2002


Aerial shot of the mighty Kronborg Castle at Elsinore, Denmark


Total Design Responsibility, Joe Rasmussen of Custom Analogue Audio & JLTi

Part Financial Sponsor & Prototype Box Construction, Bernard Chambers of Sutherland

Sounding Boards, Brad Serhan of Orpheus Loudspeakers & Michael Lenehan of Lenehan Acoustics


 

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Just had a terrible thought. If "intelligent design" is unscientific, then who will design our audio equipment?