Finally I managed to finish my project. It took me a half a year to pull all it together.
it was a quite plastic plan to start with. I think we are all similar in a way we star to get better and even better results from ourselves. I was infected by the presence feeling of the open Baffle speakers. Many reading, listening and dreaming, planning before… I was first into the fullrange drivers.
there were a couple of candidates, I have listened to:
Undoubtedly the AER was the best one among the listed one. Managed to get a used one on ebay. and for the fracture of an original price I managed to completely restore it to brand new condition.
The No 2 is the Sonido. And the cheapest as well. Amazing price/quality ratio .
The woofers are the most challenging points of the OB projects as we know….
The gold standard and undeservedly famous?
http://www.eminence.com/pdf/Alpha_15A.pdf – tried. not high end voice. boommy, muddy mass bass. the high bass pleasant, but somehow not precise.
http://www.hawthorneaudio.com/catalogs/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=19 – I have to confecc only heard from youtube and the team was extremely helpful.
The Oleg Rullit special bamboo wooden cone driver was extraordinary good. I had it for several months but as Oleg never ads TS parameters to his speakers which makes the handling and EQ difficult. http://www.field-coil.com. Actually they are extremely high quality products. In my particular project I had to change it as I was getting cancellations with it and I wasn’t getting the response I have expected.
and the final bet is
AE Dipole 15…
No compromise. I am happy that I have done this travel. When you arrive where you immediately feel right: you home. Safe and dry…
like the dipole products.
As I have told it to john as well, I have a serious issue with the rest of the world, after listening to their woofers. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not millionaire, and 600 USD for a set of woofers is a hell a lot of money… but for the quality you get, it is nothing. I have seen and heard speakers over 1500 USD not even in the same league… I am curious now about their other woofers and midranges and really looking forward to have an order for sealed/ bass reflex box…
I have no financial interest to john. I am just leaving an honest feedback…
AMAZING. WELL WORTH IT!
If you are planning / considering to buy one do it safely. Professional pleasant customer service. And professional shipping. Yes, I had to wait for 5 weeks. And?
Finally about the project:
The love story of AER MK1 and Dipole 15….
will be continued…