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FarmBoss
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Suggestions for Speakers for Mini Torii
10/27/16 at 02:20:59
 
So I have a Mini Torrii that I have used mostly as a headphone amp.  I have set it up in my basement and have a bunch of vintage speakers I have run.  Large Advants, Warfdale, and currently am using KLH model 17's.  For some reason I really dig the sound out of the 17's.  I know these speakers are probably 40 years old and am considering getting something a bit more current.  I have the pendragons on my ZMA and think they are great.  I have considered ZU superfly's but not sure about the 16 vs 8 ohm.  I think the Mini is for 8 ohm?  and the ZU wants 16. or vice versa.

Not committed to anything just looking for some ideas.  This rig will mostly play big band and jazz.

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Re: Suggestions for Speakers for Mini Torii
Reply #1 - 10/27/16 at 20:46:35
 
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Reply #2 - 10/28/16 at 01:22:28
 
I love this idea!  I do a lot of woodworking and have a bunch of quartersawn oak from a huge tree that died a couple years ago.  I went to the DYI page and see the HDT listed but I don't see plans only the prebuilt models.  The other speakers listed have both prebuilt and plans.  Anybody know if these plans are still available?
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Reply #3 - 01/13/17 at 02:21:46
 
My speakers are done.  I have put the driver in one of them and hooked it up to my ZMA.  Sound is really different than the Pentdragons.  Kind of like a sports car vs a muscle car.  The HDT is more revealing and super fast.  I didn't have the time this evening to install the other driver yet.  I will hook them up to an old solid state amp and run them in for a week before I give them a real comparison.

I plan on hooking the HDT's to my Mini Torri eventually but the ZMA was more easily available to test them out.  I am pretty excited and I can tell they are going to be something great.
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Re: Suggestions for Speakers for Mini Torii
Reply #4 - 01/13/17 at 17:35:30
 

Nice!

You have a build log or at least photos or something? I'd really love to see this!
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Reply #5 - 01/20/17 at 01:38:13
 
I always think I should take pictures as I go but I never have my camera around the workshop.  I think they turned out pretty nice, and they sound really nice.  Great project to do.  
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Reply #6 - 01/20/17 at 02:32:54
 
Now that's a cool looking speaker. It has that vintage vibe going on. What's the gap on the top board for?
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