Meil is a guy how is devoted to detail and finish. What you see in this gallery is his 6th DIY loudspeaker project
and his hasn’t made it in a few days like so many others – how about using 25 hours “just” sanding the outer surfaces…!
I would never ever be able to spend that much without going crazy and just wanting to get some sound out of my new
– Meil started the project around January 2006 and he had them up and running in the beginning of October.
Actually these boxes were only thought to be a test, but as you can see the result is too excellent to be just a test.
The inspiration to the current DIY loudspeaker project was found in Magico mini II
- www.magico.net. Meil is using
ScanSpeak R29 and C-Quenze 15H, where the original uses an ATD W18 from Italy and the R29 ring radiator tweeter.
The boxes are made of multiple layers of 17mm Finnish birch plywood. One of Meil’s friends milled each layer by hand with a router using a
wooden template. Meil was persuaded by people on the thread about his project to cover the front MDF piece with leather. This also prolonged
the process and boosted the final result.
He has published the project at the Danish forum:
www.hifi4all.dk/forum/ (in Danish).
The system setup before the replacement of the DCX2496
Meil ordinates from Hornslet – does this ring a bell? – Meil was a bit surprised to discover that Hornslet Møbelfabrik is making
the Magico mini II boxes. Lars Ole from Hornslet Møbelfabrik has also posted in this very thread. In Denmark the world isn’t that big !
Meil made a passive serial crossover filter and tested quite a few combinations ending up with a good result – but how about going active?
While waiting for the right components for the passive filter Meil made a pair of stands also inspired by the original.