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  1. ogodei

    ogodei Headphone Heaven Gatekeeper

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    Only if he's carving them on the inside too, but doesn't look like it. They're apparently rear ported.
     
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    I don't know if I could live with that look! It Reminds me of some chocolate desert that's melted on a hot summers day! I'm not sure the benefits for audio is worth the cost to make it. Maybe it allows the designer to create thicker walls as well to improve vibration damping.
     
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    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

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    Those cabinets look like they are made in layers. Think of glorified plywood, and if the interior has no parallel or perpendicular surfaces....?.?.?
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

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    I believe they are the home version of the Altec “voice of the theater” series. Two huge horns in furniture grade cabinets....
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    Yeah, it did say they were the A7, so bassically an A7 in a nice cabinet with horn enclosed.
     
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    Lotus Granada G2

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    This is a very interesting speaker, specially the beveled baffle. Practically all OB speakers have a flat MDF baffle, this one goes the extra mile with a 3 inch thick baltic birch beveled baffle, similar to what Avalon does. This baffle shape should reduce diffraction very effectively, plus it provides a proper, strong support for mounting the drivers being that thick. I also really like how they took advantage of the thickness to hide the cables, very nice little detail.

    Of course, price is nuts, but this shouldn't be a nightmare to DIY, or at least something that wouldn't give a headache to a competent carpenter.
    Btw, I'm not the biggest fan of the dual 12 inch woofers transitioning to the 4 inch Scanspeak midrange...I would put a 15' woofer and 8' mid (or 6.5 mid but with a 15' woofer that can be crossed to around 300-400hz without major issues).

    Anyway, very smart and gorgeous design :)
     
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    Found this one on Reddit / 6moons report

    Moriyama Meiboku solid wood open baffle speakers.

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    9suns [insert unearned title here]

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    That's THE listening room, next level stuff for sure.
    I'm sure you'll want to check this, David Karmeli (he builds and sells the AS-2000 turntable) visited that system and reported here:
    https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/exotic-horns-tubes-moryiama-machida-style.23553/

    That's the stuff dreams are made of, the speakers are built from " single solid piece of centuries old African wood which took him over a decade to finish." Drivers are unobtanium Sony woofers and Sony compression drivers, all with Alnico magnets.

    Just lovely, true audio porn!
     
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