Frugal Horn Mk III

Frugal Horn Mk III

To complement my recent amplifier build I needed a pair of speakers and settled on this design, Frugal Horn Mk III’s. I settled on them because there was a lot or reviews and build support over at the diyAudio forums and there was a good quality flat pack available from Custom Cans. To complement them I choose a pair of MarkAudio Alpair 7P drivers. Being full range drivers there are no crossovers in these speakers, about as…

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Light Movement Video

Light Movement Video

With the crew (Alan Smith, Emma Farnell-Watson, Rick Melling, Gary Morgan, Marc Meier, Chole Rosser & Cecelia Turrell) gathered, the filming is set to run over two days. This is the first time we have all got together but we all gel well. Lighting was rigged, Kinelume fired up and ready, all that was needed was Alan’s direction and Emma’s performance. To get some idea of her abilites check out…

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Modulus-86 Power Amp

Modulus-86 Power Amp

My Chip Amp 2017 Stereo Modulus-86 Rev 2.1 Power Amplifier Build Like most I guess, my listening habits see convenience win out, listening to music via various compromised sources. But then Santa delivered a turntable, the interest in my old vinyl collection was restored bringing back many memories of time gone by. Hooking up my turn table via a RIAA buffer to my AV setup just did no justice to…

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Kinelume MKII

Kinelume MKII

With the resurrection of the Kinelume Alan was inspired to create a video to fit in the Light/Movement piece. As such he needed the Kinelume to behave in certain ways that were not required for the original installation. Given the age and technology of the original Kinelume I thought the best approach was to update the platform. For the detection of movement, I opted for the use of “Doppler Radar”. The…

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Kinelume Mk I

Kinelume Mk I

Owning a company that specialises in lighting control, I was put in touch with Alan, an artist seeking the repair of a lighting controller he had for an art installation. He had already tried many leading companies but one (one of our clients) referred him to us. Alan had been on a quest to get someone to take on the work but given that the unit was an elderly custom…

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