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Old 09-12-2023, 04:46 PM
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My system is modest but much of it was hand built by me so I'm proud of it.

The mains are DIY symmetrically segmented wire-stator ESLs that electronically bend the wavefront to tailor the dispersion.

The Ripol subs are also DIY, and their cardioid radiation pattern blends seamlessly with the dipolar ESLs.

I have an extensive website dedicated to building ESL's. I can't link to it here but it's easy to find by Googling "Jazzman's ESL Page"

My 6-channel/stereo system:
Source: Logitech Transporter streaming Tidal
Preamp: Logitech Transporter (digital)
Processor: DBX Driverack Venu 360
Amplifiers: Carver TFM-25's (3)
Speakers: DIY hybrid wire-stator ESL's
Subs: DIY Ridtahler dipoles (RiPol's)
Rack: DIY red oak
Cables: 12-2 Blue Jeans (not real picky about cables)



The Jazzman MkIII ESL:


Components in homebuilt red oak rack:


Hand-built Ripol Subs:


ESL Amp/Panel Interface (HV bias supply & tandem step-up transformers):


Wire stator in the build jig:

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Old 09-12-2023, 04:48 PM
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I just approved it.

http://jazzman-esl-page.blogspot.com/
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Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, HRS-MXR REFERENCE RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, BRYSTON BHA-1 HEADPHONE AMP, WW PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, ACCUPHASE DG-68 VOICING EQUALIZER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, GRANDIOSO P1X/D1X STACK, G1X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS, JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(2) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) WW PLATINUM CABLES

Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1X CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, SHUNYATA OMEGA QR’s, WW PLATINUM CABLES
Esoteric/Bryston System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B3 CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS(4), BRYSTON BHA-1 HEADPHONE AMP, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2(2) EVEREST 8000 POWER CONDITIONER(2) ALTAIRA CG & SG HUBS, AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WW PLATINUM CABLES
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E800 INTEGRATED, DP570 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, DG-68 VOICING EQUALIZER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WW GOLD CABLES
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Old 09-12-2023, 06:35 PM
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I Amin awe of your skills. Beautiful system
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Old 09-13-2023, 11:45 AM
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Gorgeous system. Your speakers are rather far apart and near to the rear wall. Could you comment?

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Most recent updates: Latest is the last one posted: AQ Diamond USB replaces AQ Coffee; Wilson Audio Specialties Alexx replaced by Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic; new subwoofer crossover; new Galaxy Grey Thors Hammer; Wilson Pedestals; heating and cooling completely reworked and reinsulated resulting in a much quieter, cooler, and more efficient room (cost about 10,000.00). McIntosh MCT 500 SACD/CD transport; Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode for XVX Chronosonic; WEL Signature digital Coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection replacing the optical connection; New plinth for Thor subwoofer made of X material with the Wilson Acoustic Diodes; Thor is now off my floor; MC3500MKII mono block amps (2) and two custom granite slabs; Wilson ActivXO Stereo Electronic Crossover; new 75-ohm multi-directional FM antenna for tuner
Amps: McIntosh MC3500MKII mono blocks (2), McIntosh MC1.25KW’s (3). All amps set on floor on custom made granite slabs
Preamp and DAC: McIntosh D1100
Sources: McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport, MVP881 BR player, MVP851 DVD player, MR87 tuner, Marantz 510LV Laser Disc player, ASUS laptop USB (JRiver Media Center 23)
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic; custom made Wilson Acoustic Diodes
Sub-woofer: Wilson Audio Specialties Thor’s Hammer (1) horizontal lie; custom plinth of X material with Wilson Acoustic Diode feet; Wilson ActivXO Stereo Electronic Crossover
Cables main system: Audioquest WEL Signature speaker cables and balanced IC (preamp to amps); WEL Signature AES/EBU balanced digital IC for CD playback; WEL Signature digital coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection; Audioquest Diamond optical (1) for tuner, (1) for MVP 851 DVD player, and (1) for LD player for total of (3); Audioquest Diamond USB cable; McIntosh MCT cable for SACD playback; Dragon power cords (5 HC cords and 3 source cords for total of 8); Thunder HC power cord for MR87 tuner
Cables subwoofer system: Audioquest Redwood speaker cable (1); Wolf balanced subwoofer IC from ActivXO crossover to amp; Wind balanced IC from preamp to ActivXO; Hurricane HC (2) and Dragon HC (1) power cords
Power conditioners: Audioquest Niagara 7000 (1) and Niagara 5000 (3); (4) dedicated 20-amp lines with no. 10 wire straight out of fuse box
Isolation: Wilson Pedestals for D1100; MVP881 BR player; MCT500 transport; MR87 tuner; plinth for Thor subwoofer made of X material with the Wilson Acoustic Diodes
Cabinet: Double Custom Woodwork & Design (CWD) solid walnut cabinet on large casters; holds all sources and preamp; also, Niagara 7000; 11 feet minimum distance from speakers
Acoustic Treatments: Room and Echo Tunes
AC: Dedicated to this room only, an ultra-high efficiency and quiet recently installed Ruud split system 3-ton heat pump.
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Old 09-13-2023, 01:52 PM
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Gorgeous system. Your speakers are rather far apart and near to the rear wall. Could you comment?

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Charles
My speaker placement is obviously not ideal. The layout of my living room constrains where I can place them without blocking the two doorways shown in the photo.

I took the photo with my old iPhone 6 while standing on the couch with my back to the opposite wall. I couldn't back up any further so I had to push the speakers a bit closer to the wall to capture both of them and the subs in the same photo.

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Old 09-13-2023, 02:19 PM
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Beautiful craftsmanship.
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Outstanding! I bet you get a lot of satisfaction turning that system on and just listening.
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Old 09-25-2023, 10:05 PM
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Thanks guys for the warm welcome here!

The Jazzman MkIII ESLs are the soul of my system, and my pride and joy.

I designed and built ESLs for fifteen years and they still amaze me. I once even built a pair using welding rods for the stators, and configured them with switch-selectable wide & narrow dispersion modes-- it worked great but wasn't practical.

I no longer build ESLs but I still enjoy helping others build them, through my DIY ESL website.

In my experience it's far easier to build a superb sounding ESL than a superb sounding conventional speaker. Not that it's less work (it isn't), but success is more certain because physics favors that outcome.

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