Fineline, Floorstanding   as in K+T 5/2010

   
Technical data
- impedance: 4 Ohm
- sensivity (2,83V/1m): 86 dB
- size (HxWxD): 914 x 228 x 213 mm
- frequency range (-8dB): 30 - 28000 Hz
- crossover frequency(s): 1300 Hz
- speaker type: transmission line

An inconspicuous loudspeaker with excellent sound: that's the FineLine designed by Thomas Schmidt.

A dome tweeter with fabric diaphragm TW 030 WA07 without ferro fluid provides a lively sound. This liveliness is supported in the low frequency region by a Wavecor WF 182 BD01, equipped with a Nomex cone. Apart from that this driver is rear ventilated and possesses a die cast basket with thin struts to ensure minimal airflow loss.

The 18 dB/octave crossover separates at 1300 Hz.

Since the cabinet consists of rectangular boards it's relatively easy to build. Only the transmission line divider is fitted slightly askew; however, a miter cut won't be necessary.

An excerpt from the Klang+Ton review

... "The classic "Keith Don't Go" by Nils Lofgren - almost played to death at listening sessions - here in an acoustic live version, is a real yardstick for sound balance of a loudspeaker: if tuned too low, kick and openness will be lacking, if tuned too bright, the Ovation's piezo pickup might be getting on your nerves and the clear voice will be even brighter. The FineLine is just perfect: vocals have plenty of body, the body and the strings of the guitar are vibrating and the sound reproduction shows all the energy of a live concert. Due to the exceptional balance the FineLine is capable of handling any type of music with ease - subtle classical music is as suitable as hard rock music. The enormous and profound bass is an astonishment for any constructor and this is sometimes acknowledged by an affirmative smile. Imaging, depth and width, is also excellent and after a long listening session you can't help but being totally satisfied."

Verdict by the magazine: "This speaker is compact, has good power handling, has a lot of bass and is well balanced. Not least because the FineLine offers excellent musicality at an affordable price. Even though this kit comes from our stable: we are just a bit immodest and recommend this speaker."

Our kit consists of

  • Wavecor silk dome tweeter TW030WA07
  • Wavecor Mid/Woofer WF182BD01, die cast
  • PE sealing tape, 5x2 mm
  • 2 pcs Polyester damping material, 125 g for 20L volume
  • Binding Post PK31 (per pair, red and black)
  • 2m Speaker cable 2x1.5 mm2, transparent
  • Pan screws 4x20 black, 12 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.

  • MKT capacitor 8.2uF / 160 V
  • 2 pcs MKT capacitor 33uF / 160 V
  • MKP capacitor 4.7 uF / 400V
  • MKP capacitor 15 uF / 400V
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.68 mH/0.70 Ohm
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.05 mH
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 0.27 mH/0.23 Ohm
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 1.0 mH/0.49 Ohm
  • MOX10 resistor 0.47 Ohm/10Watt (yellow-purple-silver)
  • MOX10 resistor 1.0 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 3.9 Ohm/10Watt (orange-white-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 8.2 Ohm/10Watt (grey-red-gold)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 277,00 excl. VAT: € 232.77 / $ 270.02

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 159 x 127 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA160, order no.. I-2766, price per unit: EUR 5,10 excl. VAT: € 4.29 / $ 4.97
We recommend one board per kit (2 boards for a speaker pair)

Kit with high-end crossover

In our high-end version Jantzen Z-Superior capacitors are used in the signal path to the tweeter. In the signal path to the woofer baked varnish air coils are used; in parallel to the woofer foil capacitors are delivered.

  • MKP capacitor 8.2 uF / 400V
  • 2 pcs MKP capacitor 33 uF / 400V
  • Jantzen Z-Superior MKP capacitor 4.7 uF / 800 VDC
  • Jantzen Z-Superior MKP capacitor 15 uF / 800 VDC
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.68 mH/0.70 Ohm
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.05 mH
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL100, 0.27 mH/0.23 Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL100, 1.0 mH/0.49 Ohm
  • MOX10 resistor 0.47 Ohm/10Watt (yellow-purple-silver)
  • MOX10 resistor 1.0 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 3.9 Ohm/10Watt (orange-white-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 8.2 Ohm/10Watt (grey-red-gold)

Kit with high-end crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 335,00 excl. VAT: € 281.51 / $ 326.55

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 159 x 127 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA160, order no.. I-2766, price per unit: EUR 5,10 excl. VAT: € 4.29 / $ 4.97
We recommend one board per kit (2 boards for a speaker pair)
 


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