Duetta II Restoration

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Duetta II Restoration

Postby Dragger883 on Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:50 am

Hi from Germany!
Just gave my Duetta II a new look out of black acrylic-glass and teak wood. I'am pretty happy with the outcome ;) !
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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Zardoz on Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:47 pm

Looks GREAT!! :D
Good listening,
Z
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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Zardoz on Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:37 pm

Forgot to ask, did the glass shells affect the sound any?
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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Dragger883 on Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:56 pm

As far as I can assess till now, there is no difference to the original shells. The acrylic glass/ Plexiglass is 5 mm thick and glued to the teakwood frame - no chance for vibrations or other disturbing noise or moving of the Shell. I have also attached some metal-bars to the back of the speakers, to stiffen the whole thing. In my opinion that was a weak point of the original design. Overall I‘am pretty happy with the sound and for sure with the Look.
I think there is a Company in Spain also using acrylic glass as a building material for their speakers - AlsyFox

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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Zardoz on Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:46 pm

Good to know. I have always wondered how much the shells impact the sound. I guess as long as they don't vibrate, they won't make much difference.
How did you brace the backs? I had some stands made that go 48" up the back of my Diva's, and they made a huge improvement in the sound.
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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Vansloneker on Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:36 pm

They look very shiny! The teak is a classy touch.
Did you make them yourself? You're a skilled person!
poor guy
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Re: Duetta II Restoration

Postby Dragger883 on Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:34 pm

The Acrylic Front has been milled by a company here in Germany! I have trimmed it to final fit using a routing machine, polished the edges and glued it to the self made teak frame.
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