have finished my pair of Triton MLTLs !
were designed originally as a standmounter by Jeff Bagby,
and then extended by Dr. Jim Griffin as a 'Mass Loaded Transmission
can see more here - DiyAudio
Forum Post - I call mine "Copper Reflections"
here are some photos -
carbon fibre on the front is called 'Copper reflections' ,
hence the name. And it ties in with the copper coloured dustcaps
of the CSS drivers.
'Resident Interior Designer' told me that speakers should
be nine inches wide ( I never knew that hi-fi rule ! ) and
so I thought I would put extra side panels onto the original
Dr. Jim was extremely helpful and patient, as ever; and agreed
that a protruding baffle would help keep the 'baffle step
effect' in line with Jeff Bagby's crossover.
extra sides are then composed of 3/4 inch solid oak quadrant
in front of pre-veneered mdf panels. I can thoroughly recommend
the extra-thick panels;
step up in clarity and detail, due to less box colouration.
The top is also solid oak.
do they sound ? -
- For a small room, it doesn't get much better. The midrange
is to die for, extremely good at vocals. And in fact, if I
go back to my B&G Radia 40's as a midrange, they suddenly
sound very 'metallic' , which I never noticed previously.
The cone material was invented at Leeds University, so it
must be good, right ? And
if its good enough for Wilson Benesch, its good enough for
Bagby reckons that the CSS tweeter ( LD25X ) is a gem, I haven't
heard any reason to argue.
bass sounds very similar to sealed bass, precise and detailed.
design gives a very efficient speaker ( 92 dB ? ) , so the
speaker sounds relaxed, and the music can breathe. They seldom
need more than 15W per channel
used the slot port option ( hence 7.5" length, giving
F3 of 35Hz ). Lambswool stuffing kept clear of the rear of
the drivers using small plastic 'speaker grilles'.
must mention Wilmslow Audio, near Leicester, who CNC cut the
panels to my Autocad drawings.
the midrange is a bit forward in the mix, and has a coloration
to it. At ~ 100 hours run-in, this disappears, and you are
left with a very neutral well-integrated speaker.
200 hours, the bass comes up more, and at 300 hours is probably
Ground control to Major Tom
your helmet on and grab your wetsuit.
think one week in the Bahamas will sort it.