Dovedale mk 3

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#1 Dovedale mk 3

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As I've just finished my definitive power amps , that didn't turn out to be definitive as I realised an aesthetic improvement halfway through. Alas

I am now turning my attention speakers

It will be my third remodelling of a wharfedale dovedale .

Picked some very nice empty cabs , very nice venner in excellent condition . With this version I'm going to use parts from China , to see if there crap or as I suspect , simply a lot cheaper .

Picked up some tweeters , which have the same design as my seas ones for a fifth of the price .same magnet , same dimensions and same diaphragm .

And a pair of dome mid range drivers , which are as expensive than the only commercial ones I can find , but they look good and there from China , so Im keeping the theme .

More to follow .

Post script.

I thought about buying from China , the pros and the cons , in the end I couldn't see the difference from buying from a western capitalist country and a pseudo capitalist country , except for the snobbery and potentially libellous comments of the former towards the latter .
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#2 Re: Dovedale mk 3

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You do talk bollocks really... its not even amusing. How on earth could anything from China be like a 'dovedale' mk3? What you get might very pretty good but who makes the crossover for starters?

I like dovedale mk3. I've had at least three but whatever they are, they are a bit muddy blah blah, imho.

Where on earth in China (hmmmm) would you get anyone who could look you in the eyes and say this or that driver is a substitute for anything in a Wharfedale Dovedale mk3 box?
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Looks like PJC beat you to it, although ironically this will be the first Wharfedale speaker built in the UK since IAG bought the name.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/wharfedal ... er-revival
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Crikey! But what's in a name?
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Andrew im sure there is a valid point in there but alas you
have beaten me .

And the reworked dovedales with drivers from China are 5k
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The tweeters have arrived .

I bought 2 sets , a soft dome one (£26 for 2 ) and a metal dome one .30 each .

I replaced the seas one in my current speakers with the Chinese soft dome , just a case of soldering .

They are as good if not slightly better .
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