VOTA 2 in one piece
After the usual internet search for HIFI in general and speakers in particular, I also came across Udo ;). Sometime in May this year I began to read through all the assembly reports. The FT10 was shortlisted because only two chassis were visible. Second on the list and creating a good gut feeling was the SB36. So I started drawing up plans and doing some calculations..
And then the Vota came along! Three ways, almost blues class and, yes, I have to admit, even cheaper than the SB36. As a family man with three kids you cannot pretend that he price doesn't matter. I ordered it blindly..
These were my thoughts. Just for fun I started with a volume calculation. As Loriot says: "A homemaker has a feel for it". The same holds true for craftspeople. A little bit of volume was added everywhere and, to play safe, calibrated with sand before the baffle was put on.
Luck was on my side. Everything fitted. In the bass there were even a few liters spare. Once Udo gave me his blessing I realised that the additional volume suits me fine. Our living room is slightly smaller than 25 – 30 m2. And so I have a bass that is slightly more quiet, but also deeper, if it can be noticed, that is; ).
I quickly built a pair of milling compasses to add to my old Bosch milling machine. As you can see I made use of the nice September weather and built the shell with the milling grooves for the backplane, the sides and the frames in the garden.
Then I moved to the workshop. The gluing is just easier done if one has the appropriate tools at hand and does not have to borrow them.
And then everything was finished very quickly. The baffle was milled, the surface stained and waxed, ’ package unpacked and the switches soldered, the chassis built and...
Oh yes, I also built a frame to protect the beautiful speaker from my little monsters. It was covered with fabric and magnets were used to attach it
I am still warming up the Votas. Day by day they are sounding clearer and more brilliant. So far
I noticed no sharpness in the heights and a very pointed bass. Now I am going through my music collection and rediscovering many pieces such as J.L.Hooker or Barbara Dennerlein. Yes, the Vota is suited for blues and jazz. Classical music, as Udo also wrote, it plays very well. Let's see how other musical genres perform on the Vota. I always find it very hard to further describe a loudspeaker. You have to experience them and form your own opinion. I am excited and proud of my blind order.
I would like to thank Udo for his detailed advice and my wife for bearing with a man that builds speakers.
The kits can exclusively bought from Intertechnik
VOTA 2 in one piece