Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#91 Post by Grant Bunter » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:35 am

Mkulu wrote: Grant, you guys at least have a strong currency, ours is in free fall, but the Eminence prices here are on a par with the US.The only import duty on them is 14% VAT.
If eminence is on par with US pricing in SA, stick with what's listed in the plans!
Don't even bother searching for other product.

Australian recommended retail for Eminence, as listed by the Australian importer, is roughly/more than double that in the US. Our dollar is a lower ATM compared to the US. A little while back (I wasn't building more cabs at that time :wall: ) the Aussie dollar was at parity with the US dollar, so it would have been a no brainer to buy then. And that's why we consider 3rd party shipping...
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DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#92 Post by Mkulu » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:16 am

Grant Bunter wrote:
Mkulu wrote: Grant, you guys at least have a strong currency, ours is in free fall, but the Eminence prices here are on a par with the US.The only import duty on them is 14% VAT.
If eminence is on par with US pricing in SA, stick with what's listed in the plans!
Don't even bother searching for other product.

Australian recommended retail for Eminence, as listed by the Australian importer, is roughly/more than double that in the US. Our dollar is a lower ATM compared to the US. A little while back (I wasn't building more cabs at that time :wall: ) the Aussie dollar was at parity with the US dollar, so it would have been a no brainer to buy then. And that's why we consider 3rd party shipping...
I've done quite a bit of third party shipping through MyUS.com but they got a bit expensive.
I don't think the local suppliers here have a sole agency, as Eminence USA are also listed as South African suppliers on their website. Competition is very fierce for business here between the different makes due to recession and the Chinese are having a field day.I think maybe your agents in Oz and the government are a bit greedy.

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#93 Post by Grant Bunter » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Just a heads up to Aussie builders.

Unconfirmed, but AV superstore here in Australia is getting quite a number of posts in various other forums about taking the money but not supplying, and/or charging large amounts for delivery.
Or not refunding after offer to do so.

Perhaps best to stay away from them? Your call...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#94 Post by Keryn O'Shea » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:04 am

Gday, going to give these a go for a 4x6inch SLAP pair, and 8x8inch TLAP pair, avaiable from VFM Audio in Brisbane, a bit down on power, but are reasonably priced, especially when you buy them all at the same time, ended up costing $36ea as the 8's were on special.
Specs:

https://www.vfmaudio.com.au/13921/FS-Au ... -160-Watt/

https://www.vfmaudio.com.au/19776/FS-Au ... tt-Woofer/

Just waiting to build 1016 arrays when the tweeters turn up, they are a little deeper than the Eminence, and the 6's have a larger frame size, I've had to make the SLA longer and wider plus move the main brace back to fit.

I know backmounting the 8's in the TLA is not the best, but to mount these securely it is, there's no room for a decent fastener coming in from the front face.
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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#95 Post by Keryn O'Shea » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:15 am

I know the all important Xmax spec is vague, but there's really nothing else close to spec available to me locally, and when you're buying 24 drivers, postage does count!
I'll fit this next panel, then off to bed...

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#96 Post by Keryn O'Shea » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:37 pm

Managed to finish the SLAs, after EQing the 10k craziness they sound delightful. The alloy strip will be changed to bronze anodised soon, the alloy is a touch too shiny. The overall size came to 31.5 x 12'', the main brace moved back and baffle moved forward 0.5'' to have what I felt enough meat in the baffle for the drivers.
I went with four 1016s because I'd built a set with six before (with illegal drivers supplied to me by a friend) and they were too bright, I'm guessing the eminence just have more grunt. And continuously arrayed them so I can't be called lazy!
The sound foam is from Clark Rubber, looks nice hiding in there, easier to clean too! Next time I'll spray can black the interior, before the foam goes in.
The pic shows size difference to a regular SLA.
Starting on the TLA Pros now.
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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#97 Post by Grant Bunter » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:46 am

As per the PL in Australia thread.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=17222

Forum member Chamesy has contacted Budgetgroup regarding PL premium, and they're saying no longer a stock item.
But Chamesy found a new supplier in Oz;
http://www.abcadhesives.com.au/adhesive ... adhesives/

That is all...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: Australian Options - Suppliers / Drivers etc

#98 Post by Chamesy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:59 pm

Unfortunately PL Premium is not available by the tube AT ALL anymore only by the pallet load to industrial customers through special order, the folks at http://www.abcadhesives.com.au/adhesive never got back to me and I contacted www.henkel.com.au the distributors of Loctite to Australia and New Zealand and this was their reply:

Unfortunately, since the closure of Masters the availability of Loctite PL premium went from readily available to brought in by special order only.

So now it is only brought in by the pallet load for industrial customer. There is no one selling it by the tube.



OUCH! Very Unfortunate...
PEACE

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