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 R360 V23 Artisan  R360  V23

 

   R360  TESTIMONIALS     Artisan R360 V23  level 1 &  2  

Artisan R882   Signature series   ( level 3 )      designed  by Russell Storey                 
 

 Twin 8" Floor-Standing  Speaker    
Level 3  Floor Standing Ribbon Speaker  with  RAAL 140-15D ribbon tweeters and the  Exclusive Peerless 8" Woofers blended in a acoustically off set MTM alignment , The crossover features  Mundorf Silver in oil Capacitors and resistors , silver copper wiring ,Eichmann speaker terminals  and bybee quantum purifiers  .

The Artisan 882 Signature series   ( level 3 ) is  hand built and fully finished  by Russell Storey .
Drivers and components are hand selected and  tuned with extensive measurements and listening  to provide 
mirror image  left and right speakers which will enable accurate reproduction of any type of music or sound

Features : Full Range Speaker, Wide bandwidth  frequency range 28Hz to 45Khz , 95 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V Efficiency Minimum 4.3 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifiers but will also handle amplifiers to 300Watts ,  excellent 3D imaging and sound stage with  unlimited  dynamic range,
Features : fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval

Price :19990.00   Fully Hand  Finished  in  Australian Red  Cedar                Loudspeaker System & Driver Measurements

Available as Speaker Kit , DIY your own Enclosures

Price  Speaker KIT   Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  ,  plus shipping  .   POA


Artisan R880     designed  by Russell Storey

 

  Twin 8" Floor-Standing  Speaker    ( Available  as  DIY Kit  )      

Features :  The Artisan R880 is based on the Top Shelf  Artisan R882 , The R880 features the Fountek Jp3.0 Ribbon tweeter ,Peerless Exclusive bass /mids , the  880   crossover is upgradable ,   level 2 (level 3  with Bybee Quantum purifiers ) wide frequency range 28Hz to 45Khz , 96 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency , Minimum 4.3 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve
( tube) Amplifier but will also handle amplifiers   300Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval

  Artisan ™  R880  Level 1 Speaker & Crossover fully tested  Kit 1pair  $3600 ( DIY  your own box to Stones CAD plans supplied )    , plus shipping


Artisan R670    (level 3) special edition     designed  by Russell Storey  

       "  The Great White Shark   "

Artisan R670  –Kit     Twin 6.5 " Floor-Standing  Speaker   ( NO Cabinet)  Kit  includes :
Fully built  tested   Crossovers , High end  Silver in oil , Mundorf Mcap and SCR capacitors, Mundorf  MOX resistors , ,all internal wiring ,with Bi Wire Gold   terminal plate.  Speaker Drivers and tweeters   fully tested  and  matched  in pairs with the Crossover units on the LMS 4 Loudspeaker analyser then  components are individually labelled left and right speakers ,this enables  excellent sound quality and balance with out compromise
     
The Kit  also includes, 2pcs  Artisan bronze metal speaker badges ,Comprehensive   DIY Cad plans dwgs , acoustic damping technique , bracing  , cabinet  construction ,optimum room location based on  room size and lay out ,   also   technical back up  by phone and email  from Russell  
 “ We take pride in our  products and offer  Life time  product  back up and  support”.                                
Loudspeaker System & Driver Measurements

Price  Speaker KIT   Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  ,  plus shipping  .   POA

Artisan R555  (level 1) special edition     designed  by Russell Storey

              Speakers & Crossovers tested on  LMS 4 Loudspeaker analyser

Artisan R555    Level 1 –Kit     Twin 6.5 " Floor-Standing  Speaker   ( NO Cabinet)  Kit  includes :
Fully built  tested   Crossovers , High end  Silver in oil , Mundorf Mcap and SCR capacitors, Mundorf  MOX resistors , ,all internal wiring ,with Bi Wire Gold   terminal plate.  Speaker Drivers and tweeters   fully tested  and  matched  in pairs with the Crossover units on the LMS 4 Loudspeaker analyser then  components are individually labelled left and right speakers ,this enables  excellent sound quality and balance with out compromise
     
The Kit  also includes, 2pcs  Artisan bronze metal speaker badges ,Comprehensive   DIY Cad plans dwgs , acoustic damping technique , bracing  , cabinet  construction ,optimum room location based on  room size and lay out ,   also   technical back up  by phone and email  from Russell  
 “ We take pride in our  products and offer  Life time  product  back up and  support”.                                
Loudspeaker System & Driver Measurements

Price $1990.00  Level 1  ,  plus shipping


Artisan R1000-V2 Subwoofer     designed  by Russell Storey

      

 Artisan  R1000  Twin 12 " rear firing
 Subwoofer  with amplifier ,     features   High impact  tight bass    for  Music  or Home Theatre  systems


Artisan R1000-V1 Subwoofer     designed  by Russell Storey

Artisan  R1000  Twin 12 " rear firing
 Subwoofer  with amplifier ,     features   High impact  tight bass    for  Music  or Home Theatre  systems 


Artisan R1500-V1  Twin 12"  Subwoofer     designed  by Russell Storey


Artisan R501-V2    designed  by Russell Storey

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NEW Artisan Loudspeakers  ™  SHD - (Super High Definition) 
Artisan R501-V2 Features : Scan Speak ,Fountek Ribbon wide frequency range 32Hz to 45Khz , 89 dbSPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency , Minimum 6.1 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval

Artisan R501  with Martin Logan’s   and Artisan R1000 subwoofer  on  (RHS) Floor   


Artisan R270 R270C    ( level 1) special edition    designed  by Russell Storey

      

Exclusive Twin  5.25 "  Stand mounted  or Book shelf  Ribbon Speaker   Super High Definition  "Excellent value  Stunning sound " 
Artisan R270 series special Features : wide frequency range 43Hz to 45Khz , 92.5 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency ,
Minimum 4.2 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle
amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, high impact fast tight deep bass,
mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval

Artisan R270      Price $1890.00   (pair)  Level 1      Fully Finished in Black wood grain vinyl  , plus shipping 

Artisan R270-C  Price $945.00    (Centre)  Level 1   Fully Finished in Black wood grain vinyl  , plus shipping 

Crossover Upgrades , Level 2 Level 3 available ,  POA 


Artisan  270-V2  (Level  2)  designed  by Russell Storey   

 Level 2  Fully Finished in  Australian Black wood  , Price $3790.00   (pair) plus shipping

 

The Artisan 270 v2 Signature series   ( level 2 ) is  hand built and fully finished  by Russell Storey .
Drivers and components are hand selected and  tuned with extensive measurements and listening  to provide 
mirror image  left and right speakers which will enable accurate reproduction of any type of music or sound


  Artisan R272 R272C( level 2) special edition    designed  by Russell Storey

Artisan R270 series special Features : wide frequency range 43Hz to 33Khz , 92.5 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency ,
Minimum 4.2 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle
amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, high impact fast tight deep bass,
mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval Scan Speak revelator tweeter

   

 Artisan R272     Level 2  Fully Finished in  Australian Black wood  , Price $3790.00   (pair) plus shipping  Export model

 Artisan R272C   Level 2  Fully Finished in  Australian Black wood  , Price $1895.00   (centre) plus shipping  Export model


Artisan  360S V23 (Level  2)  KIT   designed  by Russell Storey                              

Peter's  Artisan  R360  Sydney
I am very impressed by the sound quality of these speakers, having owned lots of other brands of speakers  such as
Tannoy, Kef and Monitor Audio, these great speakers  out performed the lot!

The R360's V23  KIT sound was better than the ribbon version Monitor Audio that costs over $6000.
This kit is great value for money, I would highly recommend these speakers.

Price $2990.00  R360 Level 2   Fully Finished      , plus shipping

Steve Clark                Furniture Manufactures , Melbourne

 


 

Artisan  R360 V23 (Level  1  KIT  ( RAW MDF )    

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Artisan  R360 V23 (Level  1  KIT  ( RAW MDF )

Hi Russell,

The speakers arrived yesterday in good order.  I put them together last night without any trouble.  I made very sure to match A's and B's.   

They sound sensational.  I just haven't heard anything that good before. 

 I was very surprised with the amount of bass, they are currently sitting on floor standing twin 8" woofer speakers and the bass is just better,

I expected better imaging but didn't expect that much better. 

You were right about the ribbon tweeters, they are amazing.

 I  listened to a couple of CDs, I keep hearing things in them I hadn't heard before which is always a great result.

 I feel like now I need to listen to everything I have again to find out what it really was supposed to sound like.

Thank you for the badges, they will set off the finished boxes very nicely.

 

I plan to use the speakers without grills, however the grills are still greatly appreciated as we have friends with kids who still poke tweeters.   

Regards

 

Will  Klinger                Electronics  Tech /  Engineer       Perth                 Western Australia  


Artisan R360-V23        FOUNTEK RIBBON  SPEAKER KIT               6.5" 2 way        Super High Definition Series
 
 " DAVES " TESTIMONIAL                         Mechanical Engineer   Brisbane QLD

 

 


 
 
TESTIMONIALS

Hey Russ,                 (    Dave  BUILT HIS OWN ENCLOSURES     using   the   Comprehensive   STONES     PLANS   & CONSTRUCTION   Details   )       4-2012

 

Well I spent all night Friday, and up till 2pm on Saturday finishing off the speakers, to your prescribed details, all felt came out really nice in the end, pretty fiddly but worth it it seems.. Really dodgy picture attached.

Turned them on about 2pm Saturday and listened to about 5pm…

 

And oh my goodness these are fantastic.

 

Excuse my non audiophile language…

 

I had them setup in what can only be described as….not ideal. Need to get those stands finished asap, or at least find a better alternative than milk crates covered in felt. Though I made sure they are 600mm off the floor as suggested.

 

I listened to various music that I was familiar with, and also bits of movies as well with good action scenes, and all I can really say is the sound is nothing like I have heard before…..pretty much all the music I listened to sounded nothing like I remember.

 

Sitting back ~3m from the speakers, I cannot even tell that there are 2 speakers in front of me. Just a wall of beautiful sound.

 

Listening to live music (Dave Matthews band in particular) there are so many sounds from so many instruments coming all over the place.

 

The ribbon tweeters appear to be the star attraction, the sound is just so easy to listen too. I remember when I first asked you about these I wanted a nice smooth sound, no harshness, and im not sure how it is achieved but these are not harsh at all….but all the sounds seem to be there. Just in a soft smooth way….

 

Bass as you mentioned is a bit lacking, but I suspect that is partly due to my dodgy speaker stands, as well as the speakers loosening up. I did notice it was getting better after only ~2hrs or so. Also I have noticed that any closer than ~3m and the sound is completely different, really need to ensure that distance is kept.

 

I have noticed that the speakers are very…..efficient? is that the word. Even on very low volumes I can still hear everything clearly. And it doesn’t take a lot of volume to fill the room with sound. I don’t think I turned the NAD up above ~30%.

 

The only small drama I had was those banana plugs unfortunately don’t fit into the back of my NAD316. I did the dodgy and just clamped the bare wires down in the posts.

 

So overall I am more than happy with the results. And can’t wait to get some more listening in.

 

I do have one gripe with these speakers, I pretty much now am forced to throw away all my other speakers, as now they all sound rubbish compared to these. I blame you for that Russ!

 

-Dave.         R360 V23

Mechanical Engineer
Brisbane QLD

 

Artisan  R360   ( Level  2 KIT )   Fully Finished  by Russell  Storey  in  Black Wood grain

Welcome to the wall of Sound

Posted  by    Simon  Maidment  Home Cabling Solutions  QLD

I was recently given the pleasure of a test of some sensational floor standing speakers. The speakers were designed and built by Russell Storey and the research, development and passion that has gone into building these speakers is definitely reflected in the sound they produce.

The speakers tested were 360 sides speakers with a 260c centre speaker. Listening to these speakers blew a few myths and beliefs I held about speakers as the sound from these were like nothing I had heard from speakers costing thousands of dollars more than these. Russell went into great detail explaining the details of his designs and why they are capable of producing such incredible clear and accurate sound. You can read about this on his web site  stones sound studio.

The first thing I noticed about this system was the sound was like a wall, it surrounded you and it was not possible to pick where individual sounds were coming from. One of the amazing things also was that when you went from room to room in the house the sound remained the same. This is somewhat due to the phase coherence of the design, this is a measurement that is not even quoted or measured in many if any other  speaker manufacturers. Russell Has put years into developing these speakers with countless upgrades, testing development and experimentation, and the results speak for themselves.

The range of these speakers were incredible and have to be heard to be appreciated as I can quote all the specifications and numbers but when it comes down to it they need to be heard to experience the level of sound these speakers can produce.

For both music reproduction and home theatre these speakers performed outstanding, combined with an Artisan R1000 Audiophile  subwoofer they brought everything we threw at it alive. The 260c has an efficiency of 92.5dB and the 360 range has an efficiency of 87.5dB ensuring these speakers can effortlessly produce sound you can feel! The quoted specifications of the speakers Russell builds are real measured figures but the true test of these is sitting back and listening to your favourite track.260_blue3-13

Another thing I love about these speakers is the fact you can custom build them in a range of finishes with the enclosures being able to be painted the visual impact these speakers can make in your listening space is only limited by your imagination.

If you are in the market for quality floor standing  sound system I don’t think you could go past these speakers. Visit Russell’s site and do some research for yourself. There are a few ranges of speakers for different applications, the combination I listened to would certainly meet and exceed the highest of expectations. If you would like any more information about this range of speakers feel free to


Artisan  R360  ( Level  1  KIT   )    Fully Finished  by Russell  Storey  in  Black Wood grain

Hi Russell,
picked up  
R360s  KIT  speakers this a.m., Australia Post have been very good I have found with all my past deliveries.
I have been auditioning them this arvo.

Have not been this impressed since I first heard Bose 901's.
Playing Lou Reed's Walk on the wild side had tears in my eyes, the sound is sooo good!
Thanks for the assembled units, my holidays end today so I wouldn't have had the time for a while.
The Bel Canto has a large role too you know.
Am very impressed with its' performance.
Once again thanks,
Robert       South Australia
 

 

  R360 Level 1  Fully Finished and hand tuned by Russell Storey ,  Black Wood grain,  Price $1699.00   plus shipping


Artisan  R360  ( Level  1  KIT   )     NO BOX                         DIY   Speaker Kit      $899 AUD     1 pair               Fully tested  by Russell Storey   

Complete Kit ,  includes , Exclusive Peerless Driver, Fountek Ribbon  , 

Speaker  Kit is  pre tested by Stones LM S  Speaker Analyzer  with   matched driver  pairs with crossover units .  ( no Soldering required)

Crossovers and drivers  are  hand matched and shipped    marked Left & Right  

High quality Crossover comes fully finished twin  speaker terminals.

Build you own enclosures from CAD plans supplied with Kit  

Peter's  Artisan  R360  Sydney
I am very impressed by the sound quality of these speakers, having owned lots of other brands of speakers  such as
Tannoy, Kef and Monitor Audio, these great speakers  out performed the lot!

The R360's sound was better than the ribbon version Monitor Audio that costs over $6000.
This kit is great value for money, I would highly recommend these speakers.

Steve Clark                Furniture Manufactures , Melbourne

R360  Features : wide frequency range 43Hz to 45Khz , 87.5 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency , Minimum 6.8 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval . High end Components ,Hand built in matched pairs , tuned and tested by Russell Storey

http://www.stonessoundstudio.com.au/stone/ribbon_speaker_kit/ribbon_manuals/Ribbon_Speaker_Kit_manual_v6_191108.pdf     Manual and my design criteria

http://www.stonessoundstudio.com.au/stone/ribbon_speaker_kit/ribbon_speaker_kit_r360_ribbon_speaker_box_plans.htm         Comprehensive plans for you


Artisan R370 (Level  3)   special edition   designed  by Russell Storey

NEW Artisan Loudspeakers  ™  SHD - (Super High Definition) 
 Artisan R370 Level  3) 
Features : wide frequency range 43Hz to 45Khz , 87.5 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency , Minimum 6.8 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval . High end Components ,Hand built in matched pairs , tuned and tested by Russell Storey

Artisan R370 Level 3  Fully Finished  ,  Price $3499.00 plus shipping 


Artisan R375-S (Level  3)   special edition   designed  by Russell Storey

NEW Artisan Loudspeakers  ™  SHD - (Super High Definition) 
 
Artisan R375S    Level 3 –Kit     Twin 6.5 " Floor-Standing  Speaker   ( NO Cabinet)  Kit  includes :
Features : Scan Speak Woofer and Fountek ribbon tweeter , wide frequency range 37Hz to 45Khz , 87.5 db SPL @1m 1W 2.83V  Efficiency , Minimum 6.8 ohms impedance , Suitable for low powered single ended valve( tube) Amplifier but will also handle amplifiers   200Watts , 3D imaging and sound stage with incredible dynamic range, fast tight deep bass, mids and top end detail with very low distortion and low level music retrieval . High end Components ,Hand built in matched pairs , tuned and tested by Russell Storey

Artisan R375S  Level 3  Kit Fully Finished and tested    ,  Price $3499.00   ( NO Cabinet)    plus shippin

 

Artisan R260  R360  SPEAKER KITS   

  REVIEWS  COMMENTS    

 TESTIMONIALS 

 

RIBBON SPEAKER KIT MANUAL ( PDF)   260 260c 360 

RIBBON SPEAKER KIT MANUAL  includes Designers 
Speaker Design  Techniques   Concept and information    

Loudspeaker System & Driver Measurements

 RIBBON SPEAKER KIT PERFORMANCE  

 
 

Artisan ™  R270  Centre

Artisan ™  R270  Centre



 

 

Artisan ™  R360  Level 1

Artisan ™  R260  

 

Artisan ™  R360  Level 2 Artisan ™  R360  Level 1

Artisan R260 360      CROSSOVER               FREQUENCY IMPEDANCE                       COLORS RIBBON KIT  RETAIL PRICE  LIST
THE RIBBON SPEAKER PERFORMANCE 
 Designers ribbon speaker  philosophy
 
360 BOX PLANS 360 SPECIFICATIONS
260 BOX PLANS      260 SPECIFICATIONS
275 BOX PLANS 
Components   
Available Exclusively from Stones
275 SPECIFICATIONS

275     5" Twin MTM Floor-Standing Speaker AVAILABLE Exclusively  from STONES

RIBBON KIT  MODELS

# 260C Same Box as 260 but Ribbon cut out hole rotated 90degs

COLOR

All components are included: drivers, already assembled crossovers, cables, terminals, dampening material etc. All you have to do is follow the instructions to build your own Ribbon Speakers.



COMPLETE KIT with (BOX)                                    Artisan R260 360      designed  by Russell Storey

  

Fully finished :Speaker Cabinet , Speaker Kit: crossover pcb unit with speaker terminal plate, speakers ,ribbon tweeters,
Allen head screw Kit ,3mm Allen key, Ribbon Speaker Kit manual



COMPLETE KIT  with out (BOX)

Speaker Kit:  crossover pcb unit with speaker terminal plate, speakers ,ribbon tweeters,
Allen head screw Kit ,3mm Allen key, 
Ribbon Speaker Kit manual


Artisan R260 360      designed  by Russell Storey

                                                                                  

                                                     

                                260c 360 260 Raw MDF box painted in  MAZDA  3 , 2005 "Wining Blue"


            

360BV  pre made   Black wood grain vinyl enclosure