Speaker building project

gmorrisgmorris Posts: 1,179
edited December 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
Hello everyone. After the successul subwoofer project I completed with help from many of you, I have decided to tackle the full range tower again. This time, I've found a design that was done by someone else, and has been built & used successfuly. Here is a link to that desing:
http://members.interfold.com/tedrobinson/

I would like everyones thoughts on this design & project. This is just one version of the project, there are a couple others, but I like this one the best. Here is a link to another:
http://www.wadsnet.com/~dtenney/dayton_8MTM.htm

Any thoughts or advice will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Greg
Bob Mayo, on the keyboards. Bob Mayo.
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  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,406
    edited November 2003
    www.adireaudio.com has plans and parts for many speaker designs also.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    edited November 2003
    Do you want to stay with something more in the "line array" theme or are you open to other layouts? Full range front loaded horns can be a very cool project with low cost and very effecient. Then there is always bigger with compression driver horns. Lots of stuff out there.
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • gmorrisgmorris Posts: 1,179
    edited November 2003
    This will be my 2'nd build project, the first of which was the subwoofer, which turned out to be easy. As such, I'm looking to keep things simple. This fits the bill, as the X-over is already designed, the cabinet is designed, and the drivers & X-over components are pre-selected. All I have to do is build it.

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12462
    Bob Mayo, on the keyboards. Bob Mayo.
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    edited November 2003
    :eek: Hey CNC - that's cheating. :D
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • burdetteburdette Posts: 1,205
    edited November 2003
    You might also try here....

    http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_files/default.htm

    Either the Eros MkII or the Lyra. Both fully designed, but possibly better sound quality than the Dayton-based. Don't get me wrong, I've read GREAT things about the Dayton-based DIY systems and drivers (especially the 1.125" silk dome). But if you wanted higher quality drivers....
  • gmorrisgmorris Posts: 1,179
    edited November 2003
    Yes, I've reviewed the Eros MkII & the Lyra, but I'd rather stick with the Dayton because of the much lower cost of components, just in case I goof up big time & the whole thing is a steaming ****. I also like the dual 8" drivers.
    Bob Mayo, on the keyboards. Bob Mayo.
  • burdetteburdette Posts: 1,205
    edited November 2003
    Well, you sound as if you've decided. Your original post asked for opinions.... hard to tell. I've read the exact same thing you read.

    You might try posting the question on the Parts Express forum. I'll bet there are more than one guys over there who have either built this project or used the drivers and have opinions on them.

    http://www.pesupport.com/cgi-bin/config.pl
  • gmorrisgmorris Posts: 1,179
    edited November 2003
    Well no, actually my original post did not ask for options, I asked what everyone thought about this project. I pretty much have decided on this one based on the low cost & it looks like it won't be overly difficult.

    There are always people on here full of tips, that is what I'm after, I guess.
    Bob Mayo, on the keyboards. Bob Mayo.
  • jdavyjdavy Posts: 380
    edited November 2003
    building a speakers is a lot of work. I used a polk design to build a sub woofer for some db-10's. Why not just go out a buy some nice LSi speakers? :D
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,036
    edited November 2003
    Wardsweb - I salute you! Someday I'll find some time and actually build the FR line arrays I've been meaning to for some time. After that it's time to put my Altecs into a more "magnificent" enclosure.;)
    Make it Funky! :)
  • burdetteburdette Posts: 1,205
    edited December 2003
    Originally posted by gmorris
    Well no, actually my original post did not ask for options, I asked what everyone thought about this project.

    Well, I always as many options as possible when making a decision, to be sure I've considered everything I should consider. Didn't mean to step on toes or question your judgment.

    I'd still go over the PE forum and ask there if you want more information... although, again, not sure what information you might want if you've decided. BUT, you probably can find out what people think of the sound, if they've altered the crossover for any reason, etc.
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