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Old 3rd October 2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Can you guys help me with a recommendation on a inexpensive fullrange speaker that suits classical music really good? I listen a lot to Dvorák, Puccini, Verdi, Händl and similar composers. Also like modern pop, progressive and electronica, but using headphones for that.

Tried and owned lowthers many years ago, fantastic, but I don´t want to go down that route right now, since I have 3 fairly small kids wich have hands and fingers they like to put everywhere. Also the build usually is quite complicated.

My priorities are dynamics at low listening levels, good separation and clarity. I know very well these things does´nt come cheap, but how far can you go with, lets say 200US$/pair? I intend to drive them with either a tripath or hypex diy build. Would have prefered tubes, but those small and curious fingers....
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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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You could try this 2", with a woofer
http://www.optisound.dk/shop/tang-ba...00sl-362p.html
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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:21 PM   #3
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How complicated of a build are you willing to take on? There are many fantastic full range drivers in your price range but most require more than an open baffle.
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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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You could try this 2", with a woofer
If you are going to go FAST, it is hard to beat the Fostex FF85

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144099

What kind of enclosure size limits do you have?

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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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Well, I don´t want to cut a puzzle.. Have some tooling experience though, built schmackhorns in the past.. , but don´t have the time to go through that kind of project right now..

Let´s say about a piececount of 10-12 /loudspeaker is a maximum.
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What about enclosure size? Chang or ChiliChang?

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Old 4th October 2009, 09:10 AM   #7
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Well, it depends how much you gain when going up in size? Don´t want the footprint to be too wide, height and depth is not an issue..
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Old 4th October 2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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After spending some time on google, I found this:

http://www.monacor.de/typo3/index.ph...3&spr=EN&typ=u

Cheaper than a fostex, smoother freq curve and a wooden phase plug!

Low SPL and high fs though...

Any comments or experiences?
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Old 4th October 2009, 04:10 PM   #9
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Also interesting, if it works fullrange
http://www.optisound.dk/shop/tang-ba...1685-367p.html
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Old 4th October 2009, 04:18 PM   #10
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Looks like a TangBand. Fs is fairly low for a 3". That the SPL is also highish for a 3" as well is a bit suspicious.

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