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Old 25th July 2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default B&W or Klipsch clone

I would like to build a clone of either the Klipsch Ultra 2 or B&W CT 7.3. I can buy the klipsch 6.5 cerematallic drivers but not sure which HORN to use. As far as B&W CT 7.5 I assume I can use pretty much any 2 8" woofers, 6" mid, and 1" tweeter. The box design should be simple (its just a square box) lol.. My biggest enemy is the crossover. Can I buy a crossover already made? or will have to design and build my own? I have never built a crossover and although im sure there are tons of websites Im worried I may still screw it up. If I seen it built from scratch (youtube video) or similar I would have great confidence.
Any help would be appreciated.. Which is easier or better to build? The Klispch or B&W..... I cant justify $1500.00 per speaker when im sure it can be DIYed for less than $500.00.
Am I wrong?
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Old 25th July 2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Wrong forum. Need to re-post in multi-way.
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Old 25th July 2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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If the crossover scares you, build an existing design.
Try: DIY Loudspeaker Projects Troels Gravesen
Stick with Seas, Vifa and Peerless drivers for lower cost. Scan-speak is good but can be pricey. His cabinets can be a challenge.
Or Zaph (Zaph|Audio) has quite a few good sounding designs and Madisound can provide drivers and crossover kits. Perhaps cabinets as well.
There are many more proven designs around that I'm sure many other folks will point you towards them if you are open to that option.
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Old 25th July 2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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"cloning" a design is problematic for a lot of reasons, not the least of which might be the semantic choice of that word - i.e. depending on exactly how close to the product's performance you aspire, you might be challenged with reverse engineering its "DNA" ; i.e. the total design concept, including not only the number /type of drivers and integrating XO /filter networks, but their configurations, as well as enclosure shapes in the case of something like the surrounds for a full THX system such as the Ultra (not all of the boxes will necessarily be "simple squares")

as stoc005 suggested, if you have to ask about help with multiways / XOs for what we might assume is a first time project, you could be better served by selecting any of the number of proven engineered projects by folks like Zaph, Troels, etc
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