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Old 19th September 2012, 11:43 PM   #21
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If you are doing this to save money then I'd say you are barking up the wrong tree as there are plenty of adequate commercial offerings to do what you want. And they will get you up and running soon rather than you getting frustrated when things aren't turning out how you want and Christmas movie season is approaching fast.

one of the banner adds on this forum is a good example of what you can buy: http://www.fluance.com/fluan5speaks....FexFMgod3AwANg

I doubt that you'll be able to DIY a set of speakers as cheaply as you can buy - given that you don't need super hi-fi for movies. I'd suggest building some really nice DIY speakers to enjoy music, and if they work for movies, all the better. But get some commercial speakers in for now so you can play with the DIY builds at your leisure.

If you really want to build them yourself then look for a speaker kit, the cross-over design will have been done for you already.
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Old 20th September 2012, 12:34 AM   #22
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Been really looking hard at full range drivers for a build since they are so much cheaper of an option than going the route of multiple drivers PLUS crossover/miniDSP and so many more amplifiers....

However, I was originally looking at them for music...now, however, I am starting to wonder how they would be for movies....I am still stuck on the conventional thought that it just wont be enough for those loud hard hitting scenes in movies like Jurasic Park, The Dark Knight, Super 8....

Am I 100% wrong?
I think for movies the alltime best driver is Tang Band flatcone, but it's just a midhigh module so you need a midbass
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Old 20th September 2012, 12:36 AM   #23
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I think for movies the alltime best driver is Tang Band flatcone,
But where do you buy them?

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Old 20th September 2012, 01:01 AM   #24
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If you are doing this to save money then I'd say you are barking up the wrong tree as there are plenty of adequate commercial offerings to do what you want. And they will get you up and running soon rather than you getting frustrated when things aren't turning out how you want and Christmas movie season is approaching fast.

one of the banner adds on this forum is a good example of what you can buy: </9>Fluance SXHTB+ 5 Speaker Surround Sound Home Theater System

I doubt that you'll be able to DIY a set of speakers as cheaply as you can buy - given that you don't need super hi-fi for movies. I'd suggest building some really nice DIY speakers to enjoy music, and if they work for movies, all the better. But get some commercial speakers in for now so you can play with the DIY builds at your leisure.

If you really want to build them yourself then look for a speaker kit, the cross-over design will have been done for you already.
I have some commercial ones from SVS. So I am just going after improving my system...and I love to build things....but im a penny saved is a penny earned sort of guy at the same time.

I was thinking about some fonkens or frugal horns to go in my office where I have my current listening room with a borrowed pair of JBLs and adcom amp with a quickie preamp that I built.....

Which is why I turned to this question of full range for movies....cause after much research I have decided on those for this room, thought it may work in a HT setting as well
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Old 20th September 2012, 01:14 AM   #25
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But where do you buy them?

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What....these?

Tang Band W4-1757SB 4" Aluminum Cone Driver 264-881
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I was under the impression the ones Dynablaster (correct me of oi'm wrong) keeps raving about are 3"?

But they are of the same construction.

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Old 20th September 2012, 01:25 AM   #27
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Regardless of what you end up with, I highly recommend having the exact same speaker for all 5 channels.

You get a true smooth wall of sound, and surround modes don't sound tin-canny.


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I was under the impression the ones Dynablaster (correct me of oi'm wrong) keeps raving about are 3"?

But they are of the same construction.

dave
I can't find a 3" anywhere. I wasn't aware of one either.
Maybe he's talking about the 4" and calling it a 3"
I do that, I refer to the actual cone size rather than including the frame.
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ORJN, did you happen to see these? Been working on these for about a week now.

W5-1611 SAF - The Sequel

TB W5 1611SAF, about $50 each. So far - so good.
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Is that driver soft on the treble as people have said?
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