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Old 1st August 2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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hey guys, im a rookie to the whole full range game but i love it. i recently built my first set of voigt's and was pleasantly suprised. but, i dont have all the money in the world to build numerous experiments to get where i want to be with a set of speakers. im in a band and im so used to loud music that i require my stereo speakers to equally as loud (and clean). my question is, which set-up is the best and is it possible to use multiple drivers? im thinking a fairly large backhorn (6ft tall) using at least one fostex 206e will be what im leaning towards. i need a big, bassy, bright and overall LOUD speaker that will not distort. im open to any suggestions guys, thanks.
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Old 1st August 2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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i need a big, bassy, bright and overall LOUD speaker that will not distort. im open to any suggestions guys, thanks.
Full-range drivers don't really address your design goals, IMO.

When I read your post, I'm thinking of something along the lines of a Klipsch Cornwall or Altec Valencia, a big high-efficiency warhorse with 15" woofer. They are eminently upgradeable/tweakable, especially in the crossover department, which might satisfy your DIY bug.

In terms of a DIY kit, the Pi speakers Studio 2Pi Tower and Theater 4 Pi designs would probably work very well, too.

http://www.pispeakers.com/Prices.htm
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thanks for the reply. ironically enough, i own some klipsch speakers (rf35) that im using as a reference kinda. they have pretty good bass and highs, but they are not prefect. and, my dad owns some old altec lansing stonehenge III that i love as well. but, when i used my voigts in conjunction with the klipsch it was a perfect sound. they each complimented the other. but, i really do wanna go with a full range/single driver setup if possible. i dont want to bother with crossovers or tweeters if necessary. this is why i was thinking about possibly using two 206e's in a back horn enclosure. now, i have no size constraints really, and was thinking biulding them as large as my room will hold. thanks for working with me on this.
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Dallas II
http://fullrangedriver.com/gallery/d...up&cat=0&pos=3
Been reading a lot of good things about this design. It is optimized for the FE206E. Here's an internal photo to help decide if you're up to the build:
http://fullrangedriver.com/gallery/d...?album=3&pos=0
(You can build it with either a straight front or sloping front.)

The other possibility that comes to mind is Martin King's project 5, for either FE206E or FE207E:
http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project05/Project05.html
I believe the design could easily be adjusted for bipole, push-push setup like this:
http://www.t-linespeakers.org/FALL/bipolar/index.html
using two drivers per side.
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P.S. Another rig you might find surprisingly satisfying is a simple open baffle arrangement, along the lines of the JE Labs "design":
http://members.myactv.net/~je2a3/open.htm

Throw in a vintage full-ranger, 8" to 12", you might be surprised.
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Old 3rd August 2005, 04:06 AM   #6
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hey, thanks for the suggestions. i actually have been looking at something like the dallasII. do you think that a design like that would allow for two drivers?
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