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Old 7th November 2013, 09:46 AM   #2661
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I decided to build a simple, compact set of full-range speakers as my first "real" speaker project - I've previously built a subwoofer using the Peerless XLS10 driver and am in the process of re-building the cabinet - will put up another thread when that's complete!

I decided to use the HiVi B3N and Monacor SPX-30M drivers for this build and make the baffles removable to facilitate easier driver swappage in the future - I may well end up buying some Fostex / Fountek drivers to try at some point.

I wanted them to be built solidly and look good, whilst being accessible inside for adjustments and modifications, hence the 'over engineering' with the fixtures and fittings.

I'm very much a woodwork novice but I'm pleased with how they've turned out, and, more importantly, how they sound. Hooked up to my home cinema system using the Onkyo receiver and with the (much-needed) support from my BK Monolith sub (crossed over at 120hz - they don't do much below that!), for what they are, they have an impressively large, room-filling sound and ridiculous levels of clarity, detail and imaging. They're perfect for acoustic music and have very natural tones - I feel that the Monacor drivers have the edge in this regard. With "bigger" music they struggle to fill the lower-mid tones quite as well as larger drivers but the sub steps in and does quite a lot in this regard.

Here's the build gallery: 3" Full Range Speaker Build - Imgur

With Monacor SPX-30M drivers. Baffle finished with acrylic sanding sealer and acrylic gloss lacquer:

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One of each driver/baffle:

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With HiVi B3N drivers. Baffle finished with several coats of clear varnish (yeah they're dusty on top already!):

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Monacor baffles:

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Old 8th November 2013, 09:20 AM   #2662
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Default On Modpodge...

Modpodge is good stuff, but the final finish isn't the best and dries slightly tacky... Most art & crafts would recommend a clear Acrylic Medium Gloss or Matt as a more durable final top coat.

Howard, love the little speakers & the colour nice idea to make front baffles interchangeable.
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Old 13th November 2013, 03:19 AM   #2663
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Default They started out as computer speakers...

Here is my full range or wide range speakers. Drivers are Tang Band W4-1337SD 4" Titanium. There were my computer speakers, but then I needed a temporary center channel and they filled in and have stayed since.

Recently I hooked them up to my main 2 channel setup. I was truly surprised how nice they sounded. Crossed over at 100hz with dual 12" subs filling in the bottom end. Probably a bit too low of a crossover point, but I didnt feel like adjusting for the test. Main speakers are usually Magnepan 3.6R.

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Old 15th November 2013, 10:52 AM   #2664
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Old 17th November 2013, 08:45 AM   #2665
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My second pair of Bob Brines MTLT for FE165WK. Built from scrap 18mm MDF (I know, I know).

I believe they sound better than the FE166EN BIBs, they are less directional anyway.

Next project is a base for the SET EL34 a friend built for me.

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Cheers, Mack
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Old 17th November 2013, 10:35 AM   #2666
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Mack,

Nice MLTL you got there - the corners are done with real wood? What about the supra-baffle? How do they sound? The base for the SET amp also looks to be coming along nicely.
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Old 17th November 2013, 11:09 AM   #2667
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Default BMR Line Array...Suspended monoliths!

Decided on Piano Black gloss as the finish.

Its hard to photograph as its a real mirror black, but I can assure you these things have presence in the room, now they are mounted on the wall...
The sound is everything I need.
Working some other versions for home cinema set up.

At the moment got 32 drivers for stereo... going to have close to 60 drivers in the home cinema rig!

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Old 17th November 2013, 11:09 AM   #2668
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Mack, all three very nice. Where in a Melbourne? I'm down near Frankston.
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Old 17th November 2013, 11:51 AM   #2669
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Very nice Derek.

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At the moment got 32 drivers for stereo... going to have close to 60 drivers in the home cinema rig!
Well, looks like you are still living up to your name when it comes to Audio !
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Default "No replacement for displacement" !

HiZman,

At the moment I am pushing the limits of driver Sd Vs wall space!

Building a few on wall or in wall panels with three vertical lines of 12 BMR's mounted edge to edge with non parallel internal walls and angled outside edges ...= 36 BMR's per panel.
The " wall of sound" idea does not come close, this is more like a tidal wave that never stops....So completely immersive it just fills your mind with the music or film score...Fab!

Its also weird when the music is well above 100 dB peaks at the listening position ( 4.4 meters) yet when you examine the drivers close up cant see any cone movement at all...!!


All the best
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