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Old 14th September 2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default first timere needs help with choosing a speaker

Hello guys,

I am fascinated by full range single driver speakers (horn or t-line) and modded sonic impact amps or SET amps and i want to get into the hobby. My problem is not knowing where to start. Here are the basics. I listen to a wide range of music, but i mainly listen to Rock (favorite band it TOOL) and it will be going into my bedroom with hardwood floors and about 12'x18'.

I was looking into building an enclosure for the f387e:

or possibly the fe83 in an enclosure like this:
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forgive me for being a 'noob' but i'm looking for some guidance and direction. I have a very complicated car system (2 tube amps, 1 solid state, 3 way components in the front, 4 6.5" subs in the back, active x-over, car computer) and would love to have something clean and simple for the room.

thanks in advance,

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Old 14th September 2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Rock and full range generally don't go together well. Rock demands too much from the lows and the highs where full range is weak.

A good intro to full range speakers is the full range reference project: diyAudio Full Range Reference Project
It's easy to build, but I have to warn you that while I really like mine for acoustic rock, classical, jazz and many other types of music, I find them to be lacking for rock. You could pair them up with a subwoofer and perhaps a helper tweeter, but that's not exactly full range any more.
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Old 15th September 2006, 12:23 AM   #3
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thank you for your reply. i am not against adding a sub to the system if need be. I will do some more research on adding a tweeter too. at least this points me in a direction to research.
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Old 15th September 2006, 01:55 AM   #4
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Default hm, why not do some searching for a full ranger

with a Qts near .40, apparently "perfect" for ported, easy to build enclosures. If you can do that then perhaps some decent bass and a "More rocking" set of speakers will be the outcome , just a thought (but the driver will need to be a lot bigger than a 4" one )
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