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Old 21st June 2007, 08:55 AM   #1
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My neighbors managed to break their Warfedales Valdus 400 and are looking for another pair of speakers with similar performance. They bought the Valdusís for around 250 euro and are prepared to DIY something that may cost around 300 euro. Speakers are standing in a workplace and the guys tend to like deep bass.
Occasionally, they like to go louder than the sound of their drills, saws and hammers...
Any tips from the speaker aficionados?

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Old 21st June 2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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Size restrictions?

How about the Eminance 8" Co-ax in Bruce? (the one we haven't done for BAS yet)

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Old 21st June 2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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No size restriction.
Any link Dave?

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Old 21st June 2007, 09:56 AM   #4
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Follow the frugal-horn link in my sig and go to the Spawn page. You want to look at Bruce. We are close to version 1.1 and the Eminance may need further tweaking of throat/CC size beyond thoae changes.

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Old 21st June 2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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Hi, FWIW AFAIK horn speakers simply do not do deep bass, /sreten.
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Old 21st June 2007, 10:26 AM   #6
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FWIW AFAIK horn speakers simply do not do deep bass, /sreten.
Bruce isn't a horn, it is a BVR... the 126 in a harvey is good into the 40s with a 4" driver -- and that well out in the room, Bruce should be still doing strong into the 30s and with some boundary support lower... the key here is the "they like to go louder than the sound of their drills, saws and hammers..", those poor wharfedales are going to suffer the same faye as the last set...

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Old 21st June 2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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Thanks Dave but Iím afraid that is not what they can cope with in terms of complexity.
A more classic design woofer/mid/tweeter in a simple(r) box will be more appealing.

Also, they prefer a rather colored sound with focus on bass. It has to bring some excitement in the workplace you see.

Something like an Ohm KS-3 with a sub would IMO be nice.

Edit: I just saw your reply; I was also afraid the bass would be a problem with Bruce.

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Old 21st June 2007, 12:02 PM   #8
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Hi Hugo,

that sounds like you need a little PA System more the some High End stuff ... still difficult in that price range.

Maybe the Mystery PA incl. sub by Udo Wohlgemuth is an option, very robust and tested design, and quite simple to build. You can get a diy Kit in his Shop. His sites are german only though ... but I guess he can cope with email in english.

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Old 21st June 2007, 12:24 PM   #9
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This is more the kind of speaker they need.
Thanks, I'll have a more in-depth look. The price tag is perfect.

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Old 21st June 2007, 12:33 PM   #10
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Yes, interesting site, not many of those around

Netlist,.. you are helping your neighbours with building loud playing speaker .... lets hope you dont regret it
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