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Old 6th July 2007, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hi guys, im an owner of B&W 600 speakers, i want to upgrade my system, i already build some DIY projects, like LCD Projector and 5.1 system for my PC (using full range drivers FR125S from CSS).

Now i want to sell the b&W and build some speakers (or purchase new ones), i listening some B&W Series 800 and the sound are wonderful!, i want to know if is possible to build some DIY Spekers with same quality (or better) at good price, my burget are 4000US (its the amount that cost some small b&w series 800 in my country)

I want some recommendations about projects or drivers to build an definitive speakers, i dont want to upgrade the speakers in an long time, just want to upgrade amps, wires, build an subwoofer, and later some center and rear channels that match the front speakers
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Old 6th July 2007, 06:46 AM   #2
el`Ol is offline el`Ol  Germany
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Both DIY magazines in Germany went pro for their definitive speakers.
A suggestion:
http://www.precision-devices.com/showdetails.asp?id=84
http://www.phlaudio.com/ (the 1660)
http://profesional.beyma.com/ (the TPL150 AMT)
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Old 6th July 2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Lou...r_Projects.htm
http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/
http://www.rjbaudio.com/projects.html
http://www.zaphaudio.com/

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Old 6th July 2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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wow, thanks guys, all these will beat the b&W?!?!!? its amazing, will start searching where can i buy the drivers
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Old 6th July 2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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Having listened to a few B&W systems, including the bi-amped Nautilus, I think only the full bi-amped Nautilus is hard to beat. The other models are sort of dependent on personal taste.

In reality, the speakers are the most diffucult to get right, and would be upgraded more often. Amps might make a difference, but once you get to a certain level, good designs really don't differ that much.
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Old 6th July 2007, 05:19 PM   #6
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Some model to recommend me?

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Originally posted by soongsc
Having listened to a few B&W systems, including the bi-amped Nautilus, I think only the full bi-amped Nautilus is hard to beat. The other models are sort of dependent on personal taste.

In reality, the speakers are the most diffucult to get right, and would be upgraded more often. Amps might make a difference, but once you get to a certain level, good designs really don't differ that much.
I like the sound of B&W Speakers (i really dont listen too many brands, but for example like much b&w than Polk Speakers), i build an 5 channels for my PC using the CSS FR215 and really dont like it very much, when i added an cheap tweeter sound better but impossible to beat for example the 600 Series of B&W, i understand that is not possible (or really hard) to beat an 2 way systems with an Full Range. Will try to build an definitive speaker system or at least that will use for long time, dont want to upgrade the speakers after this build, (just will add rear and central channels for the HT).

Want to purchase some sound processor for the Movies and more power (amps).
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Old 7th July 2007, 03:54 AM   #7
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The Acapella SE made by troelsgravesen

that use
Aurum Cantus G2Si
Seas Excel W18EX001
Seas Excel W22EX001

is possible that will beat the nautilus? is an good floorstanding to build?
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Old 7th July 2007, 05:15 AM   #8
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I have listened to Troels' own Acapella, and they are among the best speakers I have ever heard.
I have never heard the Nautilus.
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Old 7th July 2007, 05:24 AM   #9
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ok
looks like i will go for the Excel
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Old 7th July 2007, 07:37 AM   #10
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You can look this http://homepage.mac.com/marc.heijlig...nes/index.html

Ceramic drivers are the best ones. .
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