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ryoung 17th November 2007 07:41 AM

Speaker Design Critique
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Hey guys, this is my second speaker project. First was a simple set of bookshelfs.

Design uses Seas Prestige H1189 tweeters, H1350 mid and 2x H1305 10" woofers. Port diameter/length hasnt been set yet, so I am open to suggestions!

ttan98 17th November 2007 08:21 AM

your cabinet design looks very nice, your speaker design looks very ambitious as well.

the scanspeak has a new top tweeter (I forget the model name) is very good, the peerless tweeter is very good too, model:***921(don't know the exact model no.). the latter is much cheaper, about US$75-90 each

midbass/range is crucial, depending on your musical taste, if you like vocal, paper bass cone is very good. I tend to opt for mid range with high efficiency, eg. 90dB min., with your design you will lose 1-3dB due to BSC. the actual eff. you will get is around 87-89dB, to me is too low still. Maybe you have a high powered amp. to drive it to give it the musical scale you need.

you are starting from scratch, it is risky, eg get x-over right, etc.

all the best.....

go to this site: for:

The Penaudio Serenade Loudspeaker

under archives, to get inspirations.

ryoung 17th November 2007 09:57 AM

Thanks, I already have the mid and tweeter, but havent bought the bass drivers yet. I would REALLY like to build with a set of scan speaks, but they are a little spendy for this project. Maybe next set!

DaveThreshold 17th November 2007 10:08 AM

May I suggest putting one bass driver on the opposite side, and running a short bar, or block of MDF on the inside to mechanically connect them. This would effectively cancel out the vibrations from the woofs. (It might cause you to have to widen the front baffle though, and you might not want to do that either.)

I would also put them as close to the floor as possible, which would help them get a slightly flatter response in the room, and get a tad more bass. It looks real good though. Good luck!


ryoung 18th November 2007 05:50 AM

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Ok, made a couple changes...

Opposing bass drivers on the bottom as shown in the picture. I haven't drawn any internal structure yet, but I'll probably put some in.

ryoung 18th November 2007 05:50 AM

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And the other side...I can email the edrawings file if anyone wants to take a more detailed peek

DaveThreshold 18th November 2007 06:18 AM

Oh...I would put the port on the bottom also. Or you could do what B&W did, raise the whole thing, and down fire the port in to the floor with about 3" clearance. (802's) Sometimes there can be some lower midrange muck coming out of the port, and because of that, I would have it close to the floor, to reinforce the bass more, and away from the upper range speakers. Also use as wide, (which means longer) vent that you can get away with, and flare the ends inside and out to reduce chuffing sounds.

Yeah I'd love to see the file.

PeteMcK 18th November 2007 06:49 AM

I think using the H1350 just for mids is a bit of a waste, instead of the 2 woofers, why not just add another H1305?
as 2.5 way system I reckon it would be great...

ryoung 18th November 2007 08:16 AM

It won't let me send you an email, what is your address?

ryoung 18th November 2007 07:37 PM

Pete, would using a Seas H1262 in place of the H1350 work "better" in your opinion? Saving the H1350s for a later project?

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