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Old 13th January 2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default My first DIY speaker

I am looking for a good design for my first DIY speaker.

My requirements are :

moniter/bookshelf size
2 way
I could go 3 way, but I'll try and avoid it
front port
simple crossover
4-8 ohms
under $200 a pair
low cost drivers

I am going for value here.

If anyone could post a link or give suggestions it would be great!

Thanks, spacejunk
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Old 13th January 2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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Zaph's Bargain Mini?
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Old 13th January 2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Those look good but I think I want drivers that are a little better...
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Old 13th January 2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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Well, what exactly is included in the $200 cost? Are the cabinets in there as well or is it just for drivers? Crossover parts?
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Old 13th January 2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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Sorry, I should be more specific.

All the parts included are crossovers and speakers, nothing else.

I can build the cabinets out of material I have. Pre made crossovers would be nice, but I can build them.
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Old 14th January 2008, 12:20 AM   #6
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Can you spring for the Zaph SR71? You can get it at Madisound as a kit with pre-built crossovers and no cabinets for ~$330 + S/H. From what I've read it is a phenomenal loudspeaker and can compete with commercial speakers in very high price categories.
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Old 14th January 2008, 01:10 PM   #7
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Originally posted by spacejunk

Thanks for the reply. Those look good but I think I want drivers that are a little better...
Hi,

And what do you think is the problem with Zaph's driver selection ?

good drivers ? : http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1731

as used in : http://www.stereophile.com/loudspeak...ark/index.html

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Old 14th January 2008, 02:18 PM   #8
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Well, I have to agree with that. Disregard the driver prices when you take a look at Zaph's article. In fact, just go look at the measurements. The mini monitors I talked about are certainly money well spent.
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http://www.geocities.com/woove99/Spk...RS180_2way.htm

Hi,

Above might come in around the budget. the Metal tweeter
version has a simpler crossover, very high bang for the buck.

Though I suspect the best BFB if a subwoofer is not used in the
floorstanding version of the BAMTM, a lot of speaker for $200.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/BAMTM.html

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