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Old 15th August 2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I recently a set of speakers with the fr125 and wr125 drivers and am not entirely pleased with the sound.

Each speaker has 1 fr125 and 1 wr125 mounted one over the other. Each also has a 2" flared port which is 7" long and the boxes are 16 litres before you include drivers and ports.

I realize this design is probably far from perfect, but it was an impulse build with minimal research.

My complaints are, the bass on these speakers is fairly muddy on complex music, im getting a slight echo on certain male vocals, and they have next to no impact.

I run these with a 120 litre sealed tempest running off a 300watt bash amp, which I find integrates pretty poorly.

Soooooooooo... all that being said, Id like to rebuild all my speakers. I still believe the fr/wr drivers have huge potential and before I ditch them, I wanna giver another shot.

I listen to mostly rock and country, and use em for a few movies here and there.

I was thinking larger sealed cabinits to tame the bass on the fr/wr drivers, and a smaller sealed or ported tempest to give more impact at the expense of extension.


Basically i want to retain as much sound quality as i can, but gain a little more impact and livelyness in the bass.. if that makes any sence haha..

Im used to listening to old cerwins, so... as goooood as the fr/wr's sound, they dont have that slam and impact im used tooo..

any thoughts ?
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Old 15th August 2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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These work. Plans on Dave's site, half way down.

http://www.frugal-horn.com/spawn-plans.html
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Easy build too. They get good reviews.
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Old 15th August 2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply, any sudgestions as to how to give my tempest a little more kick ? i'd gladly sacrifice some extension
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Perhaps you'd consider something like the OCCAM Audio MTM7?

(I have no personal experience of this, but it sounds like it would deliver the bass you crave.)

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that was actually my thinking, although before I dive into a new kit, Id like to see what I can do with the speakers I have. I think I may go with the smaller sealed tempest and bigger sealed boxes for my fr/wr combo.

That should hopefully allow my fr/wr to transition into my tempest a little better, and give a little more of that midbass thump from my sub. hopefully make for a more balanced yet lively sound

I'll let ya know how it turns out
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that was actually my thinking, although before I dive into a new kit, Id like to see what I can do with the speakers I have. I think I may go with the smaller sealed tempest and bigger sealed boxes for my fr/wr combo.

That should hopefully allow my fr/wr to transition into my tempest a little better, and give a little more of that midbass thump from my sub. hopefully make for a more balanced yet lively sound

I'll let ya know how it turns out
As another alternative, perhaps you could modify this design:

homepage.mac.com/tlinespeakers/FAL/box-plans/rosa-wr125-TMM-map.gif

I suspect you could use your two drivers rather than the 2 WR's plus tweeter, keeping the same volume.

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