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Old 13th September 2008, 12:56 PM   #31
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Originally posted by ShinOBIWAN
I have no experience of the Bose being discussed but as far as small speakers go these are the best I've heard:

They're frighteningly good for something that you can get a grip on with one hand but quite a bit more expensive than the Bose though.

I thought about DIYing a small speaker for surrounds but TBH I'm grabbing a pair of those. The benefits of DIY just don't weigh in this case.
Genelecs are ridiculous - ridiculously good. A couple of us guys built a MAME arcade cabinet with a PC inside. We were missing a speaker so we borrowed a couple of Genelec monitors. They were so punchy and dynamic that we couldn't help but laugh out loud when they were blasting the Golden Axe sounds. Gotta hear those tiny ones ...
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Old 22nd November 2008, 03:03 PM   #32
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Originally posted by crazyhub

Same need, my next speaker will be such a small thing with big sound; I feel I will not get what I want if I use an extended range 4-5" driver, even not a classical mid-woofer + tweeter kind of combo; I guess a woofer/subwoofer going low in a small VB + 2" mid-tweeter will work the best.
I choosed a driver, kind of subwoofer working in 2.7 liters f-3 = 80hz:
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The mid-tweeter will be this one:
loaded in 0.2 liter:
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Could have been one of the 2" TB...
Baffle width approx 15cm so a BS f-3 of approx 766Hz which will also be the x-over cutoff fr; simple 1st order filter + eventually RLC// to the bass driver if needed.

Brilliant! I've been thinking of using the Tang Band W5-876SD together with the W2-852SF for some time now. Please share more of your ideas when you get the chance.
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Old 22nd November 2008, 11:11 PM   #33
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Did you consider these:

I've not tried them, but I have a pair of these that I'm just starting to evaluate:

Giving them enough baffle step will make them sound "big", however obviously then you run out of Xmax fast. A Qtc as high as 1 or more can also help since the peaking is similar to baffle step and the faster rolloff below helps reject LF that might otherwise waste available excursion.

Smooth, clean performance beyond Xmax is an important consideration.

It's about VD, how much air the driver can move.

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Old 23rd November 2008, 02:56 AM   #34
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Default small speaker with good bass

Anonymous 1,

You might try what I developed in 2006,

Using a 4 inch woofer, this design requres a closed box of internal volume of about 800 cu. inches.

There is a GREAT sacrifice of sensitivity in this design to enable a f3 of 60 HZ.

If you are interested, I have one pair of the same woofer and tweeter of my original design.

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