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Old 12th January 2009, 04:42 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,
Ok I know this may open a huge can of worms, and I'm sure this has been addressed a thousand times, but here goes.

I'm thinking about building another set of speakers, I just built my first set of Cyburgs Needles to get my feet wet. They are pretty cool, I was impressed by what a tiny little 3" driver can do, however they are just not my cup of tea, so I'm going to give them to my daughter, they should make for a nice set of apartment speaker.

I'm looking for some suggestions and opinions, I'm not an audiophile by any means, however I do know good sound.

I was thinking about a set of these for my next project, any thoughts or suggestions?

http://speakers.lonesaguaro.com/spea...ck/Shtick.html
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Old 12th January 2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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Well, now you know what you don't want, I think you've gone some way to defining just what is your 'cup of tea', I depends on what kind of music you listen to, how loud, how big your room is ....
I'd suggest that if you're not happy with a small FR driver, next step is a 2 way with a 6.5" woofer min, using drivers known to have good FR response and low distortion...
check out Zaph's site
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Old 12th January 2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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I haven't heard Lou's Schticks, but everyone who has built them has reported very positive results. Plus, Lou is a great guy.

I have built these. Similar price range; they sound phenomenal. You would not believe the sound you get for the price
http://www.geocities.com/cc00541/Cinderella.html

My floorstanding 3-ways are mostly open-baffle. But lately, I've been working on a series of tall 2-ways (which I'm really pleased with the results so far)
http://undefinition.googlepages.com/diy-aethers
http://undefinition.googlepages.com/diy-sunflowers
http://undefinition.googlepages.com/diy-trs-80

Oh, and last but not least, these also have a LOT of satisfied customers:
http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/veritas.htm
http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...a/lyramain.htm

There are more, for sure. But there's a bunch of tried-and-true fun stuff to start with
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