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Old 20th February 2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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planning to embark on my first journey into DIY speaker bldg and was wondering if the dayton rs180s-8 would perform as good as the css-sdx7 in a 2 way enclosure for music and home theater. there are just so many combinations to choose from and being totally a noob at this i would ask for advice from those in the know.

i really like the way the sdx7 looks compared to the dayton's stealth look but performance will come before looks. i don't know enough to understand all the specifications listed on the css site for the sdx7 compared to the dayton specs on the parts express site. ?

http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=MTM7FIN

i aspire to this above linked system but a set of those are a budget breaker for my first foray. i am currently using an old bose acoustimass 5 2.1 that i added a bose center channel and two bose 161's for the rear. while it performs well for our use and is unobtrusive i am ready for some great looking and great sounding speakers to go with my new plasma.

a two way tower or smaller enclosure on a stand are what i am looking to build. i have spent a couple of weeks looking at all the systems all here have built and am amazed at what i see.!!!

thanks for any info you can lend as i start my first build.

oh, i am using a Yamaha RX-V463 HT / receiver to power my system. my older Denon was too big to fit in the new low profile cabinet we have all the appliances in.
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Old 20th February 2009, 01:46 AM   #2
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You want an SDX-7 equivalent that's affordable? Think Silver Flute

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Old 20th February 2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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sreten, geek,

thanks for those great links. some i have looked at and some were a surprise and exactly what i was looking for. !!

i will be doing lots of reading this weekend then.
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Old 20th February 2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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You want an SDX-7 equivalent that's affordable? Think Silver Flute

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Hi, Are silverflutes comparable or even approaches the performance of sdx-7?
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Old 21st February 2009, 05:08 AM   #6
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Hi, Are silverflutes comparable or even approaches the performance of sdx-7?
Within reason, yes.

I've heard them side by side with the same program material and while the sdx-7 does go lower and handle higher power levels, for 50 watts and under, the Silver Flute will match it pretty close.

In my experiments, the SF W14RC25 likes a 12L ported cab and easily hits 40Hz. The sdx-7 it was in a test with must have been in a ~200L cab.

Given the price difference, the SF is a stupidly great driver.

I have it as the woofer in a 2-way with a Jx6t and it's a perfect match.

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Old 21st February 2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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Geek,

that part # is no longer a good number at least at madisound but they did have other 6.5 in. shielded woofers. thanks
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Geek,

that part # is no longer a good number at least at madisound but they did have other 6.5 in. shielded woofers. thanks

Shows up for me

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/adv...1&inc_subcat=1
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Old 22nd February 2009, 08:46 PM   #9
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i copied and pasted the SF W14RC25 designation in their search engine on their site and it didn't like the SF in the part # that is why i didn't see it the first time. thanks
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Old 23rd February 2009, 10:52 AM   #10
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Talking Silverflute port size suggestions

I am going to be using 2 silver flute of the 4 ohm version in parallel in separate cabinet comparment in a tmtm configuration using
Vifa XT25TG30-04 1" Ring Radiator Tweeter and a bose tweeter
I would appreciate any information you can give
enclosed cabinet size w 26.4 cm x H 16.5 cm x d 15.25 cm
xover 3k , 12k
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