Most Proven DIY Design? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th February 2009, 09:49 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Default Most Proven DIY Design?

Building my first pair of monitors and looking for the most proven design available. Speakers can cost up to $1,500, but I am more interested in the most proven crossover and cabinet design.

What would you guys build for a first project if you were to do it all again?
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 09:54 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Puget Sound
Be prepared for 800 different answers.

I'm really happy with my Ellis Audio 1801b's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:04 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Proven in what way? To not suck? To be easy to construct? To be popular?
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:05 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Moondog55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Norlane; Geelong: Victoria: Australia
Most proven design may just turn out ( unfortunately ) to be made with drivers that are no longer available ( made from that rarest of ingredients; Unobtainium )
__________________
QUOTE" The more I know, the more I know, I know (insert maniacal laugh >here<) NOTHING"
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:08 PM   #5
infinia is offline infinia  United States
diyAudio Member
 
infinia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Californication
what do you mean "Most proven"
Do you mean most "popular" that still can be built with drivers currently in production?
Seems like a troll type of Q.

edit>I think your'e not asking the question you really want.
Think about what you want/need (or heard and liked) before you ask in a different way.
__________________
like four million tons of hydrogen exploding on the sun
like the whisper of the termites building castles in the dust
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:15 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I wish Dave still made 1801b kits. Thats a good example of a proven design.

Since I am looking to build a pair of speakers, the drivers need to be available.

I actually am a troll, do you want to see my hump?

EDIT> what I want to do is build a very good kit speaker that many people have already built and were happy with the results. I am not looking to pave the way with an un-tested design as this will be my first project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:24 PM   #7
badman is offline badman  United States
diyAudio Member
 
badman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Sunny Tustin, SoCal
Quote:
Originally posted by abefroeman
I am not looking to pave the way with an un-tested design as this will be my first project.
You, sir, are a genius.

www.zaphaudio.com is pretty tried-and-true stuff.
__________________
I write for www.enjoythemusic.com in the DIY section. You may find yourself getting a preview of a project in-progress. Be warned!
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 10:28 PM   #8
infinia is offline infinia  United States
diyAudio Member
 
infinia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Californication
Quote:
Originally posted by abefroeman


I actually am a troll, do you want to see my hump?


no, there are medical specialists that might tho

...but with 8 total posts and 2 thread starts today?

what about your BSC thread ie the 2way floorstander design shortend to be on stands?
__________________
like four million tons of hydrogen exploding on the sun
like the whisper of the termites building castles in the dust
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2009, 12:15 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally posted by infinia



no, there are medical specialists that might tho

...but with 8 total posts and 2 thread starts today?

what about your BSC thread ie the 2way floorstander design shortend to be on stands?
I actually think his question here is a good one. I, for one, am interesting as well what people think. The last thing anybody here wants to do is to spend $1000 on drivers and crossovers only to have the result sound like crap...especially if you could have taken $1000 and purchased some well-regarded good-value commercial loudspeakers.

I think this is a good place to start:
http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Lou...r_Projects.htm
For some of his projects, people have written in with pictures and their results. I built the Ellam and I think they're phenomenal. Definitely better than my B&W CDM-1's, which were well regarded 10 yrs ago. I'm a little skeptical about some of his designs, though, especially when he says he prefers the Vifa XT25 over the R2904 ring radiator.

SG

P.S. I also think the OP's "other thread" about baffle step compensation was perfectly legit as well. If people here start accusing every new user as being a troll, this board isn't going to grow, is it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2009, 01:10 AM   #10
infinia is offline infinia  United States
diyAudio Member
 
infinia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Californication
Quote:
Originally posted by smellygas


If people here start accusing every new user as being a troll, this board isn't going to grow, is it?
FYI
Just trying to get the OP to give his opinion/and/or preferences firstly to narrow it down. For example he may not be interested in floorstanders or maybe he wants a small 2 way nearfield monitor. Most proven DIY speaker at under $xxx with no other requirement for room/enviroment, music type, source equipment, and past experience is way too ambiguous. Besides the BEST this or that , I really think is non productive discussion and leads to chaos> there is no BEST just tradeoffs given the requirements.
I called his Question a troll not him personally. Just helping him focus a bit more.
__________________
like four million tons of hydrogen exploding on the sun
like the whisper of the termites building castles in the dust
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proven DIY Line Array Design? Ren Multi-Way 45 3rd October 2013 06:53 PM
Looking for a proven WMTW design or kit for HT L-C-R use DTS Multi-Way 2 3rd January 2008 03:11 PM
Compress a proven design. digital desire Multi-Way 1 20th November 2006 11:55 AM
Any Proven Transmission Line Design suitable for FE208Z vangogh-hk Full Range 3 1st September 2006 04:52 PM
DIY speakers, what is proven Supertib Multi-Way 5 22nd December 2005 11:35 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:34 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2