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Old 24th June 2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default New House, New Speakers

After years in small condos (900 sq ft total), I am moving to a new home. New to me, but built in the early 60's. Mod in design, the living room is an open plan design that is almost 8000 cubic feet. My current setup is just not going to work with that much space.. plus they will look really out of place.

So in the ideal world I will find a speaker pair to build for a reasonable amount of money ($1000). I am open to almost any design, just as long as it fits in a Modern home with floor to 10" ceiling glass on two sides. I listen to a wide range of music and have live and studio recordings that have true dynamics and wide freq range. - in otherwords, they are going to have to hump. Speakers based on old horn designs come to mind, but I am not limiting myself if there is a better idea.

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Old 25th June 2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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If the interior mods are not yet completed, reserve some spots for IB subs first, e.g., ceiling, walls to storage space... etc.

I've always wanted to do that but have no chance.
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Old 25th June 2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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I wont be able to make such a change - the floor plan does not offer such an opportunity. But given its size, I have enough floor space for big horn boxes if that is what ends up making the most sense.

Anyone with a web link to old 50's era speakers and/or plans to copy them? If the actual "old" speaker designs dont work, I might find a design that I can wrap one of the old boxes around one.
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Old 25th June 2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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Something like

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/3WClassic.htm ?
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Old 25th June 2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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Default Some ideas

Dual 8" tapped horn = TH-SPUD

Awesome sub horns

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10" thick by close to 48" x 48" will satisfy the angry beast in any case.

For top end :

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first pics of the new speaks

THe combination should scare the neighbors into submission LOL

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Old 25th June 2009, 04:06 PM   #6
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Something like

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/3WClassic.htm ?

Thats a classic - like the DQM9's I owned in the mid 80's. Those were some rock and roll monitors and I sure wish I still had them- but really looking for more like the Klipsh or Altec Lansings. The other thought I had was use an old Hartly type box to hide a line array under the speaker cloth. But thats designing something new - and I am smart enough to know that I am better off with a proven design if possible.
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Old 25th June 2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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for some reason I no longer like the sound of midrange in small closed enclosure, especially very small volume like closed back...
wait, its after I finished like three open baffle projects, yes that must be it! seriously, you do not have to build fully open baffle speakers, but please consider putting midrange on open baffle, big difference...
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Old 25th June 2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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like this for instance
http://www.rjbaudio.com/Dionysus/dionysus.html
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Old 25th June 2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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Perhaps something like the JBL " Paragon"??

http://www.audioheritage.org/html/pr...bl/paragon.htm

Nice piece of furniture apparently not all that good as a speaker
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IB sub is part of the 'infrastructure', so I mentioned it first (if there's any chance.... )


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I have enough floor space for big horn boxes if that is what ends up making the most sense. ....

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If so, I'll suggest:

1. Tapped horn subs, 3 of them, 2 at the corners standing upright, 1 at the front center lying down.

2. 1.4" or 1" driver with WG or any horns you like for mid-high

3. 15" OB midbass

4. Optional ribbon super tweeter....

It's relatively simple and also very capable. (Also, they can be elegantly made)

If I start over, I'll do that.
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