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Old 23rd August 2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Best value DIY multiway speaker?

Hi all. Im just curious to know what you guys think is the best performance for value diy multiway speaker? Always curious to know peoples opinions on this because we all hear things differently so it will be interesting to see if theres a common denominator....
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Old 23rd August 2009, 08:20 AM   #2
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$700 including all the amps... good value enough ?

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Old 23rd August 2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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wow they are nteresting! I have seen similar b4. Wats the output like?
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Old 23rd August 2009, 04:43 PM   #4
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Default Check out Pluto

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Old 23rd August 2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZDT3.5.html

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Old 23rd August 2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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The Duo-T are the best value I've done. They competed in and won the under $150/pair (drivers and crossover parts) at the Iowa DIY event last year. Actually pictured below is the Duo-S, which is the higher end version that uses a Scanspeak 5" woofer and Vifa D26NC55 tweeter. The Duo-T uses Tangband W5-704D woofer and Dayton ND28 neo tweeter.

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Here is the judging results page for the under $150 category from IowaDIY2008. You can see the other competing speakers by clicking on the tabs at the bottom. http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2008/S...uperbudget.htm

Actually, Zaphs ZDT3.5 was there competing in the midrange class, I believe. Here are the results of that class: http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2008/S...s_midrange.htm

For anyone interestd, here are the budget and unlimited results as well:
http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2008/S...ngs_budget.htm
http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2008/S..._unlimited.htm
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Old 24th August 2009, 12:19 AM   #7
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my vote, from Jay's site, peerless 830883 combo, I'd use the SEAS 27BCFg tweeter.
http://www.geocities.com/woove99/Spk...s_HDS_2Way.htm
add a couple of cheap 10" woofers to cover <150Hz and you'd have a great value for money 3 way system.
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150 us! I thought 400 us was good. The above speakers look good, but my other half wont approve. I showed her the photos and got a big fat ugly. The things we have to put up with!
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Hi all. Im just curious to know what you guys think is the best performance for value diy multiway speaker? Always curious to know peoples opinions on this because we all hear things differently so it will be interesting to see if theres a common denominator....
It depends how you define 'value'. Some good inexpensive designs have been mentioned, but at the lower $ end of the scale I can buy something excellent secondhand.

Where I see the real value in DIY speakers is trying to get the maximum performance for the best capital outlay, even if that's more than a $500 expenditure. Car analogy: I'd rather build a PRB Clubman than spend 4x+ on a Ferrari.
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Yea what i shouldve done was gve a prce range. Ill do that now then. Lets say 350 us to 700. This still isnt really highend but id say average.
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