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Old 17th January 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Need help on what direction I should go. Rock N Roll Speakers

4 years ago I built some Big ol MTM's with dayton 8" Classic woofers and a Dayton silk dome tweeter. I cannot remember the name of the plan or who built them orig. but I did like them, anyways....

I gave these big ol speakers to my boss's son (he loves them)

Now I want to build something nice for myself once again. I listen to 70's 80's 90's, to current rock N roll and all the areas around rock.
I want to use a seperate subwoofer maybe 2? this time with a big plate amp from madisound or PE.
I have no idea where to start on the speakers for the mains. Something tells me I want a array just because the soundstage would maybe sound like a concert? Im not sure. I want that in your chest drums and just awesome sound! It may not be reasonable but I can fork out 600US$ for my fix on these main speakers. I will also do a built post. I am 25 and out of work from major spine surgery so I have extra time to use. Please help me on my new project! If this is not enough info to get started, please let me know what you need to know! Thanks!
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Old 17th January 2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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That design was called the Dayton 8. I still think for the money it is one of the best designs around, if you have the space. I'm not sure what your budget is, but I would love to try this:
Zaph|Audio SB12.3 ~ SB Acoustics 12", Dual Midrange, 3-Way from Madisound
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Old 18th January 2010, 01:21 AM   #3
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Ah yes the Dayton 8! That's what it is. I still really like these. But I want to try something different now. Not that i am bored with the sound, i just want to try something that can handle more power, more punch, a different design, maybe something that can be adapted in with a seperate subwoofer for the low lows. Do people use tower speakers with say two 12's or 15's per side along with a seperate subwoofer for the very low 30-60 hz range?
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Old 18th January 2010, 01:26 AM   #4
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Thanks woof. My budget would be up to 600US$ That suggestion of yours is out of my price range. Im only aware of the PE design page so far and less then a handful of other designs out there.
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Old 18th January 2010, 01:36 AM   #5
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Would the multiple 5" drivers here equal up to the sound of 10" woofers? Or would the bigger speaker always sound better in the midbass region. This looks like an interesting kit. Also says there are plans for an additional 5" woofer.
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I am very interested in this thread. I am looking for something much the same. A great sounding rock speaker that can replicate the in your chest thump of base drums and the great soundstage you'd expect at a live show. My budget is a bit higher but I am interested in the suggestions that come out of this thread.
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Old 18th January 2010, 03:21 AM   #7
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I did not see an edit button for my previous post. Here is the link I forgot to post on my question in post #5

Zaph|Audio ZA5.5 Tall Tower 2.5-Way, Pair from Madisound
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Old 18th January 2010, 03:41 AM   #8
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Default affordable lione array

Zalytron Look under the line array section to the left
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Old 18th January 2010, 04:31 AM   #9
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Are huge arrays the only way to get that kind of sound?
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Old 18th January 2010, 05:53 AM   #10
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Anyone ever build a Zalytron Axon 812 array. Would like your comments on this speaker, it seems quite cheap. The Zaph Kit is also interesting.
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