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Old 6th May 2011, 12:27 PM   #1
togril is offline togril  Australia
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Default Option Paralysis - what would you do?

Hi everyone.
I have been over at audioKarma, - so excuse the double posting, but this may be a better platform DIY wise, no disrespect meant to either forum:

My delivery from Parts express happened and now I'm in a quandry, as usual these days it seems.

Original Idea was to build a sealed 4" cabinet (self powered). But I realised I really need / wanted to build a nice set of Near /mid field/?field monitors for audio work and total listening pleasure.

This is what I have: (2 off each).

tangband 5" W5-1611SA
Foster Ribbon Tweeters (xo 6400hz +)
Response 4" CW2190 ??? sensetivity 86db??
precision port 2" double flared 12 ".
1 X Dayton T100a Amplifier

I was thinking ported, slim and deep, 0.5cuft, can go bigger - but not floorstanders.

Not averse to having tweeters as seperate component.

The fosters and jaycar 4 " are really just lying around, not part of the plan. Use the fosters? buy other "real" tweeters? single 5" driver? sealed? Ported? Arggggghhhhhh Click the image to open in full size.

Any suggestions? Ideas?
I listen to very, very, varied music, and use audio tools / recording software, play classical double bass etc.

any guidance appreciated.
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Old 7th May 2011, 11:53 AM   #2
togril is offline togril  Australia
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Perhaps I should put it another way

Would the Tangband and the foster tweeter work together given the high xo point of the foster?
I think I am setteld on ported, unless I can get a fair bass out of sealed.
I was even thinking about the fostex BK10 type reflex, but given my limited budget and the mixed reports I've heard am a bit unwilling to do it.
Finally is there a place for the much cheaper jaycar 4 inches? or should I leave them out (given their not vey sensitive nature.
Thanks Again.
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