Recommendations for a TL kit/plans - 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 15th November 2012, 01:30 PM   #1
JVDM is offline JVDM  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default Recommendations for a TL kit/plans

Hi all,

I'm trying to track down a proven transmission line floorstander design to attempt. Size (within reason) is not an issue, and I'm looking at at most $1500 for the drivers.

I'm looking for a proven design that I know will work well with a minimum of tweaking. I was looking at the Seas Thor, which seemed to fit the bill, but reading in a bit more depth, it sounds like there may be some issues with the design.

Any recommendations for either a well designed set of plans or a good commercial kit?

Thanks in advance

JD
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2012, 01:38 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
prairieboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
You might consider this mass loaded trans line using Dayton's RS drivers.
Midwest Audio Fest 2012 - The premier gathering for audio enthusiasts featuring Speaker Design Competition, Auto Sound Challenge and Parts Express Tent Sale
and
RS duet | Audioheuristics
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 07:58 AM   #3
JVDM is offline JVDM  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Thanks for the recommendations. The projects look very interesting. The only downside I can see is the driver quality. I intend to put a lot of work into building the enclosures, and I'd like to build something with some higher end drivers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 03:38 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cheshire
These would be hard to beat:
Jenzen CA
Jenzen-NEXT
__________________
Regards.
Michael
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 05:04 PM   #5
JVDM is offline JVDM  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Bingo! That's exactly the kind of project I've been looking for!
The cabinets look suitably challenging to build, and there's some scope for a bit of creative use of different timbers. Definitely not a short term project

I think I'll start pricing the materials tomorrow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 05:09 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cheshire
Jantzen Audio will sell a complete kit of parts. It looks like they are used to shipping to USA, but at what cost?

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Jenzen-...-ER-silver.pdf
__________________
Regards.
Michael
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 06:37 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dark side of the moon
I ordered the ER version from them and the shipping was not bad. The hard part is getting the exact same crossover components as what is in the kit. I tried to source the parts for the PMS speakers and had a problem finding one of the coils. Ends up I have a relative that lives in Europe that was able to get it for me. Email them , I had them only quote the kit minus the drivers as I could get them here easly.

Last edited by budwiser; 16th November 2012 at 06:51 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 09:28 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Texas, USA
I think you greatly underestimate the quality of those drivers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by JVDM View Post
Thanks for the recommendations. The projects look very interesting. The only downside I can see is the driver quality. I intend to put a lot of work into building the enclosures, and I'd like to build something with some higher end drivers.
__________________
I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 10:10 PM   #9
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by JVDM View Post
I was looking at the Seas Thor, which seemed to fit the bill, but reading in a bit more depth, it sounds like there may be some issues with the design.
Which have been resolved.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th November 2012, 12:19 AM   #10
GM is online now GM  United States
diyAudio Member
 
GM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chamblee, Ga.
What was the final replacement? All I remember is posting at least one design to replace it.

GM
__________________
Loud is Beautiful if it's Clean! As always though, the usual disclaimers apply to this post's contents.
  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
Dynaudio kit plans racoon Multi-Way 16 19th November 2014 07:43 PM
Plans for TL Cambridge R50s/HiFi Answers version Royston Vasey Multi-Way 49 16th February 2012 08:05 PM
Need TL plans weikertball Full Range 14 16th July 2006 03:59 AM
12" driver recommendations for TL sub?? jjkozlow Subwoofers 2 21st December 2005 12:17 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:30 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