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Old 27th February 2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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I recently finished a 3-way dipole speaker using a single Peerless XLS10 woofer in a 30cm deep H-frame, a 8" Seas L22RNX/P midrange and 10"Dayton WG loaded compression driver.

I am now moving on to a 4-way using, I managed to get another pair Peerless woofers so plan to mount them in a 45cm deep double woofer H-frame and cross over to the same Seas unit but with the addition of a Scanspeak 10F mid range and either a 19mm or 25mm tweeter.

I thought I would try and mimic another well know design but using different drivers and MiniDSP.
Below is how edge plots the design.

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Old 27th February 2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Similar to the LX521 "clone" I'm doing . . . I'll be interested to follow your progress.
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Old 27th February 2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Well I have already drawn it out on a bit of 18mm MDF ready for cutting.

I am using the ABC-Dipole design spreadsheet to work out the EQ but will have to wait to make some measurements when they baffle is built.

I have a Quad 520 amp to power the 4 woofers, it should provide 150watts /ch into 4ohm.
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Old 27th February 2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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you like that shape rich31td? to me its horrible, looks like coat hanger or something
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Old 27th February 2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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I do like it, It looks more interesting than a plank of wood which I have at the moment.
It kind of breaks the speaker up and looks less imposing, in my opinion.

I would have attempted the Nao Note II RS but it looks to complicated to make where as the LX521 is made up of straight cuts which I can cut with a hand held electric jigsaw, I hope.
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Old 27th February 2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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You will want to use the 4 ohm 10F as it has higher efficiency and will better match the midrange.
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Old 27th February 2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks John, thankfully I can get hold of either in the UK fairly easily.

I have decided on an 18" deep H-frame with two XLS woofers in each with a crossover to the midrange at 120Hz.

There isn't any problem in mixing driver materials i.e aluminum lower midrange with a fiberglass upper midrange?
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Old 10th March 2013, 03:38 AM   #8
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There isn't any problem in mixing driver materials i.e aluminum lower midrange with a fiberglass upper midrange?
IMHO there are always much bigger fish to fry, but I wouldn't mix types if I had the choice... That said, if I had the drivers already then I'd give it a go (for science!).


Did I just sit on a fence?! :-p
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Old 10th March 2013, 04:22 AM   #9
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I would have attempted the Nao Note II RS but it looks to complicated to make where as the LX521 is made up of straight cuts which I can cut with a hand held electric jigsaw, I hope.
I see the LX521 as just as complex, if not more so... and quite a lot more $$$

Also, while I'm lucky with WAF, the aesthetics of the LX521 is a step too far in my house :-)
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Old 10th March 2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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The shape of the LX521 main baffle looks fairly simple to cut using a jigsaw, I also like the look of the Nao Note II RS but it looks to complicated for me to build, I have very limited wood working skills!
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