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Old 30th August 2013, 10:25 PM   #2361
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Hugh2000,

If they will allow discussion in this forum, I would like to ask, if you have heard other Speakers with Side-Firing Low-Bass drivers?

I've only heard a couple, both with high reputations for commercially made speakers (Canton, Definitive Technology), and I noticed something of a disconnect between the front speakers and the side Low-Bass driver. Neither speakers sounded bad, if fact I came very very close to buying the Canton Karat. I thought they would have made great movie speakers.

But, the Low-Bass very much sounded like it was coming from a different source, as if there were two speakers playing. The integration, from the perspective of sound, did not seem as tight and smooth as a speaker with all front firing drivers.

But, upon viewing your images, I notice your Side-Firing Low-Bass are up very high up, very near the Front-Firing Mid-Bass/Tweeter. Most commercial designs have the Side Low-Bass down very low.

Was that intentional on your part, and do you feel this higher placed Low-Bass design helps the Side-Firing better integrate with the Front-Firing Mid-Bass/Tweeter?

Just curious.

Steve/bluewizard
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Old 30th August 2013, 11:15 PM   #2362
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I've heard so far just a few low end speakers with just one side firing bass driver that sounded bad anyways, so i cannot make a comparison, maybe high end ones sound better.
I was inspired by the Kef Blade approach regarding driver placement and yes, i feel too a difference between them and a speaker with all drivers front firing.At the beginning a huge one, but after some crossover modifications not that much.In fact, from the people who listened them so far, all said the speakers sound ok.
I do feel that the position of the bass drivers helps, and maybe a smaller crossover point would have helped too.
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Old 1st September 2013, 01:08 AM   #2363
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My wave guide TMM is an active system with an electrical 4th order cross at 1700hz. It uses a Dave Pellegrene wave guide on an XT25-60 and two Dayton RS180's. The XT25 with a cap is flat to there. The lower RS180 has a 4.0 coil on it for an early roll out at 275hz. This gave me the flattest in room response before EQ. The 3000hz freq that activates the twin peaks is down 20db on the upper RS180.

The lift from the WG is countered with a 4.7 cap which lowers the bottom end distortion and resonance at 600hz. With the DCX2496, I have a notch at both the twin peaks of the Rs180 and at the tweeter's 600hz res. This is a very clean sounding set-up with 10db added to the tweeter's ultimate SPL capabilty which is already quite robust.

Its output is unreal and the systems ultimate outpt SPL is limited by the TC sounds' 15's (4 of them) amp power. I run 2 Peavey 4080hz amps bridged for 8000 watts total.

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The cabinets are finished in duratex so I have no light reflections from my front projection home theater. They look profession to me but then I'm biased. The grills have driver sized cutouts with beveled edges as the openings. I hear no difference with the grills on or off.

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Old 1st September 2013, 04:27 AM   #2364
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Hugh2000,

If they will allow discussion in this forum, I would like to ask, if you have heard other Speakers with Side-Firing Low-Bass drivers?

I've only heard a couple, both with high reputations for commercially made speakers (Canton, Definitive Technology), and I noticed something of a disconnect between the front speakers and the side Low-Bass driver. Neither speakers sounded bad, if fact I came very very close to buying the Canton Karat. I thought they would have made great movie speakers.

But, the Low-Bass very much sounded like it was coming from a different source, as if there were two speakers playing. The integration, from the perspective of sound, did not seem as tight and smooth as a speaker with all front firing drivers.

But, upon viewing your images, I notice your Side-Firing Low-Bass are up very high up, very near the Front-Firing Mid-Bass/Tweeter. Most commercial designs have the Side Low-Bass down very low.

Was that intentional on your part, and do you feel this higher placed Low-Bass design helps the Side-Firing better integrate with the Front-Firing Mid-Bass/Tweeter?

Just curious.

Steve/bluewizard
The issue with adding any driver to a system in that fashion has quite a bit of its success dependent upon time alignment/phase. Subwoofers that are in separate enclosures at varying distances from the main speakers usually have a means to adjust this variable. If you build speakers as a DIY project, its difficult to do in a passive crossover and requires a lot of skill. Active speakers are much easier to achieve this integration with. A crossover such as a Behringer DCX2496 can do this adjustment for you.

My system pictured above, has 4 15" subs located behind the mains by about 4 feet. Before I adjusted for the distance and phase, it was poorly integrated. Now it sounds like a single system.
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Old 6th September 2013, 09:32 PM   #2365
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Old 18th September 2013, 12:58 PM   #2366
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Old 18th September 2013, 01:11 PM   #2367
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Old 18th September 2013, 04:09 PM   #2368
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Old 30th September 2013, 01:53 PM   #2369
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Re-incarnating a design I came up with when in Hawaii. Not going for perfection, just a pleasing compromise (WAF?). I will add cross bracing on the middle brace in 2 directions. Having a local shop (no English) build them. I pick up this Saturday.
160 L. 150x300 mm port. Altec 808-8a/811 over 419b re-coned with 414b.
Minidsp/miniamp stack in each putting 20w continuous into each driver.
Looking to cross at 500Hz. Source, headphone jack out of my PC.
I realize that they would probably work better on a shelf, laying down. The original idea was to get everything in one box and minimize frontal area. Maybe put on a short stand?
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Old 6th October 2013, 02:16 AM   #2370
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