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Old 25th February 2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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new one from Troels

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Old 25th February 2014, 07:57 PM   #12
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Could you make an 'Soundbar', to sit where you centre channel is now, but extending the whole length of your media console?

Match it in the same materials to hide it, or paint it gloss white to exagerate it.

Could essentially make it two Pensil designs on their side, and integrate the centre channel in, the subs could either be integrated, or make a few small boxes and have them spread around the room, TangBand springs to mind for small subwoofers that work well in small boxes.
Hey, that's a good idea! I'll try sketching something... I like TangBands, I'm using the W6-1139SIF for a set of speakers for my dad and I have the W8-740P in the living room.

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Have you tried sitting with your wife and going through some images of others designs to see if there is anything she finds pleasing. You may stumble on something you didnt expect if she can see a shot of them.
This is my plan, I was hoping that people would post pictures of good looking speakers that I could show or get ideas from (to put in the 3D-model).

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Why not take the idea of your current speakers and let them grow a bit
Click the image to open in full size.
(those line arrays, not the old Yamo)
Holy crap! I'll add them to the list, but it would be a huge suprise if she likes them.

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Old 25th February 2014, 08:04 PM   #13
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new one from Troels

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Hmm... Not my cup of tea.

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Old 25th February 2014, 08:36 PM   #14
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Old 25th February 2014, 09:00 PM   #15
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Onni!

One of the best looking speakers ever made is the BRAUN LE1 electrostatic speakers:
retro vintage modern hi-fi: Braun
One could do a open baffle version of them, but sadly you don't have the space for that.

But I really like your wall-mounted sphere idea , the key here is:

No visable cables
No raw drivers visible
No "funny" color. Keep'm white (meaning, exact same color as your wall painting), and let her decide the color of the front cloth

...and of course, think small. Complement with a hidden sub.

That should do it
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Old 25th February 2014, 09:31 PM   #16
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Sorry if my posted speakers dosn`t fit in but i`ve read
the thread very loosely

wall mount, with a better optic maybe ok
but with only black and cheap wood maybe not the hit
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Old 25th February 2014, 10:03 PM   #17
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I just divorced the wife and built what I wanted.

My living room is now an audio/hardware/software workshop.
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Old 25th February 2014, 10:08 PM   #18
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What is your wall construction? If hollow, you may be able to build in-wall speakers that have all of their volume hidden.

Of a similar principle, you can build subwoofers into socially-acceptable furniture like coffee tables and couches, and that can be quite invisible if they're down-firing. If you have floorboards and are very adventurous, substantial subwoofer boxes can go underfloor... Using those sorts of hiding techniques for LF drivers, you can possibly get away with very small/discrete speakers that are easier to sell.
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Old 25th February 2014, 10:11 PM   #19
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I was going to suggest those CBT arrays. There is an overview at this link.
Constant directivity loudspeaker designs

I think those would compliment your space nicely, be a challenge in the woodworking dept and probably sound awesome.
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T-M-W-W is one of the most popular and successful speaker topologies.
Sony knows Form and Function.
Sony's SS-AR1 high end home speaker is TMWW.

Suggest: SB-Acoustics 3-way TMWW design with flat black painted box that is covered with a single black nylon sock. The cloth will add an organic feel at the ends of your cabinet. Accept the 10" cabinet width.

SB Acoustics offers great speakers at modest prices. Using a ~6" midbass offers coherent vocals and good polar response up to ~2Hz for 1"dome marriage. There are several DIY 2-way ~1800Hz crossovers for the 6" SB17NRXC35-4 midrange and SB29RDNC-4 dome tweeter, plus 3-way DIY crossovers which add two 8" SB23NRXS45-8 woofers to match the midrange SPL. Bass compensation is requred for baffle step and room effects. A clever cabinet shape can significantly reduce edge diffraction artifacts, and also smooth out the 4Pi - 2Pi baffle step. The enclosure is vented, around 70-75 liters, tuned at 30 Hz. About 10" wide, but height vs. depth can be traded for style.

SB Acoustics 3 ways

Several similar SB 3-way diy designs on web ... just Google.
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