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Old 4th January 2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Total beginner needing advice (please!)

Hi,
Never done anything like this before so please bear with me!!!

I'm toying with the idea of building a pair of 3 way speakers (I'm assuming this is the way to go). I'd like a nice bottom end (ha ha) because I mainly listen to very bassy reggae. As this is my first project I'd like this to be as cheap and easy as possible. Anyone got any suitable plans?
I intend to buy the drivers from my local Maplin store (UK) and I have a decent supply of MDF.
I'd prefer 8" bass drivers as this would be more suited to my budget.
Any tips or help would be fantastic!
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Old 4th January 2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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Check out Peerless for very nice price/quality ratio.
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Old 4th January 2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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I recommend winISD to simulate the low end response of your box if its important to you.
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Old 4th January 2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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IMO a 2 way or 2.5 way with 8"ers is a good choice for a mainly rock and pop speaker. A 3-way gets MUCH more tricky than a 2 way.

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Old 4th January 2004, 09:11 PM   #5
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Isn't there a certain type of horn cab thats meant to work really well with reggae?

Pro-audio guys please chip in

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Old 4th January 2004, 10:26 PM   #6
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I know eminence recommend some of their drivers to work well with horn enclosures and reggae, how believeable this is Im not sure.
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Old 5th January 2004, 05:30 PM   #7
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Maplins isn't the only place to look for drivers. Try these aswell.:

http://www.falcon-acoustics.co.uk/

http://www.wilmslow-audio.co.uk/

http://www.bkelec.com/


Whats your budget btw?



I'm sure I've read several times about a certain horn shape for reggae...

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Old 5th January 2004, 06:46 PM   #8
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Default be sure to include a crossover design in your search

The crossover will be the heart of your system

You will do well to select some design that has the crossover already worked out and tweaked.

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Old 5th January 2004, 07:24 PM   #9
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Check out the plans at speakerbuilder.net

The veritas or Lyra will move some booty!
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Old 6th January 2004, 05:22 PM   #10
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Thanks for the inspiration so far everyone!
The veritas or Lyra sound like a good way to start from what I've read, just having trouble finding Dayton drivers in the UK. Anyone know of a stockist? If not are there any equivelents by other companys which are readily available in the UK?
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