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Old 21st May 2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default My first DIY speaker. Using a kit. Needs suggestions

Hi.
I want to build a speaker. I have no experience in designing crossovers so I figure I will go with a kit. My amp is an Yamaha AS1000 and i play mostly vinyl.

I like tight bass and defined midrange. Which kit would you go for.

Im thinking of either:
SEAS CURV
18W-8434G00
IDUNN

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Old 21st May 2015, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi.
I want to build a speaker. I have no experience in designing crossovers so I figure I will go with a kit. My amp is an Yamaha AS1000 and i play mostly vinyl.

I like tight bass and defined midrange. Which kit would you go for.

Im thinking of either:
SEAS CURV
18W-8434G00
IDUNN

Please share your experience
I am a huge fan of controlling directivity in loudspeakers. It's not *necessary* for high quality reproduction, I've listened to and designed a lot of loudspeakers with purposely wide dispersion patterns. However, the idea that you can help eliminate some variables in your system reproduction performance, namely frequency and time distortion of delayed reflections is a huge benefit.

For that reason...I would suggest the IDUNN is your best bet of the ones you've listed. I might put in a plug for my own design (listed below). I've got an update coming soon that uses a controlled directivity tweeter (Vifa, not the Seas unit) instead of the wide dispersion Dayton unit.

The DIYRM won't go as loud as the IDUNN, but it's significantly smaller if space is a concern. It may also be an easier cabinet construction.

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Here's a good one. Could be a "reference" type loudspeaker. No box to build. Just need to cut some pipe. Can get the wood pieces from Madisound.
It does need 4 amp channels or 2 stereo amps.

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