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Old 29th May 2004, 06:25 AM   #1
r0lf- is offline r0lf-  United States
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So, this will be my second DIY experiment. I have made a nice little sub and ported it tuned to 25hz. Its pretty nice. Resonates a bit, but im learning as I go. Its a great experience.

So im looking at the drivers in the DD8 and my question is where in the US do I order those drivers or what other drivers would be acceptable.

Im using the speakers for HT fronts since they will be occupying a smaller room. Im trying to fill the gap from the sub to the other speakers and the ones I got now just arent doing anything for me (Sonys ) You guys think I should use the cabinet design and use my own selection of drivers and design the crossover accordingly.

I hear everyone likes partsexpress. My budget is relatively small (200 US), but im building them as funds are availible. (I wont buy drivers until the cabinet is done, etc.)
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Old 29th May 2004, 12:06 PM   #2
Leeuwarden is offline Leeuwarden  Netherlands
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I would not change any of the drivers. I have heard the DD8 mk2 and it is a well balanced design. Tony has designed an excellent filter for this speaker which is not easy if you have never done this before.

Madisound sells Seas drivers for a reasonable price.

Again: my advice is not to change the drivers. This speaker is a top-design just as it is!

Good luck!
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Old 29th May 2004, 03:05 PM   #3
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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It is a nice cabinet design.

On a budget I suggest you fit this design :


It fits your budget perfectly.

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Old 29th May 2004, 07:17 PM   #4
r0lf- is offline r0lf-  United States
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wow. that design is pretty good. Im a little scared of the Xover, thats the only thing thats a little intimidating to me about any speaker. I will build the cabinet and everything though, No premade kits for me. Building em is half the fun.
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Old 29th May 2004, 09:04 PM   #5
DeanP is offline DeanP  Canada
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I'm planning on building the DD8 mk2 but in the 24L version for bass extension. I priced out all the parts and the "midi" x-over version is only $400CAN, so I imagine that in US dollars it is about 30% cheaper...

I was going to build the infamous M8a, but the price of the x-over is $365CAN alone for the pair...
Yes! Its cold in Cold Lake...
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