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Old 16th October 2004, 09:43 PM   #11
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I sent an email this morning.

Here is the responce.

We are a new company we are going threw some growing pains right now. When we ship product it come from Canada. So it takes a little bit of time.
So when you buy product from us you will get good service
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Old 17th October 2004, 03:34 AM   #12
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Definitely go with CSS.

I've tried calling Acoustic several times to place an order, without response. I finally gave up and checked with CSS to see if there is a price break for the drivers and shipping when ordering in quantity (this was the main reason why I checked with Acoustic first).

Got an email back (sent today, a Saturday, and received a response same day) that pretty much matches what Acoustic would have charged. I'm happy.

8 W3-871s: $13.12 per driver
Shipping for 8 drivers to Austin, TX: $19

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Old 17th October 2004, 03:25 PM   #13
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Tal, excellent! I was scared at the $5 per 871 shipping and that's why I was looking at Acoustic.

As far as making the speakers, I'm thinking of a very small Bose-like 5.1 system for my computer. The speakers John built (http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/audio-speaker11.html) are a little too big for my liking. I was wondering if I went with a smaller enclosure, sealed, if I would lose a ton of low end? I know they're not great for bass under 100hz but if I went with, say, a 5x5x5 or 6x6x6 cube, would it be able to produce bass in the 120-150hz region reasonably flat? Or would I just be better off buying a set of the Logitech 5.1s that use Tang drivers for this application? I will probably use an 8 or 10" woofer and cross it over where needs be.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Old 19th October 2004, 05:38 PM   #14
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Just thought I'd update the post with a quote I received from Acoustic...

8 drivers @ $13.12 USD each - $104.96
Handling fee (!) - $4.50
Shipping: $34.11

Total - $140.90

The shipping charge is high (a little over $4 per driver) and they're charging a handling fee. CSS is definitely the way to go.

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Old 19th October 2004, 05:55 PM   #15
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Tal, excellent! I was scared at the $5 per 871 shipping and that's why I was looking at Acoustic.

As far as making the speakers, I'm thinking of a very small Bose-like 5.1 system for my computer. The speakers John built (http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/audio-speaker11.html) are a little too big for my liking. I was wondering if I went with a smaller enclosure, sealed, if I would lose a ton of low end? I know they're not great for bass under 100hz but if I went with, say, a 5x5x5 or 6x6x6 cube, would it be able to produce bass in the 120-150hz region reasonably flat? Or would I just be better off buying a set of the Logitech 5.1s that use Tang drivers for this application? I will probably use an 8 or 10" woofer and cross it over where needs be.

Any ideas?

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Old 19th October 2004, 06:25 PM   #16
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The speakers John built (http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/audio-speaker11.html) are a little too big for my liking. I was wondering if I went with a smaller enclosure, sealed, if I would lose a ton of low end?
Did you see the alternate enclosures about halfway down that page? The smallest one is about 5 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall, and the response is not all that different. Perhaps you saw it and want something even smaller, but there's only a small thumbnail of a drawing with measurements so it's easy to miss.

Here's a picture of a set somebody here built.

http://antisuck.com/pics/public/TB2.jpg

I saved the picture for reference (I'm getting ready to build a pair of these myself) but unfortunately I don't know who to attribute the nice work too. Apologies in advance if the builder comes across this thread.
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Old 29th October 2004, 05:58 PM   #17
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I'm going to bump this back up to the top. Here it is, October 29. I still have not received my order for 2 W5-704S woofers that I ordered on Sept 24. I've been told twice now that I should have them.
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Old 29th October 2004, 06:19 PM   #18
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I have dealt with partsexpress (via ebay), CSS and Solen...All are VERY good!
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Old 29th October 2004, 06:51 PM   #19
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That's true, CSS, Solen and PE have excellent customer service. The unfortunate part of this is wanting a specific driver that those two companies don't offer that was, until now, easy to get.
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