Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

TL in home theater?
TL in home theater?
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th July 2002, 07:12 AM   #1
hunter is offline hunter
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: mesa, az
Default TL in home theater?

I was just looking around and came upon this great site. Went through most of the previous post and found that you are a very knowledgeable crowd. I really like the TL design, and was wondering what people thought of it in a HT setup. I listen to a 50/50 mix of music and HT. I have a little experience in subwoofer design in my car and in my HT setup (sealed and ported) any replies are welcome.

  Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2002, 08:57 AM   #2
MazzPotential is offline MazzPotential
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Netherlands
Smile TL's in HT!


There is nothing wrong, from a sound point of view, with TL's for a HT-system.
But practically, you will end up with some spacious speakers. If you take the basic guideline rules for a Dolby digital system, you need at least speakers that can produce a full sound spectrum (ideally 20 hz - 20 kHz, but 40 hz - 20 kHz is more feasible). That's one part of the deal. More ideally is that you use five identical speakers (sub excluded) for you HT-system.
If you're make one design that will fit the above rules, you're rear and centre speaker will have the same volume as you're main speakers.
Personally, if never seen a full HT-system with TL's. But the use of TL's for subs is more familiar.

Just an opinion

  Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2002, 04:44 PM   #3
Bose(o) is offline Bose(o)  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Would you mind using a TQWT? Tapered Quarter Wave Tube, it's much smaller than most TL's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2002, 02:58 AM   #4
kelticwizard is offline kelticwizard  United States
Wizard of Kelts
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
TL in home theater?
Definitive Technology makes a highly regarded TL designed for home theatre use. I have seen them around-they are popular.

If the idea appeals to you, go for it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2002, 09:10 AM   #5
hunter is offline hunter
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: mesa, az
After going through some older posts I came across the bang project and my wife really likes the smaller size does anyone know how good they might sound?
  Reply With Quote


TL in home theater?Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom Home Theater Project in New Home, Opinions appreciated. thadman Multi-Way 5 20th November 2008 12:40 AM
Home Theater XOtothelight Solid State 10 11th November 2005 02:06 PM
Car amp in home theater? JWFokker Car Audio 4 29th April 2005 01:47 AM
Home Theater PC F/S vdi_nenna Swap Meet 0 23rd June 2003 01:07 PM
DIY Amp for my Home Theater ccarrigan Solid State 19 25th November 2002 06:58 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:18 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio