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Old 25th February 2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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ok... i am thinking about a dipole system... a small 2 way connected with larger subs.

what frequency should I cross my subs to the dipole 2-way and how wide should I make my baffle on the 2-way?

should I roll of the low frequencys more on the 2-way?

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Old 26th February 2005, 02:49 AM   #2
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My dream is to build a set also. but what drivers are you going to use ?
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Old 26th February 2005, 05:58 AM   #3
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Money, money, money - what's your budget?

The larger the baffle is, the lower and louder the bass will go (but never any louder than if it was a monopole speaker). Ideally, you'd cross at or below 80Hz, but since it's a small 2-way, you won't have enough output at that frequency, so the subs might have to go up to 100Hz-150Hz. Of course, this could change, depending on how loud you listen to music. The higher you cross, the more important sub positioning becomes.

Are you constrained to a 2-way system because of space requirements?
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Old 26th February 2005, 09:42 AM   #4
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Have a look at what I built here . It may give you some ideas.
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Old 26th February 2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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i have a low powered tube amp for the small 2-way dipole.

probably run a powered sub for rest.

i am just looking for what frequency i should cross a sub and my monitors over at to determine baffle width of the small 2-ways.

also need to determine what drivers i want to use...
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Old 27th February 2005, 12:40 AM   #6
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One sub for two satellites?
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My dream drivers would be the davis ones from partsexpress.com : O ) and a nice ribbon tweeter..


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Old 27th February 2005, 01:28 AM   #8
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Suggest you go to SL's site and work with his dipole calculator (excel spreadsheet). That will show you driver excursion vs baffle width etc.

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Where is this file and where is the Calculator ? Its not on that link you gave us..
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This site:

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