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Old 15th March 2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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Iím looking to construct a full range tower that will give me tight midbass along with the good impact from the bottom end. What is a good project that you would recommend?

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Old 16th March 2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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Have a look here:

http://home.hetnet.nl/~geenius/

And in particular the Andromeda, Progress and Soup.

Build anyone of these and satisfaction is guaranteed.
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Thank you for that amazing link. These designs by Tony Gee are simply astonishing. Which design of his would you say is the best full range setup? From the looks of it the Andromeda is an amazing design but I donít know if I have the time to build a design of that amplitude. I think the Auriga is something that I might be interested in. Do you have any other links to sites with great info like Humble Homemade Hifi?

Thanks again for introducing me to such a marvelous site and thanks to Tony Gee for sharing all of his incredible ideas with us!
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Old 16th March 2005, 01:03 PM   #4
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Originally posted by ShinOBIWAN
Have a look here:

http://home.hetnet.nl/~geenius/

And in particular the Andromeda, Progress and Soup.

Build anyone of these and satisfaction is guaranteed.
Have you heard these designs?

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Old 16th March 2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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Look in the wiki (link at the top of the diyaudio home page) under loudspeakers and you'll find some more links.

This link is there...

http://users.tpg.com.au/users/gradds/DIY1.html

...and will direct you to a page that lists many of the
sites similar to Tony Gees. Just a couple of years ago I remember wondering why there weren't more than a few good designs available on the web for beginners to wade into with any confidence.
Now there are many dozens. Check out John Krutke (jkrutke at zaph audio). I really like his no-nonsense approach to speakerbuilding and clear-as-can-be presentations. Dennis Murphy at Murphyblaster and Wayne Jaeschke at speakerbuilder.net are fine places to start looking as well.
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Iím looking to construct a full range tower that will give me tight midbass along with the good impact from the bottom end. What is a good project that you would recommend?

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Read the fullrange forum.

I've just built a pair of Jordan JX92S satelites to run with a sub. I am delighted with them. If you don't want to use a sub, there are a lot of alternatives.
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Have you heard these designs?

Grtz,
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Unfortunately no.

I know what your hinting at though, how can I recommend a design I've never heard?

Its easy really, take a look at the quality of cabinet construction, the reputation of the drivers used(I've heard a few of them in other designs) and crossover schematics.
Then analyse the measured responses for offaxis, phase, amplitude, impedance etc. All look good/very good to me.

It also strikes me that Tony is not a man easily impressed or quick to accept 2nd best.

Add all this up and like I said previously you won't be dissapointed.
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Thank you for that amazing link. These designs by Tony Gee are simply astonishing. Which design of his would you say is the best full range setup? From the looks of it the Andromeda is an amazing design but I donít know if I have the time to build a design of that amplitude. I think the Auriga is something that I might be interested in. Do you have any other links to sites with great info like Humble Homemade Hifi?
For more idea's try:

http://home1.stofanet.dk/troels.gravesen/

http://www.audiocomponents.nl/speake...erence_eng.htm

http://www.linkwitzlab.com/orion_challenge.htm

These are just a couple of the more commonly referred to links for high end speakers.

EDIT: If you interested in the Auriga then take a look at the ScanSpeak Reference Plus in the second link. A very nice speaker and a friend of mine built a pair a couple of years ago - he's still using them as his mains now and he usual swaps his speakers every 6 month like most of us do. So they must do something right.
One word of warning though, they need lots of space to work well and not sound overpowering in the mid-lower bass. About 1m into the room works well for him.
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Unfortunately no.

I know what your hinting at though, how can I recommend a design I've never heard?
The thought crossed my mind
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Its easy really, take a look at the quality of cabinet construction, the reputation of the drivers used(I've heard a few of them in other designs) and crossover schematics.
Then analyse the measured responses for offaxis, phase, amplitude, impedance etc. All look good/very good to me.

It also strikes me that Tony is not a man easily impressed or quick to accept 2nd best.

Add all this up and like I said previously you won't be dissapointed.
All I can say is that I have heard a few of his 2-way design (none of the ones you mentioned) and that I found some of them rather bass shy, with very little bafflestep compensation. Slightly too much of a 'highend' voicing if you know what I mean. I would seriously recommend listening to the designs before you try them. The designs are presented really well and they look good, but it might not be your cup of tea. Again, I stress I have not heard the larger designs you mentioned.
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construct a full range tower
Do you mean a Full Range as in a single driver, or Full range as in a multi-way that goes 20-30k?

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