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Old 27th March 2005, 08:26 AM   #11
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You can really help us out here is you give us the outside dimensions of the subs and the four sats you are trying to beat.

If we are allowed to go over, volume wise, please tell us by how much.

I don't think it is fair to expect us to look up those specs ourselves.
Here's the competition. This is one channel, not two. Assume an average size hand. :-) I think I could go a tad larger.
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Old 27th March 2005, 08:29 AM   #12
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You should check out
http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html

this driver has replaced the Tangband W3-871 as Zaph's fav. 3incher
parts express has the 3" drivers for under $10
John estimates the cost/spkr at less than $19

the cabinet he designed is 5" x 9", not quite bose size, but still small

efficiency is low, but so is the price
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Old 27th March 2005, 08:41 AM   #13
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For the satelites, I'd suggest a pair of Fostex FE83's. Large they aren't. OK, a little larger than Bose, but it's a start, and they're decent quality, especially if you cross them over at around, oh, 100Hz.
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Old 27th March 2005, 08:55 AM   #14
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If the sub/sat system has got to be kept small, try an Adire Audio Extremis 6.8 - Vifa MG10MD-09-08 driver combo.

The Extremis6.8's 1"pp linear excursion + XBL^2 motor should give clean, impressive, bass (for the size).

I'd use 2 MG10s in parallel per satellite, which brings the sensitivity up by about 6dB. Also, this configuration allows for you to make the satellites look and swivel like the ones made by BOSE.

MG10MD-09-08 :

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Quite a nice graph, should sound MUCH better than those BOSE cubes. Did you know these drivers are the ones pictured on diyAudio.com's main page?

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Old 27th March 2005, 08:56 AM   #15
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I'll tell you a great system. I took PVC T-joints and cut the center piece off flush to make a flat mounting spot for the driver, then trimmed the top and bottom down small, then sealed them with 1/4" Pressboard. Then I put Tang Band 3" 871's in all 5, and made a small powered sub with an 8" Vifa driver, and I have been ECSTATIC about it for quite some time. Anybody who thinks these are not capable of decent volume with good performance needs to shut up and try it first. What an amazing little driver.

I can post a photo if you are interested.
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Old 27th March 2005, 09:16 AM   #16
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I'll tell you a great system. I took PVC T-joints ...
I can post a photo if you are interested.
Well, why the heck not?
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Old 27th March 2005, 09:44 AM   #18
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Old 27th March 2005, 11:23 AM   #19
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No Highs and no lows its Bose.


To be honest I would dump her and get a real woman that knows audio. I can see the future with a woman that doesn't really know
audio nor does she have the ability to do so. Can you really imagine being able to put together a DIY project in the future?

To answer your question.... Pick anything and it will outperform the Bose system hands down.
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Old 27th March 2005, 11:35 AM   #20
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No Highs and no lows its Bose.

To be honest I would dump her and get a real woman that knows audio.
They're all too rare sadly. I know one -an opera singer (very attractive too... ) who now has the pair of Martin King design FE164 ML TQWT I built a while ago in her own listening room, and loves them. A woman of taste and refinement, who also likes Janis Joplin and Led Zep. They don't come much better!

I didn't know those drivers were the ones pictured on the main page either. You learn something new (complete well-known phrase...)
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