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Old 28th August 2002, 04:57 AM   #1
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I want to build a set of near field monitors for a project studio. I have been reading these forums and have not found a whole lot of info on building a very flat, efficient speakers that are compact. I'd llike to build a two way speaker system with a good flat responce down to about 40Hz. Keep in mind these speakers will be fairly close to the listener--just about arms reach-- so they dont have to be loud. Any help would be great I really dont know where to start as far as driver selection. I have build a few speakers in the past but nothing of the caliber I want for monitors. In effect this will be my first "from scratch" Hi-Fi speaker.
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A 2-way near-field monitor almost has to be a co-axial unit to get integration.

What kind of budget?

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Thats going to be the real limiting factor. I could maybe spend $250 on the pair right now ( gf wants me to build a set of shelves, and finish the tile table--I also dabble in fine furniture) Would that get me a set of decient 5" or 6" drivers and a pair of tweeters and the components for the crossovers?
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I could maybe spend $250 on the pair right now
With that kind of money i'd consider Jordan JX92 and just go with a 1-way.

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Old 28th August 2002, 05:29 AM   #5
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Default TL?

Dave,

You have a lot of experiance with TL speakers. I really havent heard any. do you think I could make a TL based monitor?
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Default Jordan JX92

Wow that sure is a nice looking driver.
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Default Re: Jordan JX92

People have been reporting good success with the little TL right off Jordan's site.

Do a search on it at the Full Range Forum for some user reaction. Available at creative sound for a c-note each.

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Default Jordan JX92

I went back to your site and read about Rick Shultz's take on the Jordan JX92 in a TL. Man, those things are huge.
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I went back to your site and read about Rick Shultz's take on the Jordan JX92 in a TL. Man, those things are huge.
Bigger than need be... we actually removed a whole section of his because he found a better way. He is currently working on a new design (and article he is hoping to get into audioXpress).

The Jordan design is at the bottom of the page -- just make the dotted lines solid.

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Default The project....

I have just found a new amp...sorta...
The amp I've been using to power my modded LX5's (and that would have powerd these monitors) is 32 YEARS OLD!! but--not a good old amp. It's a Lafayette LR-1500TA solid state reciver circa 1971-72. I didnt pay anything for it so Im not heart broken about its poor detail. (mayby sub amp for these??) The amp I "found" was sitting in my gf's bedroom. Its the amp section of an old GE Performance Sound II console TV. I hooked the speaker outs of the TV's amp to my LX5's and wow. I will continue this post in the Solid State Forum...I may want help extracting the amp from the tv... it has some nice sounding 2 way 6x9's in it that may be used in a nother project..

Thanks again Dave for your sugestions... I may look into a more modest project for a first time deal...
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