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Old 25th May 2005, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Please recommend a 2 way kit around US$300 without cabinets

Hi diyers,

I want to build a pair of speakers as above. 2 ways bookshelf or small footprint tower. Midrange clarity is priority but other quality aspects should not be compromised too much. I am considering VIFA or SEAS but other recommendations are welcome.

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Old 25th May 2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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speaker for 300 euros..

sually i find what you get from $1 in the US is available for 1E in Europe.

Beating Dynaudio Audience 42 for 250-300 Euros, please help me!
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or you could get a pair of jordan JX92 (about $300 a pair) and build a MLTL.

BTW how would a nice 2 way like the Seas L15-27TTFC compare to the JX92?
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Have a looksee at the HT1 kits from RAW Acoustics. The Jordan drivers nice indeed but still need a tweeter in my opinion, which puts them out of the price range. Another great option in your price range is the GR Research kits. You won't be disappointed with either I can assure you.

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Old 25th May 2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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From my experience, for this kind of money, a much better choice is to buy the Axiom 3Ti, that sell for 300U$ a pair. I own a pair of these and the sound is just superb for the money. There is no crossover to mix up things, just a cap in serie with the tweeter. And see all the awards that this little speaker received, just great.
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http://www.axiomaudio.com/m3ti_main.html

It is probably much better than any diy speaker for so little money.

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It is probably much better than any diy speaker for so little money.

Just my two cents.
Welps, I would love to put those against many of the DIY designs available today and have a group of people do some "blind" a/b testing. I would be willing to bet that the majority of folks will pick the DIY designs over them.

I am not saying they aren't nice, or good performers for the price or anything of the sort. I am saying that I have heard them before, and that I have built, and heard several other DIY designs that I feel would trump them for the money.

Just my two cents.

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Old 25th May 2005, 01:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendation Mr. Noid.

We do a lot of international shipments but don't think we have ever shipped anything to Hanoi. That's on the other side of Dallas isn't it?

Algar_emi,

Those may be very popular and considered a good value compared to other speakers in the retail market, but they are no where near the performance level of even our least expensive kit or many other available kits in that price range.
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Hi Danny

I have look at your AV-1 kit. I am wondering whether those xover parts in this picture are included in the standard kit.

I guess that the sonicaps are not included how about those copper foil inductors?

BTW, are there any difficulties in shiping to Hanoi?
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These L15 seem to go down to below 50hz according o the specs. That's pretty impressive. Doe anyone know their midrange performance?

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or you could get a pair of jordan JX92 (about $300 a pair) and build a MLTL.

BTW how would a nice 2 way like the Seas L15-27TTFC compare to the JX92?
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I have look at your AV-1 kit. I am wondering whether those xover parts in this picture are included in the standard kit.
I guess that the sonicaps are not included how about those copper foil inductors?
The kit pictured is with the Sonicap upgrade. The cap upgrade is an additional $69.

The standard kit comes with Axon caps but does include a vary small Sonicap capacitor as a by-pass cap for the Axon's on the two main caps in the circuit. Four Sonicap by-pass caps in all. These by-pass caps get you close to the quality of pure Sonicaps at a lower cost.

The foil inductors are standard in the kit.

Shipping to you is no problem. The postal service is the least expensive way to get it to you. $62.00 for air parcel post, and you should have it in about 7 days or so, but there is no insurance available for shipping it to your country using the postal service.
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