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Old 16th July 2005, 09:33 AM   #1
tommy1985 is offline tommy1985  United States
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I am new to DIY speaker building and I'm looking for a good two-way to build. I am considering several kits i have found online. The designs on speakerbuilder.net look pretty good for a starter project. I also came across this


This kit looks particularly appealing becasue it includes detailed schematics for the X-over and plans for the enclosures. Has anyone had any experience with either of these kits?
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Old 20th July 2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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no experience with any kits myself, but this link may prove useful


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Old 21st July 2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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I recently built Wayne's Budget HT's and believe me, the crossovers look much more intimidating than they actually are. I hadn't soldered in a few years so I brushed up on it with a few lengths of spare wire and went to work on the crossovers. Half an hour later they were done. Most of the work is figuring where you want to the components to go on the board. Once that's done, glue 'em on, connect and solder.
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Old 21st July 2005, 12:36 AM   #4
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Old 21st July 2005, 03:53 AM   #5
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I second JC, but be aware that these speakers are very honest.

I've built the floorstand version, which despite the cabinet changes, should sound similar to John's original. (front-end electronics and room acoustics are probably more important variables)

The design gives a warts-and-all presentation- feed them the good stuff and they will sing.

But run-of-the-mill pop stuff is not so enjoyable.
After listening to a Japanese English pop artist, my partner quipped "I think I'll keep that CD in my car...(stock Toyoya Corolla stereo)"

Distortion is not always perceived as distortion per se. Often a speaker with higher distortion just sounds richer or more full.
Perhaps it's like putting your voice through one of those karaoke machines...

You might be want to look at John Krutke's other designs, and choose something based on your speaker size and listening requirements ....
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Old 22nd July 2005, 01:09 AM   #6
Audiophilenoob is offline Audiophilenoob  United States
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Originally posted by tktran
I second JC, but be aware that these speakers are very honest.

I laughed for some reason when I read that

I'd hate to have lying speakers
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