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Old 5th October 2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hello all, I want to build my own set of full range floor standers. I have no idea where to start and what variables to consider. Could you all help me get started?
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Old 5th October 2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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Start with a kit.

This is your first time and trying to do a full range floorstander as a first attempt from just a bunch of random drivers will either:

A) Fail horribly and put you off DIY for life.

B) Take months to perfect because your learning whilst you go

C) Cost you money as you abandon it and move onto a kit

Much better to either copy an established design or buy a kit.

Since your in the UK Wilmslow audio is your best bet. They'll supply you with crossovers that are either built or ready to build, along with all the drivers, wiring, ports etc. etc.
If you like they can also supply you with ready cut flat pack cabinets, all you have to do is glue them together and if this is all too much they'll even do that for you.

So take a look here to get you started:

www.wilmslow-audio.co.uk
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Old 5th October 2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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I agree with Shiny,

A kit is the way to go. Get's your feet wet without having to know everything about speakers.

You might also wish to consider the offerings from RAW http://www.rawacoustics.com/

or Timn8ter, (No link) or

Vikash http://www.vikash.info/audio/

There are lots out there so do some investigating

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Old 5th October 2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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I'll put my usual tenpennorth in here, start by making a pair of Needles (see the link below)

Will hardly cost you anything, easy to build and amazing to listen to.

If you happen to live near the West Mids you can listen to mine first.

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Old 5th October 2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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amazing to listen to.
If you like dinky little speakers that is.
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Old 6th October 2005, 06:36 AM   #6
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Dear Cal,

There's only one way to find out!

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