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Old 16th October 2002, 05:05 PM   #11
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Hey pink mouse, I like that slab you're using for a base.
The most cost effective tweak I ever made, 2 sandstone slabs at £1.20 each

It tightens up the bass and improves imaging no end, equivalent to spending about £100 on improved crossover components at a rough guess

If anyone knows the links to modified floor standing version for the front, let me know.
You could probably just extend the cabinet vertically to the height you want, and just close off the unwanted volume, and maybe fill it with sand or something to add mass, ( or fill it full of active crossovers and amps!!).
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Old 16th October 2002, 08:00 PM   #12
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A review of the Audax center channel:

Audax Center Channel Speaker

Google's cache of a DIY write-up at what used to be at speakerbuilder.net:

Edit- Google link isn't working. At google, search for:

audax site:speakerbuilder.net

and select the cache of the D-I-Why? page.

Various threads and websites:


You can probably turn up more info around the web, try hometheaterforum.com, etc.

If you're careful while putting together a parts list you'll be able to meet the $650 mark while using good quality components throughout. PartsExpress is good about giving discounts for quantity orders (drivers, inductors), while Madisound can fill out the rest (Solen caps for all values, and resistors).

On a trivial note, PartsExpress usually packs in some interesting toys in large orders. Not sure if it's done now considering the state of the US economy, but a year and a half ago they tossed in a Polaroid zoom-lens APS camera with the Audax order. Interesting surprise.

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Old 17th October 2002, 03:33 PM   #13
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Thanks Taligent and everyone for the help. I am now in the process of sorting things out and see which I should start first, etc etc.
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Old 18th October 2002, 05:08 AM   #14
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Is there such a kit using Vifa drivers?
...still looking for the holy grail.
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Old 18th October 2002, 09:50 AM   #15
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These are the only I have seen http://www.madisound.com
Under "kits" they have AV and big AV vifa; not exactly the same price range, but not bad either.
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Old 18th October 2002, 03:21 PM   #16
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Anyone has opinions on GR-Research AV3 and AV1+? I was thinking that one can get the pair of AV3 for the front $329, the AV1+ $300, and a single AV1+ $160 which all add up to about $788 versus the Audax kit which is about $610 at Madisound (all price doesnt include shipping).

According to GR-Research, the AV3 is very similar to the AV1+ besides that it goes a little deeper so I dont think timbre matching is a problem.

There's a $178 difference between the two but they are still in the same ballpark. How would the GR-Research system compare to the Audax? Is it worth the extra money?
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Old 18th October 2002, 05:09 PM   #17
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Default Dickason Kit

You might also try the Vance Dickason HT kit (I didn't see it mentioned earlier). Parts Express sells it. I don't know the price but I think its in your range. They also sell the cabinets premade since you had specified some interest in that. They're not floorstander fronts--just stand-needy MTM's. I don't think you can just build a bookshelf design to the ground without altering the performance even if you do seal off the chamber. When the baffle dimensions are changed I believe it changes the Baffle step compensation and consequently the xover. Maybe try talking to your dad into something on stands.

The design is also covered in detail in the 6th edition "Loudspeaker Design Cookbook."
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