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Old 24th November 2005, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question Experience with Krell LAT-2?

Has anyone had experience with the Krell LAT-2 speakers? What do they sound like?I was thinking of building a pair of them.Any type of info on them would be good.

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Old 24th November 2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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I found this on my travels searching for a decent bookshelf design:
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Old 24th November 2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hey ShinOBIWAN,Thax for your reply, Yes that is the design i was looking at building. I already have the tweeter with a new custom made Aluminium faceplate. I was trying to decide between that design and also the one from Troels Gravesen site using XT25 and PL18W0.

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/PL18XT.htm

They both work in the same box volume(24L) and also almost the same tuning (37Hz and 38Hz). Just not sure how well each design will work, especially the LAT clones as the drivers are over double the price(dont mind paying the extra so long as it will make a big difference in sound).

Any information on both designs would be extremely helpfull. They both seem to be really good designs but i am not sure which one is better overall.I dont have the components or mids for either one.Any suggestions would be really good.


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Old 24th November 2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Personally I'd go with the Troels all Vifa 2-way. The Krell LAT-2 clone is quite obviously just a theoretical design. When I was first starting out a few years ago I tried building one of these speculative designs using Seas drivers and it measured quite badly at the XO point with a large -6dB dip. Clearly not much thought had been put into the design and I ended up redoing the entire XO myself.

Stick with proven and tested designs from the likes of Troels and Tony G and you'll be much happier in the long run.

The LAT-2 clone could be cracking but once stung twice shy as they say.
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Old 24th November 2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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Gees you are quick, thanx for your information. I guess i will just stick with the original design. You guys know how it is you find a really good design and are happy with it then you decide to do a little more research and then you find something else and then something else..... Oh its gets worse cause you the get confused. I guess thats what DIY is all about, research and developement. Well i think i should stop looking at different designs and stick with one!!

Thanx again for your really valuble info.

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Old 24th November 2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Default krell lat2

my brother built them with high quality crossover parts the result is a very good speaker very detailed treble and midrange very happy
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Old 24th November 2005, 12:26 PM   #7
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Hey rkreim Did he build the exact same crossover or did he have to modify it?? I was also hoping to get something that has decent bass from a small driver 6"/7". I was tring not to use a separate subwoofer at this stage.

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Old 25th November 2005, 12:00 PM   #8
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yes i did use the same crossover in the design and also i found the bass to be good for a small speaker
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Old 26th November 2005, 02:19 AM   #9
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Ok thanx for the info. I guess i just have to find someone who has both drivers as the boxes are exactly the same even the drivers will fit in the same holes.Thanx for everyones info.

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