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Old 13th April 2006, 05:54 AM   #1
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Hello everybody!

I'm planing to build a pair of 2 way speakers!

I'm a little bit confused with the subject.. Too!!! much projects to build!!

Is anybody how has allready build any of this kind of speakers any opinion to help me??

I have seen Proac 1s, Wilson Cub Clone, Sonus Faber Lute etc..

Any help please??

Tnx , Panos
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Old 13th April 2006, 06:46 AM   #2
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What sort of music do you listen to?
what sort of budget do you have?
what size constraints do you have?
would you prefer floor standing or bookshelf?
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Old 13th April 2006, 07:29 AM   #3
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How good are you at woodworking.
How experienced are you with speakers.
How big is your room.
How tolerant is your wife.
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Old 13th April 2006, 08:00 AM   #4
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I've just been thinking about a 2-way. A Fostex FE108eSigma XOed to a pair of vintage 12" Foster (you could substitute any number of bass drivers). XO somewhere around 200 Hz....

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Old 13th April 2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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Since i'm new in speaker projects, i would prefer:

Bookself speaker
2-way/2 unit speaker
Mostly rock, blues, jazz music
My place is about 40 sq.m
I'm free!! (...yet)
I'm planning to spend about 1000 euros
I'm good in woodworking, MDF, real wood too...

Tnx!!
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Old 13th April 2006, 11:41 AM   #6
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The fact you want bookshelf speakers is in my opinion the limiting factor here. You have a good sized room, you have a good budget, etc. etc. (sorry but my imagination was conjuring monstrosities).

So, maybe a place to start is to decide the size of your woofer (as good as any I guess). Most 10" drivers don't reach far enough to meet most tweeters so you will usually want between 8" and 4".

The benefit of the 8" is further reaching bass, and under some circumstances, less sensitivity will be lost in carrying out baffle step compensation. They will also move more air. You may therefore get more volume and more bass and at a lower volume control setting.

The smaller drivers are light. They sound correspondingly quick. Usually a bookshelf will give you bass boost enough to compensate for their smaller size. You will need to mate them with a light tweeter.

If you are to put them on stands away from the walls, the small drivers will be best if you plan to listen from a short distance.
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Old 13th April 2006, 05:03 PM   #7
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Suggestions might want to take into account driver availablilty in his/her country.
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Old 13th April 2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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One option, if you want to stay with bookshelf, is the Jim Griffin JX92s/G2si. You can find a link on this forum with a search.
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Old 13th April 2006, 07:52 PM   #9
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One option, if you want to stay with bookshelf, is the Jim Griffin JX92s/G2si. You can find a link on this forum with a search.
I'd second this recomendation.
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Old 14th April 2006, 04:33 AM   #10
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I would recommend this:

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/3WClassic.htm

I am not sure why you would prefer a two way since your wood working skills as you indicated are quite good.

This is a three way project that seem quite easy to build and Troel is a very trustworthy guy. The total cost will be well below 1000 euro.
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