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Old 28th April 2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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All,

I am looking to build a 2-way bookshelf system. Currently I am running a 2-way using the Vifa D27TG-45-06 tweeter and Vifa P13WH-00-08 mid-woofer. I have an issue with this system. My preference in loudspeakers is a more Electrostatic or Magnepan type of sound quality and what I have now is a much more traditional soft dome tweeter sound.

I will be mating the bookshelf speakers with my current sub which is a homebrew unit consisting of a Lambda Acoustics SB-10 Woofer and a 250W Plate Amp.

My music tastes are varied. Classical, Trad and Modern Jazz as well as some Classic Rock. The room I have everything in is about 15ftX25ft. I would consider building Electrostatics but living room real estate dictates the use of bookshelf's or small tower. I would like to keep my Budget for drivers down to < $700USD. The amp I am using is a Vintage Hitachi HMA-8500 MKII that puts out about 100WPC.

I am considering retaining my P13WH-00-08 mid-woofer and matching it up with a ribbon tweeter since I am very happy with that unit. Any other suggestions would be appriciated.

Thanks ahead of time for any help with this.

Mike
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Old 28th April 2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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I don't think you necessarily have to give up on building electrostatics, especially if you're willing to stick with your mid-woofers. The ESL panel could be reasonably small if you're going to cross it over high enough. There are obviously other good approaches as well, but I thought I'd toss in a word of ESL encouragement.
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Old 28th April 2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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The distributors are now:

http://www.markaudio.com/speaker_jordan.php

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=276-400

You might try looking at Tony's site here for info on capacitors:

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html

(..in particular:
http://www.e-speakers.com/products/claritycap.htm )
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Old 29th April 2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hi,
another chance can be a good planar tweeter : BG Neo3PDR.
IMHO very good component with very interesting price.
regards,
Inertial
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Old 29th April 2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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You may want to crossover a little lower, like @ 2 kHz.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/297-429g.pdf

You may want to look at this Morel 1" Tweeter:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=277-062

Just suggestions, someone with a little more expensive (maybe with your actual driver) to chime in.
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