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Old 24th August 2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default DIY Open baffle / Sealed woofer design

I'm very intrigued by the Linkwitz Orion. Specifically, I like the idea of an open baffle for midrange/tweeter and a sealed box for woofers.

Anyone know of a DIY design in this configuration? Preferrably something that costs under $400 USD to build.
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Old 24th August 2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: DIY Open baffle / Sealed woofer design

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I'm very intrigued by the Linkwitz Orion. Specifically, I like the idea of an open baffle for midrange/tweeter and a sealed box for woofers.
You left out the part (maybe the most important part) about the Orion being an active speaker. Is this also on your wish list?

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Anyone know of a DIY design in this configuration? Preferrably something that costs under $400 USD to build.
What are you driving it with? For $400, you should consider just making a low efficiency version of the BassZilla if driving with plenty of amp power.
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Did you look at the PMT1, designed by SL as an inexpensive introduction to dipoles? The parts cost is under $400 and you could just add a cheap powered sub initially. A dipole sub/active xo could be added later. Easy to build and its pre-engineered. Check out Bruces write-up and his website.

http://www.linkwitzlab.com/proto.htm


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Old 24th August 2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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PMT1 looks like a good bet.

I already have a sealed sub, so I guess I should just be looking for dipole projects.
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Old 25th August 2006, 01:41 AM   #5
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The Orion subwoofers aren't in sealed boxes, and the tweeter is monopolar (almost all dome tweeters are).
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Old 25th August 2006, 10:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: DIY Open baffle / Sealed woofer design

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I'm very intrigued by the Linkwitz Orion. Specifically, I like the idea of an open baffle for midrange/tweeter and a sealed box for woofers.

Anyone know of a DIY design in this configuration? Preferrably something that costs under $400 USD to build.

The NaO Mini is such a design.
http://www.musicanddesign.com/NaOMini.html
It would cost a little more than you want to spend though. There is also a good discussion of combining a sealed box woofer with a dipole mid.
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Antivir is reporting a virus when I click on the link in John's post above!
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Antivir is reporting a virus when I click on the link in John's post above!
Which link? I'll check it. My scans don't show anything.
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Old 25th August 2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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This one John.

http://www.musicanddesign.com/NaOMini.html

I got a box up with some options including 'Deny Access' that was ticked so I clicked on OK. Then I got the page come up as normal so I don't know what Antivir was objecting too.

PS Now Firefox is reporting

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Firefox can't find the file at /NaOMini.html.
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This one John.

http://www.musicanddesign.com/NaOMini.html

I got a box up with some options including 'Deny Access' that was ticked so I clicked on OK. Then I got the page come up as normal so I don't know what Antivir was objecting too.

PS Now Firefox is reporting

File not found

Firefox can't find the file at /NaOMini.html.
I have updated my virus data base and scaned all the files and they are clean. I have no problems accessing the links with IE 6.0, IE 5.5, Firefox, of Netscape. I also tried a couple of different computers. No problems.
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