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Old 2nd November 2006, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default GOOD SMALL STUDIO MONITOR PROJECT or KIT

I have [had] a home recording studio with large home built speakers but temporarily in small apartment and large speakers will not fit.

Does anyone know a good kit or willing to share a private project plan that would be good for this. I dont mind if prioject includes a sub to get bottom end.... as long as they have reasonably truthfull sound and able to handle the crap that a studio can thow at them.

I have the skills to build a good speaker but not to calculate the acoustic/elctrical components.

Yes I have looked at the project database...looking for a recommendation.

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Old 2nd November 2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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What size limit do you have? What type of amplifier do you use? Do you know how loud you need it to be?

Did you look at http://zaphaudio.com/ ?

If you sit close, don't need it too loud, and use a sub with an active crossover, then the slim wall-mounted speaker project could provide fairly accurate sound.

Oh yeah, and what's your budget?
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Old 2nd November 2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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Size Limit . nominal numbers 400mm high x 200mm wide x 300 deep..[approx]
Yes i can sit close but need to be able to put out a sustained 90dB spl at times.

Budget... without the enclosure id hope to get some decent components for under $1000 NZ..Oh and Im in NZ where thinds arent so available...but I'm happy buying from anywhere.

Probably Powered By a rotell 80 Whatt/8 ohm Amp. If the right project was available i would consider making speakers into powered monitors.

I did think of building a full range with a tangband...but the HF and LF would probably not be good enough..and once other components are added you maybee loose the benefit of a full range speaker.

Curtrent speakers are 75 Litre 2 way Towers with Vifa 8 inch and Vifa tweeter... tested in lab flat to 25Hz.
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Old 3rd November 2006, 02:55 AM   #4
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Can I suggest the Vifa P13/D27 project that's been kicking around on DIYAudio.

It's a simple 2 way 5.5l bass reflex design, using the Vifa P13WH-00-08 13cm polycone mid-woofer and D27TG-35-06 25mm dome tweeter.

See diyAudio reference speaker project and http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/index.p...bitz+has+added

I'm doing some for my study, with a simple series 6dB/octave crossover. They're a bit lacking in bass (F3=78Hz), but have a really nice midrange. I imagine with a sub they'd make a really good general purpose monitor. I'm not currently planning on building a sub for mine, as they suit the music I listen to (folk) quite well.

See http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/poweramp/Speakers.jpg for pics of mine (stll sans-veneer).

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Old 4th November 2006, 03:57 AM   #5
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YeAH..THE zAPH Stuff looks nice.
Particularly the ZD5 or the Vifa XG18 / Seas 27TDFC MTM though that is a little larger than i would like.

Does anyone have experience with these designs?
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Old 4th November 2006, 04:29 AM   #6
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I made some nice mini monitors with these drivers...

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...16973&pid=1897

And these...

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...16973&pid=1823


I used a 1.5mh L with a 8 Ohm resistor for BSC.

And I crossed over at aprox, 4800 hz with a 6.6 uf cap, and a .25mh L for the woofer.

I also padded the tweeter about 4db with resistors.

Cabinet is about 0.3 ft3 made with 12mm baltic birch sealed, they do go down to the 50's. never measured but nice bass.

Nice cheapo idea.

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Old 4th November 2006, 02:10 PM   #7
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See http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/poweramp/Speakers.jpg for pics of mine (stll sans-veneer).

Cheers,

Suzy

The speakers look good, but your bikeslook great!

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What about the Studio Monitor that Vance Dickason lays out in The Loudspeaker Cookbook? What I like about the design is the sealed woofer, which makes it easy to add a sub later.
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Old 7th November 2006, 04:25 AM   #9
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So just what does Vance Dickason says about studio monitors in The Loudspeaker Cookbook?...[in general]
I dont have it.

Anyone here done a project using his ideas?
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Old 7th November 2006, 07:27 AM   #10
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Drop down to Jaycar and buy a copy of the LDC sixth edition. The studio monitor he has designed uses Scan Speak drivers and for his own use so I imagine wouldn't be half bad.

I think it's available as a kit but can't remember where I saw it.
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