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Old 29th January 2007, 12:49 AM   #1
jonnyq is offline jonnyq  Costa Rica
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hi, a have a pair of spare dayton rs180-4.

Could someone point me to a proven design for a pair of bookshelves? I would like to keep additional costs under $200.

I found this: http://www.lonesaguaro.com/speakers/...7/Cryolite.htm

But I don't know if it would work with the rs180-4.

Any suggestions are welcome
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Old 29th January 2007, 01:30 AM   #2
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Old 29th January 2007, 02:19 AM   #3
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If that design is for the 8ohm version of the rs180, then using the four ohm version would not work properly with the crossover schematic given. I am unsure as to the differences between the two woofers barring impedance, but at any rate the low pass section of the crossover would have to be redesigned. I would expect most bookshelf designs to use the 8 ohm woofer unfortunately.

Others, with more experiance with these woofers may be able to comment on a crossover redesign, however being aluminium these will have 1-2 peaks that you will have to notch out, making your task a bit more difficult. You could well be better off selling these drivers on ebay and either buying the 8ohm version, or buying something for another design using woofers you have. This assumes that you wouldn't have the confidence/experiance to design your own crossover section for the bottoms.
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Old 29th January 2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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The short answer is you cannot use the 4 ohm version instead of the 8.
The crossover would need redesigning for a 4 ohm version.

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Old 29th January 2007, 08:41 PM   #5
jonnyq is offline jonnyq  Costa Rica
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thanks for the replies.

I guess I have no option but to ditch those speakers

On a different topic, yesterday I listened to Logitech's AudioStation. It has dual 1" tweets and 2 4" drivers, yet it sounded exceptionally good, even at high volumes.

I'm trying to somehow replicate that sound, is it possible at all for a diy newb?
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Old 29th January 2007, 08:46 PM   #6
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Hey , Noodlesnacks, I'll be in Hobart over Easter.
Maybe we could do a quick meet. Email me.
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