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Old 9th February 2009, 05:30 AM   #11
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Nice size listening room

I prefer to keep things simple and put my money on the drivers. With fullerange drivers, no need to worry about crossovers and the complexity of matching drivers and making everything sound right.
If you want added SPL, you will need larger drivers, 6" or 8". Fostex makes nice drivers at a reasonable price.
Nice driver at 96 dB/m
http://www.solen.ca/pdf/fostex/fe206e.pdf
If you have electronics near the drivers, you will need the shielded magnet 95dB/m
http://www.solen.ca/pdf/fostex/fe207e.pdf
and the 97dB/m
http://www.solen.ca/pdf/fostex/fe208ez.pdf
Hemp acoustics FR8c @ 95.5 dB/m
http://www.solen.ca/pdf/hemp/FR8C.pdf

The modified Fostex 206 from Decware
http://www.decware.com/newsite/DFR8.htm
and the High Definition Towers ... a great project if you buy the kit
http://www.decware.com/newsite/HDT.htm
http://www.decware.com/newsite/htdkits.htm

Of course, there are many other options like Audio Nirvana drivers
http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/

and the Lowthers
http://www.lowtherloudspeakers.com/homeindex.html

Making a cabinet with Lowther drivers is my dream ... but I need to get better at it before I spend that amount of money for drivers. My 1st project was a custom design BLH with Fostex FE207E drivers. It was a great learning experience and the result is great for a 1st cab. My next step is the Decware HDT, in preparation for the Lowther project I am still unsure if I will go with a known cabinet design, or create my own.
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Old 9th February 2009, 03:52 PM   #12
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Wow, the lowther looks nice, very nice!


What do you think about Mark-Audio drivers?
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Old 9th February 2009, 11:37 PM   #13
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It is the 1st time I hear about them. They are rated 85dB/m which indicate that you will waste power to drive them, when compared to the more efficient 95 dB/m + drivers. If you believe in the importance of the 1st Watt of sound, you will stay away from less efficient drivers.
Check the Loudspeakers/fullrange posts for tested recipes.

Oher great sources of info:
http://fullrangedriver.com/singledriver/
http://fullrangedriver.com/forum/
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Old 9th February 2009, 11:41 PM   #14
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Madisound is also a good source for drivers:

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=45

and a good list of driver manufacturers:
http://audiotools.com/drivers.html

Take also a look at AER and Manger drivers
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Old 10th February 2009, 12:12 AM   #15
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Is OK to purchase Mundorf M-CAP® Supreme as my Polypropylene Caps?
For tweeters absolutely YES!

For midrange, if cost is no object, yes

For woofers go for a nice Polyester or a normal Polypropilene

Consider also Audyn Cap Plus (similar quality, lower price)

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I really think that if ppl purchase 150-200USD caps to make an crossover, they maybe can spend more money purchasing an better driver!, how is possible that caps will be TOO EXPENSIVE?!?!!?

im thinking seriously abt go to 3 ways or just spend all these money in maybe better drivers.
'Boutique' caps are expensive but with Mundorf Supremes (they're not the most costly!!) I've had great results with my Alphas.
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Old 10th February 2009, 12:24 AM   #16
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Madisound is also a good source for drivers:

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=45

and a good list of driver manufacturers:
http://audiotools.com/drivers.html

Take also a look at AER and Manger drivers

Thanks too much for your support, i will try to purchase some efficient driver.

will read the info that you post and of course will ask some other questions later
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Old 10th February 2009, 03:13 AM   #17
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http://audiotools.com/drivers.html

Exist a lot of manufacturers!
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Old 12th February 2009, 01:35 PM   #18
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And may I humbly suggest, as a good source for crossover capacitors: www.audiocap.co.uk
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