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View Poll Results: Do you prefer BIG speakers ?
I prefer BIG speakers and darn it, I'll find space for them in my house 118 82.52%
I don't prefer big speakers 25 17.48%
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Old 22nd December 2014, 06:18 PM   #21
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when is Cal gonna pipe in on this one? - I'm sure he'll correct me on the following assertion

Two of the most disjointed and uncohesive, yet very "big" systems in every sense of the word I've yet heard were these two:

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Widely loved by most show attendees, and well reviewed in the press, but I couldn't imagine living with them. For me, it's a bit impractical when 15-20 ft is still too close in the nearfield for the system to fully coalesce - I don't live in Wayne Manor with the requisite room for something like these to work
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Old 22nd December 2014, 06:21 PM   #22
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I made some party speakers for my son. The drivers were given to me over the years. Tops are EV HR90's with EV DH1506 compresion drivers, bottom are 15" Radio Shack something or others. They sound not bad. He moved away to Vancouver for a few years so I get to listen to them when the wife is not home.
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Old 22nd December 2014, 06:40 PM   #23
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Old 22nd December 2014, 06:55 PM   #24
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Mine's bigger.

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Old 23rd December 2014, 02:42 AM   #25
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Old 16th February 2016, 12:34 PM   #26
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I recently finished some relatively big speakers (Seas A26 drivers & crossover in a 100L bass reflex cabinet) after feeling a longing for something delivering 'weight'. I've used an assortment of smaller speakers in recent years (the biggest were 2-ways with 8" mid bass and probably 20L cabinet) and, while many sounded great initially, none left me satisfied long term.

In my own experience, I've been more inclined to focus on (worry about?) the mid & HF performance when there wasn't the foundation of deep bass underpinning the music. When proper bass is present, and the music is delivered with a physical weight and depth, I'm much more inclined to relax and enjoy the experience.

It's hard to be specific about the low bass performance that's required to make me happy, but audible output down to 30-40Hz (without obvious roll-off) seems to be a common factor.
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Old 13th May 2016, 07:52 AM   #27
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Please tell some more about the Seas A 26 in big cabinet. I just ordered the drivers and wanted to build their regular enclosure 28 l, but 100l sounds interestingly big.
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Old 14th May 2016, 04:06 PM   #28
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Please tell some more about the Seas A 26 in big cabinet.
I just ordered the drivers and wanted to build their regular
enclosure 28 l, but 100l sounds interestingly big.
Hi,

A quick sim indicates 100L vented needs to be tuned low, 24Hz to 30Hz.
All tunings give an F3 around 30Hz. 24Hz is flattest, 30Hz a 1dB bump.
Tuning any higher heads into one note bass territory.

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Old 14th May 2016, 05:37 PM   #29
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Thanks. Did you build those speakers? How they sound? Is it worth to put the drivers in 100l
cabinets?
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