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Old 25th August 2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Well recently I just finished up a CHBW build using a Modified Golden Ratio design. I am very pleased with the result. While the CHBW does have it's limitations, i found that this particular build is really enjoyable.

The best way I could describe the sound is warm, fast, and forgiving....a perfect match for my musical tastes (minimal techno and ambient chill music).
I love how percussion sounds on a speaker with no cross over. For me a $35 driver/ still better than most of the best crossovers I have heard on very expensive drivers.
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Old 25th August 2015, 04:32 PM   #2
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considering that these drivers were designed as budget wide-band mid-woofers, that's great - I'm using a pair of them per side in an MTM arrangement and quite like them

tasty work on the veneering
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Old 26th August 2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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What tweeter do you have them crossed over with in your MTM design? I have entertained the idea of maybe putting these in a line array to see how they sound. This driver doesn't do so great with really complicated passages at higher volumes. Vocals were a bit muffled at first but I did notice a huge improvement when I used a higher end DAC....big big improvement.
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Old 26th August 2015, 12:02 PM   #4
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They look great. Simple is better IMHO.
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Old 26th August 2015, 04:44 PM   #5
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djverne- actually it was from the following kit Creative Sound - Product Details
which included a now discontinued soft dome tweeter ERT26, as well as a crossover designed by Dave Rosgaard. Bob may still have some of them, or factory seconds of the LD22C available Creative Sound - Product Details


Just to be different, my build wasn't a straightforward front firing MTM, but a version of the Planet10 Microtower - a short MLTL, with one of the CHBWs and the tweeter mounted on a 10dg angled top. Putting the tweeter there might not yield the most efficient dispersion, but this pair is used mostly for background / ambient listening.

I quite like this design, and if / when I build another pair with different drivers, I might put a tweeter in yet another location.
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Old 27th August 2015, 05:25 AM   #6
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Well price wise that kit looks a little tempting. What is the crossover frequency?
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I honestly can't remember - maybe Bob or DaveR (on these forums) could advise
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