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zmyrna 9th January 2018 03:26 PM

DIY speakers for Audio(phile) Cafe Bar...Need help and support!
 
I am turning 50 this year.

So the juvenile in me thinks that it is the best time to do something crazy and become an entrepreneur...daydreaming about starting an audio(phile) cafe bar somewhere in North or West Europe (I am a Brit and I somewhat know the scene in London and Brighton, but would also be willing to try it somewhere else if I can find a local partner).

Since it is a speaker forum, let's start with your opinions on the speakers:
I WANT THE SPEAKERS (and the music) TO BE THE CENTRE OF THE SHOW
(in business speak, this will be the unique selling point)
Japanese HiFi cafes are of course the inspiration here.

Please consider two scenarios:

1. a relatively large venue with perhaps something like old Western Electric or Altec theater style speakers (big horns, maybe some open baffle goodness)

2. small/medium venue with perhaps JBL or Westlake main studio monitor style speakers (ie speakers that can be placed near or on walls to save space)

marco_gea 9th January 2018 03:36 PM

Just wanted to say that (i) I have been to a few of those Jazz Bars in Japan, and I share your enthusiasm about them, and (ii) I live in London, and if you do go ahead and open your place here, count me in as your first regular guest! :-)

Marco

Keruskerfuerst 9th January 2018 04:30 PM

How big is the listening room?

It is a big task to develop very good sounding speakers.

chris661 9th January 2018 04:52 PM

Let me know if you want to do anything around Sheffield.

Chris

Zvu 9th January 2018 05:14 PM

YouTube

YouTube

chrisb 9th January 2018 05:14 PM

Tannoy Westminster

zmyrna 9th January 2018 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisb (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/317195-diy-speakers-audio-phile-cafe-bar-help-support-post5303121.html#post5303121)
Tannoy Westminster

I am talking DIY and substantially more ambitious than the Westminsters (SPL, bass extension, WOW factor etc.)

And a more modern, industrial, minimalist look please :)

zmyrna 9th January 2018 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zvu (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/317195-diy-speakers-audio-phile-cafe-bar-help-support-post5303120.html#post5303120)

yep, have been watching all of that :)

but my favorite one is in Korea (ignore the music) YouTube

zmyrna 9th January 2018 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keruskerfuerst (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/317195-diy-speakers-audio-phile-cafe-bar-help-support-post5303081.html#post5303081)
How big is the listening room?

It is a big task to develop very good sounding speakers.

4 way with active crossover = doable?

Keruskerfuerst 9th January 2018 06:21 PM

Quote:

4 way with active crossover = doable?
Yes.


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