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Old 01-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #401
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+1Istoc. My point wasn't to be discouraging in any shape form or fashion. There are plenty of forums that will help Reference along the path of speaker building. DIYAudio.com is a very good forum indeed.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #402
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Just as an example of how much help I needed with crossovers and the progress made to get to a decent understanding with a lot of patient help I'm going to link to a thread I just finished up at DIYAudio on my own crossovers.

I hope its ok to link to them BD. Its all in the name of advancing knowledge.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...e-request.html
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:52 AM   #403
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Hey guys, I need some guidance and advice. I need to upgrade my speakers and the one I want are just way off my price range. But I also refuse to pay $ for speakers I really don't want. I've been thinking about building my own. I think I can get better quality for less $ if I built them right? (correct me if I'm wrong).

If thats the case then, where do I start? I know a want to start with a pair of 2 way floor standing speakers. But the problem is I don't know anything about speakers building and even less about wood and finishes (which is really important). Can somebody point me in the right direction? I have the will and patience for a project like this.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #404
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Honestly I might recommend the tri-trix setup from Parts-Express, its an all inclusive kit and gives you a good general concept of speaker building. It includes the crossover components the pre-fabricated woodworking and the drivers and ports. Its fairly cheap and from everything I've read its an outstanding floor speaker.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-702

If those are too pre-done for you. I can search around for some true from scratch building recipes for 2-ways there are tons of proven ones out there.

Hope it helps

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:10 AM   #405
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Thank you!! I think this is a pretty good idea. I like it that there is lots of help for crossover assembly (which is what scares me). The price range was exactly what I was looking for. I think is a good way to get my feet wet on speaker building. Thanks for your time and help.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #406
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Thank you!! I think this is a pretty good idea. I like it that there is lots of help for crossover assembly (which is what scares me). The price range was exactly what I was looking for. I think is a good way to get my feet wet on speaker building. Thanks for your time and help.

Damn, I have to pay $355 for shipping. I live in Puerto Rico. I guess that option is out of the question. That being the case, looks like I'm going to have to start from scratch because the cabinets are what really increases the shipping cost. I imagine I can still order speaker parts from Partsexpress. What do you guys recommend?
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:30 AM   #407
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Honestly Paolo, if I had to recommend a first build I would direct ya towards Folded Horn Full Range builds. They take out the crossover completely leaving ya with some basic woodworking and some understanding of how the speaker enclosure works or can work.

Let me grab a few examples for ya. If you are dead set on 2-way I can find some. However as a first project I personally won't approve of a 3-way design. They can be extremely convoluted and difficult.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:10 AM   #408
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Here is a good folded horn design, I haven't personally made it however it is effective and with the right driver choice I'm sure could be unbelievable sounding.
http://homepage.mac.com/tlinespeaker...aps-040510.pdf
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #409
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Big Daddy:

I see you have full range speakers on top of your subwoofers. Are the vibrations coming from the sub not affecting the full range speakers sound?


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Old 03-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #410
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Big Daddy:

I see you have full range speakers on top of your subwoofers. Are the vibrations coming from the sub not affecting the full range speakers sound?


Thanks.
They are attached to each other at an angle with minimum contact. They are like any large super tower speakers. Also, the subwoofers are well damped and have rubber legs to minimize vibrations.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #411
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BD, searched here and posted this at the Klipsch site, didn't get an answer...

How do you replace a woofer, or sub woofer (drone)?

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BD, searched here and posted this at the Klipsch site, didn't get an answer...

How do you replace a woofer, or sub woofer (drone)?

Thanks
I am sorry I did not see this question earlier. I normally get bombarded with private messages and questions.

Check the DIY Subwoofer Building, Repairing, & Upgrading thread. You will find your answer there.
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thank you, but I don't wanna know bad enough to sort through 28 pages
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #414
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Sound Gurus,

I wonder if you can offer me some suggestions. I am looking at getting into the DIY world but I know nothing about it, so I need a good beginner project. I am intrigued by full-range drivers and I do plan on building a full-range horn design in the future, but for my first build I would like to learn how to construct a crossover so I'm searching for a 2-way design.

I want to keep the cost under $200 for the pair (for parts only, no cabinets), and ideally even under $150 since I am not aiming for a world-beating pair of speakers, just a good sounding learning project. I know that I can buy a kit for a basic Dayton audio bookshelf here but I was wondering if you all know of other cheap kits that might be a little more interesting. This may or may not be in-budget, but I've always loved the idea of a ribbon tweeter. Anyone know of a ribbon or planar tweeter design in that price range?

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Sound Gurus,

I wonder if you can offer me some suggestions. I am looking at getting into the DIY world but I know nothing about it, so I need a good beginner project. I am intrigued by full-range drivers and I do plan on building a full-range horn design in the future, but for my first build I would like to learn how to construct a crossover so I'm searching for a 2-way design.

I want to keep the cost under $200 for the pair (for parts only, no cabinets), and ideally even under $150 since I am not aiming for a world-beating pair of speakers, just a good sounding learning project. I know that I can buy a kit for a basic Dayton audio bookshelf here but I was wondering if you all know of other cheap kits that might be a little more interesting. This may or may not be in-budget, but I've always loved the idea of a ribbon tweeter. Anyone know of a ribbon or planar tweeter design in that price range?

-Will
Parts Express has many DIY kits for both speakers and subwoofers. You may be able to find many links in post #1.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #416
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well, since I've had such fun building in the sub world I'm moving on to the speaker world. right now I'm getting rid of my mains and center (currently using a set of Polk Monitor 70's and a CS2 center) and replacing them with 3 of the "cheap thrills" SEOS designs using the Celestion 15 inch woofer. parts are on there way (except for the baffle and waveguide + compression driver from Eric over at DIY soundgroup.) and I'll hopefully be cutting wood in the next week or so
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Anyone have any idea on a good driver to upgrade my Polk psw10?
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Anyone have any idea on a good driver to upgrade my Polk psw10?
might get better luck in the DIY subwoofers section

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=74527&page=56
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #419
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I have the (was a ) PSW10 & PSW12 & put these aluminum drivers in them as to be the same as my 15" subwoofer. I also removed the plate amps & run them off separate amplifiers Dayton makes a great aluminum driver that sounds incredible if you ask me.

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Been really giving some thought to building a set of these speakers but with fostex drivers. By my my math for about $300-350 I could have some pretty cool speakers. http://urbanfidelity.com/products/space-jorge-lopez
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