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Project by cremar posted 1857 days ago 1301 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a set of speakers for my audio/home theater room.





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cypresswoodworker

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#1 posted 1857 days ago

the speakers look great !!! Hope they sound the same. Tweeter and bass look fine are you getting mids without any backbox? Plenty CF for the low end and then i see the mag for the mids floating in thin air.

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cremar

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#2 posted 1857 days ago

Thanks for your kind comments! Yes, they sound better than they look. The mids are a dipole configuration so they radiate towards the front and the back. The speakers have a very deep soundstage and image really well. The advantage to this design is that it’s free of any boxy resonance, so the mids actually sound very clean and detailed.

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manilaboy

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#3 posted 1857 days ago

Ok! That answers it. I was just about to ask about cancellation. Any brand preference for the drivers?

Great job!

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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cremar

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#4 posted 1857 days ago

The 10” woofers are Vifa’s, the mids are 7” Scan Speak Revelators and the ribbon tweeters are from Fountek. This is the first time I’ve had ribbon tweeters and I like them a lot…detailed, but also easy to listen too, not harsh at all.

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Topapilot

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#5 posted 1857 days ago

Is this your own design, or can a complete audio noob get the details somewhere? I like the look, I think it says the designer knew what he was after and matched the drivers to the design.

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cremar

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#6 posted 1857 days ago

The design was mostly my idea, but I had Rick Craig from Selah Audio actually create the crossover and help with driver selection. Rick is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would work with him again.

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#7 posted 1857 days ago

wow very cool

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cremar

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#8 posted 1857 days ago

Thanks Jim! It’s great to receive so many positive comments…I guess I must be doing something right.

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mccreamark

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#9 posted 1856 days ago

I love speakers your look great .

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#10 posted 1855 days ago

Speakers look great, good luck with them.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Dan Bachelor

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#11 posted 1677 days ago

Wow, these are great… how do you like them by now? have they settled in and “grown up” into your acoustic environment well? It looks like a pretty dedicated theater room- is it? (I mean mostly, closed off to provide good in-room gain in the low-end) And, is that a sub in the corner? what kind of setup is that?

Although I have enjoyed doing a couple box projects and some other things, I too am largely continuing in woodworking to build a higher-end set of speakers than I could afford to buy! I have purchased the drivers to build a set of statements, and am sadly still short of time/space/money/finalized plans to build a nice set of hardwood cabinets…

Looks good- inspiring!

-- Dan B

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