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Project by cremar posted 08-01-2009 12:19 AM 1325 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 08-01-2009 01:15 AM

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 08-01-2009 01:50 AM

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 08-01-2009 02:02 AM

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

Great job!

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cremar

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 02:32 AM

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 08-01-2009 02:48 AM

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 08-01-2009 03:40 AM

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 08-01-2009 03:42 AM

wow very cool

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cremar

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#8 posted 08-01-2009 03:48 AM

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 08-01-2009 12:08 PM

I love speakers your look great .

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#10 posted 08-02-2009 09:46 PM

Speakers look great, good luck with them.

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Dan Bachelor

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#11 posted 01-27-2010 07:21 PM

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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