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http://sites.google.com/site/undefin...htsensationmtm

Any advice? This will be my first time building speakers. I am 100% confident I have the physical ability to put it together, I just need to bust out the old wood working tools. Might even go to my old HS's shop teacher and see if I can use his tools because that would be much easier
All I need to do is clarify on the wiring diagram.

What can I expect from these sound quality wise? Any other builds in a similar price range that would be better?

Any one else build their own speakers?
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my guess is that they will sound pretty decent at least...

but who cares, building stuff is a blast =)

i hope you post a build log. i may do this as well this summer.

love those drivers too. theyre pretty nice.
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post #3 of 16
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Yeah I am hoping they will sound decent, at least matching the price.

I definitely will post a build log. I will also probably wait till schools out for summer, which is only a month away. That way I have enough time to concentrate on them and tune them.

Do you have experience with these drivers? Is there anything to look into as far as improving performance with these components? Also, I plan on eventually building a sub to go with these.
What would be the best way doing this, should/could I build my own amp for it? Do I just plug it into its own L or R plug on one of my recievers channels?
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If you're already looking to improve them, why not start off with a better kit? I've built a lot of GR-Research kits and couldn't be happier with them. Performance blows any pre-built speakers of the same price out of the water, and there is a small active community on the forums for support/help/advice. You could also build a sub with one of the SW-12B woofers and a SA-1 plate amp.
Edited by groundzero9 - 4/25/11 at 5:50pm
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Well I wasn't specifically thinking they need to be improved, I was just questioning what the "weak point" was? Like, I'm wondering whether the crossover is the weak point, the crossover components, or the drivers? I'm just new to Hi-Fi sound and trying to learn everything I can.

Basically I am asking what makes a good speaker a good speaker, I'd assume the overall package is of equal high end quality, but are some things more important than others?
Like can an extremely well designed crossover make slightly poorer drivers sound better? Or can the same crossover but with higher quality components do a better job? Or will a higher quality driver simply make better sound if the crossover is kept the same?
This is all assuming a box designed specifically for the size/tuning of the speaker.



Thanks for the link too, I'll check that out.

I was browsing a little more, and for a few bucks more I found this build which seems to solve my bass issue because it says it shouldn't need a sub...but the speakers are also much larger.
http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...D3/dayton3.htm
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Since the "kit" is already giving you the proper crossover points, enclosure sizes, and port lengths, then it should turn out decently enough if you do it right.

Make sure with any ported design, that you flare the outside edge of the port. It will reduce or eliminate any port noise you'll get from it.
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post #7 of 16
they look to be great. i mean i have these http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=925203
sorry for linking another forum but their website is down at the moment so i grabbed the next link. they look like they dont make much bass but OMG they can for the size XD so id say that home built kit would have no worries making enough bass considering it has 2 drivers.
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Since the "kit" is already giving you the proper crossover points, enclosure sizes, and port lengths, then it should turn out decently enough if you do it right.

Make sure with any ported design, that you flare the outside edge of the port. It will reduce or eliminate any port noise you'll get from it.
Yeah the kits don't seem to be just stuff thrown together by guys who happened to have something sound good, seems more like audiophiles who's hobbies are to experiment with creating their own speakers and sharing the worthy results.
I get the vibe that this will perfectly satisfy the speaker solution I am looking for, reasonably priced but also getting slightly more for my money because I'm doing all the work myself and most likely (given perfect craftsmanship) a great sounding product to my ears.

Yeah I read about ensuring a flared port. I also read about straws in the port?

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they look to be great. i mean i have these http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=925203
sorry for linking another forum but their website is down at the moment so i grabbed the next link. they look like they dont make much bass but OMG they can for the size XD so id say that home built kit would have no worries making enough bass considering it has 2 drivers.
Yeah I think I may be surprised, 6.5" driver is decently large haha. It says that it will be slightly lacking on the mids, but I might be okay with that...but if I'm not...I'll just build another set I have a feeling this is going to become a nice hobby lol.
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Why not put two bass, one mid, and one tweeter in each? And have full floorstanders
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What reciever are you going to power these speakers with? The last speakers you linked have a 4 ohm impedance.
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