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  • Steve Lee
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    Originally posted by dwk123 View Post

    some basic measurements. the post one or two before this showed an impedance sweep that showed an impressive lack of anomalies. frequency response doesn't look too bad, but the turn at 3k might be a bit tricky.

    http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthr...l=1#post635007
    OooooH!

    Very nice link.

    Thank you very much Mr. dwk123



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  • dwk123
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    Originally posted by Steve Lee View Post
    Does anyone have the frequency response graphs for the 554 woofers they can share?

    Kinda difficult to imagine using them otherwise . . .
    some basic measurements. the post one or two before this showed an impedance sweep that showed an impressive lack of anomalies. frequency response doesn't look too bad, but the turn at 3k might be a bit tricky.

    http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthr...l=1#post635007

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  • davidroberts
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    The 641 were the 3-way with a single Extremis woofer. The speakers I had were floor standing models with a pair of the Extremis woofer. IIRC they were built back in 2007 and unfortunately I ended up selling them while going through a divorce in 2009. Those were some of my favorite speakers I have ever built. It is a shame that Kevin shutdown DIYCable but I completely understand knowing the circumstances.

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  • andykriech
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    i have a pair of the Adire 3-ways ("641" I think), they are a really great speaker. I use them in my vinyl room and they play all things well and have great balance and bass. Wonderful stand-mount 3-way. If you built something like that, you will love them.
    Andy.

  • Steve Lee
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    Does anyone have the frequency response graphs for the 554 woofers they can share?

    Kinda difficult to imagine using them otherwise . . .

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  • davidroberts
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    I have used the Anarchy woofer in a home audio setup before Kevin shutdown DIYcable but that was an MT with an Usher tweeter IIRC. I have also used them in a car audio setup. My last truck I used a pair in a small ported enclosure and they were outstanding. Almost everyone that heard it had to see that it was just a pair of 7" woofers that were making that much bass. I can't wait to hear the MTM that Pete designed.

    I am also very impressed by the Wavecor tweeters he choose. Those things are an absolute beast. I hope to have my speakers up and running by the end of the week.

    Having used them before I have no doubt they will live up to the reviews.

    The xover boards that DIYSG offers are also top notch and very much worth the $11 cost.

    Kevin had a design that used a pair of the Adire Audio Extremis woofers with the CSS WR125 and the Usher 9950 tweeter. I would love to see something like that with the Anarchy woofers.

    https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=23298.0

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  • norman bates
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    I am tempted for the apollo 7 mtm.

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  • davidroberts
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    My kits arrived Friday. I have the xovers assembled but I am entertaining the idea of building them as floorstanders rather than putting them on stands. My 2yr old granddaughter is like a bull in a china cabinet so I can easily see them getting knocked off a stand.
    Last edited by davidroberts; 04-27-2020, 10:39 AM.

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  • stephenmarklay
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    I have had these on my shortlist for some time. I had a pair of D’Apolito JmLab mini utopia. I describe them pretty similar to how you describe these. Probably the most fun you could have with a speaker. I am sure I will end up building a pair.

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  • a|F
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    I had three Apollo's up in my family room on bookshelves and wasn't overly impressed. The setup was nowhere near ideal. I decided to go back to waveguides up there and finally finished an Apollo pair for the basement listening room. The sound is absolutely incredible with zero furnishings or absorption. Two things that we all know but seldom are able to affect - the room and providing space to breathe. All I can say is WOW.

    They're on 24" Monoprice monolith stands that are filled with kitty litter. Two 12" sealed SVS subs blend well. These things rock out to everything. Easily the most fun speakers I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Wife approved too. Nice job Pete!
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  • Rr14
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    hi guys. I recently built a pair of the ares mtm speakers. I had a pair of polk lsim 703's hooked up and I really like swapping out the to these. They sound great and put out a lot of sound. The bass is very impressive for a pair of 5.5 inch drivers in a 1 cu ft ported enclosure.

    I'd love to build the larger versions with the 7" anarchy. These are some awesome drivers.

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  • HIFY GUY
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    Thanks for the finish ideas, maybe I can just spray them black with finish dye, but not in the middle of January; 10 degrees out there today!!
    Sizes? Sure what every you need, the box net (excluding port) is 1.1ft3, port size is 7-1/4 x 7-1/4 x 5/8" wide slot.

    Norm, need to fab one more stand.

    Last edited by HIFY GUY; 01-21-2019, 10:47 AM.

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  • monkish54
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    Originally posted by Pete Schumacher View Post

    If I recall, 2000 shouldn't be a problem. And it should play quite loudly. When you say "reference level" at what distance does that apply?
    About 10ft.

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  • norman bates
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    Can you raise the center channel higher ?

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  • annjones13
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    The cabinet looks very good. I like the way you did the slot port, what is the dimension and length? Perhaps also the interior volume of the cabinet?

    Here's an idea. A solid wood 1 X 1 around the front edge & port with a round over. Sides and top/bottom veneered. Mabe a matte black laminate veneer on the baffle.
    In your room maybe just a light blonde finish would look good.
    Ann

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