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  • Your most budget build that sounded good to you.

    Your most budget build that sounded good to you for the cost

    So my most budget build used the GRS FR-8. One of my first builds. Not that I know more I'm thinking about re-visiting that projects and seeing if I can make it sound better. Gave them to my Brother in Law.
    Just another hobbyiest.

  • #2
    My PC ($60 then), Sophomores ($100 then for parts) and Mn-14 ($150 then for parts) qualify. BTW- the Mn-14 are buildable with the 25-1719 tweeter instead of the old 25-1414. They sound even better!

    Later,
    Wolf
    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

    *InDIYana event website*

    Photobucket pages:
    http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

    My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wolf View Post
      My PC ($60 then), Sophomores ($100 then for parts) and Mn-14 ($150 then for parts) qualify. BTW- the Mn-14 are buildable with the 25-1719 tweeter instead of the old 25-1414. They sound even better!

      Later,
      Wolf
      Can you link to the builds on these? The PE blog section appears to have eaten the MN-14, and I can't find the Sophmores at all.

      I'm currently taking another stab at speaker design (how many times have I said that?) with the aid of cheap DSP amp modules from Sure. Plan A is a zero-frills design using the M8n and Vifa TC7FD00, which will hopefully be upgraded to an RS28 in a waveguide once it's working.

      (If you're wondering if I'm copying your notes on the MAX....dang skippy I am)

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      • #4
        These:

        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...vintage-2-way=

        Under $15/ea in drivers and a couple dollar cap.

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        • #5
          The Dayton 8's http://web.archive.org/web/200712071...ayton_8MTM.htm

          The D III's http://web.archive.org/web/201301070...ayton_iii.html
          Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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          • #6
            Pioneer A11ec80-02f 4.5" full range drivers 2 per box, i nailed them together ..!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by spasticteapot View Post

              Can you link to the builds on these? The PE blog section appears to have eaten the MN-14, and I can't find the Sophmores at all.

              I'm currently taking another stab at speaker design (how many times have I said that?) with the aid of cheap DSP amp modules from Sure. Plan A is a zero-frills design using the M8n and Vifa TC7FD00, which will hopefully be upgraded to an RS28 in a waveguide once it's working.

              (If you're wondering if I'm copying your notes on the MAX....dang skippy I am)
              Sophomores should be in the blog too, but I noticed some of those entries have been truncated over time. Mn-14 should be on the forum, as I took them to Iowa 2007 where they won the super-budget category. If not- the photos of xover are in my 'bucket and such. It's possible neither are on the forum, but I likely have those older ones on a disc here at home...

              I'll see what I can do...

              Oh- forgot another one:
              "Dragon Foals"

              Later,
              Wolf
              "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

              *InDIYana event website*

              Photobucket pages:
              http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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              • #8
                Spaz-
                One more thing;

                Check out ugly woofer's 'Peanuts' build. Waveguided RS28 and M8N.

                Later,
                Wolf
                "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                *InDIYana event website*

                Photobucket pages:
                http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                  Spaz-
                  One more thing;

                  Check out ugly woofer's 'Peanuts' build. Waveguided RS28 and M8N.

                  Later,
                  Wolf
                  It seems I am incapable of originality. At least they'll be cheap - if I can run all the DSP on one board, about $200 with a surplus power supply.

                  1050hz seems a little low for the tweeters (is that a third-order on the woofer and a 2nd-order electrical on the tweeter? I can't read series crossovers worth a dang) even with the waveguide, but I suppose I have the benefit of a ~6th-order crossover and no impedance issues at resonance. It'd also allow some ham-fisted directivity matching.

                  Assuming, of course, I can get some useful results out of the JAB3 - and maybe even model the waveguide...

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                  • #10
                    I re-made some $1 MTM Panasonic TV speakers. I don't recall the final cost, but they sounded way better that they should have. There was a write up here but I can't find the link.
                    John H

                    Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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                    • #11
                      My DML sat/sub panels...….Each Sat panel uses a single $2.00 Dayton exciter and my sub panel uses a Tectonic $7.00 exciter. If you include the Sub amp for the Sub panel then add another 40 bucks for the Dayton 25 sub amp....

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                      • #12
                        I would give a shout out to Wolf's PC build. Not only cheap, but very small and very easy. I bought caps on a close out sale, so they were $.1 for a 100 cap. Also bought ND90-8s on sale for about $15 each. Ans used 3 inch PVC as enclosure (sorry Wolf). Easy, cheap, small and cheap. Did not even have to cut wood. Sound great for size, cost and effort. Given all 3 factors, not sure anything can compare.

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                        • #13
                          Don't let Wolf fool you. He didn't win 'em all!

                          Still waiting for that 6-pack you owe me!

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                          • #14
                            My Apex jr Velodyne HT buyouts were cheap and sound good.

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                            • #15
                              Not even sure what you are referring to, Cheesehead, but it's only been 3 first places for me out of all I've built. Mn-14, Attitudes, and Nephila, and those were all at different events. I also remember it being a single beer, but what for is beyond me. I don't think beer has inflation.

                              Later,
                              Wolf
                              "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                              *InDIYana event website*

                              Photobucket pages:
                              http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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