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  • MrGarison
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    Originally posted by djg View Post
    If your amp can handle 4 ohm loads, I would recommend the Paul Carmody designed S2000 MTM, from diysg. DIYsoundgroup. PE sells some of the kits from them, and I believe also sources some of their flat packs from them. They are just down the road in Cincinnati.

    I am using S2000 TMs and one MTM for my downsized HT. You can buy the flat pack or make your own enclosure. All DIYsg kits come with a cnc'd baffle, which is very convenient. Excellent service. In your setup, these would need stands.
    I just read the thread about them. Very impressive.

    As for amp, I'm concidering buying an amp kit from AliExpress. Some cool ones on there. Any thoughts?

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  • djg
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    If your amp can handle 4 ohm loads, I would recommend the Paul Carmody designed S2000 MTM, from diysg. DIYsoundgroup. PE sells some of the kits from them, and I believe also sources some of their flat packs from them. They are just down the road in Cincinnati.

    I am using S2000 TMs and one MTM for my downsized HT. You can buy the flat pack or make your own enclosure. All DIYsg kits come with a cnc'd baffle, which is very convenient. Excellent service. In your setup, these would need stands.

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  • MrGarison
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    Originally posted by Unbiasedsound View Post
    Since you already have a Cambridge audio sub you can make some DML panels that can play from 100hz and up.

    Here are some beginner DML panel designs you can use.


    http://projectgallery.parts-express....eo/2-1-junior


    http://projectgallery.parts-express/speaker-projects/dml-flat-panel/
    Thanks for that. Would be great for my bedroom. I'm looking for a more traditional 2.1 stereo setups in my living room

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  • MrGarison
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    I concur that your room is a bit small for the Statements, The Singularities do likely have a narrow sweet spot for upper range being a full range setup. The Nephila would likely be okay at 7-8', but I also wonder about your position from the wall behind your intended placement. Are you going to have them about 3' from all walls? Less? I generally design for free-standing placement at about a 3' x 3' distance from the drivers to the walls, and for listening with the drivers pointed at you and not straight forward.

    The reason I chose the caps I did for the kit was due to what Meniscus had available. And yes- it 'was not subtle' to quote Rory about the difference between the 2 I had installed inside to switch between. If you are ordering from Solen, I would like to hope you might order from PartsConnexion instead due to more variety and definitely to not use Solen caps on the AMT. Notice I did not link the websites here, as that is against PE's T&C, and competes with their bottom line. Of what PCX have, I would recommend MultiCap PPMFX, Mundorf Supreme (standard range), or maybe the Obbligato golds. Axon = Solen, and do use them in the woofer shunt. PPMFX are closest to the SoniCaps the kit comes with. I've never heard a Mundorf I didn't like, and I've not personally used the Obb' stuff at all. Some of the other caps available can be bright, so I've not listed those. The ClarityCap CSA or SA would be okay, but I find they sound less spacious over what I recommended. The Auricap would be okay too, but their prices are a lot higher than they used to be. If you could swing a Jantzen Superior or Silver from PE, those would also be recommended. Normal round wire air-cores recommended, in 15-16AWG for DCR reasons.

    Hope that helps, and let me know if I can be of any further assistance,
    Wolf
    Wow, what a wealth of information! Thank you for that.

    The speakers will be about 1.5 feet from the wall (max distance I can pull them away from the wall). Do you think there may be another kit that would better suit these conditions?

    I didn't know that about Solen. Good to know!

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Since you already have a Cambridge audio sub you can make some DML panels that can play from 100hz and up.

    Here are some beginner DML panel designs you can use.


    http://projectgallery.parts-express....eo/2-1-junior


    http://projectgallery.parts-express/speaker-projects/dml-flat-panel/

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  • Wolf
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    I concur that your room is a bit small for the Statements, The Singularities do likely have a narrow sweet spot for upper range being a full range setup. The Nephila would likely be okay at 7-8', but I also wonder about your position from the wall behind your intended placement. Are you going to have them about 3' from all walls? Less? I generally design for free-standing placement at about a 3' x 3' distance from the drivers to the walls, and for listening with the drivers pointed at you and not straight forward.

    The reason I chose the caps I did for the kit was due to what Meniscus had available. And yes- it 'was not subtle' to quote Rory about the difference between the 2 I had installed inside to switch between. If you are ordering from Solen, I would like to hope you might order from PartsConnexion instead due to more variety and definitely to not use Solen caps on the AMT. Notice I did not link the websites here, as that is against PE's T&C, and competes with their bottom line. Of what PCX have, I would recommend MultiCap PPMFX, Mundorf Supreme (standard range), or maybe the Obbligato golds. Axon = Solen, and do use them in the woofer shunt. PPMFX are closest to the SoniCaps the kit comes with. I've never heard a Mundorf I didn't like, and I've not personally used the Obb' stuff at all. Some of the other caps available can be bright, so I've not listed those. The ClarityCap CSA or SA would be okay, but I find they sound less spacious over what I recommended. The Auricap would be okay too, but their prices are a lot higher than they used to be. If you could swing a Jantzen Superior or Silver from PE, those would also be recommended. Normal round wire air-cores recommended, in 15-16AWG for DCR reasons.

    Hope that helps, and let me know if I can be of any further assistance,
    Wolf

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  • MrGarison
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    Originally posted by technodanvan View Post
    I imagine any of your choices could play at 93 dB without much issue, but for the sake of completeness, what sort of amplifier and other gear do you intend to use with the system? You say you have a subwoofer that may or may not be used, what model is it?

    Seven feet might be a little close to listen to the statements given the open back mids. I'm sure someone who is more familiar with them could weigh in.
    Hey thanks for the reply,

    The subwoofer is a Cambridge America 10 inch sealed active subwoofer. Don't have the model number with me. Same goes for the Onkyo 5.1 channel receiver which will be powering the speakers. I'll get the model info tomorrow and post it. I'm out of town at the moment.

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  • technodanvan
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    I imagine any of your choices could play at 93 dB without much issue, but for the sake of completeness, what sort of amplifier and other gear do you intend to use with the system? You say you have a subwoofer that may or may not be used, what model is it?

    Seven feet might be a little close to listen to the statements given the open back mids. I'm sure someone who is more familiar with them could weigh in.

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  • MrGarison
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    Originally posted by djg View Post
    According to the Meniscus kit write up, the capacitors in the kit conform to Wolf's wishes. I'm sure he will clarify.

    I had the Singularities, just got rid of them. Nice, but awful big. Narrow physical window for treble.
    Thanks, good to know about the Singularities.

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  • djg
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    According to the Meniscus kit write up, the capacitors in the kit conform to Wolf's wishes. I'm sure he will clarify.

    I had the Singularities, just got rid of them. Nice, but awful big. Narrow physical window for treble.

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