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  • 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

    I always struggle finding the designs/kits.

    Can anyone suggest a 5-1/4" two-way design or kit (I can do the woodworking but if there is a kit that includes the drivers and crossover components to make ordering easier, I'm all for that)? Something comparable size-wise to the Polk T15?

  • #2
    Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

    Paul Carmody's Carrera (https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/carrera) is very nice. kit: http://meniscusaudio.com/carrera-full-pair-p-1430.html

    Another very popular kit that is very well regarded, the Continuum: http://meniscusaudio.com/continuum-f...ir-p-1324.html

    Piccolo: http://meniscusaudio.com/piccolo-pair-p-1229.html

    Swope: http://meniscusaudio.com/swope-pair-p-1304.html

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    • #3
      Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

      You may want to consider the speedster too: http://meniscusaudio.com/speedster-pair-p-1219.html

      What is your price range?

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      • #4
        Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

        Thanks for the help. Any idea on F3 and sensitivity on these?

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        • #5
          Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

          everything mentioned above is a +1

          shameless plug, but I have a TriTrix kit for sale in the classifieds, it's an MTM kit with everything but the cabinets. Links in the ad

          What size and/or how much bass are you looking for? Reason, is there are a lot of 6" kits that get you a lot lower bass (and more of it) for only a fractionally larger cabinet.

          EDIT - never mind, missed the T15 size constraints.
          Paul

          The "SB's" build page
          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-4-(pic-heavy)

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          • #6
            Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

            Could always do 4 of these with your MTMs
            http://speakerdesignworks.com/TritrixMT_pg_1.html
            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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            • #7
              Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

              I have a kit of the speedster available.
              Melby Audio - Flat Pack Speaker Kits

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              • #8
                Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                Aviatrix TM would fit, but PE only offer a kit for the MTM.

                http://www.parts-express.com/aviatri...-pair--300-704

                http://speakerdesignworks.com/AviaTrix_1.html

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                • #9
                  Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                  LOL at the tag
                  Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                  Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
                  Twitter: @undefinition1

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                  • #10
                    Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                    http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Lou...r_Projects.htm
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                    • #11
                      Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                      I guess it depends on what your priorities are - are you looking for the most bass extension, high sensitivity, best value for the money. etc.? The Polk T15 is about the same size as the Continuum. The sensitivity of the Continuum is about 84 dB and it is flat to 60 Hz. However, that's not the whole story. It has the lowest measured distortion of any kit that i have done, and it has midrange performance that truly outshines its price by a wide margin. There are speakers though that extend deeper or are more efficient, so it comes down to what your goals are.
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                      • #12
                        Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                        Phil,

                        How about picking a pair of 5-1/4" woofers, a pair of tweeters, and start designing your own cabinets and crossover? Plenty of people on this forum to get you going!
                        Some people are addicted to Vicodin. I'm addicted to speaker building.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                          Well here is the rest of the story...

                          I had a Morel MDT-41 tweeter go bad on the speakers I use at the shop (my own 4" two-way design). I have no idea what happened, I got the speakers off the shelf, I moved some stuff around the shop, I put them in their new spots, and one of the tweeters was distorting at moderate levels (real obvious on certain material). I swapped tweeters to eliminate the crossover, problem moved with the tweeter. Looked for a new MDT-41 or a diaphragm/coil, can't find any.

                          So I thought I'd build a 5-1/4" two-way from plans or kit. Something along the lines of the T15. I didn't figure the T15 was worth $100, thought I'd spend $200 - $300 and build something very nice.

                          Well as luck would have it, I was passing a Best Buy on Sunday and figured I'd go look at an actual T15. They had them marked down by 50%, so $49 for the pair. I figured I had been music and news lacking for a couple of weeks, and "what the heck, how bad can they be?" If nothing else, they could stand-in while I build something.

                          They do seem a little hot above 4k, but my source is one of my army of Raspberry Pi's running Squeezeplug with the Alsa software equalizer running, so I am able to apply a little correction.

                          They are only playing some background music and sometimes the news, so I guess these will do. I have turned them up a little, they really aren't bad. I was expecting much worse.

                          Sorry to have wasted everyone's time.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                            Originally posted by hongrn View Post
                            Phil,

                            How about picking a pair of 5-1/4" woofers, a pair of tweeters, and start designing your own cabinets and crossover? Plenty of people on this forum to get you going!
                            Well I've discovered the aspect of building I truly enjoy is the cabinetry, and the subsequent listening. So if I do ultimately decide to build something later-on (see my post above), I'm going to go with an existing design.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 5-1/4" two-way designs/kits?

                              while not 5.25in kit its 6.5in and fits into the same size box as some of the others listed 14l or smaller.
                              http://meniscusaudio.com/blues-full-pair-p-1418.html

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