Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Duane Brown’s Dayton 4 (aka the Persistence Monitor)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • djg
    commented on 's reply
    Nice job. well done, like your sound bar.

  • djg
    commented on 's reply
    My available tools define my builds. I do somewhat enjoy figuring out doing tasks with the tools I have.

  • JazzyG
    replied
    Great job on a really neat and well thought out 2.1 setup. The stands compliment the speakers really well. I know what you mean about the persistence in learning as you go and trying to accomplish things without the correct tools! I am on my second build and the things I learned on the first set + new tools has made this build much smoother.

    Leave a comment:


  • duanebro
    replied
    I am glad you are happy with them. I haven't been by this forum in years. I was totally supprised when I saw my design! It looks great.

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    commented on 's reply
    Thank you so much howard!

  • howard
    replied
    Very nice set up with a "professional look". Enjoy!

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    I have been using the new sub I built to match the little Dayton 4. This is a W5 variant and the driver is a great aesthetic match for the TCP-115 in the dayton 4 and I built the cabinet to match including the corian baffle.

    I am so pleased with this setup. I am not sure it will always reside in the garage.

    There is a TV above (out of view) and the rubber flooring is the gym area I use in the garage. I really love having the gym but it means my tools must be carried out side when I am working on something. Trade offs...

    Attached Files

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    I have been using these with an NAD 3020 30w class D amp in my garage to motivate me in my home gym. I am very impressed with the full sound that these guys can reproduce. I did successfully pair them with a matching sub (TB W5) and this is a great solution for my workout jam sessions. I used a small PE 2.1 amp to power the sub.


    I have not yet put the matching finish on the sub since I needed to pick u[s some materials. I should have it done in a couple fo weeks so I will take a picture of it. The sub box is about 0.33ft^3 which yields and F3 below 35hz and and F6 a tad less than 30hz. All of this with a pretty flat response. It is impressive for what it is.

    The 2.1 amp has a 150hz filter which is nice when really cranking up the music so as not to worry about blowing out a woofer.

    Fun stuff for sure.

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    Now that I have had them in my garage gym for a few days I can say that they sound much bigger than they are. The bass is a bit round like a tube amp but the overall sound is great. Even rock music like Def Leopard sounds great. They certainly are a price/performance leader. Although PE has a hard time, currently, keeping the drivers in stock.

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    I ended up getting a new woofer from Amazon. I paid more than 2x the PE price. I intended these for my garage gym and now that my regular gym is closed I needed something now. I am lucky I have enough to get by with my workouts (although with the weather improving, biking and hiking are taking front and center.)

    Also, I the actual price is so low I could justify the $14 wasted.

    I am super happy with them. I started the matching subwoofer box yesterday and got the corian baffle cut out too. I am using a TB w5 which actually looks a lot like the little TCP. I have to measure if I have room on the baffle for the w5 and the port but I am using a 2” precision port and they take up gobs of space. It will be a tight fit in there but keeping it on the baffle would be nice.

    Really though, for normal listening in a smaller room I would not use a sub. The do have a good full sound. In my garage I will HP filter them at 150hz and cross the sub. That way I can play them louder for my larger garage space.


    I have to get a few bits for the sub form PE so it will probably be a couple weeks yet...

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    Originally posted by dynamo View Post
    Wow I absolutely love them. The British monitor look suits them perfectly. They look soooo much more expensive than they are. Very well done!
    Thank you so much Dynamo. You got me. I have had a few sets of LS3/5a and I always liked the utilitarian look for British monitors.

    But I also found this method of building to be a good way to tinker with stuff after the fact. As I become more confident I will do try more “interesting” ways to build but I am happy how these look even after the difficulties.

    Leave a comment:


  • dynamo
    replied
    Wow I absolutely love them. The British monitor look suits them perfectly. They look soooo much more expensive than they are. Very well done!

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    Originally posted by PRS259 View Post
    I have to ask how do they compare to the KEFs placed behind?
    I understand that they are not in the same range but still relative impressions
    would be great to hear.
    So far I have not been able to listen a lot to the new Dayton 4. One woofer is bad and a new one hopefully will be on its way soon.

    My initial impressions are that the Dayton is tonally a very good speaker. It has obvious limitations with dynamic range and SPL but in a smaller room I think it will be a very nice sounding speaker.

    The Kef has more of everything but as far as balance I am not sure it is better than the Dayton. With the little sub I am building the Dayton will be a darn nice monitor.

    Leave a comment:


  • PRS259
    replied
    I have to ask how do they compare to the KEFs placed behind?
    I understand that they are not in the same range but still relative impressions
    would be great to hear.

    Leave a comment:


  • stephenmarklay
    replied
    I picked up some 3/4 BB to build the sub for these guys. I have been listing to the one good speaker. They have a nice balanced sound. They may be a bit marginal for my larger living space for total SPL but they are still impressive in their over-all sound and really hard to fault being a 4” woofer.

    I have not heard any of the smaller popular designs but I am sure the Dayton 4 would fit in well with the others.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X