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  • Dayton Audio DS270-8 & Peerless DA32TX00-08 Two-Way

    Hi all,

    I figured since several of you helped me with this latest design and really taught me a lot, here is the finished product.

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    I’ve been a carpenter since I was 5, and have built anything from birdhouses to rocking chairs to two story 2.5 car garages. So, speakers come easy, at least the wood. Getting a grip on real crossover design was another story ;)

    Cheers.

  • #2
    Looks great, but there's no real (good) reason not to have the 2 drivers nearly touching.

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    • zinger084
      zinger084 commented
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      noted for future builds; however, i've always preferred to brace the baffle with a front-to-back stiffener between the tweeter and woofer due to it's reduced structural integrity at this location

  • #3
    Looks great to me!

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    • #4
      Looks good. Is that solid wood or veneer, that grain is nice?

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      • zinger084
        zinger084 commented
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        as much as i love solid wood, i did veneer. i'm meticulous about matching the front wrapping up and over the top, so it looks as close as you can get to being real.

    • #5
      Lovely.

      It's a great woofer for those not offended by steel frames.
      Works well in quite a range of volumes/alignments.

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      • #6
        They look very good and that tweeter is probably perfect for a low crossover frequency. I'd be curious to see your crossover schematic, as I tried a similar design with the DSA version and a RST28 and I couldn't get it to sound right, despite the sim looking OK.

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          • #8
            Nice job. If you get a circle jig and plunge router you can flush mount the drivers and port. If you think you might build more.

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            • zinger084
              zinger084 commented
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              i've rabbited them before, but it's a pain with veneer. i think they align better phase-wise on the surface mount in this instance IMO.

          • #9
            That's a good looking pair...
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            • #10
              I love the veneer, and it looks great with the other woods around it. How do you like the sound, and how would you describe the sound signature? Glenn.

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              • zinger084
                zinger084 commented
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                at first, i thought they sounded very flat, but after purposely letting them run at a pretty high volume for a few days, they have broken in. when i sit in front of them, maybe 2.5m away, about 15 off axis, i can hear separation i have never heard in a song before. my dad tells me they literally sound like you're at a concert and they are actively mixing it... so i have to think they are good.

                the thing is... i want to fix my other 2 5-channel sets now that i can simulate and properly design a crossover! my wife hates that all the rooms have to be designed around speakers!

              • Drummer
                Drummer commented
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                That's great! When you like them, and you have other ears digging them, success. My friends think that I'm obsessive about audio, but a few of them love to come listen to their favorite music on my systems, and my girlfriend loves the big horns in my bedroom. Hopefully your wife will appreciate the higher level audio, and will get hooked too. Glenn.
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