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  • #2
    Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

    An SR604?

    http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=s

    According to that it looks like it's stable to 4 ohms.... Does the manual say otherwise?

    Nick
    I'm just that guy. www.sru.edu Rock Solid.

    "It has been remarked that if one selects his own components, builds his own enclosure, and is convinced he has made a wise choice of design, then his own loudspeaker sounds better to him than does anyone else's loudspeaker. In this case, the frequency response of the loudspeaker seems to play only a minor part in forming a person's opinion."

    L.L. Beranek, Acoustics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1954), p.208.

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    • #3
      Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

      Originally posted by nick29498141 View Post
      An SR604?

      http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=s

      According to that it looks like it's stable to 4 ohms.... Does the manual say otherwise?

      Nick

      I checked the manual.

      Dynamic Power (front)
      3 ohm 225 W
      4 ohm 170 W

      The other ratings were for all channels, I guess that was what was confusing me.

      So, I guess I am good then. Great one question answered. Thanks!:D

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      • #4
        Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

        I am in the middle of building Lou C's Shticks. They fit your price range and are supposed to be excellent. I also have the Modula MT which are very nice. I love ribbon tweeters and was thinking about the Mini Statements too.
        DP

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        • #5
          Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

          John Butler built what he calls "Dr. Thor", which is the "Dr. K" in a TL like the Thor for the Seas kit. Just change the xover to the "Natalie P", or the "Modula MTM" (with different tweeter), and you are golden.

          Ed LaFontaine also built the Modula MTM into a TL (at Dayton DIY this year), and they are very nice, but you'll be hard-pressed to copy his woodworking skills.
          Later,
          Wolf
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          • #6
            Since 2 asked about the Mini-...

            Originally posted by donparsons View Post
            I am in the middle of building Lou C's Shticks. They fit your price range and are supposed to be excellent. I also have the Modula MT which are very nice. I love ribbon tweeters and was thinking about the Mini Statements too.
            I think it sounds good. Not as good as the "Statement", but good. You might want to ask Jim Holtz why *not* to bottom-fire the port structure, but other than that, they sounded good.
            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:
            https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

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

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            • #7
              Re: Having heard NONE of those, I vote for . . .

              the ZDTs.

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              • #8
                Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

                Personally I like the Statements better than the Mini-Statements but I'm a fan of big speakers. Either one would make a great project. The Modula MT is also a very nice speaker.

                Doug
                http://dpeterson.home.mchsi.com/

                I just checked and my "give a damn" is broke :D

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                • #9
                  Re: 2nd Speaker Project suggestion please, but do I need a new amp first?

                  The Modula MT is a killer design..........I have an extra set of crossovers that i purchased on DIYAudiodotcom if your interested....I built a pair with the help of the people on HTGUIDE forum(thank you again) They are awesome sounding very revealing ..........

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                  • #10
                    Re: Having heard NONE of those, I vote for . . .

                    Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                    the ZDTs.
                    My vote definitely goes to the ZDT3.5s, too. First, between ZDT3.5 and Natalie P, the ZDT makes better use of the RS180 in its optimal range. In my experience and according to people I discussed the use of RS180 with, any 2-way designs with this driver with a 1.5 kHz or higher xover point has a limitation in controlling its higher order harmonic distortions, no matter how steep the LP filter slope is. In fact, a steeper LP filter isn't necessarily good in this case since its rolloff starts much later. As a result, a steeper slope requires the RS180 to have relatively more output in the upper midrange just below the xover point, which is the range where the RS180 has a problem of higer order HD.

                    Second, between ZDT and Mini Statement, the ZDT is less costly to build. Assuming that both are well designed (which I'm pretty sure of), I don't see any factors in which the ZDT is outperformed by the Mini S.

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