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  • Going to build TriTrix TL's

    This will be my first project in about 5 years. I built a set of db616tl's for a friend a while back that came out great. Before that i built myself a set of buschorn mkii's using fostex FE108's, so its time for a new project. I have a set of the dayton silkies NIB thats i've had for over 6 years. I am pretty sure they are the original ones. Will these tweeters work fine in the tritrix build or will the xover need modification. Also, has anyone built these without stuffing? I've had good luck lining the inside of TL's i've built in the past with the dense felt on all panels instead of stuffing. Anyone tried this with these? One more question, will i benefit at all by using higher quality xover components than the stuff listed for the tritrix?

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    Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

    If Curt doesn't reply on this forum, you should email him. He can answer your questions.

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    • #3
      Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

      where would i find his email?

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      • #4
        Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

        You can PM him, too. He's "Curt C" here.

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        • #5
          Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

          You can contact him through his web page. http://www.geocities.com/cc00541/index.html He is very a helpful guy.

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            Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

            I did get ahold of him already, thanks guys. I am about to order this stuff, or the woofers at the very least since they are on sale. Has anyone used any higher quality xover components? I was looking in my 04 PE catalog and discovered that xover parts have doubled or more since 04. Sucks that PE's gone up in price so much. Anyway, i was thinking of using Solen caps instead of the daytons, and maybe some higher quality inductors. What do you guys think? Also, has anyone compared the TL's/vented side by side?

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            • #7
              Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

              A higher quality capacitor would be ok, but the crossover requires the inductor resistance to be a specific value. A larger gauge inductor would have a lower resistance and change the performance of the crossover.

              Tom

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              • #8
                Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                even with a coil of same value?

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                • #9
                  Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                  Originally posted by aaronscalise View Post
                  even with a coil of same value?

                  yup

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                  • #10
                    Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                    The Jantzen air core inductors specified are a high quality part. What were you thinking of using? The tritrix is a budget design with fairly high quality crossover parts. Mine sound great. I built them per design.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                      The parts Curt called out are good for the build. Any improvement seen from high end crossover parts will be minor at best. For the record I love my Tri-Trix built with the standard parts.

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

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

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                      • #12
                        Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                        Doug are yours sealed, vented, or TL's?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                          Originally posted by aaronscalise View Post
                          Doug are yours sealed, vented, or TL's?

                          Both. I built a pair vented for my parents and a 5.1 HT setup for myself that is sealed and crossed to a sub at 80HZ. I haven't heard the TL version but I'm sure it sounds just fine. Also these are smallish speakers so don't expect huge volume if you run them full range (you will have excursion issues depending on your music of choice) however crossed to a sub they can play very loud before distortion sets in.

                          Doug


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

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

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                            Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                            Update:

                            Ive made some progress. I still need to flush mount the drivers which is making me kind of nervous because there will be so little meat left between the woofers and tweeter. I got alot of sanding to do before i run the roundover bit all the way around. Hopefully i'll have them done by the end of the weekend. Anyone have any advice on how to easily seal the wood before painting? I've used KILZ in the past and wasnt pleased with the results.

                            First picture of table saw with ripped wood:
                            http://www.er-cs.com/IMAG0016.jpg
                            Second picture of one assembled minus the side:
                            http://www.er-cs.com/IMAG0018.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Re: Going to build TriTrix TL's

                              Originally posted by aaronscalise View Post
                              Update:

                              Ive made some progress. I still need to flush mount the drivers which is making me kind of nervous because there will be so little meat left between the woofers and tweeter. I got alot of sanding to do before i run the roundover bit all the way around. Hopefully i'll have them done by the end of the weekend. Anyone have any advice on how to easily seal the wood before painting? I've used KILZ in the past and wasnt pleased with the results.

                              First picture of table saw with ripped wood:
                              http://www.er-cs.com/IMAG0016.jpg
                              Second picture of one assembled minus the side:
                              http://www.er-cs.com/IMAG0018.jpg

                              Aaron, those look real nice so far! For the small space left between the drivers, just make sure to use a good sharp bit. I use a spiral bit which leaves a nice sharp, clean edge on the recess...much less chance of tear-out between the recesses. Some of the guys have had good results using a 50/50 mix of wood glue and water on the surface, then sanding smooth.

                              John A.
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