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  • what would you do with these if you had them?

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-821

    Bought these years ago and have no idea what to do with them now.

  • #2
    Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

    Put 'em in tubes, firing up, and use 'em as surround speakers. Unless your mains are very large or your surrounds very far away, they should be adequate.
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    • #3
      Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

      These might also be an option for an under flat screen sound bar.
      Audiophiles listen to the equipment, not the music.

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      • #4
        Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

        I'd mod the tweeter filter!

        I heard a set of these in the Dave Zachary corian cabinets in Lexington, KY a few years back. The tweeters sounded a little dead or unextended to me. It might need nothing more than an L-pad adjustment.

        In Dave's cabs they were a little bass insufficient, so they also may require a global BSC filter. The midrange was not bad at all.

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        • #5
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          • #6
            Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

            Thanks for the ideas people. That back loaded horn idea looks like something I would like to do in the future!

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            • #7
              Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

              transmission line?

              small sealed enclosure (1L) as a sub-enclosure to a larger box (-3db is ~180hz)
              with another/larger woofer in the main enclosure as a .5 to handle the low end?

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              • #8
                Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                I'd do a smaller version of these:



                Boenicke Audio Studio 12. Maybe with a side-firing Dayton slim 8" sub instead of a 12", to keep everything to scale. Boenicke's design requires DSP to equalize the response of the sub, but the MiniDSP is cheap. To get the shape, I'd do a translam of BB.
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                • #9
                  Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                  Hello, Tater. Cool looking idea.
                  What is a translam?
                  I did some searches and found some nice builds but did not see a common element between them.

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                  • #10
                    Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                    Originally posted by Thezeek View Post
                    Hello, Tater. Cool looking idea.
                    What is a translam?
                    I did some searches and found some nice builds but did not see a common element between them.
                    Instead of having individual side panels The speaker is built in layers / slices of material from the bottom up and glued together as pieces are added. I've thought about translams in the past but the biggest hurdle to me is the cost of the material that isn't being used to make the void for where the speaker would sit.

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                    • #11
                      Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                      of trying to mimic the design you showed tater, I'd probably do the laminations across the front face, left to right.

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                      • #12
                        Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                        I say a battery powered boom box. And since it's a small driver the book box doesn't need to be huge.

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                        • #13
                          Re: what would you do with these if you had them?

                          Got it, translams do look nice. Functional to boot as well for a stout cabinet I would think.


                          Originally posted by Brewski View Post
                          Instead of having individual side panels The speaker is built in layers / slices of material from the bottom up and glued together as pieces are added. I've thought about translams in the past but the biggest hurdle to me is the cost of the material that isn't being used to make the void for where the speaker would sit.

                          Take it easy
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