Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

$500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

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

  • #16
    Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

    Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
    Google "Dayton 8's". They were designed by a Dave Tenney (< spelling?).
    Are you talking about these: http://web.archive.org/web/200605261...ayton_8MTM.htm

    They look fun. Is there a sealed design, the internal dimensions for the ported design are big. Did he use 2-Dayton Audio RS225-4 8's and one Dayton Audio RS28F-4 Silk Dome Tweeter per side?

    Comment


    • #17
      Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

      Originally posted by Wolf View Post
      It has this 'glare' in sound quality that I cannot stand. It's better xover'd above 3kHz, but it still sounds glary to me.

      Later,
      Wolf
      I'm coming from car audio, I guess I would say I like the "laid back" tweeters or 3" full range like Hybrid Audio's L3s.

      Glaring does not sound pleasant.

      Comment


      • #18
        Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

        Those are DC200 and DC28.

        You would likely like the SB29 tweeter like in the winning kit from zaph's contest with the ZA14 woofer.
        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

        Comment


        • #19
          Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

          I'm not really one to swear at things, but I did state as I hear them. Now- I've not used it BUT every design using it has the same issue
          as I have heard it. Good enough for me.

          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

          Comment


          • #20
            Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

            DQ25 sounds smooth as butter. I am crossing LR4 at 3100hz, so YMMV
            http://jaysspeakerpage.weebly.com/

            Comment


            • #21
              Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

              Smooth is not a word I would use to describe it, but you are entitled to your opinion.
              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

              Comment


              • #22
                Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                i would look at the comtinuums.
                craigk

                " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

                Comment


                • #23
                  Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                  I think it would be helpful to know 2 things:
                  how loud you want it?
                  and how low do you want it?

                  I still think a dual RS225 design would be cool...

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                    Yup, those are them. They can EASILY fit in your space requirements (I always thought the original Dayton 8's were in a bit too large of a box).

                    The last ones I built were 43"h x 10"w x 19"d, around 3.4 cf with a 4"d PVC pipe vent, that's around 8" to 12" long (ICQR).

                    These are not as "refined" as some of the others' suggestions, but they are inexpensive, they are fun, and they're great for Rock and Roll. You won't NEED a sub with them. I'd adjust the driver "salvo" down to get the tweeter at YOUR seated ear level. I've also got a simpler crossover for it that I've used.

                    Chris

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                      I hate to do this to you, but bump your build budget by $216 and build the ER18. You surely will not be disappointed. I built a pair and they sound fantastic. Great bass and tremendous, life like mids and highs. Check the pdf at the bottom of the page, size wise they'll fit perfectly. They play plenty loud and at low volume they sound phenomenal.

                      http://meniscusaudio.com/er18mtm-rib...ir-p-1323.html

                      Here's a link to my build. This goes right to page 4 which has finished pics.

                      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-tweets)/page4
                      "The ability of any system to produce exceptional sound will be limited mainly by the capability of the speakers" Jim Salk
                      "Audio is surely a journey full of revelations as you go" JasonP

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                        If you raise your budget to $600, you can purchase the Triton MTM kit from www.creativesound.ca (parts ship from Sumas, WA) or from www.meniscusaudio.com. My recent Triton MTM mass loaded transmission line (MLTL) enclosure takes the original Triton MTM bookshelf design to a new level or in this case a new low (at least for bass frequencies). You can follow this link for info:

                        http://creativesound.ca/details.php?model=Triton

                        Links to the original Triton bookshelf pdf and additional information is linked on the Creative Sound Solution (CSS) home page at www.creativesound.ca.

                        My thread on the MLTL variant is at:

                        http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...tl-design.html

                        The drivers used in this design have state of the art low distortion. The MLTL offers well below 40 Hz bass in a box size of 7.5 inches wide, 8 inches depth by 43 inches high.

                        Please contact me if you need more info.

                        Jim

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                          If WAF is the ultimate decider and a sub along with center and surround speakers will be added later, wouldn't some sort of popular 5.25" based bookshelf MTM to MMTMM make the most sense as the starting point?

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                            Originally posted by ontariomaximus View Post
                            I think it would be helpful to know 2 things:
                            how loud you want it?
                            and how low do you want it?

                            I still think a dual RS225 design would be cool...
                            Primary duty will be movies, we will be cranking up tunes from time to time as well. The living room is a "common space" and it connects to the dining/kitchen areas with a high ceiling (roughly 40' x 25' with 18' ceilings). I'm pretty interested in the dual RS225 idea, but would prefer a nice detailed walk through. Is there such a thing?

                            We both like music with a low end. I will add a sub in the near future, just wading in at this point!

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                              Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                              Those are DC200 and DC28.

                              You would likely like the SB29 tweeter like in the winning kit from zaph's contest with the ZA14 woofer.
                              Later,
                              Wolf
                              Is this the design you are talking about: http://www.htguide.com/forum/showpos...2&postcount=10

                              The cabinet is too wide for my space and I couldn't find a well documented build (parts list and price). As this is my first time out, I'm trying to keep it easier on myself.

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Re: $500 for my first DIY speaker project..........help and questions!!

                                Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
                                I hate to do this to you, but bump your build budget by $216 and build the ER18. You surely will not be disappointed. I built a pair and they sound fantastic. Great bass and tremendous, life like mids and highs. Check the pdf at the bottom of the page, size wise they'll fit perfectly. They play plenty loud and at low volume they sound phenomenal.

                                http://meniscusaudio.com/er18mtm-rib...ir-p-1323.html

                                Here's a link to my build. This goes right to page 4 which has finished pics.

                                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-tweets)/page4
                                I did see that kit and Mark K's ER18DXT, since I still have to buy a reciever too......I'm really trying to stay at or under $500.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X