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  • Tessera
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    Nice!
    I'm curious about how you plan to measure the woofer for x-over design work? Measuring the bottom of 3-ways far field is difficult for me because I must measure indoor and can't get them far enough away from boundaries.

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  • gabel87
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    This should be a pretty sweet build.

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  • Navy Guy
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    I'm sure it'd be hard to make a bad sounding speaker with those drivers.

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  • ani_101
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    Nice. Well, hope you have a nice journey.

    I too am starting on a similar quest... just a bit behind... Have a stockpile of drivers and odds and ends.... need to jump the learning curve and get moving.

    Regards
    Ani

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Well thanks Matt. Be ready for some decent sized parts on the woofer there. I would suspect you will be in 300 hz range on it.

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  • mattsk8
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    Originally posted by isaeagle4031 View Post
    Nice selection of drivers for sure. With your woodworking skills, you will do them justice.
    Thanks Chuck! Once the crossovers are roughed in, I'll voice these with "what would Chuck do" in the back of my mind; I've always loved the sound of your designs.

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Nice selection of drivers for sure. With your woodworking skills, you will do them justice.

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  • mattsk8
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    My first 3 way speaker build

    Edit: I guess technically it should be "My first 3 way speaker design", not build.

    My goal here is to prove that you can take fairly expensive, well received drivers and make them sound bad :p. Kidding, hopefully this doesn't play out that way; thankfully I will again be guided through the measuring and crossover design process by the wonderful guys at Meniscus Audio .

    I need to thank Craig Kinnison in a big way for helping with driver selection on this project, I've been all over the place for about a year now trying to put it together and he helped me nail it. For drivers I'll be using the following...

    SB Acoustics SB29NRX-6

    Scanspeak 18w4531

    Scanspeak HDS Tweeter

    I don't need to measure the drivers out of the cabinets because there's a wealth of info out there for these drivers, so I can get started building the cabinets and measure the speakers in the cabinets for crossover design. Still thinking on how I'll do the cabinets. Per Madisound's recommendations, I'm building the woofer's cabinet 2 cf tuned to 28hz. I think the mid/tweeter cabinet will end up somewhere in the 0.4-0.5cf region. Going to make curved cabinets for these, and right now I'm thinking cherry front and rear baffles with satin black for the sides for a classic look. I'll definitely post pics of progress. These speakers will replace my ER18s, and not because I'm unhappy with those, more-so because I have a speaker building disease :rolleyes:. I'll probably take my ER18s apart and re-purpose the Seas ER18rnx drivers in a TM monitor using the SB Acoustics stac26 tweeters (which will basically be an SR71, just uses a different tweeter).

    Excited to get this build started!!

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