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PV Audio
05-15-2005, 01:59 AM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=299-015&dotd=051305

i wanna build a pair of full range speakers (jim had the fostexs) and i need some guidance. what is a good driver?

analogkid
05-15-2005, 11:03 PM
what do ya wanna spend? dayton is cheap but ok, TB is good, and peerless / morel are top quality stuff.

PV Audio
05-16-2005, 12:06 AM
not much at all. i already have 3 pairs of speakers, but i want a full range pair to see how they sound. looking at 50 bucks for both drivers, preferably less. just wanna see what i can do with cheap speakers

pwr2max
05-16-2005, 03:36 PM
according to this site: http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html , the hi-vi b3s's are cheap and real good. i want to get a couple once they come back in stock at parts express.

PV Audio
05-16-2005, 06:02 PM
according to this site: http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html , the hi-vi b3s's are cheap and real good. i want to get a couple once they come back in stock at parts express.
yes they are VERY excellent. i am using them as mid/tweets in a pair. i was thinking about those alot..

JimJ
05-16-2005, 09:08 PM
Whatever route you choose, a good backloaded folded horn or mass-loaded transmission line are worthy of consideration.

The drivers I used (Fostex FE127E's) were around $36 apiece...

PV Audio
05-16-2005, 09:33 PM
Whatever route you choose, a good backloaded folded horn or mass-loaded transmission line are worthy of consideration.

The drivers I used (Fostex FE127E's) were around $36 apiece...
why rear loaded

JimJ
05-16-2005, 09:41 PM
Better midrange dispersion.

The same reason why I went with a bipole design for my bookshelves - makes the speakers a little harder to place for imaging, but firing the horn backwards gives you an apparent gain and makes for a more "diffuse" response.

PV Audio
05-17-2005, 05:18 PM
Better midrange dispersion.

The same reason why I went with a bipole design for my bookshelves - makes the speakers a little harder to place for imaging, but firing the horn backwards gives you an apparent gain and makes for a more "diffuse" response.
ok that makes sense. any designs?

JimJ
05-17-2005, 11:37 PM
Designs? None really, although http://www.omegaloudspeakers.com are commercially available versions of what I built.

Just go by the manufacturer's recommendations and what they say on DIYaudio (some guy did a nice writeup on a 15L BR cabinet for a FE127E, I incorporated some of his ideas in my project)...