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    Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Well, next year I move into my college apartment and need some Audio to acompany it. I already built a sub using a TangBand 8 that I'm happy with that I'll probably use but now I need help on towers/bookshelfs. I have a set $50 5 1/4" Sony's that simply wont cut it. I've been lookin through PE and found a few projects that stood out such as:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...p-3/index.html
    http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...ah8/index.html
    http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...ilee/index.htm

    Guess I'm kinda looking for a tower to supliment that sub with any driver combo necessary. Price-wise, I'd like to keep it cheap like <$100 for the pair total. I'll take any advice or suggestions...really some education on what I should do...

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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    2 CSS FR125's? a bit over your budget tho..




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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Link? What are they?

    ^^^Sorry if thats newbish...

    EDIT: The one link I found through google looked like horn's for $150 a pair...that kosher?



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Will this also be a party setup??



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Quote Originally Posted by ballstothewall
    Will this also be a party setup??
    ...very much so...



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    i paid like $150 shipped for th pair of drivers..i have them in the "pawo" horns..pretty impressive for 2 4.5" speakers..

    http://www.acoustic-visions.com/~aco.../exodus_fr125/

    i wouldnt go for these if you want alot of output..they have alot for what they are, but not enough for something really loud or anything. sound very very nice tho




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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Well, I dont need excedingly (sp?) loud. I just want something clear, clean and impressive so that when the music does go up, it doesnt sound like arse. And in terms of loudness, I cant go too loud or I'll really **** of the neighbors with the sub....If its good for an elevated listening level with music, it'd probably suit my needs perfectly. Its going to be getting ~80-100 watts if that makes a difference.



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Quote Originally Posted by j3bus2k3
    Well, I dont need excedingly (sp?) loud. I just want something clear, clean and impressive so that when the music does go up, it doesnt sound like arse. And in terms of loudness, I cant go too loud or I'll really **** of the neighbors with the sub....If its good for an elevated listening level with music, it'd probably suit my needs perfectly. Its going to be getting ~80-100 watts if that makes a difference.
    i wouldnt feel comfortable sending them that much power..they were more than loud enough for me while i was living in an apartment tho. powered by maybe 30w's..off the marantz im messing with now (under-rated 50wrms) they got a good deal louder.

    heres a link to the design i used..

    http://www.audio-resolution.com/zhorn/fr125s.html

    heres a link to the ones i built..

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127655




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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Single tweeter with a 6"-8" Mid Woofer, or a Horn with a 10"-12". If you want more volume go with the horn.....







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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Hmm...well I think I may be ditching this receiver since it has no RCA preout for the sub...I was using a LOC for the sub so those aren't out of the picture as of yet...



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE
    Single tweeter with a 6"-8" Mid Woofer, or a Horn with a 10"-12". If you want more volume go with the horn.....

    Volume would be nice but sizewise how would that be? That woofer is bigger than ma' sub, and not to mention the size of the horn itself...



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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Here is what I am talking about.... Using PA parts to build a decent home stereo system. The way to go if you want volume and clarity.

    2 Different B&C Mid-Woofers 10" and 12".
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=294-658
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=294-660

    2 Different Horn Combos, that would go pretty good with those woofers....

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=294-600
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=294-620

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=290-442
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=290-552

    If you truly want to do something different than everyone else here, then there you go.....







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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE
    Here is what I am talking about.... Using PA parts to build a decent home stereo system. The way to go if you want volume and clarity.

    2 Different B&C Mid-Woofers 10" and 12".
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=294-658
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=294-660

    2 Different Horn Combos, that would go pretty good with those woofers....

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=294-600
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=294-620

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=290-442
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=290-552

    If you truly want to do something different than everyone else here, then there you go.....
    you not notice his budget?




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    Yea, I did. Maybe he wants to go a little over??? It's hard to recomend cheaper gear......







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    Re: Need Tower project ideas/help...

    I wouldnt mind going a little over but ****, that was about $150 per speaker, lol. Not to mention the enclosure for that combo is probably too big.

    What about smaller horns using 4 1/2" or 6 1/2" drivers? Pros, cons...?



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