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    yep im knew to home audio, i've been talking to allen at focal about some custom dyi speakers for the past couple of weeks. this is what we came up with.... phl 18" midwoofer,phl 6.5 midbass driver, and focal tweet . this will be in a ported box with a sealed seperate chamber for the mids and tweets. any body have any experience with phl and focal for home audio? alan at focal is gonna build some custom crossovers for my set up. i listen to heavy metal-never thought of using 18" woofers for the type of music i listen to. oh i plan on using adcom re amps and amplifiers. thie speaker i plan on building is 94 db







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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    Focal makes nice drivers...I'm not a huge fan of a 3way setup, but it sounds like this guy knows what he's doing.

    thie speaker i plan on building is 94 db
    What kind of enclosure are you using? If you're looking to get 94dB/W out out of a massive and complex 3way setup, you're going to need some very efficient cabinets.




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    i forsee front loaded folded horn in your future




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    That's about the only way to do it with inefficient drivers...

    I designed a 94dB/W speaker in a bass reflex cabinet, but the drivers themselves were very efficient to begin with.

    If you're using an 18", why not go open baffle?




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    That's about the only way to do it with inefficient drivers...

    I designed a 94dB/W speaker in a bass reflex cabinet, but the drivers themselves were very efficient to begin with.

    If you're using an 18", why not go open baffle?
    that would make sense, but it sounds like he wants a d'appolito style




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    im totally new at this home audio stuff- i spent about $750.00 on some decent polk floor stands and wasn't to impressed with metal music. the speakers sounded great in a 5.1 set up and easy listening music and sounded o.k not great for heavy metal. i called parts express(very unhelpful !!!) zalytron, focal,and madisound to try to find out what is a good system for metal- allen at focal was very helpful. he recommended the phl midbass drivers,focal tweet and 18" phl woofer- madisound recommended audox 6.5 midrange,fostex tw100 horn,and a 12" woofer(cant rember the brand,catalog in car).


    im looking to build a speaker that will get loud with little to none ditortion-and perfect for metal. im so cluseless when it comes to port size,box,design,and tweets for home audio-
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    i sure would like to know more about this stuff




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    ahh crap forgot to post the pics on the polk- so not satisfied for mrtal/////

    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/produc...=3&speaker=349




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    but it sounds like he wants a d'appolito style
    = MTM (mid-tweet-mid), "2.5" way using identical midbass/midwoofers and a single tweeter. Not quite what he had in mind

    Did Madisound recommend any enclosures? They generally have an excellent selection of manufacturer and project enclosures to try, I know I've seen 3-way designs on there before. That's where I got my info to start my own project.




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    = MTM (mid-tweet-mid), "2.5" way using identical midbass/midwoofers and a single tweeter. Not quite what he had in mind

    Did Madisound recommend any enclosures? They generally have an excellent selection of manufacturer and project enclosures to try, I know I've seen 3-way designs on there before. That's where I got my info to start my own project.
    madisound didnt recommend an enclosure,those guys i think frown against loud speakers. they were wineing about sound quality and hearing loss, when i asked them about building a floor standing 3-way speaker. to me building a speaker with dual 6.5 mid woofers and tweet paired up a seperate subwoofer isnt too appealing. i want that old school 3-way look. to build a box for that system allen at focal designed would be crazy as hell- the box is goona be 10 cubic ft just for the 18"s!!!!! mr.frost do you have any experiance or knowledge of phl?


    http://www.phlaudio.com/datasheets/17_pdf/1330_1290.pdf

    http://www.phlaudio.com/datasheets/46_pdf/7030.pdf




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    when i asked them about building a floor standing 3-way speaker.
    That surprises me, considering they have things like this: http://madisound.com/pdf/Kits/eton8.2kit.pdf on their site.

    No, I don't have any specific experience with PHL drivers...




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    if you built a system for metal only what would you build?




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    I'd build something that had a very strong midbass response...




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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    I'd build something that had a very strong midbass response...
    Yeah and smaller Sub, like dual 8's for that extra kick



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    Re: custom floor standing speaker-phl

    That's enclosure dependent.




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