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I am contemplating building a DIY Home Theater for my Xbox 360/Computer and have decided on these drivers

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=8818261.24572&pid=2038

 

Can anyone help me design a passive filter for those? I can get each driver for approximately $11. The purpose of this is to create a cheaper/better sounding solution that Klipsch's Promedia 5.1 system. Will 1 driver per channel have enough output to best the klipsch system or should I add 2 drivers for the front and left stereo channels and the centers?

 

How much do passive filters cost to produce?

 

What subwoofer would do well with these drivers and not drown them out...just right. Its main purpose is to replicate large explosions, so Sound Quality isnt of huge concern as its main purpose is home theater although I would like it to sound nice.

 

Would a Peerless XLS 12" mate nice with these? How are Dayton DVCs? How much power should I send the sub? I can get a Behringer Europower amplifier (ep2500 is 2400 watts @ 4ohms=$300, ep1500 is 1400 watts @ 4ohms=$250, and the a500 is 540 watts @ 8ohms = $180) Power really is limitless, the subwoofer is just the link. Does the A500 reference have noticeably better sound quality than the Europower?


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Would it benefit me at all to go with 7 channels? The Soundcard I will be using is either an M Audio Revolution 7.1 or 5.1 (only a slight difference) and itd only be about $20 more to add 2 more channels.

 

2 each for front left and right and center channel

1 each for rear channels


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Does anybody have any input on this?


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2 Peerless XLS 12s for $175 together vs 1 Dayton 12" HiFi $120

 

Powered by a Behringer Reference A500


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an operator will be with you shortly......


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Does anybody have anything to contribute? Any input on this? I have never worked with Home Theater.


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the difference between 5.1 and 7.1 is barely noticeble unless ur in a large room. i wouldn't waste the money. as for the filters, i have no idea! good luck.


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How about the subwoofer which was my main concern? Can anybody help me on that choice? I dont want it to overpower the mids.


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How about the subwoofer which was my main concern? Can anybody help me on that choice? I dont want it to overpower the mids.

go look at the 'your ht sub' thread to get an idea of what you might want. same thing on icixsound.com


refs= springy101 <-- ultimate buyer, jmanpc(sold stereo), pwnt by pat <---the ultimate installer, PV audio and ionsql(box designs), toxic tuan (crystal comps), hazardous0388 (8" TB's), backthepack(jbl1200.1), bamavoo (sold profile ap1000M), rashadd (box plans in time of need), bassaddictj (jl xr mids), louisiana_crx(traded amps for DD comps), revrider1 (traded tc sub for RE sub and amp), jcldallas24 (bought jbl 1200.1), boomsday (2.3 cu ft tuned to 32hz), UMWDawg92 (sold kenwood stereo)

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Those aren't diy subs. I would like to build my own. Do you have any recommendations?


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does anybody have any intelligent input...please stop with the glib remarks


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Those aren't diy subs. I would like to build my own. Do you have any recommendations?

did you even read through a few of the pages?? did u try the same one over at icix? tell me why none of those are do it yourself.


refs= springy101 <-- ultimate buyer, jmanpc(sold stereo), pwnt by pat <---the ultimate installer, PV audio and ionsql(box designs), toxic tuan (crystal comps), hazardous0388 (8" TB's), backthepack(jbl1200.1), bamavoo (sold profile ap1000M), rashadd (box plans in time of need), bassaddictj (jl xr mids), louisiana_crx(traded amps for DD comps), revrider1 (traded tc sub for RE sub and amp), jcldallas24 (bought jbl 1200.1), boomsday (2.3 cu ft tuned to 32hz), UMWDawg92 (sold kenwood stereo)

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Ascendat Audio Atlas

Adire Tempest

Adire Shiva


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Ive waded through most of that and I havent found what im looking for.

 

How low do Ascendant Audio Atlas's go?

 

I am familiar with Car Audio but not HT, how low would you normally port a box?


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Ive waded through most of that and I havent found what im looking for.

 

How low do Ascendant Audio Atlas's go?

 

I am familiar with Car Audio but not HT, how low would you normally port a box?

thad, what are you tryin to do man?? tell us. asking questions that don't seem to be related won't help anybody out. tell us your plans you have.

 

ok nevermind. i see


refs= springy101 <-- ultimate buyer, jmanpc(sold stereo), pwnt by pat <---the ultimate installer, PV audio and ionsql(box designs), toxic tuan (crystal comps), hazardous0388 (8" TB's), backthepack(jbl1200.1), bamavoo (sold profile ap1000M), rashadd (box plans in time of need), bassaddictj (jl xr mids), louisiana_crx(traded amps for DD comps), revrider1 (traded tc sub for RE sub and amp), jcldallas24 (bought jbl 1200.1), boomsday (2.3 cu ft tuned to 32hz), UMWDawg92 (sold kenwood stereo)

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get the a500 and a dayton dvc 12" tuned to 20Hz


refs= springy101 <-- ultimate buyer, jmanpc(sold stereo), pwnt by pat <---the ultimate installer, PV audio and ionsql(box designs), toxic tuan (crystal comps), hazardous0388 (8" TB's), backthepack(jbl1200.1), bamavoo (sold profile ap1000M), rashadd (box plans in time of need), bassaddictj (jl xr mids), louisiana_crx(traded amps for DD comps), revrider1 (traded tc sub for RE sub and amp), jcldallas24 (bought jbl 1200.1), boomsday (2.3 cu ft tuned to 32hz), UMWDawg92 (sold kenwood stereo)

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I am building a small budget home theater setup for my Xbox 360/Computer. I dont want to spend a fortune, but I may spend a little bit extra on the subwoofer than I normally would on a system. The main purpose of this is to build a system that is superior to a Klipsch Promedia 5.1/Logitech Z5500 system for around the same price.

 

I am going to do DIY, because I believe It is more gratifying and I will appreciate it more. Also I believe I will get more for my money, and it will be something that is completely custom.

 

Dylan has helped me so far with finding satellites. The Aurasound 3" Extended range 193s look great, they extend to 80hz. I can get them for roughly $11 and will not have to build xovers, as its only 1 driver. Dylan mentioned I would probably need a passive filter, Ive never heard of/worked with these and would like an explanation on these. Im assuming they use capacitors and what not that are usually affiliated with xovers. I am open to anything and would love to build them on my own...I just need a little bit of help along the way.


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Is the DVC the best option for under $100? How does it compare to the Atlas/Dayton Reference HiFi?

 

How much better overall would the subwoofer be if I threw an extra $300 at it?

 

IDMax/Avalanche paired with a Behringer Europower EP1500 (1400 watts) or EP2500 (2400 watts both at 4ohm)

~$250-280 + $250/$300

 

$500-600 overall compared to $300~325 for the Dayton/Atlas option with the A500


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What kind of output should I expect from a DVC? Hornloading is an option if it radically increases output and clarity, although it would occupy more space I am open to that.


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