After a lot of back an forwards I ended up building this design. I know I wanted big sound an high efficiency. This is a simple design, no crossover network, and a 8 inch full range speaker. If you have any questions please let me know. As always there’s a few thing I would do differently. Stay Safe out there
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@roblund7 I was looking at the Lii Audio 15s, the price kinda threw me off to be honest I know they would sound good. I got a great deal on the zenith speakers, I really don’t think he knew what he had. As far as the Voigt Pipes go, yes they are tall an heavy. I’m going to put castors on the bottom of mine so I can move them around more easily. I do enjoy listening to the music they put out.
Nice score On speakers! I went with a kit for my back loaded speakers due to the complexity of the design. Still very fiddly and took some time and careful planning. Cant go wrong with open baffle, low risk build with likely high rewards. I’m dabbling with the OB idea using Lii Audio 15s, but think my next project will be Voit pipes. Not sure if my room is big enough for the open baffle design. But will likely still try. Love my 8” horns but did tweak the response -2dB at 2800Hz with roon digital EQ—was hesitant to mess with “perceived” signal purity, however it just works. Old school meets new. Later added a Rel T/7x. Rel gets some hate from the earth quake crowd and I suppose the cost to output ratio is not the best, but I found them much more musical than SVS and others. Placement on the arc between the main speakers, offset 2/3rds from center Integrated best for me.
@Skunkie Im getting ready to try a Full Range Open Baffle speaker. I got the idea from (Glow In The Dark Audio) . I was able to find 2 Zenith 496z 852 speakers on eBay. They will be very easy to build. One 3/4x4x8 sheet of plywood. This speaker system has somewhat of a cult following. I’m going to find out what all the fuss is about. 😎 I’ll give ya a full report
I need to try a full range speaker build.
Thanks! Just got swamped with several other projects. Definitely a project for the new year! Looking forward to it. Love the sound of full range speakers with se tube amps.
@roblund7 I used 3/4 inch baltic Birch plywood an lined the cabinets with 1/4 inch standard plywood if I were to do it again I would use 3/4 inch Cheery faced plywood
Hey @roblund7 , I used the design from Teck Ingredients YouTube channel I followed it about as close possible. I used Flex Seal to glue the 1/4 inch liner in the speakers I’m not sure that’s even necessary. They do sound great though I used Tang Band w8 1772 full range speakers But I’m sure a Dayton full range speaker would sound good also I think you could make these speakers out of cardboard and they would sound good. Those guys in The Golden Age of Audio sure new what they were doing
Any design specs? What drivers? Would love to build a pair! Currently running Fostex BK 20 BLH kit from Madisound (Unfortunately not available now due to plywood costs) with Lii audio silver 8s. Full range. (Slight digital EQ in roon: -2dB @ 2800 Hz) A12 Class A EL34. Denafrips Aries II Dac. (Recently tried Topping D90. Good but doesn’t that’s the magic of the Aries. Notable difference). I recently integrated an REL T7 sub connected at speaker level. Absolutely magic! I just recently got off the high end solid-state merry-go-round. I’ve never been happier!
Wow!!! These make quite the statement. Maybe just an oil finish, quicker and less chance for disaster.
I really love this textured paint I used on my DIY speaker. I sanded them slick, filling small defects with wood putty and painted them textured black. BTW love the 2+2 :)
@Robby’s Music Robby they sound better than I could ever hoped for. They sound so good I’m kinda at a standstill. I don’t want to stop using them long enough to put a finish on them. Im kind of leaning towards a veneer. If I was to do again I would use Cheery Plywood. I used 3/4 inch Baltic Birch for the strength . I’m not sure that was necessary, but they do sound great !!!
Those are some wild looking speakers, hope they sound awesome.