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Adire Kit 51 Available

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Brian Tatnall, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Brian Tatnall

    Brian Tatnall Stunt Coordinator

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    Before it is announced on the Adire front page [​IMG]

    http://www.adireaudio.com/diy_audio/monitors/kit51.htm

    The KIT51 is here! Combine our great AV5 midwoofer, the Audax TM025F1 tweeter, and a small vented box with our own great crossover design and you end up with the KIT51.
     
  2. Mark Fitzsimmons

    Mark Fitzsimmons Supporting Actor

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    Anyone build one yet?

    I'm thinking about building a pair for dorm use with a Pioneer Elite A-35R. I just don't think they'd be too great without a subwoofer but may suffice for casual dorm listening.

    I do have Sennheiser 280Pro's for critical listening.
     
  3. David Giesbrecht

    David Giesbrecht Second Unit

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    My parents want me to build a pair of those and a shiva for there living room. Should be fun[​IMG]
     
  4. Scott Simonian

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    I am interested to know how they compair to the Kit81. I got to hear them at CES and I loved the way they sound.
     
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    Think they might make a center channel speaker to match the Kit51's?

    Maybe two AV5" drivers, an AV3" driver, and the Audax tweeter?

    This could work well as a small HT setup with a Shiva sub.

    I know the WAF factor would be much better for me. I'd prefer a complete A/V-3 or LCC and 281 setup, but size seems to be getting in the way.
     
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    A midrange isn't needed with the AV5 driver and you don't necessarily need two woofers... why not just turn a Kit51 on its side? (The crossover could be modified, if off-axis response is a concern. Adire did this with the Kit81 to make a center-specific speaker.)
     
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    Why is it that 3 way's are so popular in centers but not in main channel speakers?
     
  9. Michael R Price

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    It's to even out the horizontal off axis response by having the midrange produced from a point source instead of two places separated by several inches (comb filtering...). The off axis response problems aren't so bad with a single woofer except maybe around the crossover point.
     
  10. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    I may build a pair of these and run them off of a Pioneer Premier A-35R Integrated Amplifier for use as computer speakers for my college dorm. I understand the low end may be lacking, but I don't exactly have the space for a sub.
     
  11. Allen Ross

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    every dorm room has the room for a sub its just a matter of how bad you want it [​IMG] (says the man with a 9cuft tempest in his closet)
     
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    I'm pondering a Kit 51 + sub for my kitchen/dining area. I'm thinking of using the sub in place of the current TV stand in the corner. Could you fit a sub in your dorm room as a dual-use item?

    --Mike
     
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    Yeah: TV stand, coffee-table, bed-side table, etc.

    Kill two birds with the same cubic footage.

    --Mike
     
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    some talk about these 1.5 years ago, and nothing since.
    Anyone build a pair? I'm hald considering building a pair to use as mains. Maybe speakers would be a more appropriate forum.
     
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    bump
     
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    Not sure. I think that the kit 81 and 51 are going to be discontinued. The extremis 6.8 should replace both of them.
     
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    Ok, I ordered the kit a month ago and got parts in mid April. They sent me the wrong size terminal cups so I had to order some off eBay last week. The past couple days I put on a few coats of primer sealer and sanded them down yesterday morning. I screwed everything together and listened to them last night with my Atlas 12 sub w/ a Rythmik Audio 250W amp. They sound MUCH better than the small KLH's I have. Im satisfied.

    Now that the Adire line is discontinued, I dont know what center channel to get. Or move these as surround and build the Exodus kits for mains and center but much more $$$.
     

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