DIY 2 front speakers... questions...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by al lout, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    It's being more than a year now since my DIY tempest sub. Now that I am itching to build the 2 front speakers. But first I have a few questions. I'm considering the A/V-3 from GR-Research. The pricing there is $329 for the kit and $64 for the sonicap upgrade. Other than that all I have to do is build the cabinets right? Do I need anything else like a solder or stuffs like that? I'm trying to budget myself to not go over $500 (including the shipping and finish in rosewood veneer). Is it possible for $500? The reason I'm considering the a/v-3 kit is becausing they do have a match center + surrounds that I will eventually build them. And also what will the a/v-3 compare to those comercial fronts (like paradigm studio 40 or 60, B&W 600 series)?

    Any other kit should I consider for $500 just for the 2 fronts right now (need to help match center/surrounds for later projects)? I'll eventually build the center and surounds. If this helps, my room size is about 14x16x8. I mostly watch dvd movies. I would said about 70/30 ht/music.

    Thanks for the help.

    Al,
     
  2. MarkRoberts

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    You will need a soldering iron to assemble the crossovers. Unless you are going to pay to have Danny at GR assemble them for you. I think that would put you over the budget. A corded soldering iron is only 10-20.00 depending on where you get it.
    So I would think you could do it for 500.00 or less. The shipping shouldn't be too bad. Go to GR's site then link over to the audiocircle forum you can find a post asking about reviews for the AV-3's, in there is a link to a review that may give you the info you are looking for as far as performance.
    I remember reading somewhere that Danny is having the xbl^2 technology incorporated into his M-130 drivers. You may want to give Danny a call and see how long it will be for them. As they may offer better performance as well.
     
  3. al lout

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    Thank you Mark for the heads up.
     
  4. Wendell

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    I built the av3 H/T package afew months ago, and you will not be disappointed. The kit comes with the solder also. all you need is to build the box and solder the crossover together.
     

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