Help with building towers from scratch- using Morel, etc...

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  1. KyleGS

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    Link to the woofer:
    Morel Woofer
    Link to the tweeter:
    Morel tweeter
    Link to the x-over:
    X-over
    Midrange/midbass- TBA later
    Thanks for all the help guys on my first post!!!!1st off- I'm on a strict budget. I am about to tackle for the first time some home stereo speakers. I've been involved in car audio for many years and want something to pair up with my M45 Yamaha stereo amp for my house. Can I buy the MDT30 tweeters from Morel, buy some good 4-5in midranges (from Vifa, Morel, etc) and a good woofer, match the recommended freq up with a pre-built 3-way crossover and run?!
    The Dayton three way x-over will crossover at the right freq. for the drivers (1600hz and 500hz) Will this work out? I know the morel has a low FS and likes to be x-overed pretty low. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Welcome Kyle. I am moving your post to a DIY section that discusses topics like this. You should get your answer there.
     
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    Looks like there is more to building speakers than I thought. Looks like more work than I am willing to do. Will Madisound build me some crossovers and do you guys know how for how much? Thanks
     
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    If you use drivers that Madisound sells, then they will do a LEAP crossover design for you, for around $60 if memory serves. I think they'll also suggest optimal enclosure volume.
     
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    The only really hard part about building a speaker is driver selection mated to a properly designed crossover. So have you considered just using a previously done design. There are a lot of free plans on the net and a lot of excellent kits that do everything but assembly for you.
    http://www.adireaudio.com/cd/monitors.htm
    http://www.madisound.com/kits.html
    http://www.gr-research.com/performer/av3.html
    http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_files/Projects2.htm
    http://www.northcreekmusic.com/#LoudspeakerKits
     

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