home made speakers for music

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  1. JamesF

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    is there any good sites for help on this and softare thats easy to use for noobs.
    i was looking at useing vifa 1 inch D27TG-05-06 for tweeter and 2 vifa 6.5 inch M18WO-09-08
    Does anyone know where to get specs for these
    I was wondering what people thought of these drivers and where to cross over at??
    i have towers with 4 mids 5 inch and a tweeter and was wondering if more drivers will give me a more full sound to fill the room or will the above selection be ok.
    could i possible run the same as my original speakers ie m,t,m,m,m will this be ok , my original speakers are going to rears and i want to make a very musical pair of fronts
    any help would be greatly appreciated

    I posted this in wrong place before sorry
     
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    My preference for music speakers these days are full-range drivers. I'd recommend checking into EJ Jordan drivers or possibly Fostex. For low cost alternatives look at the Tangband W3-871S. Amazing little speaker. I put four of them into a tower and could listen to them for hours.
     
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    the only problem i have is , they have to be available in australia, which limits me to peerless,vifa,scan-speak
     
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    I found that building a speaker is a lot more difficult to get perfect than it seems. I recommend going with a kit or proven crossover design from the web. Then buy the drivers and components and there'll be less risk involved.

    Even if you use a high quality Vifa Driver, one simple mistake could make it sound very bad.

    An easy and good sounding first project is using a full range driver like the Jordan JX92S if those are available.
     
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    There is a distributor for Fostex in OZ. This link takes you to their site. You'll have to e-mail them for specific info as their Fostex link takes you to the Fostex International site. The FE103 is a great little speaker. Lots of construction info at full range forum.
     

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