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Garrett Lundy

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The purpose: A 5.1, maybe even a 6.1 or 7.1 HT speaker system. 100% movies/ 0% Music.

The goal: Every speaker having a frequency response of 20-20,000 hertz.

The questions:

What is a good beginner's DIY speaker guide? Book, website?

Wouldn't it be possible to attach a inexpensive (yet quality) subwoofer (such as the Sony SA-wm40) to a standard bookshelf speaker to make a full-range tower (For much less money)?

Assuming the above could be done, how about a dipole full-ranger? (For THX approved HT's)
 

TimForman

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Your goal is definitely possible. In most cases it would involve building three-way speaker systems.

Many people have enjoyed reading The Loudspeaker Cookbook by Vance Dickason.

What many DIY'ers have done when building up their HT system is to build two-way speakers for their mains and surrounds and a sub-woofer or two to reproduce the lower frequencies. In my case, my mains extend to 45 Hz, my subs extend way below 20 Hz. Since low frequencies are essentianly non-directional (the listener can't tell where the sound is coming from) this has been a good solution for me.

Check out Linkwitz Labs website for some interesting design ideas for dipole loudspeakers.
 

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