Small, but good quality diy bookshelves.

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  1. Adam O

    Adam O Stunt Coordinator

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    Title pretty much says it all. Ill be integrating these with a sub already have so the sub 80Hz are not of concern with repsect to F response. Im looking for something on the smaller side, less than 12" high, 7-10" wide, 7-10" deep. It has to have a good, relatively flat, response, none of this crap with a 20dB dip/peak @ 12kHz - 13kHz for example[​IMG].
    Price range: if at all possible sub $250-$275.
    BTW, I would like to start off with one pair and add another pair for rears and a single unit up front some time in the future; if this matters
    BTW, should I consider designing my own speaker instead, will this save me money??[​IMG]
    Thanks, Adam
     
  2. Michael Hartwig

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    I think the speakers you are looking for are the Ed Frias ARdiy speaker:
    http://www.audioreview.com/Learncrx.aspx (if you also go to Discussions/ Tweaks, Diy and Mods you will see alot of postings about Ed's (EFE) speakers)
    I too live in Canada. I ordered all my speakers and electronic parts from Solens (in Quebec) and made my own cabs out of 1" MDF and 1/4" Baltic Birch veneer. The total cost with all the hardware and finishing was about $400 CAD.
    I have built about 5 pairs to date (for family) and am currently building a set of 6 for my brother who currently has Paradigms Reference 80s (he heard my speakers and was blown away by the clearity).
    I have 3 front mains (ARdiys) and a 15" diy Tempest sub. I am totally thrilled with my sound.
     
  3. Wes Nance

    Wes Nance Stunt Coordinator

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    Try speakerpage.com. They have a small bookshelf speaker that is highly regarded. I am building it now and a center channel. Under $100/pr- very good value for the money. . .

    Wes
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Wes,

    I should be installing the drivers for the bookshelfs (and maybe the towers) on Monday as well as assembling the cabinet for the center.

    Brian
     
  5. Hank Frankenberg

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    I just finished a pair of SCH's lowest-priced monitors, and they sound really good for the money. You could step up to their higher-priced monitors and still be within budget and have great sound/value.
    I'd buy three of their K05B50 now. That gets you your LCR to begin with, and under budget.
     
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    Hank,

    Keep in mind that SCH is currently out of stock on the tweeters used in the K05B50 and the center channel. But I imagine Ken should have those back in stock fairly shortly. Well, I'm off to the shop to assemble my first pair! We should have tunes by noon!

    Brian
     

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