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I am planning on building 5 Tritrix for L/C/R and surrounds and have a few questions.

1.) Are Tritrix good for surround duties? Perhaps the ported versions for the fronts and center channel type build for surrounds unported?

2.) Is there any specific reason they are made with MDF or is any other type
of possibly solid wood ok to use?

3.) I priced the parts for a single center channel and it is only 20 dollars less than the kit to build 2. Why wouldn't I buy the kit for 2? What would I do witht the left over parts?
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I can help on some of the info.

1) For surround you could do the MT layout instead of MTM.
http://speakerdesignworks.com/TritrixMT_pg_1.html

2) MDF or a very high layer count quality plywood are the most used

3) If you go with MT for surrounds and the MTM for the front 3, you can buy 2 kits and then just add a few additional parts to get 5 speakers in total.

Here's the designers site for the MTM options also.
http://speakerdesignworks.com/Tritrix_pg_1.html
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To answer question 3, just go 6.1 or of you're interested I would consider going halvesies because I want to build a center channel :-P
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I can help on some of the info.

1) For surround you could do the MT layout instead of MTM.
http://speakerdesignworks.com/TritrixMT_pg_1.html

2) MDF or a very high layer count quality plywood are the most used

3) If you go with MT for surrounds and the MTM for the front 3, you can buy 2 kits and then just add a few additional parts to get 5 speakers in total.

Here's the designers site for the MTM options also.
http://speakerdesignworks.com/Tritrix_pg_1.html

Awesome thanks for the MT link =)
What I meant was that the MT's and the center channel MTM are both small enough for me to make out of a solid wood IE: pine or fir or something.

For the front L/R I would buy the full kits and make them or even then possibly join some solid wood boards together and make them for a mor consistent look.
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I am planning on building 5 Tritrix for L/C/R and surrounds and have a few questions.

1.) Are Tritrix good for surround duties? Perhaps the ported versions for the fronts and center channel type build for surrounds unported?

Definitely. I have sealed MT for surrounds, ported MTM center, and the TL Knock Down kits for fronts.

2.) Is there any specific reason they are made with MDF or is any other type
of possibly solid wood ok to use?

MDF is cheap, glues up easily, and is solid.

3.) I priced the parts for a single center channel and it is only 20 dollars less than the kit to build 2. Why wouldn't I buy the kit for 2? What would I do witht the left over parts?

I bought the kits and then added the extra xo parts and tweeters. What I didn't realize is that the MT design uses a different xo set up than the MTM design. I use the MT's for surrounds, sealed. They sound fine and according to Curt, the speaker designer, it is not really an issue especially used as surrounds. They are a great sounding speaker design for low cost. I have around 900.00 for all 5 speakers and a THT sub and am 100% happy with the results.
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What kind of power are you feeding those? Ive been contemplating building this design, but I can never find a solid word on power handling.
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I'm using an Onkyo 507. I haven't noticed distortion even at near max volume on the avr.
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