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Hi All -

Does anyone have any suggestions for a Budget (~200) kit or DIY setup that will go nicely with the Dayton HTP-3 5.1 package? I want to add a set of L/R mains to bring this to a 7.1 set. Looking for a TMM configuration preferably.

Heres the breakdown:

Receiver: HK AVR3600
Center: Dayton CCS-33
Surround: Dayton SAT-BK
Subwoofer: Dayton SUB-1200

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I'd go with the Overnight Sensations MTM if it were me.

Meniscus will build the crossovers for you if you want.
http://meniscusaudio.com/overnight-sensation-p-1275.html

Erich will supply the cabinets if you want
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/flat-packs-1/os-mtm-flat-pack.html
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I'd go with the Overnight Sensations MTM if it were me.
Meniscus will build the crossovers for you if you want.
http://meniscusaudio.com/overnight-sensation-p-1275.html
Erich will supply the cabinets if you want
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/flat-packs-1/os-mtm-flat-pack.html

Thanks, I was looking at the ONS near field monitors a while back, so these are closer to what Im looking for, but not quite. Im a little skeptical of the 4" woofers. I think Id rather stay with at least 5.25 if not 6.5. Also, I think Id want just a little more power handling. But thanks for teh suggestion, and I will certainly keep it in mind if nothing else really fits perfectly.
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MTM seems to be a more popular configuration. If you can stretch the budget I'd look at the aviatrix.

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It might stretch the budget a tad, but I have to thro in the tritrix as a solid choice. The transmission line kit (drivers, crossovers, and box kit) is $259, however out of stock at the moment.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-702

However, the components alone (no box) can be bought for $140:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-700

Also out of stock, but the tritrix is a great kit.
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MTM seems to be a more popular configuration. If you can stretch the budget I'd look at the aviatrix.
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MTM config is fine as well. The aviatrix look nice and definitely fit my wants except for being slightly over budget. I was thinking about maybe trying a sealed TriTrix also. Not sure.
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Thanks, I was looking at the ONS near field monitors a while back, so these are closer to what Im looking for, but not quite. Im a little skeptical of the 4" woofers. I think Id rather stay with at least 5.25 if not 6.5. Also, I think Id want just a little more power handling. But thanks for teh suggestion, and I will certainly keep it in mind if nothing else really fits perfectly.

What part about the size of a driver scares you? You have a sub so extension is likely not your primary concern I assume. Paul states he has pushed the MTM to 99db with no problems. Unless you budget is increased I don't see a decidedly better choice. Maybe look at MTG's 8" design on diysoundgroup.com. You're up to $300 for a pair though.
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i just built a pair of OS MTMs and you really don't need to worry about the 4 inch drivers if you are using a sub, even without a sub in a 2.0 setup they have more bass then one would expect
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What part about the size of a driver scares you? You have a sub so extension is likely not your primary concern I assume. Paul states he has pushed the MTM to 99db with no problems. Unless you budget is increased I don't see a decidedly better choice. Maybe look at MTG's 8" design on diysoundgroup.com. You're up to $300 for a pair though.

I know its not a hard and fast rule, but I feel that smaller speakers lack a certain authority, and conversely, too large a woofer lacks clarity. My preferred size is in the 5.25 to 6.5 range. That being said, I will strongly consider the ONS MTMs, since everything else seems to be out of stock, although I must be honest, the aviatrix really has my interest.
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It's not a kit and it's not a TMM, but if you like 6.5" woofers, there's the WAF-2.y which uses the Dayton DS-175. Erich was going to make it a kit. Comes in under budget, but like I said, it's not a kit and it doesn't include wood costs. I've heard the OS and these have way more "authority". Erich is busy right now, but if you're lucky he may be able to tell you if a kit is coming for these.

Third speaker down:

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/forum/index.php?topic=37.0
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