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Thomas 1966's Avatar Thomas 1966
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I live on the island of Hawaii no stores like fry"s best buy ect. Shipping is high used is slim to none ect.
I am handy so i think i could do a good build if i follow someone elses proven plans.
This is what I am looking for I already have four jbl es250pk bought because cheap almost good enough but later I would want to ad one diy sub to the mix as I could keep buying the jbl's until i have a whole wall full and maybe never get that punch in the chest i am looking for but that would be much later

This is what I know I want so far

two towers best for music between 300 watts rms and 500 watts rms
I will cross at 60 or 80 so -3db at 60hz is ok
maybe sealed since I dont care about really low bass and am more concerned about very clean acurate sound
I like the idea of having a four way
can be very large have allot of room
I want very good tweeters not sure what two tweeters would be better
I want in your face 3d sound stage
crisp not dull sounding
tweeters and mids need to be able to keep up with my four subs now it sounds washed out by the subs
budget $500-$1,000 for electronics
room is 18x20x8ceiling

maybe something like
3 woofers
2 mids
1 tweeter
1 ultra high tweeter

if you have seen plans for towers very close to this please give me the link
I want some speakers i will want to use for many many years
Jay1's Avatar Jay1
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A lot of your requests dont really matter. Something like the Statements should fit what you want though

http://speakerdesignworks.com/Statements.html
Thomas 1966's Avatar Thomas 1966
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statements look like the way to go I just read up on how to do cross overs get the credit card and follow the plans and dream speakers for under $1,000
I may try these anyone like to add anything
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Here's another source for information on DIY loudspeaker construction:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/loudspeakers/
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statements look like the way to go I just read up on how to do cross overs get the credit card and follow the plans and dream speakers for under $1,000
I may try these anyone like to add anything
I did a pair for a friend and he loves them. They're a lot of work for your first project, so take your time and be patient if this is the route you choose.

My own personal use I'm going with SEOS & TD12M, but it doesn't fit everything you're after as far as number of drivers. What it will do is crisp clean sound with high efficiency. However, I'm building them for home theater primarily. I'll have more than enough headroom for my large room with this setup.

Here's a page with different setups: http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits.html

Statements are amazing, but as I said, a lot of work.
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I think Statements would be great, but if you wanted something else:

For your consideration:
ZDT 3.5: http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZDT3.5.html

ZA 5.5tt (scroll down to the 4-woofer system) http://www.zaphaudio.com/ZA5/

Tarkus https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/tarkus

Nao Note http://meniscusaudio.com/nao-note-p-1205.html
(although I think this uses an active crossover)
Thomas 1966's Avatar Thomas 1966
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I am an idiot about diy and a learning novice in speakers in general but I have a good feeling about the statements I really like the tweeter
and all the positive feedback so I will go with them when i am ready so I did not read any where about what watts rms so I know what size amp
200wpc 300wpc I have a denon 3312 so i do have pre outs for a amp
Jay1's Avatar Jay1
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It is a 4 ohm speaker with average sensitivity, so an amp in the 200-300 wpc range is a good bet. Finding a 2 channel amp with that power output should be pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/OSD-Audio-AMP300-2-Channel-Dual-Source/dp/B0028VG8QE/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357704843&sr=1-3&keywords=osd+amp
Thomas 1966's Avatar Thomas 1966
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checked out you tube video of statements he said he was running 600wpc had one hell of a stack of amps the video said mac amps so a amp rated at 300 wpc at 8 ohms is what i will buy but pricey
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checked out you tube video of statements he said he was running 600wpc had one hell of a stack of amps the video said mac amps so a amp rated at 300 wpc at 8 ohms is what i will buy but pricey

I would strongly consider this amplifier. I believe Statements will take quite a bit of power if you want.

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpa2
Jay1's Avatar Jay1
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It's still just a pair of RS225's. One could simply input the drivers into winisd in the specific volume/tuning used and see how much power is safe...
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