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Noman74656's Avatar Noman74656
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Hi All,

I purchased some speakers that use ribbon tweeters a while back for a small 2.1 setup upstairs, and absolutely love the sound. I am getting an itch to change up my home theater speakers, but want to go the DIY route this time around. Are there any speaker kits that use a ribbon tweeter like this? I am pretty new to DIY...

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-amt-mini-8-air-motion-transformer-tweeter-8-ohm--275-095

I've also been very tempted by the SEOS flat packs from www.diysoundgroup.com. I've never heard a horn tweeter though.

I'm at the planning / speculation stage right now, so I hope to build something sometime next year. If you have pictures of ribbon tweeter DIY setup, I would love to see them!
cookieattk's Avatar cookieattk
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https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/speedster
tomagardner's Avatar tomagardner
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Several of Rick Craig's kits use ribbon tweeters.
http://www.selahaudio.com/id268.html
chalugadp's Avatar chalugadp
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Here is a good one
http://meniscusaudio.com/er18mtm-ribbon-pair-p-1323.html
Their are a couple others on this site.
Kimeran's Avatar Kimeran
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Originally Posted by tomagardner View Post

Several of Rick Craig's kits use ribbon tweeters.
http://www.selahaudio.com/id268.html

THATS the one I was looking for to link the other day.

Thanks for linking that for my reference. His Magnifico looks like a really nice center.
Noman74656's Avatar Noman74656
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These ideas are great! I'd been having a hard time finding them on my own.
Noman74656's Avatar Noman74656
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I think I have finally decided what route to take smile.gif

I want to modify some speakers my dad recently gave me that he modified when the main woofer went out many years ago. These are some older Infinity bookshelf speakers. Basically, I plan to replace the tweeter, woofer, and crossover with the components from the Speedster kit from Meniscus Audio.

The Infinity cabinet measurements are 7.5" W / 12.5" H / 6.5" D

The Speeder cabinet measurements are 6" W / 10" H / 8.5" D

Should I be concerned much about the increased area of the front baffle? The current holes also might be farther apart than what they would be on the Speeder cabinet. Does anyone have any insight as to how this might affect the sound?

Hopefully I can begin gutting the cabinets soon! I took some pics of the Infinities, but my iPhone with photo stream and syncing with the computer is not jiving tonight.
Martycool007's Avatar Martycool007
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Won't work. In order for the crossover to be accurate, being that it is a pre-made crossover, you need to keep the baffle width and the driver spacing the same. Are you capable of cutting wood and routing out the holes for a totally new enclosure? It's not hard if you have the proper tools such as a router and a table saw or circular saw!
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Won't work. In order for the crossover to be accurate, being that it is a pre-made crossover, you need to keep the baffle width and the driver spacing the same. Are you capable of cutting wood and routing out the holes for a totally new enclosure? It's not hard if you have the proper tools such as a router and a table saw or circular saw!

I was afraid of something like that frown.gif I don't know if it would be worth it to cut the cabinet down since the front sides of the baffle have a big round-over on them. The cabinet is also seem to have some sort of laminated finish, so I don't know if that would react too well to cutting. I would probably be better off building a new cabinet at that point.
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