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post #1 of 40 Old 02-27-2014, 09:29 AM - Thread Starter
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Show me your completed SEOS Speaker Build (a collection of SEOS builds)

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE CONTINUALLY UPDATED.

I decided to put together this thread for all things SEOS. The goal, is to have a collection of build threads, photos, and other assorted information.I'm not sure how this will pan out, but we shall see over time
What I'm asking of you, is that if you have built or are building a SEOS based speaker, please post applicable information to this thread
1) A link to your build thread so that I can add it below
2) A brief statement or review of your design or of the kit. What's your impression? (If your build is in progress, you can edit your thread to include this when you are finished
3) A single photo to showcase your finished speaker (If your build is in progress, you can edit your thread to include this when you are finished 4
4)I'm also asking if people can put together posts (which I will re-link back to this main post) or link to a previous post/site which can be used almost as a FAQ. Things like "What is a wave guide" " What is the importance of constant directivity" "What is the advantage of high efficiency speakers" etc.

THE ORIGIN OF THE SEOS WAVEGUIDE
SEOS Waveguides and kits can be purchased from: DIYSoundGroup

SEOS 4 builds
rockironwebb's Fusion-4 QUAD4

SEOS 8 builds
mummykicks's alpha-8 minion
CodyO's Karma-8
K2sno311's Karma-8
JWagstaff's Fusion-8 Alchemy MTM
aaronlinkous's Fusion-8 Alchemy MTM
JWagstaff's Piano Black Fusion-8 Alchemy MTM

SEOS 10 builds
tuxedocivic's tux-1099 and 1096 design thread
Fatshaft's Tux-1099

SEOS 12 builds
turbosc297's Fusion-12 Tempest
atabea's Fusion-12 Tempest
amo76's Fusion-12 Tempest and Fusion-8 Alchemy MTM (SEOS 8)
filtor1's SEOS12 + AE TD12M
cogeng182's Fusion-10 Pure
Javas's Surround using Delta 10A
Java's SEOS 12+ 2512 Deltalite build
Sibuna's Fusion-12 Tempest and Fusion-10 Pure full HT build
MKtheater's Fusion-10 Pure
cuzed2's "Big Ugly Center"
AV Science Scales' SEOS12 + AETD12M
Scott C's SEOS 12 + 2512 Deltalite
mmarki's Fusion-10 Pure
nater1's Alpha-12 Zephyr
mhutchuns' Cheap Thrill
bwaslo's SEOS12+ AE TD12M
mtg90's SEOS12 + dual AE TD6M
mtg90's SEOS12 + AE TD12M
tuxedocivic's SEOS12 + Alpha8a
mtg90's SEOS12 + Faital Pro 12PR300
mtg90's SEOS12 + AE TD15M
BassThatHz's Cheap Thrills
Mrkazador's Sealed Fusion-12 Tempest
Shan87's Fusion-12 Tempest
Brad Horstkotte's SEOS-12 + JBL 2226
Java's SEOS12 + Eminence 2512
Brian6751's SEOS12 + AE 12TD12M
NichsHitachi's SEOS12 + Eminence Delta12LFA
likeamdman's SEOS12 + Eminence Delta 10A
dsl1's SEOS12 + Deltalite
robotbunny's SEOS12 + AE TD12M
351carlo's Fusion-10 Pure and Fusion-8
MrsSmither's Fusion-12 Tempest
autox320's Fusion-12 Tempest
aspd's Fusion-10 Max
beastaudio's SEOS12+ AE TD12X
Hot Grits's SEOS12 + AE TD12M
pgwalsh's SEOS12 + AE TD12M
Bud Heavy's SEOS Tempest
JWagstaff's Piano Black Fusion-12 Tempests, DIY stands, and magnetic grill

SEOS 15 builds
bwaslo's SEOS15 + AE TD15M
maxcooper's SEOS15+AE TD15M

FAQ/Additional Information
How to setup waveguide speakers (PDF)
"Why the SEOS is so good"

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There are tonnes of SEOS builds.

Here's mine...

1) Link:
BassThatHz's 7 seos12's, 7 cel-15's, 6 dayton um's, build thread

2) 7 Cheap Thrills Kits, but in custom boxes and 6 UM-15's as woofers, and a mix of active/passive circuitry with what is essentially four quad-monoblocks (33,600watts @ 4ohms into the seven).
Impressions thus far: Requires EQ to sound most-optimal but DAMN impressive for the PRICE. On par with my B&W N803's for SQ but... more efficient, much higher power handling, and louder too.

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Have a look here, I think I have all SEOS builds posted.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334432/master-index-of-diy-speaker-projects/0_100

 

 

1) http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461315/sealed-tempest-lcr-dual-one-pi-surround/0_100

 

2) DIY 1.1cu ft sealed Tempests. F3 is around 80-90hz. Can get loud with a receiver and sound clean.

 

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No build thread however I did want to post a few pics.

Fusion-12-2 coats of duratex and one coat to match the walls. My wife considered the cherry Polk RTiA9s and CSiA6 these replaced to be pretty and did not like the look of the Tempest. I operate on a function over form mentality but figured I will compromise and paint to match the walls. She still no like...

Yes, I have subs. 2 lilmikes F20's. Probably cant see them but I assure you they are in the room. ( wink.gif )







Still playing with the toe in (~30 degrees now) and need to run MCACC. Huge upgrade!
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Pretty sweet speaker stands!!! biggrin.gif
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Yea nice chairs you have there....😜
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Here's some of my build pics. I hijacked filter's thread, but should have done my own.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461749/seos-12-ae-td12m-project/150#post_23432336


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The picture makes them look more red then they are in reality. My house is full of dark cherry and mahogany wood. These speakers sound awesome. The longer I have them, the more I like them.
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Other threads like this on the theater side are titled Show me your XXX so why not "Show me your completed SEOS speakers" the community really needs this. I think if everyone added pictures of their Speakers with a review and a link to their build thread even if it is in the middle of their theater build like a lot are would be great. Then Erick can put a link on DYI Sound Group to the finished Pictures and Reviews
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Tempest Towers
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524687/tempest-towers-build-thread

At first I thought they sounded a little bright and hollow but after breaking them in I can say the Tempest sound absolutely amazing. These are in my HT room but I have actually found myself listening to a little bit of music just because of how awesome they sound. I really need a pair of these out by the pool!

I haven't found time yet, but I plan to take some measurements and add the results to my build thread.

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I received a great deal of positive feedback relative on my choice of speaker stands tongue.gif however I did build proper stands a weeks or so after completing the Fusion 12s.

The grey did not seem to fit the speakers. Went back to black.



I will eventually tuck the wires behind the baseboard (and replace the carpet).



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The stands are cool looking. However, it almost makes me wish the cabinets were the same color grey. That room looks like you're still building something?

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I just tried to edit the title, and the forum editor broke the first post. I need to spend time I don't have now trying to fix this cluster ****.
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The stands are cool looking. However, it almost makes me wish the cabinets were the same color grey. That room looks like you're still building something?
Thank you. I have a number of finishing touches to complete. Baseboard, carpet, a proper stage and perhaps a projector. Hoping to get things rolling this fall.
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Tempest Towers
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524687/te...s-build-thread

At first I thought they sounded a little bright and hollow but after breaking them in I can say the Tempest sound absolutely amazing. These are in my HT room but I have actually found myself listening to a little bit of music just because of how awesome they sound. I really need a pair of these out by the pool!

I haven't found time yet, but I plan to take some measurements and add the results to my build thread.

Bud is your screen AT? I was wondering because it looks likeif the center was behind the screen the frame would split between the tweeterand the woofer.
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Should be updated to this point
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i agree with you,I think if everyone added pictures of their Speakers with a review and a link to their build thread even if it is in the middle of their theater build like a lot are would be great. Then Erick can put a link on DYI Sound Group to the finished Pictures and Reviews.thank you [IMG]http://*******/8e9eFH[/IMG]
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Bud is your screen AT? I was wondering because it looks likeif the center was behind the screen the frame would split between the tweeterand the woofer.

It is a Seymour AT screen. Once I finish the room the speakers will be up off the floor behind the screen. The tweeter will be somewhere around 50" which will be ear level of my raised back row of seats.
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Bud is your screen AT? I was wondering because it looks likeif the center was behind the screen the frame would split between the tweeterand the woofer.

It is a Seymour AT screen. Once I finish the room the speakers will be up off the floor behind the screen. The tweeter will be somewhere around 50" which will be ear level of my raised back row of seats.
So the sub will be above the screen frame with the ports below it? I have the same situation and wanted to see how you handle it. Also since you have more volume in the speaker how did you tune for that or did you? I guess what I am asking is same cross over and same length ports?

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So the sub will be above the screen frame with the ports below it? I have the same situation and wanted to see how you handle it. Also since you have more volume in the speaker how did you tune for that or did you? I guess what I am asking is same cross over and same length ports?
I haven't decided how they will go behind the screen yet, but the box won't split the screen. I haven't started on the room yet so I can play with my riser height and how far up I want to mount the screen. I may end up having the towers upside down behind the screen when I am done.

I made the boxes taller and shallower keeping the same volume and port sizes as the original design.
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Mine is now 97% complete (as far as the speakers are concerned).

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Here's some of my build pics. I hijacked filter's thread, but should have done my own.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461749/se...#post_23432336





The picture makes them look more red then they are in reality. My house is full of dark cherry and mahogany wood. These speakers sound awesome. The longer I have them, the more I like them.
WOW... did those ever turn out nice, I love how you went with the slotted port. I personally think it looks so much better then having three huge fugly looking circular ports in the bottom. No offence to anyone with three rounds ports of course!...lol
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nice setup rebel!

i just wonder how you keep your ass planted in that seat, will all that spl coming at you from only 2 feet away?

( i keep envisioning that old maxwell commercial, with the guy sitting in his lounge chair and the sound is blowing his hair back )

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WOW... did those ever turn out nice, I love how you went with the slotted port. I personally think it looks so much better then having three huge fugly looking circular ports in the bottom. No offence to anyone with three rounds ports of course!...lol
Lots of people actually like the 3 ports. Makes the speaker look kind of mean.
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nice setup rebel!

i just wonder how you keep your ass planted in that seat, will all that spl coming at you from only 2 feet away?

( i keep envisioning that old maxwell commercial, with the guy sitting in his lounge chair and the sound is blowing his hair back )

The camera is a bit deceiving, since I have a huge Ikea desk. The FL/FR are actually 60" away from where I sit. The center/RL/RR are 48". Not ideal, but not totally ridiculous (IMO). When I move in a couple months I'll have a more ideal home theater room.

TBH though, it's not even the mains that blow me away. It's the dual UXL-18's and TC Sounds Epic 12".

I think I have the FL/FR at -6 in my UMC-1.
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Lots of people actually like the 3 ports. Makes the speaker look kind of mean.
I'm sure there is, IMO the slotted port is just a way cleaner look. I've always thought it looked better then the rounded port look, but to each their own right.
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I'm sure there is, IMO the slotted port is just a way cleaner look. I've always thought it looked better then the rounded port look, but to each their own right.

I've always enjoyed a cleaner look as well, that's why I put my ports on the bottom




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Well to be fair I did say that your SEOS build is the nicest one that I've personally ever seen. Those speakers look phenomenal.
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Well to be fair I did say that your SEOS build is the nicest one that I've personally ever seen. Those speakers look phenomenal.

You absolutely did and I appreciate it

Your four UXL's as well as your whole front stage are looking menacing! I bet it sounds fantastic. I'm currently building a SEOs Cinema-88 and 6 of the 10" coaxials so I'll have to start another thread once I'm ready.
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