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1000$ L/R Bookshelves?

Hello everybody.
I'm a long time reader of this category but never actually write anything, figured it wont hurt to get your opinions.
I would like to build a pair of bookshelves for about 1000$ (from start to finish, minus finish) that would outperform the ready alternatives at the same price category.
My only limitation however, is the height of the speaker. It cant be more than 30-35 cm (11-13 inches).
What design you guys can think of that will accomplish my needs?
I currently have an Onkyo 626 receiver and a cheap 2nd hand Yamaha pair with no sub so anything is an upgrade for me.
As to room size, it is 2.5m tall X 3 meters long X 4 meters tall so its roughly 10560 cubic feet.
System usage is 50% movies 50% music. when music is listened at an off-axis seating position.

I live in Israel, so I am not sure vendors apply but kits are welcome if they are still affordable after shipping.
If anything is unclear, let me know.

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That's only 1100cuft, about the size of a large bedroom.
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Exactly, actually, the system is intended to be placed in a large bedroom.
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I suggest checking out selah audio.

Current Setup
Onkyo TX-NR809
Selah SSR as mains
Custom Selah Sardonyx with scanspeak drivers as center
Mirage OMD-5 surrounds and rears
SI 18D2 Sealed Subwoofer

Overnight Sensations
Dayton Rs28/150s
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Jamey Wagner, Is there any specific design you are referring to?
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not sure diy makes sense for bookshelves.


http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-B203.../dp/B0002MRCLQ


definitely read through this thread.
Not DIY Budget Speakers ?

for $350 that's a pretty nice powered set.


then take the remaining funds and put it into subwoofage.

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Would it make sense to use active speakers like you linked to while i already have a reviver at my disposal?
The fund allocation you suggest is rather unusual to me, but maybe that is just me.
Would you see profit in terms of SQ from building a sub with the rest of the money?
If going DIY is not recommended, I would prefer passive speakers, any suggestions?

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It would be nice if you could build some RAAL tweeter and Seas woofer speakers, but, that would require you to build & design the crossover. You might look into the Statement Monitors.
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How involved is designing a crossover?
Could you link to a build thread of similar speakers?
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This is a topic which might get some traction over at the Parts Express board as well. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ech-Talk-Forum


You might be able to a pair Jeff Bagby Continuums with a slightly shorter box. You can also look over some of the kits at Meniscus for ideas: http://meniscusaudio.com/kits-c-133.html


You might also consider a small sub to pair with whatever speakers you build. Depends on what you select and how your budget works out.
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I was looking at the Overnight Sensations builds out there, and it looks just what i pictured size wise. any thoughts on it?
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Selah Audio has a few kits that use tge RAAL tweeter. Imo, the Statement's ribbon is not as refined as the OEM or large RAAL.

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I was looking at the Overnight Sensations builds out there, and it looks just what i pictured size wise. any thoughts on it?
They are decent speakers, I suppose, but. They can not offer the same sound quality as the Statement Monitors, Mini statements, or those other speakers that were just mentioned to have been designed by Jeff B.
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They are decent speakers, I suppose, but. They can not offer the same sound quality as the Statement Monitors, Mini statements, or those other speakers that were just mentioned to have been designed by Jeff B.
I agree, but those kits that I was able to find do not include the cabinets and to me it is to intimidating to do myself. might make sense to get myself the Overnight sensations kit and a nice subwoofer, or maybe a center channel.
But there was one thing i did not understand from the instruction video. how is he holding the port at the correct length?
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