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post #1 of 5 Old 08-08-2014, 01:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Need sugestion on DIY speaker kits

Hi, This will be my first try of building a speaker, but I am confused in selecting the kits. I have a Bose Acoustimass 10 for enjoying movie that is powered by Onkyo NR 727. According to my experience the performance of Bose for listening music is awful. I have another receiver that is Yamaha rxv 595 but no speaker at this moment. I also have yamaha yst sw160 active woofer. I need a speaker that is suitable for enjoying classical music (classical and instrumental) where there is very clear high, mid range and reasonable low but not harsh and listening fatigue, soundstage and imaging are also important to me. I have a limited budget (500/600 $ including cabinet) so initially I was planing to buy a magnepan MMG but I could not decide as I have never heard any maggies. I have no knowledge or experience on electronics but I have good access to woodwork and soldering. I prefer floor-standing speaker. With this little bit explanation please give your valuable suggestion on my selection of kits
1. Swope Tower http://meniscusaudio.com/swope-tower-pair-p-1334.html
2. Speedster TMM http://meniscusaudio.com/speedster-pair-p-1393.html
3. Zaph|Audio ZA5.3t TMM Tower, Pair http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...mm-tower-pair/
4. Or any other that can fit onto my budget.
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How big is your space? What would be the distance from the speakers to your listening position?
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How big is your space? What would be the distance from the speakers to your listening position?
My room is 16 ft length x 14 ft width x 11 ft height and distance of listening position from the speaker is 12 ft. Thanks
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Play around with this: http://www.hometheatrebasics.com/hom...pl-calculator/

According to the specs, your receiver can put out 125 W. You don't have a huge space so any of the above speakers can probably get loud enough (i.e. you don't necessarily need a high efficiency speaker).

It sounds like your listening position is up against the wall. I would suggest, if possible, moving the listening position into the room more (like 1/3 in) since listening so close to the wall is not ideal (and the speaker shouldn't be too close to the wall, either).

For music, I would imagine the Speedster TMM would be pretty sweet because of the ribbon tweeter, but I haven't actually heard any of the speakers you listed. Maybe also ask around on the Parts Express forum.

I would suggest checking out the Finalist but I know it's above your budget.
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