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My Dayton 6' Rs towers..

I've been building lots of speakers these last few years, never really tried any of the dayton audio drivers. Did tons of reading and research "even" listened to a friends pair of speakers using a 8" dayton. Then wham I was addicted.

So I did a big order.

8 x RS180-8 7" Woofer's
4 x RS100-8 4" Mid-Woofers
2 x RS28A-4 1" Dome tweeter.

To be safe, I also ordered 2 x RS125-8 5" mid woofers, just in case the 4" can't keep up or go along with the rest of the design.

I started off with some google late night sketchup work, and created this.



I can't lie though, this photo did help me want to build something like it.



Then it was off to the cabinet shop to buy some 3/4" MDF, they even cut it for me, into manageable pices, so i can build this test box at home.



Next day i attacked the garage and started cutting.



Drivers arrived a few weeks later.



All the drivers lined up, not sure if i'm going with 5" mid bass drivers OR 4" i have the 4" ones mounted for now, but can swap them out for the 5".



More late night building,



Mounted all the drivers,



Then carried this big heavy 6' tall beast to my room. Not sure why, I have to drag it back down stairs this week to go measure and get driver data..

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I've been building lots of speakers these last few years, never really tried any of the dayton audio drivers. Did tons of reading and research "even" listened to a friends pair of speakers using a 8" dayton. Then wham I was addicted.

So I did a big order.

8 x RS180-8 7" Woofer's
4 x RS100-8 4" Mid-Woofers
2 x RS28A-4 1" Dome tweeter.

To be safe, I also ordered 2 x RS125-8 5" mid woofers, just in case the 4" can't keep up or go along with the rest of the design.

I started off with some google late night sketchup work, and created this.



I can't lie though, this photo did help me want to build something like it.



Then it was off to the cabinet shop to buy some 3/4" MDF, they even cut it for me, into manageable pices, so i can build this test box at home.



Next day i attacked the garage and started cutting.



Drivers arrived a few weeks later.



All the drivers lined up, not sure if i'm going with 5" mid bass drivers OR 4" i have the 4" ones mounted for now, but can swap them out for the 5".



More late night building,



Mounted all the drivers,



Then carried this big heavy 6' tall beast to my room. Not sure why, I have to drag it back down stairs this week to go measure and get driver data..

Are you planning to build a passive crossover for this?
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Nice! Cant wait to see how this turns out!
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Are you planning to build a passive crossover for this?
Yup, it's going to be a tough one, but fun ( i think )

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Nice! Cant wait to see how this turns out!
Thanks :0 already hooked the woofers up with no crossover and they sure have some serious punch.
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This thing should be a tank. Excited to watch the xover develop. What are the enclosures for the woofers tuned to?
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This thing should be a tank. Excited to watch the xover develop. What are the enclosures for the woofers tuned to?
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Got some measuring done

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What drew you to the rs28a?
I was trying to stay all Dayton drivers, that was the one goal, using all rs series and all dayton..
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Thinking about leaning towards a split up cabinet designs. Using 3 cabinets, would be much easier to move around and maybe better design..

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Except for test enclosures, I found that splitting them up wasn't worth the hassle.
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Except for test enclosures, I found that splitting them up wasn't worth the hassle.
I agree and disagree LOL I won't be moving them much thats for sure..

I personally really really like the look of this.

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I prefer the look and sound of the Dyn Sapphire, but that's just me.
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I prefer the look and sound of the Dyn Sapphire, but that's just me.
but but, thats only half the drivers i bought :P
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Progress update?

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Receiver : Denon x5200
Front Stage : Martin Logan Motion 60XTs/Elac Debut F5 Center
Surround Speakers : HTD Level 2 and 3 Towers
Subwooferage : Dual UM-18s/6 SI HT18s
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Progress update?
Not to many updates, i worked on the crossover much more, but im busy at home with "IT" stuff fixing servers and moving my domains and storage boxes around
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Not to many updates, i worked on the crossover much more, but im busy at home with "IT" stuff fixing servers and moving my domains and storage boxes around
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I have most of the box done, just need to CNC the baffle and then put braces inside.. Then do the pedestal..
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Lots of progress going on, here are a few photos, getting really close to final assembly and a STEREO matching pair :P

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yay

hows the crossover coming along?

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hows the crossover coming along?
That was designed last year. Just need to maybe do slight changes with new box.
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Just testing the Baffle :P
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'Tis a beautiful thing..
If you mentioned x-over points and slopes, I missed that part. Care to share?
Also, do you think the tweeter being single amongst the other pairs of drivers, do you anticipate any problems, say, at high SPL?
Thanks..
Again, great looking project.
*edit* I see the x-over info now, sorry bout that

Actually, I love tube amps..
I play guitars through them.
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'Tis a beautiful thing..
If you mentioned x-over points and slopes, I missed that part. Care to share?
Also, do you think the tweeter being single amongst the other pairs of drivers, do you anticipate any problems, say, at high SPL?
Thanks..
Again, great looking project.
*edit* I see the x-over info now, sorry bout that
Sal good :P I didn't have any issues measuring, & the tweeter did very well, actually i think its padded down a little too..
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Those look sweet!
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Those look sweet!
Thanks :P You should see all the hours of video editing I have done for them too :P
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Baffles are almost done ! Just a light sand & then off to paint !
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