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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2017, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Rick Craig
CBT line array.

CBT line array.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2017, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Rick Craig
1" domes. There are actually eight 5.5" woofers...

1" domes. There are actually eight 5.5" woofers and sixteen tweeters.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-29-2017, 06:11 PM
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Views: 213
Posted By Rick Craig
CBT Center

Something for reference level systems.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-01-2017, 07:03 AM
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Views: 279
Posted By Rick Craig
I have a cabinetmaker but may be able to give you...

I have a cabinetmaker but may be able to give you some help. I can demo speakers if you would like to hear something. Feel free to send a PM here or shoot me an email.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2017, 09:10 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By Rick Craig
I'm in the area if you need any help.

I'm in the area if you need any help.
Forum: Speakers   12-06-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By Rick Craig
Thanks for your feedback on the site -...

Thanks for your feedback on the site - suggestions are always welcome. Since we do many custom variations it makes it difficult to present all the speakers without adding confusion to the navigation....
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By Rick Craig
The 70-20XR will cross the lowest of the three...

The 70-20XR will cross the lowest of the three tweeters but is slightly more directional vertically and horizontally in the top octaves due to the larger ribbon (the first number is the length (70mm)...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-14-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By Rick Craig
Please check my edited post. The response becomes...

Please check my edited post. The response becomes skewed for the woofer at 1" distance as the frequency wavelengths become shorter than the cone's diameter. It also affects the tweeter's response as...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-14-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By Rick Craig
1" distance is a nearfield measurement for the...

1" distance is a nearfield measurement for the woofer only and isn't accurate as a full-range test. You can easily test to see if there's a phase problem with the crossover. Set your microphone...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By Rick Craig
If you can find someone local that has the test...

If you can find someone local that has the test equipment and crossover software maybe they can help you. Parts Express or Madisound will have books as well if you want to learn more.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By Rick Craig
I meant passive but active would be a good option...

I meant passive but active would be a good option (though probably not economical).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-12-2016, 07:58 PM
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Views: 117
Posted By Rick Craig
The wire runs are fairly short so replacing them...

The wire runs are fairly short so replacing them won't really make a difference. Older electrolytics are the worst offenders as they can drift in value. Replacing the resistors is a good idea as...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-11-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By Rick Craig
The green caps are made by Roederstein and are...

The green caps are made by Roederstein and are probably made of mylar film. Overall decent parts quality; however, electrolytic caps can drift in value over several years.

The main problem here...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-03-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Rick Craig
As you move out from the center the output is...

As you move out from the center the output is reduced on each driver. This works along with the arc to control the beamwidth so side reflections don't create any problems.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-01-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Rick Craig
It's not that difficult to do with ten drivers;...

It's not that difficult to do with ten drivers; in fact, I'm presently working on a desktop CBT with four drivers which is working very well. The amount of shading depends on the number of driver...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Rick Craig
Yes, it's a CBT array with ten Aurasound 3"...

Yes, it's a CBT array with ten Aurasound 3" drivers and ten Fountek ribbons.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-26-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Rick Craig
Center Channel Array

Here's a cabinet built by a customer that turned out really nice. He's using a MiniDSP plate amp to drive it.
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 291
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Posted By Rick Craig
Center Channel Array

Something different...
Forum: Speakers   01-12-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Rick Craig
I've used a pair of Genelec 2-ways for mixing...

I've used a pair of Genelec 2-ways for mixing and have also designed speakers using coincident drivers like the LS50 so I have a pretty good idea of how they might compare. True, the active monitors...
Forum: Speakers   01-11-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Rick Craig
One thing to keep in mind is that the nearfield...

One thing to keep in mind is that the nearfield monitors are designed for close listening and some designs may not translate very well into a far field environment. Another consideration is output...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Rick Craig
[quote=Williams2;40524298] The shipping cost...

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The shipping cost can be moderate if you use postal which has a lower brokerage cost than UPS or Fed Ex. We have shipped to Canada using USPS with very few problems.
Forum: Speakers   01-05-2016, 01:19 PM
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Views: 144,801
Posted By Rick Craig
Is the ribbon element not replaceable on the OEM...

Is the ribbon element not replaceable on the OEM models? The 70-10D, 70-20XR, and 140-15D are all replaceable and it's fairly easy to do.
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rick Craig
I haven't heard the Chane speakers and looked at...

I haven't heard the Chane speakers and looked at their site but there are no measurement graphs. In what areas are you looking to upgrade?
Forum: Speakers   12-31-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rick Craig
Great comments! It was I that had mentioned JBL...

Great comments! It was I that had mentioned JBL and the LSR305. Though I've not listened to it or the M2 they both seem to be excellent products from what I've read. Within that type of format the M2...
Forum: Speakers   12-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rick Craig
As an ID manufacturer you might consider me to be...

As an ID manufacturer you might consider me to be biased but maybe I can shed some light on the subject. At the $2-2.5K price point any floorstander is going to have some tradeoffs made by the...
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