We have to make a decision for one the of the last models.
Here's what's done (or nearly done) right now along with flat packs.Three 8" models
that can be used for surrounds or mains using an EOS-8 waveguide like the 18-Sound XT-120.
Eminence 8" and the DNA-205 compression driver
B&C 8" and the DNA-205
Dayton Designer Series. This is still being ironed out. Possibly more of a narrow floor stander with a center channel/satellite option.
Possibly an 8" using the SEOS-12 as an in-wall design, or a very small enclosure.Three 10" models using the SEOS-12:
Beta-10 with the DNA-205 compression driver (very well priced)
Delta 10A with the DNA-205 compression driver. Same designer also made one with the DNA-350.
Dayton Designer Series in more of a tower type full range speaker.
Eventually someone may design something using a different woofer and one of he Eminence models will go away. I'm not sure just yet.
One 10" model that I'm doing for Zilch in limited numbers. It was one of this most liked and bets tested designs (before the SEOS project) using the Deltalite, the DE250, and the 18-Sound XT1086 waveguide. Any extra money from this will go to the Lung Cancer Association. I will be posting what type of receipt they give that shows that the donation was done. That way we don't have any one worrying like the AV123 scam that was going on a few years agoFive or seven 12" models using the SEOS-12
. Again, many are Eminence, but in the future it might make sense to narrow things down to popular choices.
12" Delta 12A with the DNA-350 (very well priced)
12" Definimax with the DNA-360
12" Delta Pro 12A with the DNA-360. Designed with a little more 'kick you in the chest' sound
12" Deltalite with the DNA-360
12" Dayton Designer Series in more of a tower type full range speaker
12" A&E model. I will get flat packs and crossover parts if needed
There was a design done using a 12" FaitalPro and the DNA-360. Not sure if I will make a kit just yet.Two 15" models using the SEOS-12
15" B&C with the DNA-360
Another well priced 15" model using the DNA-350
Other designs being worked out (flat packs, ect):
Two models using dual 6" woofers.
One model using four 4" woofers.
That's a total of 18-20 speaker designs right now.
I might be missing one or two.Here's where I need some input.
I want to do at least one JBL woofer design but there's debate over which woofer size to use. As you can see we have quite a few 12" models already done. And I'm sure there will be more coming with different woofer brands as time goes on. But it could be a little while. However, there's only two 15" designs right now.
To me, it seems to make sense to design around the JBL 15" woofer versus yet another 12" woofer design. Of course that would be quite an expensive speaker. This will likely be designed around the SEOS-15 and the SEOS-12 to give different options.
If this is the way we decide, I need to borrow a JBL 15" 2226 because Parts Express has been sold out of them for quite some time. And we've been waiting for them to come back in stock to get the design going, if we use the 15".
Whichever size is NOT used, don't worry, I'm sure it will eventually be used in a design. But I'm talking about the design we do right now.
So which do we do right now? 12" or 15" JBL.Edited by Erich H - 11/24/12 at 5:42pm