Originally Posted by chrapladm
DIY Synergy like Paul Spencer..........idea.
I am thinkingof trying to do a DR250for outdoor use with a small built in amp. I would mainly just use it for playing music across a basketball court. I was thinking of maybe the Jack12 but not sure if 50 watts would be very loud. Then you aded these DR's to your HT and now I really want to try some for my HT
Selah's are great looking combos. I am having to save up for my ultimate LA but in the mean time these DR00 and up seem perfect for me now.
My DR200's have been a pleasure to listen to so far. So far I like them for movies, and love them for music. I've noticed that during the louder scenes on movies that the dialog seems to get a bit difficult to hear. Not sure whether or not it's the lack of a center channel, or poor room acoustics. I'm guessing acoustics. Overall they sound really good. I think with some room treatments and some tweaking they will sound amazing.
I did try playing the Mass Effect 3 demo for PS3 at reference, and there were a couple scenes that shocked me with the sheer power of the DR's. Explosions that just seemed to send a shock wave through the room. Really gave me an idea of what these babies are capable of.
Keep in mind, This is after only having an hour or two of listening time at higher volumes in a completely untreated room.
I am having some buzzing from the first one I built that seems to be coming from one of the tweeters at the top of the array, but only at high volume levels, and only at certain frequencies. I haven't got around to trying to diagnose the problem yet. Bad tweet? Possibly a leak? It seems to happen in the 70-100hz range roughly, so I'm guessing it's not the tweeter itself. I'll have to sit down and spend some time with some test tones and get a better idea.
I will chime in again after I've had more time to enjoy and tweak. The verdict so far? For around $250 a piece, I have trouble imagining anything that can outperform these. If you can build them yourself, (or know a kindhearted woodworker who will do it for you.....P.I?
) they're worth the effort for sure.