Thanks so much for the explanation. I'm excited to try out your design!
If I think that in a year I'll use an AT screen, would you recommend implementing that crossover change option? Or would one be okay letting AVR EQ handle the compensation?
Your message to the world of noobs that "we can do it!" has inspired me. With apprehension, I'm off to the hardware store to buy clamps sander, paint, etc. My boss doesn't know where his orbital sander is, and everyone else has vibrating sanders that I don't think I want to use. And no one seems to have large enough clamps.
Hey, maybe I'll get so good I'll be building them speakers later with these tools!
Yeah with the Paradigms, when I turn it up to -10 calibrated or higher, either the receiver is distorting, or the speakers can't handle more than 100w (which is about all they're rated for, however much that's worth), or a combination of both...because it'd get harsh around 94dB.
Yes I have the ADP-170s. I might move them to the back. I'd thought last year I'd compromise on bipoles for more direct than the dipoles. Due to my narrow room, I'd be interested in small in-walls. I like the SEOS providing uniform directivity, and firing the right speaker at the left seat, so that the closer right seat is off-axis but receives about the same level.
I think it's easy for the experts who've been doing this for year to lose sight over how daunting these projects can be for DIY noobs. Needed tools. The things that can go wrong, etc.
But Erich grouping the parts in kits, providing flat packs...the designers designing a speaker for every purpose...and great documentation on how to choose what, and then people like you explaining how to put it together and what the pitfalls are in the instructables -- it just makes it so much more accessible to a larger crowd. I was definitely intimidated last year and wouldn't have bitten. The Econowave massive thread and difficulty in finding high-sensitivity designs (they seemed to mostly cater to two channel fans?) put me off a bit. CHT and eD were bitter-sweet.
So I'm glad I finally found my next speakers! I'm going to try just the pair to see how that does in my narrow long room, heavily toed in like in Bill Waslo's article.
This is great stuff! You changed it from a "12-part documentary" to a "quick action film."
My only wants when watching it were things like "I wish he used two cameras so we could see what he's doing without his hands getting in the way."
Maybe for your next build:
Aside from those super high priority desires of mine...what a fantastic job you're doing with the docs and videos!