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post #1 of 411
Thread Starter 
Two of these $220
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=294-605

Two of these $70
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-7069

So that is a $290 investment.

60 RMS @ 8 handling.
109db per watt.
Is that figure before or after the horn? eek.gif

That sounds very LOUD compared to what I have now, especially considering that I have two 500w@8 monoblocks to feed them eek.gif

If I were to buy such a thing, my concern is not the SPL, but rather the SQ.

Would it really be an upgrade for critical music listening or is it just a loud party tweeter?

The last thing I want is some screechy/honky sounding tops, and be shorted $300.
(I would activate my PV-215 if I wanted that.)

That said, I could... use a nice sounding "party" tweeter as well (Which my PV's are not).

I'm sitting on the fence.
It looks good on Paper. but does anyone have a video of these things in operation?
or more specifically, an A/B comparison video against a regular dome system?

I hate buying everything completely blind and trusting some sheet of paper/chart like it's the word of GOD (metaphorically speaking).
post #2 of 411
Have you been following the SEOS project at all?
Isn't this just the SEOS waveguide with a DE-250?
DE-250 is the same driver as the Denovo-360 from Erich and sounds great (I use one in the upgraded 4 pis)

I wasn't aware parts express starting stocking them eek.gif
post #3 of 411
yea the 12 in SEOS horns showed up in the PE catalog a few months ago
also yes the B&C is the same as the DNA-360, check out the diysoundgroup page. many different options people have built stuff with most of the popular 12 in woofers
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post #5 of 411
The more important question is what woofer and crossover are you going to use?
post #6 of 411
It'll sound good if used properly. If used inappropriately (ie. text book cross over to wild woofer) then it'll sound like poo. That's pretty much any tweeter though, so ya, it's good wink.gif

Check out Erich's kits. If you want a lot of output, the Fusion 15 seems to be very popular.
post #7 of 411
Better late than never, I guess. wink.gif
post #8 of 411
after you add CD Compensation it will.be more like 98 dB. BTW it works great withthe Celestion 15" Pro wooferthat PE has on buyout.
post #9 of 411
LOL


I have the Bwaslo 12" deltalite and dna360 and really enjoy them

I would love to have 15" with an AE td15m though...
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/forum/index.php?topic=182.0
post #10 of 411
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Originally Posted by bwaslo View Post

after you add CD Compensation it will.be more like 98 dB. BTW it works great withthe Celestion 15" Pro wooferthat PE has on buyout.

Has anyone worked up a xover?
post #11 of 411
Thread Starter 
Here's Sarah McLachlan - Silence with 33kW.
Nobody could stand being in the room if the tweets were any louder! eek.gif Good lord, what do you guys do with such tweeters? You could kill or LRAD-paralyze a humming bird or small-fury-animals from 100ft away eek.gif
Only metal heads would like such a thing, and still be stone deaf after just one day's use.

But one thing is for certain, the tweeter will blow before my monoblocks ever decide to clip as it also does 1000watts@4, and I only use it for frequencies above 400hz.
Three monoblocks: L, C, R


post #12 of 411
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Originally Posted by BassThatHz View Post

Only metal heads would like such a thing,

lol you could not be more right
post #13 of 411
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Originally Posted by zhillsguy View Post

Has anyone worked up a xover?

Yes, Bwaslo made up a crossover for that woofer and the DNA-350. The speaker is quite good with an incredibly cost/performance ratio that would be nearly impossible to beat. I've got the prototype at my shop and it's clean and loud! I like it a lot.

I just asked him a few days ago about posting the design, so it will be up by the end of the week. I have to price the front baffles to get the total cost.
post #14 of 411
Thanks Erich.......

Against my better judgement I ordered two of the Celestions.....smile.gif
post #15 of 411
I'll be getting the kit lined up next week and will try to package everything in one box for easy and cheaper shipping.
post #16 of 411
Erich

Any idea on a price range? Might have to buy a couple of these.
post #17 of 411
I'm pretty sure they're around $200. I'll have to get things boxed up to figure package material costs. Hopefully I can get both woofers, baffles, waveguides, CD's and crossover parts in one box. If so, then that would help with shipping costs. That would be a fairly big box though.

I can say that I like them better than the Designer Series model that I've been listening to for a while. The woofer is quite nice and the speaker sounds really good. They still need a subwoofer unless you build a bigger ported box.
Edited by Erich H - 5/7/13 at 7:16pm
post #18 of 411
You have my attention.
post #19 of 411
Thread Starter 
I've been a very bad boy wink.gif

Part's Express didn't have enough stock for 7 full kits, first time I ran into their limits eek.gif
I could "only" get this... biggrin.gif

post #20 of 411
Nice! Are you pairing all that with the DIY soundgroup kit?
post #21 of 411
I dunno, I like to crank up the Noesis on occasion. That CD actually will make you blink when it hits certain frequency's at a high volume. It's a weird feeling and it's strange that it's freaking impossible to keep your eyes open lol. I've had lots of people say the same thing that have come by for a listen. I can turn them u crazy loud but the bass is so loud at that volume it makes the ceiling tiles shake out of their tracks lol.
post #22 of 411
Oh hell yeah! I will say I am glad I ordered all my crossover bits before you did. tongue.gif
post #23 of 411
Thread Starter 
I'll be giving them (up to) 10,000watts.

I like my sound loud-ish. I have a tendency to blow regular domed tweeters. biggrin.gif

Up to 200w on each the 4 rears, 1000w on the center, and 4200w on each of the mains.
The speakers will change but the amps will remain the same, for now...
post #24 of 411
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Originally Posted by BassThatHz View Post


Up to 200w on each the 4 rears, 1000w on the center, and 4200w on each of the mains.
The speakers will change but the amps will remain the same, for now...

So you're giving them 200 watts with 4,000 watts of reserve, lol.
post #25 of 411
4200 watts per speaker? I see many blown components in your future. wink.gif
post #26 of 411
is there a reason you ordered it all off PE instead of as kit's from diysoundgroup? Isn't it cheaper from diysoundgroup?
post #27 of 411
Well going to the SEOS over what you have will certainly get you a lot louder and clearer.
post #28 of 411
im not sure feeding 4200 watts to these is going to do anything besides start a fire
post #29 of 411
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Originally Posted by JWagstaff View Post

is there a reason you ordered it all off PE instead of as kit's from diysoundgroup? Isn't it cheaper from diysoundgroup?


To keep prices low, I'm helping with the front baffles, the waveguides, and the compression driver. The other components are so cheap that they won't help cover free shipping, so it makes sense to just order the woofer and crossover parts from PE because they will ship for free over $100 anyway.


By the way, these speakers have been named 'Cheap Thrills' by forum member Face. I think it's a good name. biggrin.gif
post #30 of 411
Cheap Thrills. nice name.

they really are nice woofers. im bummed i wont be doing anything with them for a while. i bet they sound awesome.
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