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Hey all - looking to build some speakers that will be primarily used for music and occasionally for a movie here and there.

It looks like most here are building for home theaters which I guess technically still applies but I'm most interested in music for these speakers.

I would like to do 3, LCR, and depending on the speaker would also do a sub. Looking to spend under $2500 or so for the LCR.

What would you recommend in the DIY world with a focus on music and the occasional movie?

Oh, BTW - the center can be the same speaker as long as it is under 48" tall.

Thanks!
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Hey all - looking to build some speakers that will be primarily used for music and occasionally for a movie here and there.

It looks like most here are building for home theaters which I guess technically still applies but I'm most interested in music for these speakers.

I would like to do 3, LCR, and depending on the speaker would also do a sub. Looking to spend under $2500 or so for the LCR.

What would you recommend in the DIY world with a focus on music and the occasional movie?

Oh, BTW - the center can be the same speaker as long as it is under 48" tall.

Thanks!

Have you looked at this guy - https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-a...us-12-kit.html It says out of stock, but you might just want to send Erich a message if you are interested Its primary objective is music listening, but it has the sensitivity to achieve high dynamics for the occasional flick.

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I have been looking at the Helix Domes myself.

https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-a...aker-kits.html

Here is a comment on the Helix from a get together featuring many speakers including the Helix

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...l#post57899582

"Helix Dome HTs
All you guys that went to AXPONA yesterday? Yeah, the Helix Domes could have been playing blindly in one of the hotel rooms with $5,000 bookshelves next to them, and you would not have discerned any difference. Great speakers. "
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Hey all - looking to build some speakers that will be primarily used for music and occasionally for a movie here and there.

It looks like most here are building for home theaters which I guess technically still applies but I'm most interested in music for these speakers.

I would like to do 3, LCR, and depending on the speaker would also do a sub. Looking to spend under $2500 or so for the LCR.

What would you recommend in the DIY world with a focus on music and the occasional movie?

Oh, BTW - the center can be the same speaker as long as it is under 48" tall.

Thanks!
What level of DIY are you looking for? Everything put together, flat pack cabinet, you just assemble? Or something more complex? I'd recommend looking at http://www.selahaudio.com/ and https://www.css-audio.com/. For Selah, Rick can essentially put together a kit for whatever you're looking for - more than what is listed on his website.

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Why not provide more info of the totality of specs for your listening area,

sometimes things can get complicated
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you'll need to know where to compromise for the best initial bang for the3 buck . .

.02> 3 HTM12's . . .
those 15" SEOS horns are a joy, everytime. (those my F15's BTW)
AND, in "just" stereo with sub(s)
you'll get performance, clarity depth and on and on.
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Have you looked at this guy - https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-a...us-12-kit.html It says out of stock, but you might just want to send Erich a message if you are interested Its primary objective is music listening, but it has the sensitivity to achieve high dynamics for the occasional flick.
Got the last three headed to Missouri this past week...might come back in stock but not sure.
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Statements are always worth considering for music.
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And depending on budget and taste for complexity, Linkwitz LX521 is going to be hard to beat.
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Thanks everyone - My plan for the basement 'theater' is 3 HTM12s. Maybe I should do those 3 and see how they are with music?

The Maximus-12s look interesting. Would this do the trick for Movies and Music? Maybe I should do those rather than the HTM12s?

If I could only get my hands on some VR3s!

The kits from DIY Sound Group are likely what I'll go after. I only have basic wood working tools (and skills) so doing anything too crazy is painful.

I originally planned on the Titans for the basement (about 15x23x7.5) but I won't be ear-busting down there - just want a good movie experience with music secondary down there. It's upstairs where the music would be primary. The upstairs is pretty open and about 15x35x10.

So many kits, so many questions! Titan, HTMs, Maxiumus and even the Helix Dome MTM. What to do.....
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Read the reviews for the Maximus-12, the one titled Ridiculous should be of interest. The main advantage of the Maximus-12 is for music it does not need a sub to back it up. The HTM-12s would need a sub woofer to back them up for HT and music. Erich said the HT-12s might be preferred for music - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...l#post57924376 You would still need a sub woofer with them as well. The HTMs and HTs both sound good for music. I have asked a few members that have built the HTM-12s and they are pleased with them. The decision will be mostly driven by space and placement. If you have an AT screen, HTM and HTs are great for that application when paired with a good subwoofer. Lower ceilings, you will most likely want to stick with a wave guide that has a narrower vertical dispersion pattern. That will help reduce early reflections off the floor and ceiling.

If you are looking for a lengthy opinion on DIYSG kits take a look over here - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...l#post57544734

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Thanks everyone - My plan for the basement 'theater' is 3 HTM12s. Maybe I should do those 3 and see how they are with music?

The Maximus-12s look interesting. Would this do the trick for Movies and Music? Maybe I should do those rather than the HTM12s?

If I could only get my hands on some VR3s!

The kits from DIY Sound Group are likely what I'll go after. I only have basic wood working tools (and skills) so doing anything too crazy is painful.

I originally planned on the Titans for the basement (about 15x23x7.5) but I won't be ear-busting down there - just want a good movie experience with music secondary down there. It's upstairs where the music would be primary. The upstairs is pretty open and about 15x35x10.

So many kits, so many questions! Titan, HTMs, Maxiumus and even the Helix Dome MTM. What to do.....
I don't think you need wood working skills to do most of the DIYSG stuff. The flat packs and assemble xoves are worth every penny unless you just like building from scratch (which a bunch of guys on here do). I went through the same search and even though I have the Tempest 12's L/R and Alchemy 8 center I wanted something different. I do 90% music and an movie now and then so I wanted to try the Maximus. Should be here in a week or two and probably take my time putting it all together. From everything I've seen and read, they will do both HT and music very well.
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I have htm12s and love them but feel the 1099s are better for music.
The 3 way matters imo, but both are great.

IMO almost no speaker is great full range no subs.
I know there are some very expensive options that play to 20hz, but none can match what subs do imo.
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I have htm12s and love them but feel the 1099s are better for music.
The 3 way matters imo, but both are great.

IMO almost no speaker is great full range no subs.
I know there are some very expensive options that play to 20hz, but none can match what subs do imo.
I've always wondered what the 1899's sounded like by themselves (no subs). Based on Erich's description of them, they sound like a lot of fun. Even though they were the most expensive speaker on the DIYSG website, they looked to be very reasonable for what was included. Has anyone in this thread heard them?


I have 1299's for music and love them. I just can't say enough good things about DIYSG. Mike Greer - you'll be in great shape if you decide to go the DIYSG route!


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I've always wondered what the 1899's sounded like by themselves (no subs). Based on Erich's description of them, they sound like a lot of fun. Even though they were the most expensive speaker on the DIYSG website, they looked to be very reasonable for what was included. Has anyone in this thread heard them?


I have 1299's for music and love them. I just can't say enough good things about DIYSG. Mike Greer - you'll be in great shape if you decide to go the DIYSG route!


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My htm12s are now 1212s...so I am with you on the 1299 concept!

Gixerking and one other member have them. Gixer has an awesome thread for them and built 7! Debate then ensued (farcical) as to whether he should add them as Atmos too 😂

His report is yes indeed subs are not required,and as a few others like BTH have stated, there is an additional benefit/element to localized bass for each channel.

I banned Gixerking from participating in any comparison discussions because he always won lol!
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IMO almost no speaker is great full range no subs.
I know there are some very expensive options that play to 20hz, but none can match what subs do imo.

They are the exception to the rule, but JTR 215RTs will hang with pretty much any sub. Given, the placement is usually not ideal for subs, but they do have the capability. You also have to "pay to play."
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My htm12s are now 1212s...so I am with you on the 1299 concept!

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Umm, build thread or pics, or something to wet our whistle?!?! I had a mind to do the HT10's the same way, but went differently on direction. Guilty of not posting that thread myself lol, so pot calling out the kettle here.
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late to the party . .

the other side of the coin . .

what room is best for music?

this is a good match


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I would say that Javs' Modular Tower WMTW - 15FH520 / Beyma 12P80ND-V2 / TPL-150H must be amazing for music
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I would stay away from a compression driver / waveguide combo if music is your primary goal, or at least figure out a way to audition them against a dome tweeter design first. You’ll thank yourself in the end.
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I would stay away from a compression driver / waveguide combo if music is your primary goal, or at least figure out a way to audition them against a dome tweeter design first. You’ll thank yourself in the end.
They both have their advantages and disadvantages.

I wasn't overly happy with my SEOS's, I solved that by moving to active crossovers and adding a super tweeter above 10khz to avoid the waveguide resonances in that region at high powers. I also added beefier woofers (UM-15's) to extend the bass to 20hz or lower, as the default pro-woofer while efficient, didn't have much extension without adding significant THD in the vocal range as excursion and power climbed.

With those upgrades it is in some regards better than a B&W 800D now, and in other ways no so much. More dynamic, more efficient, louder, less strain and a crossover not residing in the ear-critical 3-5khz region.
With those modifications it closes in on the hi-fi gap significantly, like 70% vs 90%

The downside is that it doesn't look nearly as pretty, costs a good bit more than your stock DIYSG rig, but still a fraction of the cost of a 800D rig; the waveguides tend to project the sound away from the walls and towards the seating area, comparable to a flashlight vs an omnidirectional bulb that projects light in a wider soundstage; in a high reflective environment or a room that is narrow and long the waveguide would probably fair better with less "room sound".

There are some macro and micro differences in how to renders the sound as well. Neither good or bad in total summation, just different.
It's really Apples vs Oranges (both edible however. )

Perhaps "ideally" one should have two different rooms, one for movies and one for music.

The movie system being for high-SPL, aggressive explosions and rock concert loudness,
and the music system being for lower-SPL maximum-transparency and maximum-soundstage, perhaps ribbons or something...

Most people don't have that much budget or extra rooms to spare. That is something typically only a well off single-person or rich family-guy could afford to pull off.

Given the debt clock and millions of foodstampers, I'd imagine most are struggling just to put food on the table.

Compound-interest is the most deadly weapon man has EVER invented. Makes nukes look like a tonka toy...

The model is mathematically-unsustainable, and we are about to witness the final stages.

Anyone who has ever played Monopoly knows how this all ends, there is only ONE winner at the conclusion of this game of music-chairs, and his name is: Jeff Bezos

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Again i feel im a disciple of BTH for basically preaching 99% what i think.

I have 2 rooms, a semidedicated room highly treated for theater, with DIYSG stuff, and a living room designed for music without treatment and using Klipsch for fronts.

Long ago I read the dedicated room treatments thread and followed mostly Erskines theories, and he made clear that there are 2 different goals and maximizing both is not possible due to differing goals.

Having an untreated space for music does present differences and a livelier sound.

But I will go back to my main theme which is the room dominates everything. No matter if its treated or not, certain designs will be better and worse for a purpose in a given room.

That is why i am very hesitant to judge speaker quality, its hard to do without a b testing in multiple rooms.

I will always put forth that the room dominates over speaker design, always. Some designs wont work well in a given room. Some work well in most rooms.

But you really dont know what the speaker truly sounds like unless youve heard it in multiple rooms, because it will be different in each one.
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