Got a few projects I'm going to be doing over the summer I figured I would document them here. I usually keep my projects to myself but figured, what the hey someone might be able to glean something useful.
I'm a pretty busy guy so updates and progress might be sporadic. Also, my wood working is mediocre at best so don't expect to see any overly fancy enclosures, plywood covered in Durtex will be about it.
First project is a budget 10in/CD LCR using a Eminence Deltalite 2510-4, and a PRV 290Py-S on a Dayton H6512 Waveguide.
I have waffled back and forth a bit on this project on whether to go active or passive. At first I was going to do active with a couple Minidsps. Hooked them up, started using them, heard how load they where on the compression driver, immediately disqualified them. I have a fair amount of passive components laying around so I figured that I would save the Mindsps for a future project on a much less sensitive speaker, and design a passive filter. Got a passive filter that I was pretty happy with and was going to go that direction. Then when I was browsing around ebay looking at clone amps and found a company that sells a clone of a Ashly Protea 4.8SP for $350 and shipped from Ohio. Haggled with them a bit, got down to $330, and pulled the trigger on it. So that should be here tomorrow sometime, and we will see how it goes. Attached below is a picture of my crappy scrap wood test box and response of the passive crossover at 0, 45, 60 at 2 1/2' respectively. Angles were approximate, and SPL differs slightly due to mic distance.
Second project will be a 5.2 system for the bedroom.
My wife is mobility limited so we spend quite a bit of time in here.
Haven't quite hashed this one out yet, subs will be a couple Alpines SWS 10's I have laying around in vented enclosures. I'm leaning towards Peerless XT25TG30 tweets and Dayton RS150 Mids for LCR and Surrounds, I've worked with both of these before and offer good price/performance. The system will be a mix of music/movies/tv/games. Needs to sound good, be relativity small, and doesn't need to play at reference, wife doesn't like it that loud anyways. I do, but have other places for that.
When these get done, who knows.
Last edited by BigJake82; 06-03-2019 at 06:42 PM.