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DIY front height speakers

Planning to add a front-height speakers by using an external amp coming from the pre-outs of a non-atmos Onkyo TX818.

What are the DIY speaker options that can achieve something like an SVS Prime Elevation but at a cheaper cost? Thinking about those 6.5" drivers from Parts Express.

I'd like to copy the slanted cabinet form factor of the Prime Elevation and prefer to build my own as I have some spare MDF board laying around.

My current speakers are all SVS (7.1)
SCS-01M (LCR)
SSS-01 (bipole rear surrounds)
SBS-01 (front-wide)
PB13Ultra and a JL12W7 DIY sub

Will there be a significant issue on panning sound if the front-height speakers are non-timber matched?

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Alllll-riiiiiight-teeeeee
another VS inquiry

and NO info about the room, distances, seating,
and budget

a quick search show
shows prime elevataions for only $200 but the prime elevation height effects are $400 -crutchfield

it's not my money but since we're just spaghetti testing anyway

https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-t...led-combo.html

yer done.

save the spare MDF for eventually throwing away . . .
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Alllll-riiiiiight-teeeeee
another VS inquiry

and NO info about the room, distances, seating,
and budget

a quick search show
shows prime elevataions for only $200 but the prime elevation height effects are $400 -crutchfield

it's not my money but since we're just spaghetti testing anyway

https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-t...led-combo.html

yer done.

save the spare MDF for eventually throwing away . . .
The room is 3100 cubic feet, the front height mounting distance is about 3.2 meters from the listening position and preferably cost below $200 for the drivers and x-overs.

I don't need a flat pack kit as I already have an MDF board.

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It's assumed you've searched the SVS owners thread
wrt comparative expectations . .

and looked around at DIY sites for kits wrt a tight budget

these don't have an angled cab

https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-a...-plus-kit.html

but sometimes a tight budget lends itself to creative solutions

while it seems they may not dig as deep as the SVS units,
as heights, that xo could be 100 or more
you don't want localized bass
and the notion / importance of "matched timbre" isn't much of a talking point in a discussion involving a $100 speaker,

which flavor of REQ do you have?

heights may not have that much info anyway
and when you say non-ATMOS, then there is no DSU
but I've found that NEO:X-using FH's can, source dependent, add to the front sound stage, using Audy XT32.

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I just finished 2 new back speakers using Mark Audio from Japan. Damn good full range (no coax or crossover) drivers at a great price. Have a new Anthem MRX720, haven't decided to do Atmos speakers yets. Good luck!

https://meniscusaudio.com/product/mark-audio-chp-70a-p/
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"The CHP-70 Gen. 2 will assist in the control of sharp or hard sounding compressed music
(digital) . This CHP delivers a tone that appeals to classic music enthusiasts using smaller
amplifiers. The off-axis and sound-spread of the CHP-70 is excellent. This driver is capable of
filling a room environment with an “easy listening” experience, especially for human voice. The
bass response from the CHP-70 Gen. 2 in a properly tuned box is excellent for this smaller
sized driver. Typically, in a Bass-Reflex or Vented box, lower responses close to 40Hz can be
obtained."

let us know how it goes . .

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