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Originally Posted by PhilharmonicDennis
Well, I just did a crossover mod to the Monoprice $140/pr
minitowers, and they sound really good. Not a lot of bass extension, but otherwise they're very clean and balanced. You should certainly be able to design a first class tower with a budget limit of $50 per driver. Seas has lots of fine tweeters in the $30-$40 range, and there are many smooth 3"-4" midranges that would fit within the budget (like the $18 BMR). You should be able to save enough on those drivers to spend a bit more on the woofers. The crossovers wouldn't be cheap, and there's always the cabinet price, but the driver component doesn't need to be all that expensive. You could certainly get even better sound and deeper bass by spending more on the drivers, but you will run into steeply diminishing returns very quickly.
Dennis, these I assume...
Can I assume that they don't hit anywhere near the suggested 40 hz target? Obviously, a really cheap tower, did you feel the crossover was the weakest link?
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver
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