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I saw this kit listed in a few places and figured I would place it over in case anyone was interested. The gentleman who designed this kit (Jed) stops over here from time to time and the kit it pretty nice.


Also, from what I can see it the woofers, if purchased separately would cost the same as the kit.


If I had the money I would replace my recession busters with these as surrounds but..

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8644


Added link to Clearwave that shows a ported design.
http://www.clearwaveloudspeaker.com/RBR/buildRBR.html


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This should be a nice piece of kit and a great deal at its present pricing. Jed is quite an accomplished designer, so I'm sure this design is quite well turned out as well.


IMO, Everyone should have at least one set of speakers using revelator drivers. Whilst not the epitome of midrange clarity, there is something about SS speakers that that just sounds right'. I find their percussive sounds especially entertaining.


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James,


It has been quite busy over the past year with school. I just graduated and passed my national certification exam for Radiation Therapy. Now I'll actually have some free time to pursue my hobbies again...and maybe the money that is necessary for them.


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Originally Posted by gotchaforce /forum/post/16962086


big question for me would be if you could put these in a cabinet from madisound or parts express...

It looks like you could, to me. I checked that out because for the value, one can't really beat the PE cabinets.


These .25ft^3 cabinets seem to be a close match for the sealed design:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-702


And this .75ft^3 cabinet for the ported version. It is only .5" off the baffle width.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-742
 

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Originally Posted by Willd /forum/post/16962204


It looks like you could, to me. I checked that out because for the value, one can't really beat the PE cabinets.


These .25ft^3 cabinets seem to be a close match for the sealed design:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-702


And this .75ft^3 cabinet for the ported version. It is only .5" off the baffle width.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-742

damn it is really tempting to do some piano black ported ones of these.. i have no use for them but $400 for two 5.5" revelators, sb acoustics tweeters, PLUS crossovers is just insane! the two revelators cost more than that, as far as im concerned the cabinets are basically free
 

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I'm probably wrong, but I think Sonus Faber uses those woofers in some of their speakers. At least the cones look similar.
 

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Any idea if a single would be available? Would want 3 identical across the front stage. I emailed but have not gotten a reply.

Give madisound a call. They might do it but I'm not sure. At this price you could buy 2 pair and just sell one of your speakers to someone. I'm sure others will want to do the same.

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how low do you guys think the sealed one will go? i know the revelator has great excursion so it will definitely play flat down to at least 80hz, but its probably -3 db at around 60-70hz or so..

Around 60hz F3.

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I'm probably wrong, but I think Sonus Faber uses those woofers in some of their speakers. At least the cones look similar.

Sonus Faber has been known to use Scan Speak drivers in their designs.

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Taken from Jed's page on these:

In a sealed box the F3 is going to be around 67hz (perfect for integration with most subwoofers).


Where I got it from is below:
http://www.clearwaveloudspeaker.com/...uet2light.html


The Minuet2 Light does not use the same woofer that is used in the RBR-kit. The Minuet2 Light will be the closest replacement for when the kit sells out. It uses the 4 ohm woofer to get a few more DBs sensitivity and a different crossover to compensate for the differences. The F3 is a bit lower for the RBR.

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This should be a nice piece of kit and a great deal at its present pricing. Jed is quite an accomplished designer, so I'm sure this design is quite well turned out as well.


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Thank you for the kind words, Curt!
 

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Jed,


Thanks for the correction. I have deleted that post since you have placed the correct information here. Sorry.


James

No worries. There isn't a direct link on my website to the RBR, so it's easily confused. Especially since they look exactly the same!


Anyhow, those of you considering the sealed version; I recommend a subwoofer to get the bottom end slam you'll be missing.


The ported version doesn't need a sub for music. It's really hard to believe how much air these 5.5" woofers move in a ported box.
 

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Jed,

I just ordered this kit. Two questions: (1) How do you think it will compare with Zaph's ZD5 which I have and (2) would you consider a particular subwoofer driver to be any better than others in mating with this kit? I already am building a sealed subwoofer using Dayton's RSS315HF-8.
 
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