AVS Forum banner

1 - 20 of 101 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well, I've been fooling around long enough! Time to build some speakers.
A few days ago, I ordered the Recession Destroyer kit and it is due to be delivered to my house any minute now. This will be my first speaker building experience, with only a simple car sub being my only DIY experience.


I will build the sealed enclosure, with some small changes to be able to put a 1/2 inch roundover and grill on the front to better match the look of my Velodyne CHT 5-channel system (this will add 2 speakers for the eventual 7.1 capable receiver purchase).


I try to plan ahead as much as I can, and thus have already planned the cut sheets and stands to integrate them into my home theater (stand parts will be cut from 1/2 inch mdf and are not shown on the cut sheets).


Hopefully, provided the package delivery happens on time, I'll have some naked speaker pics coming soon.















 

·
Registered
Joined
·
294 Posts
So is this a Tritrix or Recession Buster thread (title says Tritrix, text says Recession Buster)?


Whoa that was quick .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Actually, the text says Recession 'Destroyer'. It's a good deal partsexpress put together containing all components needed (drivers, crossover) to build the tritrix speakers, minus the box.


Linky for those interested/unaware:
Recession Destroyer
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,037 Posts
I'm in the market for some new mains and center. I have been debating some line arrays or just going with the TriTrix. What made you decide to go with them? I'm looking forward to following your thread and see what your impressions are once they're done. Goodluck and have fun.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Yay! Delivery has come. Partsexpress packages very well, by the way.




reecew:

I decided to go with these because they are an affordable entry-level type speaker (deal is too good right now). I don't have large funds available, so these made a good fit. Also, with being 8 ohm, I don't need a separate power-amp for them (nor does my current receiver have pre-amp outputs). I have a smaller room so I don't need large speakers, nor to I have the space available.


And the tritrix has always had very good reviews, and I look forward to judging that for myself soon. I'm no 'critical listener' but I know these will be worth the work
.


Hopefully I'll be cutting wood soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,195 Posts
I would build them with the open backend and not the sealed version. The TL part of it is really what sets it apart and makes the tritrix keep up with some of the higher end builds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Nothing new yet, I hope to start cutting wood tomorrow afternoon. I DO, however, have a question about routing a roundover on the corners. I borrowed a 1/2 inch roundover bit, with a 1/4 inch shank. Should I do multiple passes/depths to get the full roundover, or can I make just one pass? My router is decent, and I'm not worried about power, I just don't want to give the bit too much and break it. What do you think?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
720 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentJ20 /forum/post/17933944


Actually, the text says Recession 'Destroyer'. It's a good deal partsexpress put together containing all components needed (drivers, crossover) to build the tritrix speakers, minus the box.


Linky for those interested/unaware:
Recession Destroyer

Linky does not work. FYI... code looks incorrect for the link.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
So, I finally had some time to work. I was able to get all the driver cut-outs routed, pieces cut, and the top/bottom/side assemblies glued together. Not bad for a few hours of work. I even managed to get things somewhat cleaned up.


I have to say, I love circle-cutting with a router. Although I managed to mess up one of the inner hole diameters for the woofer a bit, it is an incredibly effective way to make circular cutouts. Just make sure you double and triple check measurements!! I used a diy jasper-type jig and learned the lesson of measuring before cutting. Also, check the plunge depth stops before cutting or moving from woofer to tweeter holes.







I figure I had enough clamps, as I was only doing two speakers, but I should have bought more. I could easily have used twice as many.






I thought about writing a song about the joys of cutting mdf. The dust getting everywhere, how it chokes you and dries out every moist part of your body. How the cloud hovers in the garage for 15 minutes after I was done cutting. But I didn't think it was all that worthwhile, especially since I don't think anyone wants to hear me sing about mdf boogers. And yes, I was wearing a mask, but the dust still managed to get into my nose/mouth a bit anyways, I can't imagine how bad it would have been without a mask.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,037 Posts
What are you doing for a center channel? Can one of those be placed horizontally? Thats if you were to build a third.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
My center channel is a Velodyne CHT Front Row center channel speaker (I have the whole set). See the manual here: Velodyne Front Row System


I like the sound of the front row system so far, we'll have to see how they compare to the tritrix.


For a tritrix center most people are just building a regular sealed or ported and placing it sideways. However, over at HTguide there is an old (mid 2008) design in project for a tritrix based center channel. See HERE .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,037 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentJ20 /forum/post/17979927


My center channel is a Velodyne CHT Front Row center channel speaker (I have the whole set). See the manual here: Velodyne Front Row System


I like the sound of the front row system so far, we'll have to see how they compare to the tritrix.


For a tritrix center most people are just building a regular sealed or ported and placing it sideways. However, over at HTguide there is an old (mid 2008) design in project for a tritrix based center channel. See HERE .

Yea let us know what you think. You like the way your CC sounds now with the matching main speakers. Your opinion could change once you get these puppies into place. You may notice some differences on movie scenes where the sound pans from left to right through the center and vice versa. The difference in sound bothers some and some wont ever notice the difference. Im one who would notice if for no other reason than aesthetic's haha. But then again i am kind of crazy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
I am hoping they blend in well. Both the front row system and the tritrix use soft dome tweeters, so they should have a similar quality ( from what my noob mind understands). The woofers are a different material, however, with the front rows using some form of plastic and the tritrix being treated paper.


As for aesthetics, I am going to make them match my front rows as close as I can. The same roundovers in the same places and the same grill design. Roughly the same surface finish. Maybe I'm just as crazy going through so much to make them match.
 
1 - 20 of 101 Posts
Top