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Which DIY speakers would you like to see reviewed?

Vote for your favorite DIY speaker to be tested

  • Bagby Adelphos/Kairos

    Votes: 20 13.6%
  • Bagby Helix Dome MT

    Votes: 12 8.2%
  • Bagby SB Revolution Mini

    Votes: 15 10.2%
  • Campbell-Holtz Micro Statements

    Votes: 9 6.1%
  • Carmody Overnight Sensations

    Votes: 19 12.9%
  • Carmody Speedster

    Votes: 13 8.8%
  • Dayton Audio C-Notes

    Votes: 22 15.0%
  • Heissmann DXT-mon

    Votes: 37 25.2%
  • Linkwitz LXmini

    Votes: 77 52.4%
  • Seas Loki

    Votes: 27 18.4%

  • Total voters
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It is not too late, as the BMR Philharmonitor has been on my personal list before it was DIY. As of now, there are a few hurdles. The ribbon availability is questionable and so Meniscus no longer has a posted price. While he is out of the businesss, checked with Dennis and he pointed out that the BMR already has been through the Spinorama.

So, ASR’s best bet may be a member loan. I have not put out a call as Amir has a major speaker testing backlog. For now, am considering it opportunistic and will continue to monitor. :)
A pity about the ribbon availability. I was just considering building one myself when I encountered Dennis' comment about RAAL is Serbia being hit by the lockdown. Fingers crossed someone has them and would be willing to send them across (and that Covid ends soon).

Regardless, sounds like there's still a whole list of speaker reviews to look forward to!
 

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Not sure if anybody else is interested; but I think it would be beneficial to add a few omnidirectional loudspeakers for (scientific) Spinorama comparison purposes. :)

Maybe something like the Visaton 'Fontana' or 'Fontanella Sat', in case of DIY.

[Visaton do have a distribution network in the USA - I found them both listed on 'Digi-Key Electronics'.]
 
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Looking over the poll and wanting something more upscale for the next DIY speaker, thinking the next build will be Babgy’s Adelphos. I see the Seas Loki got a lot of votes, but have heard it is a marginal design compared to the Adelphos (for comparable cash).

Before I order parts, just thought I would check if anyone preferred the Kairos instead or had counterproposal (for about $650/pair or less)?

Will consider feedback through April 26. Would like to order early next week.

Thanks! :)
 
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It would be interesting to compare the Elac DBRs to their inwall counterparts. I see very little testing of inwall speakers.
 
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Not sure if anybody else is interested; but I think it would be beneficial to add a few omnidirectional loudspeakers for (scientific) Spinorama comparison purposes. :)

Maybe something like the Visaton 'Fontana' or 'Fontanella Sat', in case of DIY.

[Visaton do have a distribution network in the USA - I found them both listed on 'Digi-Key Electronics'.]
Speaking of dispersion, I wonder if there would be any interest in my most recent DIY design that combines narrow vertical beamwidth (sufficiently narrow to significantly reduce floor and ceiling reflections) with wide horizontal dispersion. You can actually put them on their side to try it the other way around, which I've done and found very interesting for its effect on soundstage. The build is made easier if you utilize the denovo cabinet they were designed for, but they are a little on the large side, and kind of heavy. I call them skylark flying towers:

http://projectgallery.parts-express.com/speaker-projects/skylark-flying-towers/

http://techtalk.parts-express.com/f...owers-nested-array-speakers-in-denovo-cabinet

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Looking over the poll and wanting something more upscale for the next DIY speaker, thinking the next build will be Babgy’s Adelphos. I see the Seas Loki got a lot of votes, but have heard it is a marginal design to the Adelphos (for comparable cash).

Before I order parts, just thought I would check if anyone preferred the Kairos instead or had counterproposal (for about $650/pair or less)?

Will consider feedback through April 26. Would like to order early next week.

Thanks! :)
Whatever is fastest to build between Kairos or Adelphos :)
 
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I put my post in the wrong thread.

As for DIY speakers, I second the DIYSoundgroup speakers. They seem to be some of the most popular DIY speakers around these days.

Another might be Dennis Murphy's Philharmonic BMR
 
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I put my post in the wrong thread.

As for DIY speakers, I second the DIYSoundgroup speakers. They seem to be some of the most popular DIY speakers around these days.

Another might be Dennis Murphy's Philharmonic BMR
Agree but both have availability issues and the BMR is about twice the price of the Adelphos. :)
 

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Speaking of dispersion, I wonder if there would be any interest in my most recent DIY design that combines narrow vertical beamwidth (sufficiently narrow to significantly reduce floor and ceiling reflections) with wide horizontal dispersion. You can actually put them on their side to try it the other way around, which I've done and found very interesting for its effect on soundstage. The build is made easier if you utilize the denovo cabinet they were designed for, but they are a little on the large side, and kind of heavy. I call them skylark flying towers:

http://projectgallery.parts-express.com/speaker-projects/skylark-flying-towers/

http://techtalk.parts-express.com/f...owers-nested-array-speakers-in-denovo-cabinet

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Very interesting design! It looks a lot like late 1990s Snell designs, except with a long tweeter instead of the Audax dome in a waveguide..
 
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Speaking of dispersion, I wonder if there would be any interest in my most recent DIY design that combines narrow vertical beamwidth (sufficiently narrow to significantly reduce floor and ceiling reflections) with wide horizontal dispersion. You can actually put them on their side to try it the other way around, which I've done and found very interesting for its effect on soundstage. The build is made easier if you utilize the denovo cabinet they were designed for, but they are a little on the large side, and kind of heavy. I call them skylark flying towers:

http://projectgallery.parts-express.com/speaker-projects/skylark-flying-towers/

http://techtalk.parts-express.com/f...owers-nested-array-speakers-in-denovo-cabinet

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Thanks for sharing!

To keep the effort manageable, ASR is only testing commercially available kits that are half a cubic foot or less.

Looks as though you really put some effort into them. If you just want to get them Klippel tested, might check if @hardisj would consider though.
 

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I would like to see a full-range speaker measured, to see how disperson is and if it would be EQed.
Full-range = no crossover, it can sound good.
 

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Okay then! Do you maybe have an update on this @digitalfrost ? :)
He said he already knew about audiosciencereview and thinks it's very interesting, but that it's not easy to ship his speakers to the US due to the bureaucracy involved. So we'll just have to wait and see I guess.
 
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Same, that blog that showed as-good-as-Neumann performances sure generated some interest.
I think it is a interesting design too, but along the lines of their feedback, mainly see hurdles to get it tested here. Am open to any creative approach to get one here, but otherwise, it is wait and see...

On the positive side, they have extensive measurements posted. Would be hard to compare directly to the Neumann's without a listening test, but since it looks like it has comparable directivity and the bass should be way better, the DXT-Mon looks like a better bet IMO. Still like my electronics and speakers in separate boxes too, but could see creating an active version of the DXT-Mon to get advantages of active design. :cool:
 

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On the positive side, they have extensive measurements posted. Would be hard to compare directly to the Neumann's without a listening test, but since it looks like it has comparable directivity and the bass should be way better, the DXT-Mon looks like a better bet IMO. Still like my electronics and speakers in separate boxes too, but could see creating an active version of the DXT-Mon to get advantages of active design.
A DXT-Mon-Fusion to follow the DXT-Wave-Fusion perhaps?
 

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I'm interested to see Danny Murphy's designed X-LS Encore bookshelfs to be reviewed on ASR. The measurements looks great for a $250/pair kit. I just picked up a used pair for $170, I can't wait to listen to them soon!
 
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