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    as seen from a somewhat unlikely source (although the Urquelle, so to speak, isn't so surprising).

    1. http://www.transcendentsound.com/Tra...Subwoofer.html
    2. http://www.transcendentsound.com/Tra...te_System.html

    now...

    all the best,
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    I built my first bucket sub circa 1992.
    In 1993, I built a full on, self contained bucket "boombox". It spent a lot of time on the beach with us.
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    I like the bucket sub! That Peerless SLS 830667 is very nice for midbass but never tried it as a sub. No bucket though...would make a small box or pick up a .6 cu ft flat pack from DIY Sound Group.
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    It's too bad that my wife wouldn't approve of a bucket sub in our main living area. Unless.....are their boutique bucket stores?

    No bucket though...would make a small box or pick up a .6 cu ft flat pack from DIY Sound Group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbiron View Post
    It's too bad that my wife wouldn't approve of a bucket sub in our main living area. Unless.....are their boutique bucket stores?
    Of course! Get a pair of Coach buckets... or Vivendi or Gucci buckets.
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    I love it!

    I'm very intrigued by both the sub and the small full-range driver.

    Has anyone tried building a single-driver monitor system? For a while now I've been looking at the 8" Dayton fullrange speaker at Parts-Express and thinking about building a not-so-expensive system. Maybe I don't need to even spend that much on the 8" fullrange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmjungbluth View Post
    I love it!

    I'm very intrigued by both the sub and the small full-range driver.

    Has anyone tried building a single-driver monitor system? For a while now I've been looking at the 8" Dayton fullrange speaker at Parts-Express and thinking about building a not-so-expensive system. Maybe I don't need to even spend that much on the 8" fullrange?
    Well... no, not for "real" monitor use - but I enjoy the heck out of a pair of (more or less) "full range" Fostex (FE-207E, 200 mm)drivers in very simple BR cabinets... "great for tube amps" :-)




    DSC_5663 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    FWIW, I think that 8" (200 mm) is a sweet spot in terms of size for "full range" (extended range) drivers - big enough to move a little air, with the potential for low-enough Fs to have some LF reach... and small enough to provide the opportunity (typically, but not always, with a "whizzer" cone) to provide reasonably extended HF response and still not be too "beamy" (as in "beamy up, Scotty").

    I cannot vouch for the current PE drivers (have yet to hear 'em), but they look nice and I'd certainly expect good things from them. You're talking about the ones with the copper phase plugs, yes?
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    My first stereo speakers I built myself in high school, a very long time ago, using an 8" full range driver and they didn't sound half bad.
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    Great pic!

    Yes, I was referring to the ones with the copper phase plugs. Look pretty cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Well... no, not for "real" monitor use - but I enjoy the heck out of a pair of (more or less) "full range" Fostex (FE-207E, 200 mm)drivers in very simple BR cabinets... "great for tube amps" :-)




    DSC_5663 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    FWIW, I think that 8" (200 mm) is a sweet spot in terms of size for "full range" (extended range) drivers - big enough to move a little air, with the potential for low-enough Fs to have some LF reach... and small enough to provide the opportunity (typically, but not always, with a "whizzer" cone) to provide reasonably extended HF response and still not be too "beamy" (as in "beamy up, Scotty").

    I cannot vouch for the current PE drivers (have yet to hear 'em), but they look nice and I'd certainly expect good things from them. You're talking about the ones with the copper phase plugs, yes?
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmjungbluth View Post
    Great pic!

    Yes, I was referring to the ones with the copper phase plugs. Look pretty cool!
    The room was pretty empty then (last winter)... it's full of junk now :-P

    The PartsExpress drivers certainly look well designed and well made... little too 'spensive to just buy a pair to play with, unfortunately.
    all the best,
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