Matt Phillips / RB
$500 – $1,000
I wanted to build Matt Phillips Rockin’ It Old School speakers, but the woofers he used are discontinued.
Front speakers for my living room that would have deep bass extension to eliminate my cheap subwoofer. And like the original speakers I wanted speakers capable of being driven with a home av receiver.
The same tweeter and mid as the originals but replaced the woofer with the Dayton Audio DC380-8 15″.
Some would consider these gaudy, I ended up with a box 40″ H x 20″ W x 20.25″ D I wanted an F3 at no higher than 30 hz since I am not going to be using a subwoofer. The recommended vented volume for the DC380 woofer is a massive 5.27 cu. ft., and I enlarged it to 6.5 cu. ft. to get the f3 I wanted.
Everything is similar to the originals but I doubled up the baffle for 1-1/2″.
I used X over pro and used the same crossover points with 2nd order filters.
This was my first speaker build and admittedly I don’t know very much about designing crossover networks. I also don’t have a mic or software for measuring frequency response so there were no in box measurements.
After listening to these speakers several times I have discovered my ears are sensitive to very low frequency bass, so I have actually had to set the bass management to 40 hz in my receiver to avoid hurting my ears. :/
About the Designer:
Someone with too much time and money on their hands to buy a nice pair of speakers from the store
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