$100 – $500
Two great Tang Band drivers mounted in isolated cabinets that are phase aligned and floating in free space far away from walls and boundaries
Point-source monitor with minimal interaction between drivers and between cabinets of both drivers – both cabinets are open
Two open back solid block of wood enclosures
Spaced out by sorbothane rubber isolators
Electronic, 12 db/octave triamplified
Tips & Tricks:
Using a big Forstner drill bit gut out all the wood for the big holes
Very happy with the outcome both looks and sound. Very airy and transparent, just as I had hoped
About the Designer:
I have been having fun making speakers for almost 40 years now. I paid my way through college partially by making speakers and have recently returned to it as a hobby, and making gifts for friend.
Project Parts List:
|Tang Band 20-2240S 20mm Hi-Res Neodymium Tweeter||
|Tang Band W3-1797S 3″ Neodymium Midrange Driver||
Thank you for submitting your design which is very interesting. Re “airy and transparent” do these speakers image well? To be clear, could you say that they disappear and leave a 3 dimensional, palpable “image” in between them? If so, that would be exciting news. For comparison, I would propose that the Dick Sequerra Pyramid Metronome 7 speakers circa 1980 achieved this feat brilliantly, although that may have also had something to do with the crossover? Also, to “phase align” or to “time align” two drivers in a 2 way speaker, I assume the tweeter will always sit back (physically) from the woofer or midrange driver? If so, is there any simple, rule of thumb formula to phase or time align two drivers in this way, based on their diameters? The Spica TC50 also imaged well, and I now recall the tweeter was also set back from the woofer, due to its slanted face. Thank you and best wishes.