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Smooth Smith Audio – 312c

April 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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Designed by Eric “Smooth” Smith

Design Goals:

  • Hybrid as mixing monitors and entertainment system
  • Partially mobile/ Easy to fit in smaller spaces
  • Flat frequency response with variable low end
  • Budget: $2500

Key Features:

  • F3 of 28Hz
  • Sealed enclosure
  • +/- 1 dB from 150Hz to 20kHz
  • +/- 2 dB from 30Hz to 150Hz
  • MiniDSP active crossover @ 130 Hz, passive crossover at 3.5kHz
  • 1/2″ MDF, 1/2″ Cherry MDF

Drivers:

  • Eton 25SD-1 1″ Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Dayton Audio RS150P-4 6″ Paper Cone Woofer
  • Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12″ Aluminum Cone Woofer

 

Frequency Response:

 

F - 60

Integrated Frequency Response:

F IntOff-Axis Response

F - Horizontal Off-Axis

Harmonic Distortion

F - Harm Dist

Rear Sub-woofer Connection

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TUX-01

April 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Speakers 1Designed by Andrew Summers

Design Goals:

  • Create a rugged speaker system that is ready for the road
  • Flat frequency response for accurate mixing
    • +/- 3dB or better

Key Features:

  • 2.5 way hybrid crossover
    • Combination of miniDSP and passive crossover point in-between tweeter and mid-woofer
    • 2nd order crossover at 200Hz between mid- and sub-woofer (active)
    • 2nd order low pass filter on mid-woofer at 800Hz (passive)
    • 2nd order high pass filter on tweeter at 3kHz (passive)
  • F3 of 48Hz
  • +/- 2dB from 20kHz to 50Hz
  • Sealed enclosure
  • All SB Acoustics drivers
    • Sub-woofer – SB29NRX75
    • Mid-woofer – SB13PFC25-08
    • Tweeter – SB26STCN-C000-04

Construction:

  • 1/4″ birch ply on all exterior walls
  • 1/2″ birch ply on front baffle
  • 1/2″ MDF on all interior walls
  • 1/2″ birch panel in between mid-woofer and sub-woofer to create a separate sub cabinet
  • 1/4″ aluminum extrusions
  • Aluminum corner caps
  • Rust-oleum Black Truck Bed Liner finish

Tux FR

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TUX-01 Research

TUX Speaker Glossy

Sandcastle 7.2


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Designed by: Eric Bartos

Goals

  • 7.2 surround sound system for enjoyment and the occasional mix
  • +/- 4dB response
  • active crossover

Key Features

  • F3 of 38Hz on surround speakers (before crossover between subwoofer)
  • F3 of 34Hz on center speaker (before crossover between subwoofer)
  • F3 of 24Hz on subwoofers
  • +/- 4dB from 50Hz to 21kHz on surround speakers
  • +/- 4dB from 47Hz to 21kHz on center speaker
  • +/- 2dB from 25Hz to 200Hz on subwoofer
  • center speaker has active/passive crossover system
  • 1/2″ birch ply and 1/2″ MDF construction for center speaker and surround speakers
  • 1/2″ birch ply and 3/4″ MDF construction for subwoofers
  • BSS Blu-100 & BSS Blu-BoB for DSP

Drivers

  • Woofer: Dayton Audio RS225-8
  • Tweeter: Seas Prestige 19TFF1
  • Midrange (Center speaker only): Dayton Audio RS52AN-8
  • Subwoofer: Eminence LAB12-C

Frequency Response

Surround speakers

Surround Overall 60db range

Surround Integrated Response

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Center Speaker

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Center Integrated Response

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Subwoofer

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Sandcastle glossy

Sandcastle Research Paper

Sandcastle Final Testing

Not Your Grandpa’s Speakers


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Designed by: Mike Schmitz

Design Goals

  • Casual listening
  • Large and noticeable
  •  Unique aesthetics
  • Passive

Key Features

  • F3 of 26 Hz
  • +/- 6 dB 26 Hz to 18 kHz
  • 2nd Order Crossover at 250 Hz, 4th Order Crossover at 2.5 kHz
  • Wide Dispersion
  • Cost less than $1200
  • Ported design
  • 3/4 in. MDF and 1/2 in. Baltic Burch construction with Maple trim.

Drivers
Tweeter – Fountek Neo X 2.0 Ribbon
Midrange – SB Acoustics SB15MFC30-4
Woofer – SB Acoustics SB29NRX75-6

Frequency Response
F-FQ
Integrated Frequency Response
F-IFQ
Not Your Grandpa’s Speakers Glossy
Not Your Grandpa’s Speakers Research Paper

AJJ 994’s 3-Way Floorstanding Passive System

April 28, 2016 Leave a comment

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Designed by: Andrew ‘AJ’ Diehl

Design Goals:

  • Sealed enclosure for tight response
  • Passive because it’s awesome
  • Tight bass
  • Accurate reproduction of sound for crucial listening

 

Key Features:

  • F3 of 39 Hz
  • +/- 3 dB from 90 Hz to 22 kHz
  • 3rd Order Crossover at 2 kHz and 130 Hz
  • Additional 3rd Order Crossover at 300 Hz on Subwoofer
  • Optional 45 Hz Notch Filter on Subwoofer to control nasty resonance
  • Artist from Chicago will be painting both speakers in abstract form

 

Drivers:

  • Tweeter:
    SB Acoustics SB29RDC-C000-4 Ring Dome Tweeter
  • Mid-Woofer:
    SB Acoustics SB15NRXC30-4 5″ Woofer
  • Subwoofer:
    SB Acoustics SB34NRX75-6 12″ Woofer

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Side note on responses: notch filter is included in final results.

Download Glossy: AJJ 994 Speaker Glossy
Download Report: AJJ-994 Transducer Report

CSS-616 Near-Field Mixing Monitors

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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Designed by: Courtney Schumaker

 

Design Goals:

• Mixing monitors for home studio

• Small to medium size for portability

• Accurate reproduction of sound, flat frequency response

 

Key Features:

• Portable

• Vented cabinet for low frequency extension

• Passive Crossover (Tweeter: 3rd order @ 1.6kHz, Woofer: 4th Order @ 2kHz)

• +/- 2dB Frequency Response

 

Drivers:

• Pearless Nomex 830869 – 8″ Woofer

• SB Acoustics SB26STAC-C000-4 – 1″ Textile Dome Tweeter

 

Frequency Response:

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Integrated Frequency Response:

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Horizontal Off Axis Response:

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CSS-616 Design Research

TPA-1000 Home Theater Speakers


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Design By:

Paul Bristol

Key dseatures

  • Tall, Slender Design
  • F3 of 48Hz
  • +/- 3dB response from 100 Hz-20 kHz
  • For Use with External Sub
  • Large Stereo Image/ Wide Dispersion

Drivers

  • Woofers: Seas Prestige L16N-SL 6” Woofer
  • Tweeter: Eton 25SD-1 1” Soft Dome Tweeter

Frequency Response

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Integrated Frequency Response

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Horizontal Off Axis

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TPA-1000 Speaker Glossy

Design and Testing

TPA-1000 Final Drafting