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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

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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
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Integrated Frequency Response
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Not Your Grandpa’s Speakers Glossy
Not Your Grandpa’s Speakers Research Paper

The Jazzutes

May 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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(Badazz & Jazzhole)

Designed by:  Victoria Stack

Design Goals:

  • Mixing monitors for home studio
  • Medium size for portability
  • Accurate reproduction of sound
  • Flat frequency response
  • Budget: $800-$900

Key Features:

  • F3 of 54 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14 ½” x 16 ½” x 18 ½”
  • MiniDSP  Active Crossover
  • +/- 1.5 dB from 54 Hz to 15 kHz
  • 3rd Order Crossover at 2 kHz
  • 3/4″ MDF Baffle
  • Visual Aesthetics

Drivers:

  • Dayton Audio RS225-8 8″ Reference Woofer
  • Tymphany XT25TG30-04 1″ Dual Ring Radiator Tweeter

Frequency Response:

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Integrated Frequency Response:

Integrated Frequency Response

Speaker Glossy

Research Paper

Fountek 2-Way


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Designed by: Jamie Bennett

Design Goals:

  • Portable
  • Sonically Robust
  • Accurate
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
  • Active Crossover
  • Ported

Key Features:

  • F3 of 60 Hz
  • +/- 3 dB from 60 Hz to 20 kHz
  • 4th Order Crossover at 2.3 kHz
  • Wide Horizontal Dispersion
  • Under $1000
  • 3/4″ Maple Baffle
  • 3/4″ Double Walled MDF

Drivers:

  • Tweeter:
    Fountek Neo X 2.0 Ribbon
  • Woofer:
    Fountek Fw168 6.5″

Frequency Response 

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Integrated Frequency Response

 

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Speaker Glossy

Research Paper 

 

 

RSS-603 Reverberation Room Testing Speakers

April 29, 2016 Leave a comment

This set of speakers were designed as reference source speakers for testing in reverberation chamber. To be suitable for this condition the set of six speakers need to be able to reach a high sound pressure level with a frequency response of +/- 3dB per ANSI standards. Additionally, due the sound pressure needed at a constant duration, the drivers needed high power handling capabilities. The specific room that these will be installed do not accurately test below 400 Hz so this was taken into consideration in the design.

Tech Specs:

-F3 of 250 Hz

+/- 2.25 dB

Two way digital cross over

Mono for testing capabilities

Drivers:

Woofer: Celestion NTR06-1705B 6-1/2″

Tweeter: Tymphany D27TG35-0

Frequency Response

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Integrated Frequency Response

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DG01 Near-Field Multipurpose Monitors

April 29, 2016 Leave a comment

DG01 Wireframe

DG01 NEAR-FIELD MONITORS
The DG01 speakers are multipurpose mixing and listening speakers designed for near-field use. Despite their size, these desktop speakers were made to be listened to from a distance of only about a foot away.
To achieve the low end necessary for critical listening, the DG01s are designed as a ported box with a 2” port on the rear side. While this causes some loss of transient accuracy, it is more than made up for by the low-frequency extension. These speakers manage to reach an F3 of 38Hz while also boasting a +/- 3dB range from ~40Hz-19kHz. The range is possible due to the excellent drivers selected for the job—Dayton Audio RS225-8 for the woofers and SB Acoustics SB26STAC-C000-4 for the tweeters. With the use of a MiniDSP PWR-ICE125 amplifier and DSP unit for each monitor, a fairly flat response is easily achieved. With the design comes a very strong center image and a large sound stage.

QUICK FACTS:
Crossover: 4th-order, woofer at 2.2kHz, tweeter at 2kHz
Response: +/-3dB ~40Hz-19kHz
F3: 38Hz
Total cost (w/o MiniDSP): ~$400
Box materials: 1/2” MDF with 3/4” birch plywood
Size: 19”Hx15”Wx18”D
Tweeter: SB Acoustics SB26STAC-C000-4
Woofer: Dayton Audio RS225-8

DG01 Frequency Response

DG01 Speaker Glossy

DG01 Speaker Research & Design