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Vera 8907s

April 26, 2018 Leave a comment


Designed by Zachery L’Italien

Design Goals:

  • Pleasurable Listening
  • Warm Response
  • Stunning Aesthetics
  • Portable


  • SB Acoustics SB17CAC35
  • SB Acoustics SB29SDAC-C000-4
  • MiniDSP PWR ICE 125 Plate Amp
  • Rear port for low end response
  • Timeless look

Integrated Frequency Response:

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Off-Axis Frequency Response:

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Harmonic Distortion:

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Vera 8907 Research Paper

Vera 8907 Speaker Glossy


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


Woofer: Celestion NTR06-1705B 6-1/2″

Tweeter: Tymphany D27TG35-0

Frequency Response


Integrated Frequency Response



The Dark Passengers – 2 Way Ported Nearfields

The Dark Passengers - Near Field Mixing Monitors

Designed and constructed by Andrew Villa

Design Goals

  • Portable
  • Accurate Response
  • Hi-Fidelity for creating/mixing SFX, Dialogue, and music
  • Tight transients
  • Good horizontal Off-axis
  • Dexter Themed
  • Used as Nearfield monitors

Key Features

  • Small size: 12 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ x 16 1/4″
  • +/- 1.6 dB from 80 – 20 kHz
  • Vented Enclosure = decent bass for small near fields
  • Cost $400
  • F3 of 72 Hz
  • Tight, precise sound
  • Great Clarity
  • Unique paint design


  • Fountek FW168 6.5″ Aluminum Cone Woofer
  • Vifa XT25TG30-04 1″ Ring Radiator Tweeter

Testing Results 

Overall Frequency Response:

Plot 1 - Overall Frequency Response


Integrated Frequency Response:

Plot 2- Integrated Frequency Response

Purple: Tweeter, Yellow: Woofer, Blue: Overall Sum


Impulse response:


Plot 10- Impulse Response


The Dark Passengers: design, drafting, and final testing

The Dark Passengers: Glossy

Ignis Series 1

May 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Designed, Built, and Tuned by Jonathan Moths


Design Goals:

  • Small size for desktop use
  • Low cost ($400-500)
  • Primary use is listening for pleasure
  • Maximize bass extension despite small size


  • 1″ diameter side port to enhance bass extension
  • Portability and small size (9 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ x 1’2″)
  • +/- 2 dB from 70 Hz to 20 KHz
  • F3 of 60 Hz
  • Metal Dome Tweeter


  • SB Acoustics SB26ADC-C000-4 Metal Dome Tweeter
  • SB Acoustics SBMFC35-4 6 inch Poly Cone Woofer

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Speaker Glossy 


April 27, 2012 Leave a comment



This 2-way desktop/bookshelf stereo pair was designed to be used for general music listening, as well as mixing.  With a ported cabinet, this system has an F3 of around 80 Hz, giving a good representation of bass frequencies without necessarily needing a subwoofer, though one can be used for added fullness.  Designed on a budget, this pair cost just under $500, giving high performance at a relatively low cost.


  • Small size for desktop use, as well as portability.
  • Low frequency extension.
  • Flat frequency response.
  • Budget of $500.


  • 2-way system.
  • Passive crossovers.
  • Ported cabinet for low frequency extension.
  • Flat response curve (variation of 1.5 dB.)


  • 3/4″ 11-ply birch exterior.
  • 1/2″ MDF interior.


  • SEAS Prestige h1141 5.5″ aluminum cone woofer.
  • SEAS Prestige h1211 1″ textile dome tweeter.


Initial Design Statement

Drafting Packet

Final Testing Report

Speaker Glossy

Testing Results:


Frequency Response

Green: Overall. Blue: Woofer. Yellow: Tweeter. Purple: Port

Frequency Response Curve

Reverse Polarity

Inverted Polarity on Tweeter

Crossover Filter Response

Crossover Filter Response

Horizontal Off-Axis

Green: 15 degrees. Blue: 30 degrees. Yellow: 45 degrees. Purple: 60 degrees.

Horizontal Off-Axis Response

Vertical Off-Axis Response

Red: 15 degrees. Green: 30 degrees. Blue: 45 degrees. Yellow: 60 degrees.

Vertical Off-Axis Response

Step Response

Step Response

Impulse Response

Impulse Response

Waterfall Plot

Minimum Phase Plot

Harmonic DistortionHarmonic Distortion


Tweeter Frequency Response

Frequency Response

Tweeter Horizontal Off-Axis Response

Purple: 15 degrees. Red: 30 degrees. Green: 45 degrees. Blue: 60 degrees.

Horizontal Off-Axis

Tweeter Vertical Off-Axis

Blue: 15 degrees. Green: 30 Degrees. Red: 45 degrees. Purple: 60 degrees.

Vertical Off-Axis Response

Tweeter Left/Right Difference

Step Response

Impulse Response

Green: Tweeter. Purple: 6 Ohm Resistor.

Tweeter Impedance

Harmonic Distorion


Woofer Frequency

Woofer Frequency Response

Purple: 15 degrees. Red: 30 degrees. Blue: 45 degrees. Green: 60 degrees.

Horizontal Off-Axis Response

Blue: 15 degrees. Red: 30 degrees. Purple: 45 degrees. Yellow: 60 degrees.

Vertical Off-Axis Response

Woofer Left/Right Difference

Step Response

Impulse Response

Yellow: Woofer. Blue: 8 Ohm Resistor.

Woofer Impedance

Harmonic Distortion

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DKS 800

April 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Design Goals
-Full extended frequency response
-Evenness in frequency
-Balance in frequency

-Tweeter Audax TW025A8
-Woofer: Silver Flute 8 Wool cone 4 ohm

-1/4″ MDF
-3/4″ OSB plywood



crossover schematic

Tuning Report

Whole System Response

Initial Woofer

Initial Tweeter

Whole System Waterfall

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Green Run: Critical Editing Speakers

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

What they lack in size they make up in clarity and versatility. Designed for

Green Run Right Cabinet

near-field desktop audio editing, these speakers are created to
reproduce the sound signal with maximum clarity.  Optimized and built
small to fit at any editing environment and portable for the nomad

Design Objectives:

  • Bookshelf monitors for audio editing for music, sound effects and film
  • Wide frequency range (60 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • Smooth frequency response
  • Inexpensive
Green Run

Green Run Left Cabinet

Key Features:

  • Small, and portable
  • Clear stereo image
  • Minimal off-axis coloration
  • Low crossover frequency of 1.5kHz
  • Under $500

Design Statement

Tuning Report

Crossover Schematic

Cabinet Drafting Plans

System Response
Final System Response Charts Left Cabinet

Final System Response Charts Right Cabinet

SB Acoustics 29RDCN C-0004

Final Tweeter Response Charts Left Cabinet

Final Tweeter Response Charts Right Cabinet

Fountek FW 146

Final Woofer Response Chart Left Cabinet

Final Woofer Response Chart Right Cabinet

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