3 Way, Vented Box
Like others on here, I recently looked at several reputable 3 Way speaker plans on the web but have decided to choose my own drivers and now I’m getting close to finalising a plan to build a 3 way speaker using the following drivers;
Tweeter - ScanSpeak Revelator 1” Ring Dome R2904/700000
Mid Range - Dayton Audio 2” Dome Midrange RS52AN
Woofer - Dayton Audio Esoteric 7” ES180TiA
Enclosure is 28L or < 1 cu ft with Fb tuned to 32Hz, single port and rear facing. Even though the tweeter and mid chosen are sealed units I still want to isolate them from the main enclosure so a small dedicated chamber of their own it is. While this is not a large speaker they will resemble a small floorstanding tower when completed.
I’m using a local species, Acacia, which I can buy in panels in a jointed lamella configuration. This should see a considerable increase in overall panel stiffness when compared to similar type wide boards.
I plan to use these with an active crossover and a multi-channel amp (Class D) with one dedicated channel per driver. For this to be successful I believe I need only get the driver mountings, box size and construction right. Baffle step I can address with the DSP but I’ll round-over the edges for good measure anyway. Drivers will be centre aligned.
I look forward to sharing my progress,