I think I have read every voight pipe/TQWT project on the net and from what I can tell , an 8 " full range driver is the best comprimise
when it comes to bass , I pretty much never go below 12 ",simple matter of moving enough air for true bass
My main speakers presently are PRO-LX-5 with modifications
1-the entire top plate was removed
2-replaced with thick felt then just the tweeter was bolted back on
3-SEAS 5.25 inch shielded mid-woofer replaces the rat shack woofer
4-added an inductor the the mid woof to cut the top end of same
5-solen fastcap on tweeter for high pass
6-the biggest improvement,built a 12" bottom.the LX5 sits on top so no stands are needed
Eventually I hope to build some voigts (already have the drivers) and hope to tackle some real horn speakers , I need the SPLs from a 10 watt amp , but I need to con my wife into letting me set up something that big
In my favor was the stereophile show in NY we wandered into the Audio Classics room.They do reproductions of classic JBL speakers plus some designs of thier own.
we spent 45 minutes (!) in that room listening to a BIG horn (about 5' tall) hooked up to a tube amp and she was for the first time impressed !
DAMN RIGHT , I AM IN
'til I checked the prices , about $7.000
DIY OR NOTHING !
I also found out she likes tubes,BUT THEY MUST GLOW !
put the tubes in a box and cover them up and see ya
So for christmas this year (she don't read these pages)
HD600 (she liked these also) and DIY tube amp or Earmax (she though it was just the coolest looking amp on the planet)
but lookout guys , if she gets the "bug" we are all in trouble , strong woman there man
then again , we could use some balance from the oposite sex
back on topic
I admire those tiny amps and have stated that they are not for me
natural progression ,have to do it all .And it would be a nice addition to the "stealth rig",you know,the concert rig
2-stealth mics and battery box
4-earbuds (I hates 'em , but what choice ?)
When I did the Doobies last month the sign at the gate said "no electronics" but I strolled in with my MS-1s around my neck and my travelling horror show over my shoulder
NO one said ****
but another time ?