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Best value two-way bookshelf?

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:05 pm

I want to build and audiophile quality 2-way bookshelf and I am perplexed when I look at the large number of kits and plans available.  I am currently using a 20 year old set of Paradigm mini monitors which use a poly 6.5" driver with a 1" aluminum dome. These have been good units but I know there has been some real improvement in speaker design in the last 20 years and with my aging system now is the time to upgrade. I have previously built the Overnight Sensations that I use at my desktop and they are great but too small for my home theater system.    I consider myself an audiophile and I play 75% music 25% videos so I place high value on sound stage, imaging and definition.   Maybe a Jeff Bagby design favorite?
 
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Re: Best value two-way bookshelf?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:16 pm

Where are you located? If you come to one of the meets, and there is one in Ft. Wayne In. soon, you could hear many systems for yourself. 
 
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Re: Best value two-way bookshelf?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:05 pm

I am located in central Missouri so it would be difficult to make the Indiana show.  Possible there are some meets closer to my area?  :)
 
speekerbldr
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Re: Best value two-way bookshelf?

Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:05 pm

Most years there's a DIY event in Kentucky and one in Sioux City Iowa.  Though I don't know of any in Missouri or if those are close enough for you.

https://www.facebook.com/Iowadiy/
 
kenrhodes
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Re: Best value two-way bookshelf?

Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:33 pm

  Do you have some design ideals and a price range? This would help us recommend kits that will suit you better.
 
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Re: Best value two-way bookshelf?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:58 pm

I would like to stay in the 1/2 cu ft size range if possible but I could go up to approx. 1 cu ft size if need be.  Price range $350 to $850 per pair.  I am very interested in the Statement Monitor by Curt Campbell and am intrigued with the use of the ribbon tweeters in that model. 

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