New to the forum, so hello.
I am in process of building my bucket list system. The first speaker I ever owned was a DIY speaker, I used an ElectroVoice 3way single driver I think maybe a 12TRX something and a cabinet plan from EV, a bass reflex box of moderately large size.
The BLS (bucket list system) speaker will likely be the last speaker I will ever own. The goal here is to come as close as I can to a near $100K system as I can without resorting to eating canned cat food. The BLS is a large floor standing rig in 3way maybe 4way configuration utilizing Accuton tweet and mid paired with 2 Eton woofs. The cabinets are similar to the old Galactica design.
What I have discovered in many years away from the DIY hobby is that I have become quite ignorant of the technology now employed in speaker design and in particular with the heart of dynamic driver systems, 'the crossover'. When I say crossover I mean passive crossover. I understand that a basic crossover can be designed from the data provided in factory speak sheets, but that is far from the end all to get a speaker speak well. Some proponents suggest the only way to voice a speaker is to tune it a spectrum analyzer in a lab. There is a non-specific video of such from Rockport technologies on-line. I do not have that type of test equipment or lab environment to perform that degree of tuning. I wonder how a spectrum map will help to flatten peaks and valleys of the output curve. i am sure such issues can be resolved thru the use of DSP and EQ devices but how is that done via the crossover (part swapping) I suppose. I reject the notion of the active crossover approach as I do not want to bi or tri amp the system, it just seems unnecessary for a two channel system. Things get further complicated when considering bass cabinet design arrangement (reflex, ported, vented, closed etc.), 3way or 4way (woof acting together of split low bass upper low bass), cabinet dispersion patterns and interactions, phase timing, the list goes on.
Since the folks at Meniscus are a very likely source for many of the BLS components and we have this handy forum, I throw my concerns out for discussion as I believe that members here more experienced than I. Your comment please.
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