Zilch's AK Design Collaborative - Econowave Speaker

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Zilch, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    Welcome back. Zilch liked the Deluxe best, but he also went bigger. I have a few econowaves including a pair that is OLA based. I built others like LE14H-1/2342/2417, 4Pi, and am now building a second set of 4430s. Not econo, but I have a point. Your improvements will be relatively small and the cost will be greater to get those improvements. Personal opinion here...of all the varieties I have built, I have found the most listening satisfaction from a big LF driver with a good CD and horn.

    In your case a 12, 14 or 15 inch might be worth investigating.

    All in all, the journey is as much fun as the destination.
     
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  2. Katalyst

    Katalyst AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What drivers are available in the area you live in? Post a few links here if you don't mind. Always curious to see what other areas of the world have access to.
     
  3. grundigger

    grundigger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Yes, a bigger LF driver than the LA 10" would probably be worth the effort and cost. Maybe I should continue to use my proven Dayton CD/horn combo and just concentrate on getting a bigger woofer and alter the XO to match.
     
  4. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    Good move. Just be sure that your newer, bigger driver can do low enough Fs in a box size you can live with or you'll be on yet another journey.
     
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  6. testwork

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    Could someone share a crossover parts list (using the adjustable switch) with currently-available parts for the D220Ti + QSC 152i waveguide?
    I'll be using them combined with a Kenwood KL 888X 16" midwoofer from the 80's.
    I'd originally rebuilt the KL 888X with a larger, stiffer enclosure. But really the sound of my old D220Ti setup from years ago.
    And the budget is right on them (or I'd go with the D250 or something else).

    Thanks!
     

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  7. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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  9. testwork

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    Wow, thanks @turnitdown !
    Everything was in stock except the D220Ti which is now Part # 264-270. I guess it's just a revised version and probably won't cause any issues.

    $207 for two-each of everything.
    Then I use my existing waveguides & woofers and modify my existing cabinet.
    Can't wait to start this project next week!!!!

    255-050
    266-552
    255-218
    027-428
    027-434
    027-421
    027-362
    004-30
    004-12.5
    004-6
    260-255
    264-270
     
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  10. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    Post pix. We like pix.
     
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  12. testwork

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    Trio T100105-05 is the markings on the back. Pics attached. Thanks for the investigative work!
     

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  13. testwork

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    Old enclosure vs new enclosure. Which will be modified to accept the Waveguide. :)
     

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  14. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    You're going to need the right adapters to put the screw-on CD on the bolt-on horn. I bought a set to do just that and they fit the CD mouth snug up to the horn throat.
     
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  15. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    I'm diggin' someone else doing a new build.
     
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  16. testwork

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    I must have forgotten about this from back in the day when I was doing my first econowave.
    Thanks for the heads up. I'll search the thread for adapter info!

    My first econowave attached.
    An UGLY but wonderful sounding build based on the JBL 4507. :)
     

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  17. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    Excellent!. I would bet they DO sound good. What woofer did you use for that first build?
     

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