hi huys umm i was looking at some cerwin vega speakers and i came upon the d-3 and the re25. which one would be better for home use i like to play loud music. the only thing i know about these speaekers are that the d-3s are rated at 250w and the re25 are rated at 150w??? which ones would be better for home stereo use???
The D-3's will offer slightly more clarity (As they use a horn loaded
tweeter as opposed to the cone 1.5" tweeter in the RE25). Also, keep in
mind the D-3 will have more mid-bass than the RE25 but the RE25 will have
more midrange than the D-3 (D-3 uses a 6" mid while the RE25 uses a 4"
mid). They both use the same 10" woofer so bass will be the same. I would
personally go for the D-3's (you can get them for $150 no problem). The
higher power handling of the D-3 is probably becaus eof the bigger mid and
Really I wouldn't get either, but I'm a DIY guy when it comes to Home Audio.
you want loud? go out and get some EV pro audio speakers....
This is how I would build my floorstanding speaker...
Woofer - http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-420
Low mid (mid bass) -
Mid mid (mid bass and mid range) -
High mid (mid range) -
Tweeter (two of these) -
All powered by...
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=302-605 (two these bridged per floorstanding unit).
I'm looking into a DJ speaker setup :) - Mackie Mixer, Yorkville/Peavy
amps, EV speakers.
Orrrrr you could design me some awesome speakers for a home theatre tbird :)
You can do just about anything you want. Make sure you match the impedence of the speakers to the output of your amp (ohms) and if you really like to shake the nails loose from the walls and have the neighbors hate your little freeking guts,pick speakers about 25- 50 watts higher than the output of your amp. You won't blow the output transistors of the amp or the speakers... I HATE RAP :ticking:
actually, taking speakers that are rated for higher power do not necessarily mean that you would get a louder sound. It would be more reliant on the efficiency of the speakers, how well they can turn the watts into dBs. Sensitivity also plays a big part there too ;)
Like dodger said above, that wont mean louder speakers.
Take for instance...
100x2rms amp and two speaker setups...
A. 8" floorstanding with 100rms power handling and 91dB sensititvity
B. 8" floorstanding with 125rms power handling and 89dB sensititivty
Setup A. will get louder.
BTW - Dodge I'll see with what I can come up with, and I'll try and kep it pretty cheap.
Don't forget the all important watt to dB ratio to....it sucks when you
need to double the power to get another dB....
Eh, don't worry toooo much about the cost - I mean, I was planning on dropping a good 8-10k on the performance audio gear...
Here's an all Dayton setup I came up with (keeping it compact,
Before I start, check out this bitchin center channel DIY.
Dammit, just realized I have to go, enjoy the center channel though, I'll post the Dayton setup hopefully later tonight, if not tomorrow.
Okay dodge, got you.
All Dayton floorstander...
Just a 3-way:
Woofer: Dayton Titanic 10"
Mid: Dayton Reference 6"
Tweeter: Dayton Euro Series 1"
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-750 for sub and
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=248-515, simple 100x2 @ 8ohm Teac unit
Total (including TWO floorstandings, ONE Receiver, TWO sub amps): $826.31
Not bad eh?
Not to shabby, but what I would ideally see is a 3 way speaker, just to
beef up the lower-mid range, then the subs....
Basically, take all that you have there, add in this:
toss in a 3-way, 800/5000 crossover.
Throw all of that into the speaker, sealed. Have the subwoofer sitting in a ported cab as the bottom piece of the speaker.
Add those in, and you up to about the 1k mark before cab materials, which really aren't that expensive.
Only problem I'm seeing using that TEAC reciever is no sub outs...
Didn't even check to see if it had a pre-out for it. Really you dont HAVE to have one, but it would be easier.
hella easier, then i dont have to deal with the output conversion...