Cerwin Vega Speakers!!!!

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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???

posted by  nick27

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 better tweeter.

Really I wouldn't get either, but I'm a DIY guy when it comes to Home Audio.

posted by  thunderbird1100

you want loud? go out and get some EV pro audio speakers....

posted by  dodgerforlife

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).

posted by  thunderbird1100

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 :)

posted by  dodgerforlife

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:

posted by  lectroid

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 ;)

posted by  dodgerforlife

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.

posted by  thunderbird1100

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...

posted by  dodgerforlife

Here's an all Dayton setup I came up with (keeping it compact, floorstanders)...

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.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Okay dodge, got you.

All Dayton floorstander...

Just a 3-way:
Woofer: Dayton Titanic 10"

Mid: Dayton Reference 6"

Tweeter: Dayton Euro Series 1"

Powered by:
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?

posted by  thunderbird1100

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...

posted by  dodgerforlife

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.

posted by  thunderbird1100

hella easier, then i dont have to deal with the output conversion...

posted by  dodgerforlife

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