Googling around, I realize I meant single or "dual concentric" drivers, but I dont have any experience with either one, just a suspicion that certain designs might offer good, non fatiguing midrange and listening.
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I second Stanwal's suggestion of Madisound.Also,check out Common Sense Audio.They carry Lowther,Fostex,PA Audio and their own brand Audio Nirvana.They include your choice of enclosure plans with speaker purchase.There is a lot of information and specs on the website.The Audio Nirvana brand is very cost friendly and would probably be a good choice for someone wanting to try single driver speakers for the first time.If you go the single driver route,let us in on your experience.Good Luck.
Yes, Radian is the one I was trying to remember!
I thought of the idea after seeing a used pair of Galante speakers for sale.
Thank you everyone for other interesting ideas....it seems there is a Wilson style DIY cabinet somewhere on the internet...will try to find and post the link if anyone is interested....
As an update to this thread, a variation on the question:
1) You removed all components from a speaker and
2) Put them into a DIY cabinet, but one with a shape or finish more to your DIY liking, where
3) The internal volume of the cabinet was roughly the same as the original
Should the speaker sound more or less the same?
(Yes, I know there are differences with structural rigidity, cabinet resonances, materials etc. Perhaps also diffraction effects from the front face of the cabinet and obviously port vs no port.)
But if for example, I love a pair of sealed mini monitors but would prefer a WATT shaped cabinet, do you think I could simply transplant the drivers and crossover into a similarly sized and sealed cabinet and get + / - a similar sound?
Thanks for any ideas, or for any other updates on DIY monitors.
If you change the driver's placement on the baffle(distance from each other AND edges), you are changing the sound.
IMO, pick up a pair of KEF Q100's and put the drivers in a new enclosure to your liking. There is no accounting for baffle diffraction in the crossover. Although the frequency response may change, due to the waveguide loaded tweeter and it's crossover design, it may not be as significant as other designs.