Goto makes high quality drivers but knowledge is how one assembles a quality loudspeaker. A good num of driver and bass system options exist. I fear that you may lack the nessecary experance to assemble such a system. Maybe consider obtaining professional design assitance your spending a good deal of $ already. Your already going to run into time alignment issues by selecting Goto so your kind of selecting certain performance aspects without knowing if these are a factor for you and your system. And I think your in for a costly mistake.
You’re right, this is kind of a new hobby for me. I think I have a fair idea of how to go about it though. It will be a passive system so for time alignment I was just going to position the horns at the same plane. I was going to have them sit behind the subwoofer driver by about 18". For the subwoofer driver I was considering something by accuton, they have a couple high efficiency options that they say are quick response.
Wadaya think? Am I on the right track?
Nikecb, you have chosen excellent drivers that will work well together. You are off to magnificent start, and you probably don't realize how rare this is. You see, many hardcore DIYers at some point decide that they are going to combine the best woofer with the best midrange and the best tweeter using the best crossover and the best enclosure, and they end up buying a bunch of very expensive drivers that do not work well together.
You are way ahead of the game already, but what lies ahead of you now are decisions that will make a major difference in the end results. The decisions you make at this stage will have far-reaching consequences.
Not that this is any of my beeswax, but if I were you nikecb, I'd hire johnk as a consultant on this project. There are only a handful of people out there who have the knowledge and experience to evaluate the various inevitable trade-off decisions you will be faced with in this particular situation, and John is one of them. And there are very few people who could design a woofer system worthy of your Goto drivers to cover the decade from 200 Hz to down to 20 Hz. Again, John is one of them.
I fancy myself something of a designer, but I'm not even going to make a suggestion for your 200 Hz to 20 Hz woofer system because John has the kind of experience with no-holds-barred high-efficiency wide bandwidth systems that would make his suggestions far better than mine. You don't need a bunch of well-intentioned pretty good suggestions - you need one or two excellent ones, and I don't want to dilute whatever John might have to say.
Thanks Duke. I'll definitly consider taking John on for help. I probably won't be in a position to start putting everything together for a year or so though.
Here's the story, I'm in the US Navy and stationed in Japan. I've been wanting to build my own stereo system for a while I've just been waiting to come across the right components to start with.
Over here they have these used stores called "hard-off" that for some reason always have a reasonable ammount of used hi-fi equipment. A couple months ago I went into one near me to see what was new and they had a three way set of Gotos.
So I've got those but since I'm basically assembling this thing paycheck-by-paycheck it's going to be a while before I'm ready to start putting things together.