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Guys I cannot find a decent mid sized speaker for my home gym , only towers or book shelf models .
This is for music only , not a home theatre application . I listen to classic rock and some more modern rock and will have a 10" subwoofer for low frequency duties , but I would sure like to build a quality sounding pair of speakers .

Has anyone bought raw drivers and built what they consider a great combination for sound quality .
I'm looking at raw drivers on line ,Morels , and I'd like to make this cabinet no taller than 24" . Depth and width are not as crucial .

Was thinking of a 3 way design , tweeter, midrange , and two 8" mid bass drivers as I like tight mid bass.
Anyone have success in the past?

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Guys I cannot find a decent mid sized speaker for my home gym , only towers or book shelf models .
This is for music only , not a home theatre application . I listen to classic rock and some more modern rock and will have a 10" subwoofer for low frequency duties , but I would sure like to build a quality sounding pair of speakers .

Has anyone bought raw drivers and built what they consider a great combination for sound quality .
I'm looking at raw drivers on line ,Morels , and I'd like to make this cabinet no taller than 24" . Depth and width are not as crucial .

Was thinking of a 3 way design , tweeter, midrange , and two 8" mid bass drivers as I like tight mid bass.
Anyone have success in the past?
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Rick, Parts Express is a great company for that sort of thing. They have speakers, crossovers, cabinets, kits and lots of design articles. Don't know if they ship to the great north, though.
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It might be cheaper to buy a speaker system you like and pull it apart to place in your own cabinets.

Quality components must be bought from a well knows manufacturer if you want quality sound. (and that is not Bose. Great marketing but not so great speakers)

Just depends on your budget and what you really want in the end.

I am somewhat of an audiophile. Our house was featured in Home Theater Magazine and Audio Video Interiors so if you need guidance, let me know.
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How much time do you spend in the gym?! Never mind...silly question.
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How much time do you spend in the gym?! Never mind...silly question.
But I bet it's insulated!
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The solution is so simple! Move the tools into the Gym...and the gym equipment into the garage. That thing'd be insulated, wired, drywalled before dinner.
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I made boxes for a home theater, but the guy who I made them for bought the speakers. I remember the drivers came with a sheet that gave the required interior volume and the port size and length. After that it was tweaking the size and shape to make something he found appealing. We ended up with 2 angled mid range speakers and a sub that fit in an unused fireplace.

If you do make them, the spun fiber teddy bear filling can help dampen things if they have a little buzz. We only had to do that on a couple.

After he added on a "real home theater" I made him 10" decware "death boxes". Those will definitely fill your gym with sound

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How much time do you spend in the gym?! Never mind...silly question.
it's probably insulated/heated/cooled so a lot more than the shop...
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Well thank you for all the suggestions guys

I ended up buying in wall speakers today whch I am really against , but it will look a bit cleaner than my alcove idea .
Kinda had my heart on building some though . I looked at some high end drivers from Morel , and I suspect they would have worked well . The raw drivers I wanted were expensive though , so if the outcome wasn't great, I would be left tweaking it for god knows how long till I was happy .
I think the passive crossover network had me more concerned than anything .

Stick , those Cerwin Vegas may have been a good idea . I'm aware of that company and it never even dawned on me .

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