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1.618 - DIY 3-Way Hi-Vi Tower Speaker Project

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Page 1: Design Goals, Driver Selection, Enclosure Design, Enclosure Construction
Page 2: 3-Way Crossover
Page 3: Conclusion, Parts List and Costs


Conclusion - DIY 3-Way Hi-Vi Tower Speaker Project

Have to say I was shocked! I've had them hooked up for a couple months now and they still make me giggle. They sound so clear and clean. The bass response, to put it lightly, is insane! Friends and family donít believe me when I tell them that the sub is turned off.

As for the name of this project, 1.618 ... The name just sounded the best. There wasn't anything else I could think of that I liked. Also, funny enough there is a song called 1.618 by BT which was one of the first things that got played on the speakers.

Finished Hi-Vi 3 Way TowerSpeakers

Finished Hi-Vi 3 Way TowerSpeakers


Parts List and Costs

A list of the parts used for this project and corresponding cost is provided in the table below. All of the parts for this project are available from Parts Express (USA).

PARTS EXPRESS # DESCRIPTION QTY PRICE TOTAL
004-1
004-2
004-20
004-30
004-4
027-438
090-850
095-234
095-280
095-286
100-074
100-088
240-730
260-124
260-330
268-320
297-445
027-419
027-425
004-1.5
255-210
255-220
255-266
255-280
027-445
297-416
091-600
370-038
091-624
268-328
297-435
DAYTON DNR-1.0 1 OHM 10W
DAYTON DNR-2.0 2 OHM 10W
DAYTON DNR-20 20 OHM 10W
DAYTON DNR-30 30 OHM 10W
DAYTON DNR-4.0 4 OHM 10W
DAYTON DMPC-25 25uF-250V POLY
BARRIER STRIP 10 ROW
#6 (16-14) FORK TERMINAL
1/4" (16-14) F-DISCONNECT
.110" (16-14) F-DISCONNECT
16 GA RED PRIMARY WIRE 100'
16 GA GRAY PRIMARY WIRE 100'
SPEAKER SUPER TOE SPIKE 4 PC
CROSSOVER PC BOARD 3-WAY
ACOUSTA-STUF POLYFILL 5 LB.
DAYTON PT3-OF 3" OUTSIDE FLARE
HI-VI F8 8" BASS/MIDRANGE
DAYTON DMPC-4.3 4.3uF-250V POLY
DAYTON DMPC-5.6 5.6uF-250V POLY
DAYTON DNR-1.5 1.5 OHM 10W
JANTZEN .20mH 18 GA AIR CORE
JANTZEN .33mH 18 GA AIR CORE
JANTZEN 2.00mH 18 GA AIR CORE
JANTZEN 4.00mH 18 GA AIR CORE
DAYTON DMPC-75 75uF-250V POLY
HI-VI SD1.1-A 1" TEXTILE DOME
DAYTON SBPP-SI BINDING POST
DAYTON SLDR-S4P-8 4% SILVER
DAYTON BPP-SN PREMIUM BINDING
DAYTON PT3-ST 3" x 15.75"
HI-VI F5 5" BASS/MIDRANGE
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
4
$1.26
$1.25
$1.25
$1.25
$1.25
$5.90
$4.90
$3.00
$3.25
$3.25
$14.70
$14.70
$7.90
$15.50
$39.90
$4.25
$65.87
$1.86
$2.10
$1.25
$3.69
$4.58
$10.84
$15.05
$16.05
$12.60
$7.80
$18.00
$12.60
$6.25
$35.64
$2.52
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$11.80
$9.80
$3.00
$3.25
$3.25
$14.70
$14.70
$15.80
$31.00
$39.90
$8.50
$131.74
$3.72
$4.20
$2.50
$7.38
$9.16
$21.68
$30.10
$32.10
$25.20
$15.60
$18.00
$25.20
$6.25
$142.56

Parts Total: $643.61US
Cabinets (MDF, Red Oak, Caulking, Glue, Lexan, Screws, Stain, Paint...): ~$300US
Total Project Cost: ~$950US

Finished Hi-Vi 3 Way Tower DIY Speaker Project

Hi-Vi 3 Way Tower Loudspeaker Closeup

UPDATE 5 July 2008: Daniel in Canada let us know that he has finished a pair of these speakers. High resolution photographs of Daniel's 3-Way Hi-Vi 3-Way Speakersare available in the Photo Gallery: DIY Hi-Vi 3-Way Tower Loudspeakers.

UPDATE 25 August 2008: The measured room frequency response for the tower speakers is shown below.

HiVi F8 / F5 / SD1.1A Measured in Room Response

HiVi F8 / F5 / SD1.1A Measured in Room Response

DIY HiVi Home Theatre Speakers

DIY HiVi Home Theatre Speakers

The above photo shows the HiVi Tower Loudspeakers with matching Hi-Vi DIY Center Channel Speaker and a HiVi SP10 DIY Subwoofer project.

 UPDATE  5 September 2011: See my best tower loudspeaker so far, the Ion - DIY 2-Way TMM Tower Loudspeaker.


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