Building my own passive mixing monitors

I’m currently building my own mixing monitors. I have been using mostly Genelecs my whole life, so this is kind of an adventure for me. I’m using an already existing speaker cabinet and mounting it with MarkAudio Alpair 6.2M full-range speaker elements. So far I have only done really quick testing to assure my cabling inside the speaker works.

This is the first time I do this stuff. I was a bit afraid that I would blow the speakers up somehow, but it was easy enough not to mess up and I got the speakers working the first time. So far they sound really nice, but I intend to come up with somekind of a variovent for the ex-tweeter hole in front. From the inside this speaker is a heavily dampened transmission-line type of enclosure. There’s a tunnel inside it which leads to the front port. It puts out some really respectable bass for its size. Being a point-source speaker it also has very definitive stereo image.

The beauty of a full range speaker is that it doesn’t have any unnecessary electronics inside such as crossovers or filters of anykind. I’m driving the speakers with a T-Class Tripath-based amplifier S.M.S.L SA-S3. It does the job nicely and it is dead quiet and low on distortion.

I will post more pictures when I get these things ready for action!

Work in progress. Full range speakers.

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