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HUMAN K-3.0 Speaker Kit
$620.00 / pair
Building speakers based on classic designs:
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Some people have expressed interest in building their own pair of Epicure 3.0 speakers from scratch, so, since I can make all the parts necessary, here is an overview of how to go about it.
First and most obviously, the kit includes all new parts:
- Two new PRO 031 ten inch woofers
- Two new PRO 027 six inch bass/midranges
- Two new top mount PRO 002 ME3 tweeters or two new PRO 002 M2 front mount tweeters
- Two new crossover assemblies with wiring and input terminals
- Instructions, screws, grill attachment hardware, and telephone/email support
|Below are a pair of drawings - one of the stock cabinet, and one suggested way to front mount the tweeter. Each is linked to a legible version.|
I would recommend some minor changes from the original. One is to offset the midrange and tweeter from the center line about a half inch, in a mirror-imaged fashion. Another is to add some bracing below the woofer (the midrange baffle board acts as a great brace above it). You also might want to make the cabinet thicker and heavier. The originals are made of 3/4" particle board. You will use MDF, which is much denser and heavier, and you might choose to use 1" thick material, either simply 1" MDF, or two sheets glued together, or perhaps even two sheets of different material glued together, like plywood on the inside and MDF on the outside.
The woofer is mounted as high as possible in the front baffle, to get it closer to the midrange. Another approach would be to mouont it as low as possible, in order to couple it to the floor.
The 3.0 is best considered as a nice six inch two-way mini-monitor speaker with a dedicated ten inch subwoofer built into the same enclosure. As such, using bi-amplifiable, separate input terminals for the woofer and the bass/midrange and tweeter could allow better control of its capabilities.