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HUMAN K-61PE Speaker Kit
$344.00 / pair

This is a special version of the HUMAN K-61 that fits a cabinet sold by Parts Express.

It is almost an industry cliche that a six inch two way speaker is the easiest to build and make sound good. This is because a woofer that small usually has great dispersion and control characteristics. It helps to use one of the best six inch woofers ever designed, with a very low resonant frequency and out of band rejection. Combine this with a tweeter that is crossed over low and also has fabulous dispersion and low distortion and you have one sweet little speaker.

EPI enjoyed great popularity for their model 50, followed up with the 60 and 70, and their cousin the Epicure 5. Genesis built three small six inch two way speakers, the Basic, the 6, and the (vented) V-6. Customers who own the HUMAN 61 also seem to admire it very much. Many people have built their own versions of this speaker using cabinets of their own design and creation, but not everyone can, or wants to, make their own boxes.

It just happens that Parts Express currently sells a pair of cabinets that are well-suited to this design. They are pre-cut for a 6" woofer, and I make a custom version of my tweeter, the PRO 002 M3, to fit the pre-cut tweeter hole.

The box is 14 1/4" tall by 8 5/8" wide, and 11" deep, which provides an internal volume of about 0.5 cubic feet. As supplied, it comes with a pair of cross braces above the woofer, which should be quite sufficient. The driver holes are pre-cut and pilot holes are provided for the mounting screws. The woofers are centered, and the tweeters are offset and mirror-imaged from side to side, as they should be.

It comes with a rear-mounted vent, which works very well with the PRO 007 woofer to produce a very nice, clean low end.

The simple crossover and color-coded wiring assembly I provide attaches easily to the terminal cup included with the cabinets.

The HUMAN 61PE Kit includes:

2 PRO 007 woofers
2 PRO 002 M3 tweeters
2 wiring harness/crossover assemblies
Screws to install all parts
Basic instruction sheet (and telephone/email support)

You provide:

The cabinets and grills - Parts Express catalog number 300-645. These come with a pre-installed binding post terminal cup.
Internal damping material (e.g. fiberglass, polyester, etc.)

61 Kits

thumbnail linkAdrian's pair in oak thumbnail linkIan built this pair in some vintage cabinets
thumbnail linkEd made pine boxes thumbnail linkZeb sent these pictures of his very nice project
thumbnail linkAll new parts to rejuvenate some lovingly decorated boxes thumbnail linkI retrofit a pair of Proac Studio 1 cabinets for a customer
thumbnail linkI built this pair to save some lovely Cizek KA-1 cabinets for a customer thumbnail linkNorman in Auckland built these with 19 year old parts!
thumbnail linkJimbob built EPI 50 clones thumbnail linkIan built a theater system using five separate HUMAN 61 speakers over the winter of 2015-2016.

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