Hello from Arizona
Hi everyone, excited to start my speaker building journey.
I've always been interested in speakers, but never really considered building my own until i found the youtube channel several months ago. I have the personality where I kind of go all in and sometimes over the top so I really wanted to make my own speaker even for the first attempt.
I decided to go all in on a two-way system with a larger driver and a goal to make it not need a subwoofer. A few months back I actually picked up the Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW Planar Tweeter with Back Cup and coincidentally a Tang Band W8-2096 few days before 123Toid made the video preview on it. I chose the Bohlender because I've always liked planars and the shown frequency response seemed to match up fairly well.
I knew I would need to measure the speakers impedance and frequency response of course especially the Bohlender since not many reviews or information on it. However, I didn't realize I would have to wait for the DATS V3 since you also currently can't order the DATS V2. So i have been sitting on the project for awhile while waiting.
Despite the large driver I actually want to make it a desktop speaker. I have a large desk so it will probably work for me but not many other desks. The reasoning behind no subwoofer is I have found for desks its quite hard to blend speakers on top of a desk to a subwoofer under it.
If only Arizona was closer to West Tennessee, if have you over and take some measurements. It has been a pain having people have to wait for Dats.
By the way, great choice in the W8-2096. Fantastic driver! I absolutely love mine. We're here if you need help along the way. I'm really excited to see how this turns out
Edins, welcome to "the club" as it were. Once you've completed your first build, you'll never want to stop. 🙂
As far as the DATS goes, the wait is almost over (11/29 release date - let's hope). Still debating on if it's in the budget...
Don't forget to share the build or the final result. Looking forward to it.