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I want to build a set of tower speaker for my Home Theater system and need a little help picking drivers. I have around 3-400 to work with and am looking for a high output SQ set-up. I have a 7.1 AV Reciever with 110 rms per channel to power them. I was thinking maybe a supertweeter or horn in each paired with some midbass/midrange drivers. I have searched parts express and madi sound, but I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for or what would work well. Any suggestions?
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Which Receiver are you using?
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Look into massive audio components, great bang for the buck. You can add an additional driver to rise the ohm load up to 8 ohms if your receiver can't handle low ohms. Make sure you also add some poly inside the enclosure if you do ported, it will just make it sound more natural.

I hope this helps, and good luck with the build.
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Here is the reciever
STR-DH810 | Home Theater A/V Receiver | Sony | Sony Store USA

I will look into those, but I was more looking to use Home Audio drivers
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You may want to go on DIYMA.com - Car Audio Forum & 12 volt Community Board and search around. There are some great reviews on raw drivers from places like Parts Express and Madisound on there. It would probably give you a pretty good idea of the direction you want to go...
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Thanks that was very informative
would I need crossovers and if so how would I choose the right one?
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Go in the DIY section in parts express and look into the drivers they use and read on about how they made the xover's for the speaker they chose.
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I will look into those, but I was more looking to use Home Audio drivers
Your power rating is based on 2 channels driven, so at any given time you may get 110wrms on any 2 channels but not all channels and the other channels may not produce any sound.

Here is an example of an amplifier that actually does its rated power on all channels:
Sherbourn PA 7-150
  • 150 watts per channel (x7) @ 8 Ohms (with no more than 0.05% THD from 20 Hz – 20 kHz, all channels driven)
  • 220 watts per channel (x7) @ 4 Ohms (with no more than 0.05% THD from 20 Hz – 20 kHz, all channels driven)
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In general, the amplifier power needs to be larger than the speaker's rated power. This is because an amplifier only delivers its rated output power with sinewave signal, and delivers much less with a real signal with dynamics. As ageneral guideline, it is recommended to use an amplifier delivering 50% more power than the speaker's average ("RMS") power.


For example, for a speaker with 450W average power, an amplifier with an output of 700W may be used. If a small amplifier is used, sufficient level will not be reached, nor the perception that it is attained, so the signal will tend to be clipped to compensate, thus endangering the integrity of the speaker.
So based on the above example and your receiver specs, you should look for speakers that have an rms of 55 or less to avoid sending your speakers a clipped signal.
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I will be running a dc power supply to run my crescendo bc2k, and I could use my 1000c4 to power my towers if need be.
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pe has a section of builds,they tell u how to make everything and even give u a parts list, id check that out
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