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Product Description:
Six Woofer two way Speaker Kit
Called the 6 Pack ( what else )
8 ohms 250 watts 

 

 

NOTE; The finished cabinets shown are some that a customer built. They are just an example of what you can build. Build to suit your taste. Sorry, they are not included in the kit.

 

I bought a large lot of 6.5" Woofers. Amazing little speaker that puts out a great deal of bass from it's size. It was a quality piece and looked very similar to a number of Polk Audio speakers I had in stock. As I said sound wise, a great sounding speaker. Which brought to mind a question of what I could build with this 6.5" driver to maximize performance and sound quality.
Thus was born the Mavin 6 Pack, a design which uses 6 of these 6.5" Woofers, coupled with a super sounding soft dome tweeter. So with computer in hand, I mapped out a set of plans for the 6 pack design. It is a large tower design with a slot port at the rear. 60", or 5 feet tall, this is a good sized speaker. It is 10" wide, and 16" deep. I spend a couple of days building a prototype, I wanted to here what this design sounded. You can see pictures of the prototype at the top. 
Finally it was done, the woofers wired in a series parallel configuration to get a 8 ohm load, coupled with a 8 ohm EMT-1 soft dome tweeter, crossoing over at 3400Hz.
The prototype was tested with a wide variety of music at different levels. Anything from rap, to rock, jazz to clasical a full spectrum of listening tastes and styles were applied to the speaker.
It was a excellent sounding speaker, not only can you feel the bass deep in your bones, but you can also feel it in your ears. the low frequencies were amazing, clean and crisp, not muddy or booming. The mids and highes sounded spot on, not colored or spikey at any point in our test, the speaker did not sound crappy. It sounded great, everything was there, the bass the mids and the highs, it came together and all worked as they should together.

Cutting through all of the hype and crap, if you want to build a super sounding set of speakers. You would need to spend a couple of thousand dollars to get something that sounds this good. 
With some basic wood working skills, and your time, you can make a killer sounding set of towers.

So enough of my rambling, what does the kit contain?
You get 12 of the 6.5" Woofer, a pair of the mavin EMT-1 tweeters, and a pair of our mavin T-201 crossovers.
The design should give you a good 20Hz. to 20kHz. range, the sound was pretty flat across the spectrum, as I said the sound isn't colored in any way. Everything we heard was true to the source.

Again you can see pictures of the prototype to the top, and you can download line drawings of the cabinet design below. See what you are getting into before you build the cabinets.

 

Line drawing of the Mavin 6 pack Cabinet 

Drawing for the cutting layout 

How to Wire up the Speakers for 8 Ohms

Basic specs. 

Power 250 Watts RMS
Impedance 8 ohms
Crossover Point 3400Hz.
Range 20Hz. to 20kHz. 

 


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A nice piece but definitely not audiophile grade ( We never said it was, it just sounds that way. It is amazing for the price.)
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Chen Ben Zvi () - December 2nd 2014
I ordered this kit a whole back delivery was right on time.
The crossovers were forgotten to be put inside the package
But the danger day I informed by email I did not relieve them he sent me the remaining parts no questions asked so good for them.
Besides that there are NO terminals in the kit so be aware of that.
And now to the kit itself:
Its very big and if you build it as the instruction suggest it comes out looking somewhat like big closet of some sort.
Which is fine but if its all black it draws alot of attention.
The performance of the kit completed is very good.
After a brief email conversation john assured me itdoes not need any inside fillings. This is not wrong but at lower volumes you can hear some echoness inside the cabinet not realy a problem. The moat annoying thing is the resonance frequency which is about 400-200 Hz I think its because of the cabinet length which about the same as the wavelength in these frequencies. I used my phone eqializer and dropped which is pretty straight forward and dropped those about 3 db.
This problem can easily be solved with more interior reinforcing.

You can feel the cabinet shaking in those freqs and its mostly noticable when there's a bass player in the music or long bass notes such as RHCP alt j or jack Johnson.
in all this is an amazing peice of speaker for such a price.
Definitely no need for a subwoofer the 6.5" give a lot of bass and there are alot of them and the mid and highs are good as well. My 2 biggest problems that I found were the resonance which can be solved and the sheer size of the cabinet which can't really be solved but its not a deal breaker.
I am very pleased with this product and the price is outstanding. Easily compared to a 1000$ speakers this size.