Volt-6/8/10 Coaxials Assembly Tips & Info Thread

Discussion in 'Speaker Kit Information' started by Matt Grant, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. You don't have to do anything special to any of the passive crossovers on the Volts if you run the woofers in an infinite baffle. That said the Volt-6 and Volt-8 will only play down to about 120hz in an IB or sealed enclosure so it's best to crossover to a sub at or above that range. Only the Volt-10 will play down to and can crossover at 80hz in a sealed or IB alignment.
     
  2. #227 Bergarth, Jul 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2018
    I already Own 3 Volt-10LX version one, can i modify them to match new ones or is it better to just re-purchase new kits?
     
  3. For the new Volt 10 V2 crossover does anyone know if I have the black inductor or the bare copper inductor in the right location? Or does it not matter?
     

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  4. Does not matter, they should be the same value.
     
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  5. Regarding when to use the small cabinet Atmos capacitors with the Volt 10 V2. The diysoundgroup sealed angled cabinet has an internal volume of .57 cuft. The Atmos box has .49 cuft. I assume a volume under .5 cuft is when the Atmos or small enclosure capacitors are needed? Otherwise those two cabs have pretty much the same volume.
     
  6. You can add the capacitor if you want, it's really even optional for the Atmos flat pack. It does help extend the bass response a little and remove the high Q bump from the small enclosure but the audible improvement is likely minimal.
     
  7. I'm building columns over finished drywall to house new version Volt 6's (in enclosures) as side and rear surrounds. I'm trying to keep total cabinet depth at 6" - If I make the back panel 1/2 inch, can this goal be accomplished? The Volt's are in my cart waiting...

    Also, I am intrigued by the idea of Volt 6's paired with the Dayton passive radiators. Am I correct that all passive radiator designs are sealed vs ported? How much better is the low end response over the stock Volt 6? Seems like a pretty inexpensive upgrade for a big improvement in low end response...
     
  8. Yeah the Volt-6 should be able to fit in a 6" deep cabinet no problem, it's 4.5" deep overall with the compression driver on the back.

    The passive radiators take the place of the port and function similarly. Due to the larger cabinet volume of the PR design it should give a little bit more bass output then the stock ported flat pack but slightly less then a similarly sized and tuned ported enclosure due to resistive losses from the passive radiators.
     
  9. Hello all. I'm building my first set of speakers using volt 6s for atmos. Would it be wise and safe to simply use two pan head screws through my ceiling mounting bracket into the back of the speaker cabinet?
     
  10. I'm thinking about ordering 13 of these for 9.1.4 setup, but I would want them all infinite baffle mounted in the wall. And I would prefer to go with the 10". Matt, have you thought about designing and selling baffles for each the volts for 2x4 walls, 2x6 walls, and ceilings with no depth restriction? I know how to use Google SketchUp, so I could probably come up with a design, but I have never used a CNC, although I do have a router. It would be nice if this were a purchase option though, and I think there would be enough interest.
     
  11. Sorry for the late response, yes you can use two screws through the back of the cabinet, just make sure they don't hit the crossover on the inside.

    The baffle for the volts would not be hard to make just cut it the width/height you want (if you don't mind a square baffle) and if you have a router a circle jig would make quick work of the round driver cutout.

    Another option which is kind of out there is to find really cheap 10" in wall subwoofers and pull the woofer out and replace it with the Volt-10 driver. Then just sell off the extra subwoofer drivers or build something with them. Looking around I found some as cheap as $30 but I don't know how the fit of the driver would be. I know some have done something similar with 8" in ceiling speakers and the Volt-8's.
     
  12. #237 grandpixel, Nov 17, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
    Volt 10 won’t fit in 2x4 wall. The baffle needs to act as a spacer. I’d like them to be round and look professional.

    Also, would it be better if I cut the drywall out and put an actual wood baffle spanning the studs, and then the spacers on top of that, put up new drywall? That would give the speaker a solid baffle, but would it be a noticeable performance gain?

    What’s the freq response for the volt 10 in IB at high volume anyway? I assume excursion would be a problem, and I would need a LF filter. How would you recommend doing this?

    Edit: also meant to ask, I would need some sort of covering for the speaker itself. Any ideas for this?
     
  13. Hello!

    I am looking at building 6 x Volt 10's for atmos duty. However I'm not good at soldering and don't really have time to practice right now. My options are:

    1) Can I pay somebody to build the crossovers for me? Any volunteers?
    2) I'm happy to go the active route instead with DSP. Are the curves for what the crossover is doing published?

    Cheers!
     
  14. I'm purchasing all Volt 6's for my surrounds (ported) and Atmos (sealed) speakers. The surrounds will be hidden in columns, so I'm not concerned about finishing them. I am going to increase the surround enclosure volume to the higher end of the design (.31 cu feet)for better bass extension. I have several questions:

    1) If I use mdf instead of plywood for the box sides, what thickness would you recommend (I'm using 1/2 inch mdf for the back)?

    2) Is it worth it to increase the volume of the Atmos enclosures (will I hear the difference) ?

    3) If I do increase box volumes to the upper design limits, will I still be able to use the stock crossovers?

    Thanks!
     
  15. I recommend 3/4" MDF for the enclosures which will be more solid unless you used 1/2" and added more bracing.

    Increasing the size of the sealed Atmos enclosure will not produce any sizable change to the low frequency extension so in most cases it is not worth the trouble.

    Enclosure size will not impact the use of the stock crossover on the Volts.
     

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