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Old 21st August 2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default Custom Skateboard Speaker design.

Hows it going everyone!

Looking to get some advice on a design i am working on. I am a big audio and skateboard buff and am hoping to meet the both in the middle. I had a big bang in my brain to design a portable open baffle speaker system out of a 8" skateboard deck. 2 5" Full range woofers and a battery powered T-amp. Also a design where a board is cut in half to be a nice set of open baffle desktop speakers.

Just curious if anyone can help me with standing/leg equipment and where i would find a short enough beat-in banana plugs for the desk top models.

Also if i could be pushed along to what people would think is a good for the money woofer, i have found one i like but would love some insights. These will have a relatively low price tag, and will mostly be used by people that do not have anywhere close to the golden ear. A decent low end and a clear distortion free-ish sound.

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Preston @ Real Talk Skateboards.
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Old 25th August 2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Old 25th August 2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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You won't get any bass from an 8" wide open baffle speaker, no matter what woofers you use.
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Old 25th August 2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Decent low end isn't going to happen and I'm not sure what you're asking about in your second paragraph. beat in bananas?
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Old 25th August 2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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I think he wants to use an 8" skateboard deck with a couple 5" FR units.

Also a second set using a skateboard deck cut in half to act as a set of computer speakers. I think he needs help in designing the leg that will hold up the computer speaker something similar to a desktop picture frame.

Preston, as the others have said, you will have a hard time doing what you want, they way you want. In other words: Ain't gonna happen. You will need to enclose the speakers to get any bass from them.
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Maybe you can fit some sort of pipe (PVC) to the backside of the woofer that is mounted to half a deck open baffle style. You could make it detachable so the speaker remains highly portable. Plus you could probably boardslide it.
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