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Old 2nd November 2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Odd cabinet

I posted a message similar to this in the loudspeakers forum and someone suggested that I post it here.

I built 2 cabinets for speakers that I want to use on my diy computer jukebox. The speaker cabinets are 17" tall by 7 3/4" wide on the outside and the inner dimensions are 16" tall by 71/4" wide minus a 3/4" horizontal brace in the center. There is room for up to a 5 inch speaker. I have posted a quick drawing of the top view of a cabinet.

Can you help me decide what speakers to use in the cabinets? These are external speakers for the jukebox and I already have good speakers in the cabinet of the jukebox so I would like to go with some of the cheaper ones. The computer will be hooked up to a stereo amplifier, which will drive the speakers.

I have looked at a few speakers on parts express and I have also looked at the pioneer A11EC80-02F on MCM that Gychang used in several of his cabinets. Would these be good speakers for in my cabinets or could you suggest other speakers in this price range (these are $13 each)?
Thank you for reading this long message!
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Old 3rd November 2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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Hi sky12345, please calculate and post the volume of the enclosure.

Also, what kind of low-frequency performance do you need out of these enclosures? That will dictate the choice of driver, as well as whether you're going to have a sealed vs. ported enclosure.
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Old 4th November 2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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The total inner volume is about 540 inches squared. The divider is a 3/4 inch piece of plywood that I could cut the center out of. Without cutting it, the cabinets are divided up into 2 chambers that have a volume of about 270 inches squared.

These speakers will only be used for music (Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, jazz, etc) so the cabinets just need to have regular low frequency performance for music.
Thank you for the help!
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Old 4th November 2008, 12:19 AM   #4
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540 in^3 ~ 8.5 liters. FE127 could fit...

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Old 6th November 2008, 01:33 AM   #5
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Cool. Here's another, but it's pricier: the Jordan JX92S has a recommended 8-liter enclosure which can be made sealed or reflex:


Anyone know if the CSS drivers go into an 8/8.5-liter enclosure?
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Old 6th November 2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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I had the CSS FR125S in an 11L closed box, sounded good, and would definitely work in a smaller sealed, there is a few designs out there for a 7L ported box as well
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