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Old 20th April 2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Recomendation needed, small cheap full range.

Looking make a very portable speaker setup for ipod type sources.

Im looking to use a amp32 and a somthing around a 4ah 12v SLA for power.

As for speakers, i have no idea. Im thinking full range is the way to go for this project.

Id like to not have to go larger than 3"
They should be as cheap as possible
Very small enclosure or free air would be nice.

Great sound is not high on my list of priorities, but it would be nice if they sounded decent.

If full range does not sound like a good way to do this i am open to 3" drivers and small neo tweets such as the little cheap daytons.

Thanks.
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Old 20th April 2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Visaton FRS8 - 5 GB

Bass not huge, but it's as good as I've heard for a 3" driver.

Can use up it's Xmax quite quickly, so a small, sealed box would be good.

I've had these running out of throw at 7W (playing 40hz thuds though...) in open baffle

Took 50W peaks to run them out of throw in a tiny sealed box.

What kind of music are you looking to play?
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Old 20th April 2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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they are going to play all kinds of music. i am taking some photo classes and time in the studio goes by much quicker if there is some music playing. Everything from beatles to drum and bass (not expecting much bass though)

i really wanted to build somthing that is better than buying one of those ipod dock speaker setups. they are ususally overpriced and underperform.

i dont expect much low end out of them, i am expecting to sacrafice sound quality to make this thing as small as possible. When you said a tiny sealed box, how small are we talking about?
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Old 20th April 2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Here's a good place to start.

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...fg=&srchPromo=

The Tang Bands have a pretty good reputation and you can easily find a lot of info about them.

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Old 20th April 2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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yea, and madisound.com as well.

kinda thought id get a bit more help than "heres a store, tang band is good"

the Visaton FRS8 sound good, but i dont think they are readily available in the states.
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Old 20th April 2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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internecine,
I thought I was helping . I mentioned it as a STARTING point.
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Old 21st April 2009, 12:26 AM   #7
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This is a quite small vented box designed by Anders Eriksson, Sweden. It is based on the 3 inch vifa tg9, which can be found on sale at Madisound ($25 a piece) http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1616 All dimensions in centimeters.

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http://user.faktiskt.se/naqref/diy-proj/bosso.pdf
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Old 21st April 2009, 01:45 AM   #8
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Most of my 3" experience is with the Fostex FF85. The uFonken was designed for just this kind of application, but likely won't fit within your needs to be cheap criterion (FE83 & FE87 are probablly the same calibre but need a bigger box). The concave cone Aura NS3 is the next one i'd choose, but it seems to have become unobtainium ... they have a new whizzer cone job that looks interesting (and they are on special). Another well received cheapy (i've not heard them) are the HiFi B3 (round and square frame). Zaph did a box with them.

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Old 21st April 2009, 01:52 AM   #9
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Recently bought Fostex 3" FE87E, cheap from Ebay Australia for AUD$23 each, no longer available.

Sounds good. You are aware this kind of speaker on a small cabinet does not give you sufficient bass, so you need to augment them with a subwoofer.

Very clean sound, excellent clarity better than most commercial speakers on the market.

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Old 21st April 2009, 02:42 AM   #10
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Google "Makizou M-8BH".

For better advice from us, you might want to define what "cheap" means to you.

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