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Old 21st January 2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Full range recommendation w/ special restrictions...

I would like to build a pair of small bookshelf full range speakers for my bedroom system with a couple of restrictions...


The shelf I have to put them in (Ikea) has compartments which are 13"x13"x15" deep. The design has to be able to fit within this compartment to work for me. My listening level will be quite low so dynamic range is unimportant, as is frequency extension at either end. What I do want is the absolute best midrange I can get for the money. I have looked at the Fonkens but am unsure of the dimensions. Is there a simple ported design that would work well for this application? I would like to hear any driver recommendations any of you might have at any price level but in reality would like to keep it less than $200. I will be driving them with a tripath based amp (2020).

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Old 21st January 2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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I can certainly recommend the micro-Fonken with the FF85k. Not sure why you are uncertain about dimensions. Just check the plans at: Meet the Fonkens

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Old 21st January 2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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That looks like it might work...

I don't recall seeing the Micro the last time I took a look at those and all of the others are too large to fit in the space I have.

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Any other suggestions anyone?
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Any of the milliSize boxes should fit. ~7x12x7 (WxHxD). FE127eN is still the winner when it comes to midrange finese. uFonken is close with more extended top & bottom somewhat MIA.

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Old 21st January 2010, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thanks for those, Dave, I'm sure between the milli and the micro I can find something to work for me...

Unless there is a Nano?
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Any other suggestions anyone?
Just make fit a 15" square panel with the speaker on it and you're done
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Unless there is a Nano?
When/if i find a driver i can fit in 0.5-1 liter.

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When/if i find a driver i can fit in 0.5-1 liter.

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lol @ nano model. How about a pico model as well?

The Veravox 3X (I was told anyway) can use a 0.5l cabinet.

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