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Old 24th December 2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Which small speaker design for large room?

I'm hoping to build a single driver speaker for my parents. They want it to be as unobtrusive as possible, which means it has to be very small. However, the room is large (about 5.5m wide x 10m long).

I know that it's not really going to work so well, but on the plus side they would not be played loud. Anything I guess would be better than the budget sony/panasonic etc mini system they would otherwise consider.

If I had to choose any small single driver speaker design for a large room, what would work best?

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Old 24th December 2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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How small is very small?

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Old 25th December 2010, 05:28 AM   #3
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Around 30cm high they'd be happy with. Could maybe argue a little bit more.
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Old 25th December 2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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Uh oh. I'd do a simple two-way then. Or at least a 6.5 to 8 inch woofer and small (3") full range. Just my opinion.
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Old 25th December 2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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What amplification will you be using for these speakers?

Oh, and here's some examples of my previous comment:
http://creativesound.ca/images/product/MT27FL.jpg
http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/images/legno.jpg
http://oaudio.de/images/product_imag...ages/717_0.jpg
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BHTX, that first one is particularly pretty...
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Old 25th December 2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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you can trick your parents to think its a small single driver with this coax:
Radian - 5208C
plus it should give decent sound in mid size box
plus it has high sensitivity, which is big plus for large room
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Are you sure you can't get them to accept a svelte, sexy floor stander? The original FE108eSigma Metronome has really high WAF; it's petite and terribly cute. Then there is the Frugal Horn MK3, which is so thin it could go un-noticed. And neither would take up precious shelf space!

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