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Old 8th February 2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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Old 8th February 2013, 03:15 PM   #22
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Thanks for pointing this out! This is the perfect little combo for a tiny mp3 player. What do they cost? Essentially the technique used by most compact Bluetooth mp3 speakers offered like Jawbone, etc. To see it as a single channel OEM part is neat.

I just saw this thread for the first time and want to concur with Sreten that one would be hard pressed to build anything DIY for $25 that would sound this good. The closest I have come (and maybe surpassed) is to strip out the drivers and amp from the Logitech S120 and put that in a 14 in Cornucopya ($10 for S120 and ~$4 in foam core). Ever think of building a Cornu Spiral horn? Now you can!

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Old 8th February 2013, 03:23 PM   #23
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About the speakers in the OP, I really don't like them. I find a similarly priced set w/ the cheap sub box sound much better.
(I run an IT company, and when people want computer speakers on their desks, I always try a different set, just to try them, so have heard most of the mid and low priced units on the market)
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So what is your recommendation for the $25 price point?
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Old 8th February 2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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Creative Labs Inspire A220 Speaker System 51MF0400AA002-R - Micro Center

Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System 980-000058 - Micro Center

http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...with_Subwoofer


The OP speakers are 29.99 at microcenter, so I went up to that price.

And I should mention, my listening experience w/ all of these is in an office, generally w/ sales guys of some sort all chatting away... No super critical listening.. But for just general full tone, room filling sound that gets people tapping their toes, these w/ the subs always seem much better.
If you're disassembling them to use in better enclosures, then I can't say if these have better "drivers" in them...

I guess I'll add that in a standard office, the OP speakers didn't sound any better to me than a pair of $5.00 speakers. (Missing many frequencies)

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Old 8th February 2013, 06:04 PM   #26
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I'd much rather spend 25 on a couple of TB W3-881SI and a Lepai amp. Throw in some scrap 1/2" ply, some wire and have a heck of a lot better sound and the satisfaction of DIY.

10 more, yes, but what is 10 these days? Actually, I'll say that 10 is worth spending to avoid having plastic speakers on my desk.

Horses for courses, and all that.
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Old 8th February 2013, 06:48 PM   #27
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Agreed that qnty 2 W3-881si and a Lepai 2020+ is way better but that is $40 in the US. Throw in $10 for foam core and hot melt and you will have a system that rivals or beats some $400 commercial systems.
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Old 8th February 2013, 07:15 PM   #28
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nah. Id rather point to point a cheap LM3886 amp...

As for Sretens' economic judgement, I regard it highly. Second hand these logitech are a great deal, and sound nifty, i have heard them. Good as foam core is, im sure the small plastic logitech are quite rigid.
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Agreed that qnty 2 W3-881si and a Lepai 2020+ is way better but that is $40 in the US...
Correct. Which equals 25 (I used pounds for the sake of sreten).

But I think we agree. For very, very little extra cost, a far better computer sound system could be built.

And... this is a DIY audio forum, after all.

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Old 8th February 2013, 09:32 PM   #30
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I'm not so sure.

You'd need something clever doing to emulate the dynamic bass management of the Logitechs, or your little drivers are gonna be flapping around all over the place.

Add in that, plus your time, and I suspect the Logitechs are nigh-impossible to beat.

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