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Old 3rd April 2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hi,

Does anyone have any ideas to build a pair of book shelf or small speakers that perform at audiophile level with SE tube amp 9W output 8 Ohm?

Not sure if open or closed is best, close to a wall less than 12 inches distance.

Or is it easier to buy something like klipsch?

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Plenty of proven designs out there.

Some pertinent questions......
-Listening preferences
-room size
-budget
-building skill level/available tools
-what you define as small

As for klipsch.......I've not been too impressed with anything but their more expensive fare.
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How loud do you need to play?

Mark Audio Alpair 7, 10.2 or 12.

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I was thinking a size front 7 inch across by 10-12 inch high.

I have a feeling this size is a problem perhaps I should have said compact.

I have about 8-9 Watt of power. 2X EL34.

The Mark audio looks interesting.

Small room study 13X13 foot.

My hand skills are quite good.
I Listen to all types of music from femail vocal to jazz some rock.

Any ideas of cabinet?

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Just dipping a toe in the water first build. Always bought speakers in the past!
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If the size is unrealistic,

please give me some ideas of minimum size I would need to go for and I can have a re-think.

As I said first build!


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Currently in my living room.

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They look fantastic!

Looking at my sizes could you give any ideas of a cabinet build and what size front I would need to build. I used to like the look of the old tannoy six's similar in shape to your photos.

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Dimensions will vary somewhat based on the build material thickness.

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Dimensions will vary somewhat based on the build material thickness.

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Dave,

The front width is a problem. Depth is not important. If I used front porting and a standard shape what is the minimum width I could go to? 7.5 inches is my max available. I understand that the volume is important. Could I have the angle at the top or bottom + port? Please excuse my ignorance.

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The Classic Golden Ratio version of that box is 6 3/4 W X 14 1/2 H x 10 1/4 D (15mm material). Those plans are the freebies...planet_10 hifi

And with the purchase of the plan-set, i can juggle things for a custom box, but it sounds like the above would do.

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