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Old 1st January 2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a small diy computer setup!

Hello, I'm searching for a pair of small diy speakers to build for my 15 year old cousin. A 2.0 system or a 2.1 system for computer speaker use. I think he would prefer a certain amount of bass to show his friends and when he's alone he play alot of games. I don't wan't to build anything that doesn't deliver a good sound image so the usual store bought computer speaker setups are out of question. I was thinking about a overnight sensation build from undefinition powered with an inbuilt lepai ta2020 amp. Anyone who got experience of those speakers? Feel free to come with any suggestions at all. Thankful for any tips at all! Thanks for all replies in advance and a happy new year!
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Old 1st January 2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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Kyle brought a pair of Overnight Sensation to this summer's diyFEST. We compared to similar size mMar-Kel70 (with EL70)... the latter was clearly better. There are a number of milliSize boxes for a range of drivers (at least 7 currently available drivers).

They are just a (set of) examples of the many excellent small FR (single driver) speakers.

EL70 produces some decent bass, but it won't replace a woofer.

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There are a number of milliSize boxes for a range of drivers (at least 7 currently available drivers).
Alpair 6p is certainly at, or near the top of the pile for desk-top duty.

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Alpair 6p is certainly at, or near the top of the pile for desk-top duty.
milliSize mMar-Ken6.2p with unique maroon A6.2p

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Old 1st January 2012, 03:30 AM   #5
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I think full range is very important when doing a desktop system so that you don't get lobing being so nearfield. I just built some sealed EL70s that I'll add bass boost eq with my computer. Just did a nearfield measurement and got useful bass to 60hz pre-eq! Sounds great.
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Having heard them I think that I'd choose the EL70 in the mMars enclosure over the overnight sensations (size for size). In addition to sounding GREAT it's got many other compatible enclosures available to it. Paul Carmody's design is great, you will not be disappointed, and you'll get to solder up a crossover. Flip a coin and you're hooked either way!

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Old 1st January 2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Okey, since I trust all you fine gentlemen's judgement I have decided to go with the EL70/mMars-build. I found these drawings (http://www.creativesound.ca/pdf/mMar...map-231009.pdf) and thought that they would suit me fine. Do you guys think that the lepai ta2020 will work fine with these speakers?
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EL70/mMars-build.
A correction ref nomenclature (even i get lost sometimes, and Chris doesn't even try).

The milliSize enclosure for EL70 is the vented mMar-Kel70, mMarS70 is sealed for CHR70 (1 or 2, will work with 3). milliMarkaudioSealedCHR70

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Old 2nd January 2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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Okey thank you! You think the ta2020 chip will deliver sufficient with power to bring a good sound from these speakers?
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Okey thank you! You think the ta2020 chip will deliver sufficient with power to bring a good sound from these speakers?
in a word - yup
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