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Old 27th May 2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default cheap speakers for computer at work

im wanting to build some absurdly cheap speakers for my computer at work. mainly for looking at funny clips online (i have a laid back job), or MAYBE listening to music, but not as much. mainly, its just for fun. i want to see how silly i can make a pair of speakers look. (almost like my cardboard box amp).

i was thinking about using the partsexpress extended range speakers that are $2.75 each. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=299-300

they seem pretty flat for so cheap. it doesnt look like you would really need a tweeter either. they will have NO bottom end, but its just for my work computer. space is limited as well. i will throw in a gainclone on each one for power (or a tripath).

im thinking about tupperware or something for the enclosure or maybe a little wooden box or something. anyone have any clever ideas for a cheap little speaker setup?
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Old 27th May 2004, 11:35 PM   #2
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Plastic pipe that you would see typically used for drain lines. You can get nice angled pieces or T shapes.
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Old 27th May 2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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hum, thats a good idea actually. i wouldnt do angles probably because i want them small. but, with a reducer and a smaller pipe, they could be little desk-standing speakers
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Old 28th May 2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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I really like the look of these "piped" speakers.
They do look quite stilish but not really suited for the PC-desktop although you could run the tube behind the desktop table to the floor!?
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i have a very small office, and limited desk space is the only place for them. but those do look cool.
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Rob was working on t-lines so they would naturally be longer but I've seen some only a few inches high that work well. Not much in the bass extension department but that's not the goal here anyway. I've been thinking about a TB W4-654 in a 45 degree pipe about 9 inches long.
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Heres some computer speakers I threw together. They sound better than the cheap plastic ones I had before

They were made from little picture box things I got from Wal-Mart for $2/pr and I cut an old shelf up, and used left over vinyl laminate.


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