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Old 8th March 2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default basic fullrange mini-monitor setup?

well, i'm looking to perhaps do my first speaker build. i wanted to build a diyparadise charlize (class T amp), and yeo at diyparadise mentioned that he thought i should build a fullrange; he mentioned corals (which i can't find of course) and the jordan jx92s's. so i'm considering doing something simple like an 8liter sealed box for the jordans; however, they are pretty darn expensive. i'm wondering if anyone has better options? they're shielded which is good for my application


anyway, my application is pretty simple. i've got my emu0404 pci card (which i've modified) in my PC, and then of course thinking something like a t-amp, and just wanting some speakers to sit on either side of my big-ole crt monitor on my desk; mostly i'll be sitting at the desk when listening, but also in my reading chair behind the desk; it's a small bedroom


thanks, simplicity is the key; i don't want to get into any complicated designs, and i live in an appt and have no tools so any building will have to have wood cut by home depot and simple construction. thus the sealed box appeals as i imagine it would be pretty hard to screw up. i know i'll lose bass, but i'm thinking perhaps i can get away with it since it's a mini-monitor near-field application? i come from the headphone world, so fullrange is very appealing, but i've since not enjoyed wearing headphones much anymore as i find them annoying.
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Fostex FE103 or FE126; do a search and DIY
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the one thing is that yeo mentioned that he didn't like fostex's; you think they're good?
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These are reported to be good, but possibly not efficient enough for the Charlize.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html
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the one thing is that yeo mentioned that he didn't like fostex's; you think they're good?

Let's be honest: that's the kind of open ended question that almost guarantees the old subjective/objective flame war.


Just how "mini" a box do you have in mind, and have you had opportunity to hear any DIY "full" range systems? In other words, only you can know if "they" (Fostex or any driver) will be a good fit for your ears and system - don't let anyone try to browbeat you otherwise.




Fostex makes a pretty wide range of drivers, some of which are candidates for some pretty decent full range mini-monitor systems. There are numerous design examples at :

http://www.planet10-hifi.com/boxes.html

Also note that some designs posted there are mutable with minor changes drivers other than just Fostex.
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