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Old 19th October 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
nichola is offline nichola  Scotland
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Default hi all...again!

My name is Nichola..i became a member on this site a few years ago but due to life getting in the way i have not been around...the aim is still the same, i want to learn how to build my own speakers and your site was recommended to me as a great starting place..as a rank beginner i was wondering if you could suggest the best books to read to help me get started..any help would be greatly appreciated...Nichola
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Old 20th October 2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi Nichola,
I have no books yet but I was taught by some respected, kind and very experienced forum members and I studied many learning materials on the web.

Here are some links that you might find useful.

1. DIY Audio & Video - FAQs, Tutorials, and Calculators for Speaker Boxes, Crossovers, Filters, Wiring and more ( good resource for beginners)

2. mh-audio.nl ( many online tools and info)

3. Calculators, Charts, and Diagrams ( lots of useful tools)

4. Subwoofer Vent Length Calculators - Diameter of Vent, Number of Ports, Volume of Box, Tuning Frequency, End Correction Factor ( box calculator)

5. Speaker Box Calculations

6. Audio Speaker Parameters Calculator - KBápps.com

Hope this helps.

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Old 21st October 2013, 01:51 AM   #3
nichola is offline nichola  Scotland
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Thank you very much for your help Som...your first link alone is better, i think, than any book i could buy on the subject...did not realise there was so much information out there on DIY speakers..makes me more determined now to build my own set
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Old 21st October 2013, 02:27 AM   #4
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You could jump straight in to a project and learn as you go. It depends on your taste of course but I would recommend the Manzanita, link below. It is easy, minimal woodwork, low cost and the result is superb.

Fast, fun, Inexpensive OB project

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Old 21st October 2013, 05:00 PM   #5
nichola is offline nichola  Scotland
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Thanks for the link John...had a look at the project and the build costs and i think this is something that i can do...will have to save up for a while but the aim will be to build these by start of the spring..thanks for your help..Nichola
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Old 22nd October 2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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Hello nichola, welcome to diyAudio.
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