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Old 24th October 2007, 03:10 AM   #1
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Hi there, after looking around this forum and posts it seems that i'm in way over my head.

A friend of mine gave me a pair of http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=280-115

with some old tweeters. I have had experience building boxes for subwoofers that go in cars but I have no idea where to start to build a nice box for these speakers to use in my room.

Any links or pointers would be awesome, sorry if I have missed a post where this was coverd.
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Old 24th October 2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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those are mid-range speakers, you'd need woofers as well....

personally, I wouldn't bother with them, but buy some mid-woofers that cover up to where the tweeters take over,

any more info on the tweeters?
What kind of music do you listen to & at what volume?
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Old 24th October 2007, 06:03 AM   #3
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Agreed. Goldwood doesn't publish much useful data on any of their drivers, and from what I can tell, the reason for that is likely because they're all close to worthless, very cheaply made. However, on the plus side, they're priced accordingly. From the looks of it, these mids are no different. There's much better that can be had for not much more.

Any info on those tweeters?
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Old 24th October 2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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I this these are old 1in dome bose tweeters.
What would you suggest to replace the Goldwoods with? I dont want anything too large because I need them to sit on my desk.

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Old 24th October 2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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Ditch the tweeters.
Ditch the Goldwood mids...
neither are worth the effort of building a box !!!

If you want really simple for on your desk, look for a small project with a decent 4"or 5" full range driver.

Depends on how much you want to spend,but something using the TB 4" bamboo or al from Parts Express should do beautifully as a desktop.
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Old 24th October 2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hi,

I agree with all that has been said in the previous posts.

The goldwood driver is best used as a replacement mid for old
speakers with this type of sealed back midrange, modern 3-way
designs do not use sealed back midrange drivers.

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1731

And build the crossovers yourself.


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Old 24th October 2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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If you want really simple for on your desk, look for a small project with a decent 4"or 5" full range driver.
Thats sounds great, the only problem is I cant seem to find them on the site. It seems like they only have a 3inch.

Where does everyone get their parts from? I'm intrested because Its often hard to find a Company thats in Canada or Ship to Canada.
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Old 24th October 2007, 08:22 PM   #8
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Try Parts Express, and look for Tangband drivers.

Not sure what Solen carry, but you could look up their web site as well, they are in Canada iirc
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Old 24th October 2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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Take a look at www.zaphaudio.com - he's got several very small designs on his site, the very latest a 2-way with a 4" woofer; even simpler would be a pair of his single driver Hi Vi B3S speakers.
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Old 24th October 2007, 09:07 PM   #10
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subwoffers:

Highly recommended, might be perfect for this application, company is in Canada:
http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=FR125S
http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=WR125S

Even cheaper alternatives:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-848
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-846
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=297-427
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