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Old 14th October 2008, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default OB on a shoestring?

I've been contemplating getting some 'real' speakers to listen to in my drom....built in laptop speakers are good only as long as there's money in the beer fund

I was thinking a pair of nearfield OB with Vifa A10CC-07 coaxials from Apexjr. It'd be a cheapo version of this - http://www.tnt-audio.com/casse/ha_si_part1_e.html

The front baffle would be polystyrene with a supporting wodden structure http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/nuukspot/...speakers2.html

I'll be running them off a stereo gainclone which I've lovingly put together with chewing gum and pins

My access to tools is rather limited at the moment (sigh: i miss home)

As my finances are more geared towards beer fund, this would have to be managed on a shoe string

Am I setting off on the right foot?
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Old 5th February 2009, 09:32 PM   #2
BarryV is offline BarryV  United States
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Default Re: OB on a shoestring?

Have you built these yet? Interested...
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Old 5th February 2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for your interest, BarryV.

I'm still collecting parts and advice. Have a look at this thread Desktop OB computer speakers


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Old 6th February 2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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I think I'd skip the foam and just use plywood or MDF, or OSB ($10/sheet) if you're really on a budget. Plans like the Visaton NoBox (see Dick Olsher's review for plans) are very easy to make.
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Old 9th February 2009, 01:13 AM   #5
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Hi NL,

Thanks for the pointers

At this point, the Styrofoam is more for letting me experiment with baffle size. I'll make a 'proper' baffle once I'm satisfied with the sound

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