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Old 21st January 2009, 06:22 PM   #11
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And likely a whole lot better...you'd be hard pressed not to be able to build a better sounding speaker than those... even if your budget was only $30-40.

For instance, you are a car guy -- ever get any of the GM/Delco 6x9s as a trade-in or left-overs from an install...

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So let me understand this correctly. If my budget was only $30-40 i could build a better sounding speaker than the AV-40's?

The ol Delco paper cone x9's. Hook one up to 120v and see what it does then. Thatll brighten up your day!

I liked to see peoples face when i show them what exactly a bose speaker is made of and why the dealership charges them $400 to replace a single speaker!
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Old 22nd January 2009, 04:04 AM   #12
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So let me understand this correctly. If my budget was only $30-40 i could build a better sounding speaker than the AV-40's?
The speaker... you'd still need an amp (but even a $10 thrift store find is likely WAY better).

$200 retail wit amps, so they are likely paying less than $10 in total for the drivers. Looks to be a thin injected moulded cabinet, with money spent on jewlery... as long as you paid attention to what you were doing, it shouldn't be hard.

And don't you dare connect one of those GM Delcos to 120VAC... it would be a shame to let the smoke out of such a nice driver (everytime i find a air at a garage sale for $2 or $5, i think some schmuck likely spent over a $100 to replace them with some tri-axial that didn't sound as good)

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Regarding drivers also this new TB might do the job:
I have a set of 1 off 3" that use a similar basket & the neo magnet... they are gorgeous (and they sound pretty good too)

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Old 22nd January 2009, 05:06 AM   #14
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well i was thinking of buyin the amp6 like some1 else suggested. And building a set of mfonken's. What type of driver do you suggest? Shielded or non-shielded? I love the look of the TB W3 or W4 style series fullranges. But if there is a better built/sounding speaker please lmk.
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And building a set of mfonken's. What type of driver do you suggest?
To build an mFonken you need FE127eN, FE127 if you are on a tight budget and can live with the reduced performance (still good sounding)

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there is no budget for good sound. but im not gonna get crazy! Ill order some FE127en. Do you suggest mfonkens? or somthing diff?
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The speaker... you'd still need an amp (but even a $10 thrift store find is likely WAY better).

$200 retail wit amps, so they are likely paying less than $10 in total for the drivers. Looks to be a thin injected moulded cabinet, with money spent on jewlery... as long as you paid attention to what you were doing, it shouldn't be hard.

And don't you dare connect one of those GM Delcos to 120VAC... it would be a shame to let the smoke out of such a nice driver (everytime i find a air at a garage sale for $2 or $5, i think some schmuck likely spent over a $100 to replace them with some tri-axial that didn't sound as good)

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Wow, so I'm not the only one who thinks those old delcos arn't bad? lol, my first speaker I ever built back in highschool was using a pair of those 6x9's, mainly because it's what I had. The cabinet is completely the wrong size because I didn't know any better, but recently I pulled them out of storage, took the back off the cabinets, and discovered they didn't sound half bad that way! Here they are sitting on top of my Sansui 4 ways (good for playing loud!)...

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there is no budget for good sound. but im not gonna get crazy! Ill order some FE127en. Do you suggest mfonkens? or somthing diff?
TRhe mFonken (with FE127eN) is a giant killer (if i do say so myself) -- from our comparisons directly to a set of Rogers LS3/5A, a step above (and more efficient). The design gives up bass and a little bit of openness to get the small size. If you could live with a full-size Fonken that is a step up, but it is over 4x the volume.

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Wow, so I'm not the only one who thinks those old delcos arn't bad? lol, my first speaker I ever built back in highschool was using a pair of those 6x9's, mainly because it's what I had. The cabinet is completely the wrong size because I didn't know any better, but recently I pulled them out of storage, took the back off the cabinets, and discovered they didn't sound half bad that way!
Are they the 10 ohm or the 4 ohm. I have a decent sample set of measures.

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Are they the 10 ohm or the 4 ohm. I have a decent sample set of measures.

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I honestly don't have the speakers with me at the moment (I recently moved and put them back in storage) I want to say they are 4 ohm though, I'll find out and get back with you dave.

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