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Old 11th July 2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi,
I have Energy RC-minis in our master bedroom. We use it for iTunes, streaming audio, internet radio, and playing CDs .. all off our computer.
The minis are good but they are small and there is no bass to speak of.
I want to upgrade and am now considering DIY speakers!

Don't want to add a sub ... want to keep it simple.
We listen to jazz, classical, rock, easy listening .. moderate to low levels.


Are there any good DIY kits out there for compact bookshelf designs?
I would consider single driver FR, MTM, or 2-way designs ... whichever gives me best chance of success and best sound.

Would this be an upgrade in sound quality or should I just buy spkrs?

For my first speaker project, I wouldn't mind having everything included ... cabinet work as well. I can do assembly and veneering, etc.

Anyway ... just a thought.

Thx,
Rob
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Old 11th July 2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hi,
I have Energy RC-minis in our master bedroom. We use it for iTunes, streaming audio, internet radio, and playing CDs .. all off our computer.
The minis are good but they are small and there is no bass to speak of.
I want to upgrade and am now considering DIY speakers!

Don't want to add a sub ... want to keep it simple.
We listen to jazz, classical, rock, easy listening .. moderate to low levels.


Are there any good DIY kits out there for compact bookshelf designs?
I would consider single driver FR, MTM, or 2-way designs ... whichever gives me best chance of success and best sound.

Would this be an upgrade in sound quality or should I just buy spkrs?

For my first speaker project, I wouldn't mind having everything included ... cabinet work as well. I can do assembly and veneering, etc.

Anyway ... just a thought.

Thx,
Rob
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Old 11th July 2010, 10:03 PM   #3
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i've been listening to the Overnight Sensations for 6 mo. now in my office and they're very nice sounding bookshelfer's for very little cash. they put out surprising bass for a small driver and a nice overall tonal balance. Paul now has an MTM to match but i haven't heard them. mine are pictured at the bottom of his page.
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:51 PM   #4
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I would make, also a design (experiment) based on the Fostex FE126E as main FR speaker and add a woofer and make it a super 2-Way, crossed under 300Hz. If for high frequency delivery (15/20K), I would choose standard 2-Ways.
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