Portable speaker similar toAR Powered Partners - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th July 2010, 10:35 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Default Portable speaker similar toAR Powered Partners

Hi all,

I'm a newbie looking for some help in a project I want to start. I want to make a reasonably small portable "boombox" for playing from my iPod. Generally, this will be used outdoors.

I have been using an old (20 years ?) pair of AR Powered Partners hooked up to a battery (they accecpt 12-14 Volt as well as standard AC). Frankly, I'm not an audiophile and these have very acceptable performance for my needs. However, they are very heavy (metal enclosure) and awkward to carry, especially with the added weight of a battery. Plus, I enjoy woodworking and messing with stuff and just want a new project...

What I'd like to do is make something that sounds as good or better than these AR in a single, easy to carry, beautifully crafted wooden box. I'm good with the woodworking part and I've read a lot about T-amps and figure I could use an Amp6 for this. What I'm hoping for is some advice on speaker selection to get as good or better sound as my Powered Partners. I've seen alot of threads about relatively large boomboxes that all look fantastic, but are too big for my needs. I've thought of just taking my Powered Partners apart and repurposing the internals, but I don't want to do that if I can meet my design goals with new parts.

Any advice on drivers selection, cross-over, enclosure design?
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powerful small/thing portable speakers? (battery powered?) Anirak Everything Else 2 24th March 2009 09:29 PM
Portable battery powered Class D edpgc Class D 6 9th December 2008 01:03 PM
portable batterie powered amp (2x 2W) ??? Artemus GF Class D 6 9th July 2008 10:41 AM
Portable T-Amp Powered Boom Box ramdog12345 Class D 2 22nd April 2007 08:40 AM
Making USB powered gear, portable?? redrabbit Power Supplies 3 3rd April 2005 12:32 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:25 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2