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Old 7th September 2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have any ideas for cheap DIY satellite/sub system?

Okay so before anyone starts to yell at me for bringing up satellite speakers--here is the story. After a friend saw my proper home theater system he decided to upgrade, and gave me his old HTIB as a present for enlightening him. I would like to put the HTIB in my bedroom where space is limited; the system is just a cheap Awia system. I would like to upgrade the crappy speakers it comes with, but still need something SMALL and seeing that the system is worth $200 tops I don't want to spend a lot of money on the upgrade. Suggestions?
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Old 7th September 2003, 05:38 PM   #2
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There will always be naysayers, but if you don't want to build anything and have a very small budget, my pick would almost always be Cambridge Sound Works. They've always been better sounding than anything up to double or even triple their price

I once put a PC Works sub/sat in my small pick-up truck. More than one friend commented that it sounded better than the stock 6 speaker system in their cars. Less loud, but more clarity.

:)ensen.

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Old 7th September 2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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If you want to go DIY route, I'd start with something like the Visaton FRS8 for satellite speakers or something similar, and build a simple box. That would take about $70, you could spend the rest on a commercial sub or diy one.
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Old 8th September 2003, 01:39 AM   #4
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If you want to go DIY route, I'd start with something like the Visaton FRS8 for satellite speakers or something similar, and build a simple box. That would take about $70, you could spend the rest on a commercial sub or diy one.
How about a couple of these in sealed boxes at 12 US bucks a pop? http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/tweeter/w3-319sc.asp
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How about a couple of these in sealed boxes at 12 US bucks a pop? http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/tweeter/w3-319sc.asp
Any one remember Wang Chung? (The band and name same sake song, not John Kings NYC recording studio)

Every one have fun tonight,
Every one Tang Band Tonight.

-Sorry.

I do agree that the TB looks intriguing for computer and little satellite configurations.
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Old 8th September 2003, 02:07 AM   #6
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Keep the ideas comeing! Remember our goal (making speakers that are crappy by most standards, but are noticably better then what came with a $200 HTIB system!)--The tbs do look intresting (mag shielded an everthing!). I am woundering also about a cheap 2-way config for the mains. Maybe just a full-range with a cheap tweater.
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Try looking up the Dai-1Chi 40Watt 8Ohm Dual Cones. Just mount them in a small box and they fit anywhere. Great for a bedroom. They cost about A$14.00 each and are tremendous value for money. You will need a Sub though. Car Dual Cones work too but not as well as the Dai-1Chi.
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Old 8th September 2003, 02:37 AM   #8
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If you like the idea of Tangbands, then you can build these:

ELF 1.0

for surrounds, and either of these two for mains:

ELF 1.5

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With the MDF cabinets now $25.00 each as well
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