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Old 8th January 2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Making a pair of floor standers into something new

I have a pair of speakers which have A176K written on the back.

A quick google doesnt find muh info on them but does provide a picture and description via some kind of comparison site

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The description lists the maker as "sound labs". Iv found a website for a loudspeaker manufacturer under the name sound labs but I cant find anything like these on the site.

Anyway, the speaker cabs are a little tatty and unloved having been used by my band in a practice room for listening back to recordings. I never liked the mahogany iron effect anyway so Im planning on using the loudspeakers and maybe some of the guts for a new project. I might even chop up the cabinets and use them for the wood!

Im thinking or using the bass drivers (too big?) and tweeters to make some book shelf speakers or monitors, something I don't own and which would be on genuine use to me.

Would this be possible and if so where would be a good place to start?

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 8th January 2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

Generic cheaper stuff at the bottom end of the market.

Clean them up, move them on, look for some nice
small used bookshelves if that is what your after.

rgds, sreten.
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Old 8th January 2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Hi,

Generic cheaper stuff at the bottom end of the market.

Clean them up, move them on, look for some nice
small used bookshelves if that is what your after.

rgds, sreten.
Ha! Fair enough . Iv had them a few years I paid buttons for them off a neighbour. They have been in a spare room gathering dust since I got my Wharfdale E50's. Although they are not exactly top of the line either they knock spots of these newer ones. Was just looking for a project really.

Your probably right tho .

Cheers.
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Old 8th January 2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Maybe the drivers are not the best, I don't know, but two 8" woofers in combination with a 5.5" midrange and a 1" tweeter is basically a very consistent design. I have to admit, I'm a fan of classic 3-way speakers. Building a 2-way might get difficult. The midrange will most probably not work as woofer, neither will the woofer as midrange. Don't expect the woofer to have a suitable frequency response above 700 Hz.
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