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Old 13th April 2004, 01:39 AM   #1
shanahan is offline shanahan  United States
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I'm looking to make speakers for my computer but I have no clue where to begin. To tell you the truth I'm not even really sure what I want. If there is a willing Master that wishes to take on a little apprentice I would love it. If you're willing just let me know...if you're not well maybe you've got a good place I could start looking at the basics. Thanks for any help you have!
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Old 13th April 2004, 08:12 AM   #2
mikee12345 is offline mikee12345  New Zealand
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get 'the loudspeaker cookbook'



this link displays many basic fundamental car audio issues,but is relevant to home audio in parts

for main speakers a kitset is good to get,and then perhaps a diy subwoofer.

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Old 13th April 2004, 12:41 PM   #3
paulspencer is offline paulspencer  Australia
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I suggest don't look for a "mentor" as such, but instead hunt around, see what is out there and get lots of different opinions as you will find on here, then "own" your own choice as to what you decide to do, knowing your own preferences best.

Here's a few projects to look at:

A good DIY computer speaker project

of if you want some inspiration ...

a few more goodies

There's a good start ... do a lot of searches, browse through this forum. Get an idea of what you might like to try. Then you can get better feedback.

For computer speakers you might consider:

- tiny satelite speakers with a small "subwoofer" with a 6.5" or 8" driver
- the satelites may be a 3" full range driver or they may be a 5" midbass with a tweeter
- or you might go a larger pair of bookshelves with a 6.5" driver which won't really need a sub

I'd suggest this is a good place to start ...
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Old 13th April 2004, 01:01 PM   #4
Timn8ter is offline Timn8ter  United States
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Some kit suggestions for your first build:




You could even check out the Fostex designs that can be found on the Madisound.com website. It's at the bottom of the Fostex catalog driver list. A couple of FE-83s or 103s in a bass reflex cabinet would be great.
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Old 26th April 2004, 01:56 PM   #5
marvinzzmartian is offline marvinzzmartian  United States
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Cool check this out

I'm new too and haven't yet even got my parts in from UPS yet, but check out the beautiful,elegant and SIMPLE and EASY speakers this man has designed. Especially hit the tangband 871 link.
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Old 27th April 2004, 05:40 PM   #6
haenisch is offline haenisch  Germany
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Just start playing around. Get a (not too expensive) fullrange driver, built
a case, play with the size (make the volume adjustable), play with simple
equalization networks and learn on yourself. Thats the fun part, so don't miss it
by relying on advices ;-)

Greetings Till
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