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Old 28th November 2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm a newbie here, I've mostly bought premade speakers, but now I want to jump into DIY world.
My sister said she wanted computer speakers for Christmas, so instead of buyer her some cheap ones, why not make em'.

Anyways, I thinking a Tang Band full range,

coupled with a stereo kit, The only one on Parts Express is a 15 wpc @ 4 ohms, and I do not want to buy two drivers per cabinet to get that 4 ohms, are there better kits out there, or will I have to settle with that.

Also, would it be wise to do dual chambers (sealed from each other)? One for electronics, and the other for speakers? Any and all advice would be apreciated (As always, cheaper is better.)

Thanks for putting up with my long winded post,
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IMO you would want a tweeter with that 4" driver. Why not use the 3" PPM version instead? Or the TB W3-871S (search for it on the forums, you will get tons of hits).

Wouldn't you rather build a 2.1 system with a bass module?
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Old 29th November 2004, 06:56 AM   #3
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I would like to, but I'm rather Strapped for cash, and a Bass Module is out of my budget, I figured, two drivers and no crossovers would make it much cheaper and easier to design.
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Try the JBL amp here

Its pretty cheap and functional.
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I built something similar with the TangBand W3-871s and the Velleman amp kit. If I did it over again I think I'd go with a different amp. When you factor in the cost of a transformer and connectors, volume, etc. it becomes a bit expensive compared to some other options out there. Parts Express has the Sonic Impact T-amp for about $30 or the amp at Both of those are pre-made solutions that will save you a few dollars.
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