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Old 29th November 2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Looking to create my own cube satellite speakers...tang band the answer?

I am trying to create a set of 5 matching cubes. I figured I'd use some tang bands. These will be powered by a small 5.1 amp from a computer system. Any ideas? I'm trying to match the look of cambridge soundworks cubes or bose single cubes.
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Old 29th November 2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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Default Beware the tiny cubes!

If you try this, be careful not to re-create some of the same mistakes Bose made.

see here: http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

As you can see, there's a big gap in the frequency response of the midbass. If you want a small theater system, I would encourage stereo subs that go high enough to meet your full range, or else a full range that goes low enough to meet the sub. Seems like a "duh" statement, but it's hard to do with little cubes and an out-of-the-way bandpass bass box.
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Old 29th November 2004, 08:22 PM   #3
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Well mine TB's are not as small as the Cambridge or Bose. But, I think if you go too small (enclosure) with the TB's you'll loose what little bass these little drivers do have. I believe the dimensions of mine are 6 x 8 x 6 (3/4" MDF, which is over kill!). What ever you decide will be a lot better than the Cambridge or Bose cubes. I feel sorry for the people that spend so much on Bose stuff.

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Default Nice!

That's got to be the nicest looking cube speakers I've seen - period! I know the TB's want a medium-sized box as opposed to the usual tiny cubes: the dimensions and proportions of this box look like the optimum visual compromise. Well done!

They're sealed, I assume?
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Old 29th November 2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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yes they look fantastic. I was hoping to build a good little modest system.
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Old 29th November 2004, 11:40 PM   #6
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For the price, you may also want to consider the new Aura 3" drivers. If you don't mind the "Bose midbass" you can also go with their 2" or 1". Talk about a tiny cube!
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Old 30th November 2004, 12:27 PM   #7
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Old 30th November 2004, 01:06 PM   #8
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hey guys, any idea on where to get a low priced low featured 5.1 amp?
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Is it ok to go with a 1"-2" mid range speaker in a cube surround set up and allow the sub to handle most of the bass? Will this sound as good as if I went with a 3" to 4" instead?
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If you want to use just a single sub then your main boxes need to go down to 100Hz minimum, otherwise the position of the sub in the room will be really obvious. Why don't you try using the specs of your favoured drivers in the online version of winISD to see if they go that low.
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