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Old 20th February 2005, 07:48 PM   #11
Lionel is offline Lionel  France
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Old 23rd February 2005, 06:40 AM   #12
kaido is offline kaido  United States
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Thank you so much for the links, everybody!

I assume I need to learn how to solder. Can someone recommend a pretty good soldering iron and perhaps a kit to practice on?

I'm also very fuzzy on electronics theory, AC/DC circuits and all that. Any suggested reading or good intro books?

Do you guys usually build your own crossovers or buy a kit or premade ones? So far I know that speakers need a box, a driver, crossovers, and a connector plate for the speaker wire. Anything I'm missing?
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Old 23rd February 2005, 07:11 AM   #13
Jennice is offline Jennice  Denmark
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For electronics, you don't need a physically big soldering iron.
If you have the budget, Wella (Weller?) makes some REALLY good ones that are temperature controlled.

Re. X-overs, I have not built any myself yet (just starting on the speaker issue), but from what I have read, I don't think I would ever be able to use a pre-build one, unless it was part of a kit with suitable speaker drivers.

Speakers aur usually 100% passive (if you use a normal amplifier and normal speakers). Thus, your main issue is ohm's law, phase, inductors, capacitors and resistors.

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