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Old 23rd March 2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm a long time reader of diyAudio, first time posting though.

I'm looking to build a couple of speakers over the summer, and I've been looking at a lot of the projects here. Basically i'm trying to beat commercial speakers in terms of quality and price. I spent a couple of hours at the best buys and the circuit citys, and I figured out I don't like boomy systems. I prefer clear sound with bass that does not distort when the volume goes up..

So the system I liked was the Klipsch Quintet III, along with the
Sub-10
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1122654018549
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099395911231

These cost $514 and $400 respectively. That's way out of my budget...

So i'd like similar (or better) quality for a lot less... I guess my final budget would be approx $300. I don't have to have a whole 5.1 system, a really good 2+sub would be ok for now. The room size is small to medium (university apartments.... not huge) and I would use them for music, HT, and gaming (occasional only).

I appreciate any pokes in the right direction. Oh and I'm a Masters Electrical Engineering student, so I'm not afraid of circuits and schematics and soldering irons..

Thank you

-spybld
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Old 23rd March 2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Spybld,

Your best bet is probly to check out the Bose Beater thread lots of satelite ideas in there. Im new to this forum also but it seems if theres a thread thats similar to what your aksing about you probly wont get many hits on your post. (i may be wrong lol)

Although id like to see a thread start about building Horn types like the Klipsch. Horns have a great look....

Good luck

and dont forget everyone loves build pictures.....
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Old 23rd March 2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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You want 2 sats and a sub for $300? Are you going to need an amp for the sub too?

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Old 23rd March 2006, 07:58 PM   #4
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Thanks I'm taking a look now...

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Old 24th March 2006, 11:25 AM   #5
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Hi,

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker13.html

You could do a lot worse than a small sealed pair of the above + active sub.

edit : A diy option is to add two gainclone type power amplifiers
to a subwoofer plate amplifier and make an active 2.1 system.

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