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Old 17th November 2009, 04:27 PM   #1
jjohnston is offline jjohnston  United States
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I am a noob. I am just starting to venture into the world of speaker building. I don't really even know where to start. Is there a good place to go and get the info etc?

I am building a custom sound bar for my TV. The biggest speaker I can use is a 4" but I would still like good bass response (as much as I can with 4"). My thought was to get some 3" peerless full range speakers (I found some on parts express that say 54hz - 20khz) Get 3 of them (Left Center Right), then get 2 Peerless 4" woofers that have a range of 20hz - 5000 hz. I thought I could use the subwoofer output of my stereo into another amp to drive the 4" x-over around 150hz... My thought was 2 4" speakers wired in parrell may give me an ok bass output...

Any thoughts, or any websites that have better equipment than parts express??
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Old 17th November 2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'd suggest looking at the Mark Audio CHR-70 or the CSS EL70 (made by Mark Audio). Both are 4" and capable of getting down into the 40s (althou that may require a larger box than you can live with). Extension at the top is likely as good (no data for the Peerless).

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Old 17th November 2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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I am thinking of scrapping the idea of the 4" and just use the 3" full range. Now it can go from 54hz up to 20khz. Would I be fine with just these, or would I be better off getting a x-over and tweeter and seperating the 2?
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