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Old 23rd February 2010, 04:34 AM   #1
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Default DIY Shelf Stereo System?

ok most of us know what a Shelf Stereo System is....

an Audio System that intergrates many diffrent media types into one compact (and sometimes not so compact) Unit.

Most Newer Models have Very Falsely Beefed Up Power Output specs.

and Flashy Designs..

what i was wondering is has anybody attempted to make their own?

no i dont mean buying Seperate Amplifiers,CD Changers,FM/AM Tuners and Connecting them Together.

i mean Buying the Nessecary Components and Circuits and Putting them together to Work...(This is Diy i want to Do myself..not buy Assembeled Commercially).
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Old 23rd February 2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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So the loudspeakers are separate?
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Old 23rd February 2010, 05:04 AM   #3
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So the loudspeakers are separate?
Yes...in a Way...but part of the system as a whole.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 05:18 AM   #4
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It's unlikely that this is feasible for DIY. A key part of building such a system is to integrate as much as possible onto one board, one power supply etc. A key part of building a DIY audio system is for quality reasons, not cost.
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There are at least a couple similar projects here already.... and with an ipod, you can keep it pretty simple, but i do have a DVD player that would be well suited to ripping apart to add CD playback. Add a tuner and some Class D modules (the original SI is available as boards now, and there are a zillion varities on eBay), a set of milliSize speakers (maybe CHR to be immune to the weather and not so expensive that you cry to much if the get kicked), 12 V battery pack and a charger and away you go.

I've always wanted to do something like this that fits in a small toolcase/suitcase. Hmmm, i have all the parts needed already (iPod only is fine with me). Just no time.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 06:21 AM   #6
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It's unlikely that this is feasible for DIY. A key part of building such a system is to integrate as much as possible onto one board, one power supply etc. A key part of building a DIY audio system is for quality reasons, not cost.

Quality is the Excact Reason why im Proposing this Project,it doesnt Have to be Feasible,or Cheap...

also..no IPOD's for me...CD's..Tapes...anything else will do...except the Compressed MP3 Format.
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An iPod does not have to carry compressed music. Mine has never been touched by that trash... i am now using AIFF files. Certainly outperform tape, and you'd have to have a fairly decent CD player to equal it. And a whole lot smaller & easier.

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If you want it compact, use an external wallwart supply. That's about the only way to avoid humm from toroid (humm from grounding can be dealt with).

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If you want it compact, use an external wallwart supply. That's about the only way to avoid humm from toroid (humm from grounding can be dealt with).

Have fun, Hannes
Walwart?.....possibly if i wanted to build a small one...but i prefer to keep all of the components in one Chasis,im also not Mad if it Turns out kinda big too.

(one of Sony's Larger,More Expensive Shelf Systems is Monsterous and the Whole thing Weighs 90 IBS)

so size isnt an issue (Within a Certain Limit) as long as it Preforms Well.

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An iPod does not have to carry compressed music. Mine has never been touched by that trash... i am now using AIFF files. Certainly outperform tape, and you'd have to have a fairly decent CD player to equal it. And a whole lot smaller & easier.

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well im not a Fan of Digital Media Players..
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well im not a Fan of Digital Media Players..
So no CD player?

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