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Old 2nd October 2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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I unfortunately have NO way to build speaker boxes as I am attending college and do not have any tools with me, nor do I want to spend several hundred on tools...

I need to replace my computer speakers because on of my Tangband 871's went out and I have found them to be to small and played too loud to be appropriate any longer.

I want a .75 box with these items in it. The tweeter will be on the rear of the box (toward the top). The speaker sould be about 8 inches up on the enclosure. I prefer depth over width.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=290-045
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=270-011
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=260-309

Two enclosures. I am looking at simple MDF. No paint of anything fancy. I might spray paint them black on my own, at most.

Anyways if you want to build some speaker boxes for money just e-mail me a price quote to hoodcollege@hotmail.com and by the end of the week I will of like to of contracted someone to build them.
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Old 2nd October 2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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Default worth considering ...

... are the GR-Research.com enclosures = many are pre-made, ready for drivers, etc.

http://www.gr-research.com/kits/av1enclosures.htm ... http://www.gr-research.com/kits/av2enclosures.htm ... http://www.gr-research.com/kits/av3enclosures.htm ... http://www.gr-research.com/kits/av3senclosures.htm ...
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PE also has cabinets. If you are ordering from them anyway...

Also, you might want to reconsider using the piezo with the 8" I think you'll find it sounds better without it.

Do you have experience with piezos? I'm guessing the answer is yes because you chose to put it on the back where you won't hear it as well.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 05:45 AM   #4
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The thing is that none of the pre-made enclosures even fit an 8 inch...

The Piezo will be done up like this guy did, because it seems like a good idea.

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYBX16.html

I might use a stronger resistor though.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 04:11 PM   #5
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Default Those Radio Shack tweeters ...

... are sometimes hard to tame, but Godzilla has the right idea ... tweak 'em to the max and tame that phasing problem = a great little tweeter.

PS: make that resistor across the Piezo's terminals >> greater than 10 watts, a wire wound type will work (that 'Shack resistor is not very healthy, power wise, and will heat up over extended loud listening periods. The 0.47 uF cap should be a poly / plastic audio type, bi-polar.). ... The Piezo-Electric Tweeter was originally designed and built by Motorola with a response curve & phase curves all over the map clear out to 40K+ Htz. They do work very well in the range of 6K Htz out passed 18K Htz without too much added components = no crossover required, sometimes. (I used one as a gopher remover in the garden = worked just fine. ... ... I have also used them in combination with groups of 3.5" paper cone middies in some pretty nice sounding smaller speaker cabnets.)

" ... ust an old sealed box found in Grandma’s basement. I found a few and experimented with the .25 and .75 cubic foot. In the end I preferred the .75 because of the slightly extended bass. ..."

That's might be what you could do === chase down some boxes in local flea markets ... or, now that school is back in session, you might try posting your WTB notice in the dorms, etc ...

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYBX16.html === a great project, lots of tweaking with little expense.
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He replaced the front panel. That is something I doubt I could do... without tools anyhow.

I guess there is some guy locally that might be able to but I am not sure.

I suppose I can put up a want ad somewhere on campus; that will probably be my last resort.
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