DIY Computer Speakers?

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  1. Chad Anson

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for relatively small and inexpensive DIY mini-monitors for use with a computer?
    Was thinking of spending $150 on a set of powered speakers, but thought it might be more fun to build them and get a used 2-channel amp.
     
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    What about those free designs from Adire? Bang or pop?
     
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    www.decware.com has a really neat design for DIY electrostatic computer speakers. Cost is very minimal and the design looks pretty cool. All materials can be picked up at the local hardware store.
     
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    Unfortunately, they don't post so much as a parts list. How much do they cost to build?
     
  5. Greg Monfort

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    How big a box can you tolerate, and what bandwidth do you expect?
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  6. Chad Anson

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    I really don't want to get much bigger than Adire's "Pop" (5.5"w x 11"h x 8.5"d). I'm not looking for audiophile quality or extension. I've got a decent sub (my old home theater sub), so I don't really need much low-end.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Oh well, the single 5.25" dia wide BW drivers I had in mind wouldn't do all that well in this volume, and would need to be XO'd at ~150Hz.
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