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DIY Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JoelTaylor, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. JoelTaylor

    JoelTaylor Auditioning

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    I'm a home theatre enthusiast with a good knowledge of main stream products available eg Polk, JVC, JBL, onkyo etc. But I am embarking on a mission to build my own speaker system. I have a limited knowledge of electronics and accoustics but understand EQ and stuff (a bit of sound engineering exp.) Where should I start? Have been doing a bit of research but can't find a lot on it. Been looking at Adire drivers but I need to know how to match the box with the drivers etc. Any suggestions, web sites etc. that would help would be great. Thanks for your time.

    Joel
     
  2. Michael Tolva

    Michael Tolva Auditioning

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    Have you looked at the Ariels? There are many websites on how to build them. I believe Lynn Olsen has an extensive site on how to build them.
     
  3. David Preston

    David Preston Supporting Actor

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    Are you wanting to build them from your own specs or do you want to build them from a kit?
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    The best place to start is the DIY section of these forums
    and then reading Lance Dickason's Speaker Cookbook or other
    printed books. There are numerous "no brainer" kits out
    there where everything is figured out for you, you just buy
    the parts and assemble. That's the best way to go for your
    first project. building something from scratch takes lots
    of knowledge, measurement equipment and other tools and can
    get pricey.
     
  5. JohnSer

    JohnSer Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree with Bret. A kit or published design is the way to go on your first project. A good beginers forum is Parts Express Forum and a more advanced one, is Madisound Forum

    JohnS
     

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