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  1. Dave_Gib

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    Hello, I'm new here, I've done more searching than posting. Anyways I'm done buying equipment for my car so now it's time for my house.
    I don't have much of a room for my home theatre, it's wider than it is long, and no real reflecting surfaces for THX style rear speakers.
    I am thinking about building 5 speakers for my odd little theater. Front, rears and center.
    I live in Dayton Ohio, so parts express is about 5 minutes from my house. That's probably where I'll go. www.partsexpress.com
    I have a kenwood reciever right now that supposedly does 100 x 5 at @ 8 ohms. I have a wimpy powered sub right now, but I can take care of that [​IMG]
    I'm looking to spend no more than $500 for all the speakers and crossovers, what would you people recommend?
    Is this post in the right place? I plan to ask pretty detailed questions once I get some speaker/crossover suggestions.
    Thanks in advance, I hate being a newbie
     
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    IMO, Designing your own speaker is not easy and it will take some serious time and devotion to create a good loudspeaker. Even when given an instruction manual to make a crossover, it can still be a bit confusing.

    I'd get one of parts express's 5 speaker kits, I think the DIY one they had was about $800 though. If you go with a kit, all you have to do is follow the directions and you end up with a speaker that you know will sound right.

    Of course there are other brand names out there but not many DIY kits for 5 speakers come to mind that will be under $500.
     
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