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Old 01-19-2013, 08:10 PM
tofu tofu is offline
 
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Default made some tiny speakers

i wanted to test this $11 aura ns3 driver everyone is raving about on the parts express forums. Also wanted to use my new makita router!

had some left over baltic birch...

was not fun trying to rip 5x5 sheet on my small craftsman table saw Ripsizer still out of commission until i can get a new base for my lefty circ saw

you can see a kerf mark on one of the speakers in the rear shot. Didn't wanna waste any more wood on this build
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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looks interesting - have you tested them yet? I've always wanted to try
a speaker build for my shop -
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:23 PM
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oh yes they are quite good for the price/size. much better than any computer speakers offered by klipsch or logitech in the sub $200 range

The design is called "pico neo" by chris roemer.

My next project will be a pair of Swope MTM speakers. I will try the plywood line style through the front and it extend it through the top panel. sides and rear will be gloss black laminate (too lazy to paint).

I plan on giving away the pico's. The swopes i will probably keep.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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cool - Any sites you would recommend for DIY speaker builds?
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:42 PM
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Are you just using them full range without a tweeter and they sound good? Also, I can't find the driver on the Parts Express site. Are they gone already?

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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cool - Any sites you would recommend for DIY speaker builds?
simpler builds are generally located on the parts express tech talk forum: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/forum.php

i found that more complex and interesting cabinets are on the DIYAudio forums:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/

lastly, it is of my personal opinion, but if you to build a subwoofer, this is the first and last place to go for plans:
http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/index.html

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Are you just using them full range without a tweeter and they sound good? Also, I can't find the driver on the Parts Express site. Are they gone already?
yeah they're full range drivers. i bought them on madisound:
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...x-3-fullrange/

they come in black or silver. get the 8ohm version. the Hi-Vi B3S is also another popular option, but it doesn't dig down as deep. here are the plans for a hivi cabinet http://zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:46 PM
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lastly, it is of my personal opinion, but if you to build a subwoofer, this is the first and last place to go for plans:
http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/index.html
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yeah they're full range drivers. i bought them on madisound:
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...x-3-fullrange/

they come in black or silver. get the 8ohm version. the Hi-Vi B3S is also another popular option, but it doesn't dig down as deep. here are the plans for a hivi cabinet http://zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html
Thanks!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:42 AM
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@tofu

Just wanted to say thanks for the post and the links. Do you have any experience with the subs?

Forgot to mention I own the Klipsch Promedia 4.1, the sub woofers blew, I'm now pairing the satellites
with a JBL sub whose satellites blew, actually I blew them, darn mute button. Anyway you've given me
some nice food for thought. thanks.

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Old 02-24-2013, 05:40 PM
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@tofu

Just wanted to say thanks for the post and the links. Do you have any experience with the subs?

Forgot to mention I own the Klipsch Promedia 4.1, the sub woofers blew, I'm now pairing the satellites
with a JBL sub whose satellites blew, actually I blew them, darn mute button. Anyway you've given me
some nice food for thought. thanks.
Hey, no problem. I built the table tuba (long style), and i'm very happy with it. Using it for music only, so I don't need extension below 30hz. If you're doing a home theater application, you should go with the table tuba HT. It's just as musical, but slightly larger, and has much lower extension. Be prepared to see some cracks in your walls if you turn it up too much, though. These things can get extremely loud with very little power. If you build the long version and stand it up, it actually has a pretty small footprint. my table tuba only has a 12"x15" footprint
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:54 AM
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Nice to know they sound good and are really that efficient. I had to make a spreadsheet to try and get a clearer picture of all that he is offering and how they compare. If the specs are on target then there are some real jewels in there. Lots to think about, I was just looking over the table Tuba before I came back here and saw your post. So it was really good timing. lol Last nite I came across a youtube test of a Tuba 24, it was impressive at 1 volt. Are your speakers your own build or are the from a plan also? Was also very interested in his line array designs. For what I was going to pay for a couple of Vegas I can put together a rock'in home theater system using line arrays, oh man, can't wait! This took me back to my mobile audio days.
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