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Pethegreat VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

Ok I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but this is the cloest to it:uhm:. I am planning on rebuilding 3 speakers(2 15 in woofer and 4 inch midsection) and building one speaker(center channel). After I redo these I'll have the equivlant of a $1000+ surround sond system:D. Now for those who are wondering WTH am i talking about this is some info on a speaker driver. Now for the questions Does anyone know the best brand drivers for the money? I got around $400 to do all this with.




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#2 13 years ago

wait, your building your own speakers???




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#3 13 years ago

^ Huh? Not my specialty, a few years ago I knew someone who would know. He's gotten out of the business though.

Does Bose make speaker drivers??

Hmm, would someone who would know about Speakers, but not about PC Tech come in here?

I say its the closest thing to the right forum, and yet so completely different, it may end up futile. If this doesn't work then try again in one of the General forums.

* crosses fingers *




Mortal Gathum

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#4 13 years ago

I just used car speakers and didn't build them myself... I'll have to ask a freind of mine which are good brb




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#5 13 years ago
Mortal GathumI just used car speakers and didn't build them myself... I'll have to ask a freind of mine which are good brb

I'm not going to use car speakers They are too cheap to be any good:uhm:. Also i need the speakers to be round and most car ones are oval from what I have seen. This is the center speaker I'm plannin to build:D.




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#6 13 years ago

You'll have to forgive me for this, Pe, for being "uninventive". But, if you have $400 that you are going to spend on this, in my humble opinion, get a 5.1 THX system from Logitech. It retails for $400, has a continuous output of 500Watts(Peak is 1000Watts), will hook directly up to your computer's 5.1 soundcard, and will undoubtedly sound and perform better than something that is homebuilt. The speakers that are used in surround sound systems are built different than speakers used in standard stereos or in cars. That's why they have the ability to project sounds across the room to make it sound like a real life environment. Bose is an example. Their speakers can modulate the sound waves to simulate doppler effect and so forth. I'm not saying that Logitech is as good as Bose, but it sounds excellent nonetheless. Just something to consider.




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#7 13 years ago

I would but I can't, my wall are angled and running wires all over the place would be a mess. I got a 2.1 set up right now on my computer and it is fine. Now If i get m own comp in my own room a will look into doing that. This is for my home theater surround sound, and i got the speakers for free at a white elephant tent since they were going to be thrown out. I hope the crossovers are still good, as well as the midrnages, and tweeters.




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#8 13 years ago

I know I'm bumping an old thread:p I finally ordered my drivers. Got all of them and 16 resisitors for $165:D. I'm doing an additional 2 speakers and replacing all the drivers. Here are the 15inch woofers i got(x2) Here are the midrages i got(x4) Here are the tweeters i got (x4) Here are the resistors i got to bump my midrages up to 8 ohm Now I have 4 speakers so i need a 5th center speaker so I got This one. I won't need a sub now since my woofers go down to 20hertz:D




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#9 13 years ago

I've heard that even with speakers that go down to 20Hz it can be good to have a dedicated subwoofer, as it can handle things just that little bit better, and will provide the proper bass cracks from movies and stuff. I'd be interested to know how you get on with them though, maybe it'll work out fine.




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#10 13 years ago
PethegreatI know I'm bumping an old thread:p I finally ordered my drivers. Got all of them and 16 resisitors for $165:D. I'm doing an additional 2 speakers and replacing all the drivers...

I'd be interested in how that turned out myself. I think in this case, bumping this ole thread will be fine. I've been wondering about what you decided anyway. :)




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