As no one has replied......
I managed to sell the Eminence APT80 and Eminence Kappa Pro 12 as they weren't any use to me.....
Still got the rest. of the drivers.
Update: Managed to sell the pretty useless Fane Classic 8-75, as was no use to me.
The Fane Studio 5M is hardly much use to me at all, will be very hard to sell I bet being just 1 of them. But you never know if someone has another one..
I'll be going the boombox/boomblaster/ghettoblaster way with them except the Fane Studio 5M.
These gave me some inspirations:
And also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBmM2X78MYE
Amp choices will be either any of these:
Or the this is even better: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lepai-LP-A6USB-Stereo-Amplifier-Supply/dp/B00898SXQ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350989231&sr=8-3
As it has usb and sd card slots,radio, 4x 45w into 4 ohms, rca and mini jack out, so could plug my iphone/ipod/mp3 player in there as well.
Power source will be a combination this:
Much safer and much much lighter than having to charge either potential dangerous lithium-ion batteries or very heavy and also dangerous lead acid deep cycle batteries(which create hydrogen gas when charging in an enclosed confined space).
And £19.70 with free charger doesn't seem bad at all for a 12v 6800mAh lithium-polymer battery which isn't just a bare cell which has it's protection circuitry built in.
Should I put/need a 12v fuse or 12v miniture circuit breaker(of the correct value) in line with the power connection to be on the safe side?
Now the designs:
First case is for a heavyweight case for camping,festivals such as glastonbury,reading,download,even a few free parties where there is no source of mains electricity,etc.
The big box will consist of.
The 4x Fane Studio 5FR fullrange drivers I'll be using with 4x piezo tweeters, I'll buy as the sensitivity of piezos will match the 93db at 1w/1m sensitivity of the Fane drivers.
As piezos generally sound harsh a friend that uses piezos to put a non polarized 4.7uF capacitor in series and a 18 Ohm resistor in parallel with each tweeter, to tame them a bit.
The big box will either be made from a modified empty wooden ammo trunk, wine crate or similar.
Or I can make it out of 15mm birch plywood.
Complete with grilles,etc.
The retro case(similar looking to the Boomcase designs). Will be used for home,holiday use(within the uk) and small camping trips.
Will consist of the 2x 4.5 inch yellow kelvar coned unbranded bass/mid drivers, and two of the square unbranded dome tweeters at the front.
2x rectangular unbranded dome tweeters on each side, and the 2x 5 inch unbranded mismatched bass/mids on the other side with the two unbraded dome tweeters.
Hopefully it won't sound like crap....
As the only things I know about the bass/mids is they are 35w rms each and every driver is 8 ohms.
It will only be a sealed design, as with unknown drivers a ported design can make them sound terrible or even destroy the drivers.
As they are all hifi type speakers in the 2nd design the sensitivity shouldn't be way off..... As for the important crossover frequency for the tweeters so I don't blow them, hifi tweeters are never above 2khz normally, so a 2 way 2.5khz crossover should be fine....
Not decent quality by far, but remember this is on a low budget and doesn't have to sound hifi, just is for a ghettoblaster type application.
As for the case itself a retro looking hard wood lined suitcase is what I'll be using.
The only issues now is building at least one of them before the really cold weather sets in..... I could build them indoors, but then I'll need to buy a portable workbench first....