I keep finding ways to make more stuff...
So in the bedroom I set up a pc to stream content from the server, and it's using the led tv's speakers for sound. Well my girlfriend and I got a treadmill and we use it to stream stuff while were running. You have to crank it to hear it over the treadmill, and she says, "god that sounds awefull!" Looks like she's becoming spoiled, because your average joe would just deal with it :P
So my goal is to make a pair of super cheap, sensitive, 4ohm bookshelves that can run off of a small amp. They need to get pretty loud with low distortion to overpower the treadmill sound. I wanted to keep it under $100 so diy might not even be an option at this point... but cheap retail speakers are usually 8 ohms. I tried craigslist, everyones selling their crappy old receivers for too much money.
So I have this to start:
It can handle a 4ohm load, and it looks like it can put out a real 10 watts with low distortion. That should get the sten II's just shy of 100db without distortion. Problem is the amp + the sten II's are a little over budget.
The only thing that concerns me is that there aren't any settings on the little dayton amp, and I'm afraid it won't add any bass to the sten II. There are probably some equalizer apps I can use on the pc to boost the low end, but that may just suck up all of this amps power and cause distortion. I'm a bass head so if there is no bass it'll disappoint me. I figure they have to better than your regular best buy bookshelves having a total of 4 midwoofers, maybe some good 50 to 60hz output if I'm lucky and if the amp will deliver it.
Thanks for reading my book