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I have been thinking lately about entering into the DIY world. I have a 7.1 home theater that I have invested much into but I like to create. I think many of you would understand that. I have a pair of Boston SR 60 speakers. Mid driver, tweeter and the crossovers. I could just build the enclosures and install accordingly correct? Perhaps I am looking for first timers advice. I was thinking about getting the small portable emotiva 2 channel amp.

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anyone?

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These speakers are car audio components with crossovers? That wont work correctly at all when the drivers are placed in a speaker box, in a room. At the minimum you would need infinite baffle measurements of the drivers to design a proper crossover for them.
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Ok, wasn't sure. It seemed I could just wire it up correctly in a built box and mount them in and go. Of course this is why I asked smile.gif

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You could do it for the experience. Might even sound ok, but once you live with a proper speaker and try to go back you'll probably not like it. Or it might sound bad right of the bat. Just don't spend big bucks on an enclosure that might not make good sound.
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You know... I was wondering the same thing the other day. I have a few sets of MB Quart components and was wondering what they would sound like if I made them to be bookshelf speakers. I was more curious than anything. I wonder if anybody has ever tried to do that?
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It might be possible to tweak a set until it sounds decent. A contour filter on the woofer is the main thing that would be needed for BSC (inductor paralleled with resistor, in series with woofer positive lead) . I cant imagine the actual crossover is much better then a textbook design though, so it's really a crap shoot.
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They are not bottom of the barrel components. You may as well speak Chinese as I have no idea what those things are. All I know is they sound good in the truck then why not in a book shelve type enclosure. Why would the current crossover not work well?

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All I know is they sound good in the truck then why not in a book shelve type enclosure.
Trucks aren't 2,000 cubic foot rooms, truck doors aren't tuned enclosures, and you don't sit ten feet away from the speakers in a truck.

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Yeah, that much is true, but don't you build 'line arrays' with buyout television speakers? rolleyes.gif

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I've been thinking of using car component speakers as built-in ceiling speakers. We have a small (12' x 14') room that we use as a music room. Guitars, keyboards, trumpets, trombone and drums. I want some sound to play along with. Self powered monitor speakers will be needed as we start to record but I would still like some sound in their to play with. I have a box with 4 Kicker 6.5R's from an old vehicle. The components are in like new state and I figured why not?
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Lots of speculation here based on "product category" and no real facts....just because something is branded or intended for a particular market doesn't mean there isn't any validity in other applications.

I would start by trying to find the T/S specs for this driver, but off the bat, an 80Hz tune in a ~1 cu ft box will probably get you into the ballpark of what you're aiming for. That 45Hz low frequency spec on the website is going to be assuming a typical door mount + cabin gain of the car.

Or you could just keep it simple and go with a standard sealed enclosure and let the response be what it is....but I see no reason you couldn't put this together and yield acceptable results.

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Hi , Do you still have the Boston SR60 car audio speakers ? did you use them ? if not would you be intrested in selling them , i would be prepared to pay good money for them if your keen on selling them , or if anyone else has a set please let me know, kind regards, Rocket12 email rocket2rod@bigpond.com
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