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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
hey guys,

are there any sites that cover speaker building basics? I've gone to a number of sites that sell parts, but I have no idea what brands are typically high quality, which are price/performance winners, and which to avoid - I'd imagine that Pyle would be one to stay away from.

I'd like to learn everything eventually, and a roadmap that would guide me from beginner to expert would be great. I'm probably asking for a whole lot, but google searches arent producing good results, and this site is where I always end up anyways. best to ask the experts, I guess

learning cabinet construction, crossover selection and use, driver/speaker selection, is what I'm interested in. even something as dumb as - how to wire three drivers in an enclosure and making them match my receiver's ohm output is way beyond me.

thanks guys
post #2 of 13
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hey guys,

are there any sites that cover speaker building basics? I've gone to a number of sites that sell parts, but I have no idea what brands are typically high quality, which are price/performance winners, and which to avoid - I'd imagine that Pyle would be one to stay away from.

I'd like to learn everything eventually, and a roadmap that would guide me from beginner to expert would be great. I'm probably asking for a whole lot, but google searches arent producing good results, and this site is where I always end up anyways. best to ask the experts, I guess

learning cabinet construction, crossover selection and use, driver/speaker selection, is what I'm interested in. even something as dumb as - how to wire three drivers in an enclosure and making them match my receiver's ohm output is way beyond me.

thanks guys

I'm in the same boat. I do a ton of searches on here and try to figure out what I can. I'm sort of from the car audio world, where you buy components already matched and use WinISD for subwoofers that already have the parameters entered.

I can help you with your wiring though
post #3 of 13
For those interested in the techincal side, this is a good place to start.
http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=26544

Frank
post #4 of 13
There are such resoures as books. Try Amazon or even a library. Not everything has to come off the web.
post #5 of 13
razorcanes i don't have any basic likes you. i use this web to start. okay sometime i don't get the answer but i will try. razorcanes catch my hand to start together. i hope in the feature may has the knowledge a lot(sometime has the foolish a lot) fbov thanks for the link to start.


somo


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i ask because that i don't know.
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post #7 of 13
Speaker Building 201 is a great primer. Followed by Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, Testing Loudspeakers, Audio Transducers, and Master Handbook of Acoustics.

Good sites are http://www.linkwitzlab.com/ and http://www.musicanddesign.com/ for solid scientific background.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
awesome - thanks everyone!

looks like tons of great info here that should keep me busy.

Jinjuku suggested that there's knowledge in books, do you guys have any favorites that have been kept up to date/modernized?

thanks again
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by razorcanes View Post

learning cabinet construction

Woodworking classs + practice

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Originally Posted by razorcanes View Post

how to wire three drivers in an enclosure and making them match my receiver's ohm output is way beyond me.

A DC electronics class. You can do cyber education, google.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I just stumbled on this site - seems to cover beginner's questions fairly well.
post #11 of 13
here's a pretty excellent site to learn from-

http://www.bcae1.com/

it starts with the basics and works its way up. it's based on car audio but the principles are all the same.
post #12 of 13
has a lot of the links. i think that i will go to diysubwoofer and bcae 1. these are very nice really. augerpro, your websites are not basic to start but may be a long time that i'll go. but thanks a lot for everyone try to help me and my friends.
post #13 of 13
There are a lot of good sites out there, but I would really read the book Speaker Building 201 as soon as you can. It explains the basics quite well.
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