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post #1 of 6
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Hi all.

So I'm pretty new to speaker building and everything it entails. I've been reading up on it, trying to figure some stuff out, but need some help.

So I basically want to create let's say a box that two 7" woofers, two tweeters and a crossover units that will mainly act as a speaker system with a headphone jack to plug into iPods, etc. Now I've found some projects on instructables for speakers that are built to plug into receivers, but I don't want to do that. So can I convert the speaker wires into the headphone jack?

So I'm wondering what kind of power source I can use so I can have full power of the speakers while plugged into a source through a headphone jack, and how I would go about doing that.

Any help would be awesome. And I haven't decided on the parts I'm gonna get yet, so I might need help on that later too, making sure the woofers, tweeters, and crossover will work together. I want to create a semi-high-quality system with good components.

Thanks!!!
post #2 of 6
Have a look here for completed builds
http://www.htguide.com/forum/forumdisplay.php4?f=39
http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=215536

Look for an efficient speaker build(econowave?) and incorporate a t-amp or build your own amplifier from 41hz.com.

Here is a simple dock
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplesimon/sets/1747665/
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
So it sounds like an amp is what I'm looking for. I may actually buy a set of Dayton 6.5" 2-way bookshelf speakers and pull em apart and put t-amp between them. The speakers say they handle 40 watts and 8 ohms. Would a Sonic Impact 5066 15-Watt amp work? It says it's compatible with any standard 8 ohm or 4 ohm shelf speakers up to 20 watts. Thanks for the help
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post #5 of 6
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Do you know if that has a 3.5mm mini-jack input?
post #6 of 6
Check out the Podzuma build in the DIY projects section on Partsexpress.com.
It appears to be just what you are looking for.
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