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Noob needs help for first DIY speaker project!

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Okay, so i know very little about speakers and such, but want to try to make a little something for my ipod touch. My plan is to make 2 speakers, with an amp, and batteries for the power. However, i need some explanation on some things, and know if different parts will work together and such. Wiring up the circiut itself is very easy tho.

1. im thinking about getting a small 10W amp. Does this mean it can take up to 10W speakers, or that it needs 10W to run?

2. I want to buy 2 5W speakers, with an impedance of 4ohm. What does this mean? That i need a 4ohm resistor?

3. how many / which batteries will i need to run this?

Thanks in advance, any help is much appreciated!
post #2 of 8

What is your budget and size restrictions on the enclosure?

post #3 of 8
Are you just looking for full range drivers to hook up to a cheap amp?
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well so far i didnt even think about making anything at all. If the sound quality turns out to be good, i might smile.gif
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Exactly. Also i need to figure out what the cheapest and best 12V power source would be.
post #6 of 8
Well if you're interested I whipped up a model for this 8" full range driver a while ago, as I'm planning on possibly making something similar to you in the future

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=292-548







Box should be made out of 1/2" material, and a 3" x 8" port used.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey, thanks man smile.gif But it would be a bit expensive for my very first project, with no experience at all. And i dont even live in the US so i wouldnt be able to get my hands on the speaker :P But thanks anyway wink.gif
post #8 of 8
Visaton is a German company, so the drivers are definitely available international

http://www.visaton.com/en/
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