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Hello,

I am looking for a project to do so I decided to build 2 of my own speakers.

The main problem that I face is things like crossovers (the problem being that I dont know what they are?).

Obviously I cant just chuck a driver, tweeter, and a midrange in a wooden box and expect it to work. Can anyone help me by telling me what sort of other equipment/circuitry i need to purchase to actually attach the speakers to?


Thanks,

Dom
 

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You should probably start with a kit that already has crossovers, especially since you don't know what they are. Read up a bit on it before you jump into it. I am still learning and I have been lurking around here for years. I still consider myself a novice compared to everyone else here.
 

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Originally Posted by DragSta /forum/post/16992437


Hello,

I am looking for a project to do so I decided to build 2 of my own speakers.

The main problem that I face is things like crossovers (the problem being that I dont know what they are?).

Obviously I cant just chuck a driver, tweeter, and a midrange in a wooden box and expect it to work. Can anyone help me by telling me what sort of other equipment/circuitry i need to purchase to actually attach the speakers to?


Thanks,

Dom

check out some of the links in post #24 in the following thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1170334


Also, google speaker and crossover design, or buy yourself a book on the subject!
 

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I'm also new to DIY speakers, and certainly using a kit (or another pre-done project) saves a lot of time and effort and expense.


A crossover is the part of the speaker that separates the full-range signal into separate signals, one for each type of driver.


Code:
Code:
Signal ---> Crossover---> Woofer
                     \\--> Tweeter
Fine-tuning a crossover is a pain, so I hear.


Here are some popular kits, in case you're interested:

Recession Buster 2-way $59/pair http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8525

Recession Destroyer MTM $120/pair http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-700

Natalie P $309/pair http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=13969

Recession Buster Reference $399/pair http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8644


Also, you can check out PartsExpress completed projects:
http://www.parts-express.com/project...ojectindex.cfm
 
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