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I have been doing some reading (actually quite a bit
) and my head is swimming in all this information! I'm starting to understand a little but not close to enough to build my own set of speakers. I don't know if I'll understand how to tune the speakers. I always thought that you could build an enclosure and buy a couple of drivers (use to know them as speakers LOL ) and that was it.


Two questions.


1) Is there a simply guide to making a good set of front speakers and a center speaker for a HT? One that has specific parts and an enclosure design that will get me "close enough" without knowing how to tune them?


2) I've got a set of Boston Acoustics Micro 90 speakers. The speakers sound good to me but the base seems muddy (I think that's the right term). Lows just sound like a boom. The sub is an 8" with 75w. The room I'm using now has a volume of about 2500 but my next room will be about 4000 cubic feet. If I make a better sub will it be too much for my current speakers? Does the sub have to "match" the speakers? I just use the system for movies and TV and I'll also be getting the new Onkyo 605.


The sub that I'm looking at would be:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...60&ctab=1#Tabs

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-804


With this sealed enclosure http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/295-560%20sealed.pdf


Is this something that would work and is it as simple as it seems? Just build the box and slap the driver and amp on it?


Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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What you might want to try are kits.


The Rythmik kits for subs are very good. And there are many here that can point you to kits for the mains that would make a good match.
 

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I believe that I know the answer to this but I have to ask. You know the old saying, don't assume. Now with kits I get higher quality at a lower price then buying factory speaker sets? Where's the best place to look for these kits?
 

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You can check out the Titanic kits from Parts Express. Many people have had good success with these kits (check out the reviews at Audio Review). Also look at the servo sub kits from Rythmik Audio. Building a kit that is properly designed can produce a wonderful sub that will sound great with both HT and music. Good luck in your search!
 
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