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has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:42 am
by skywalker
i'm wanting to build some nice big speakers but have no idea how. i have had a look on the internet and am probably going to buy books about it but someone who has actually done it successfully would be really useful!

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:22 pm
by pip noo
when you say big - do you mean stereo or PA?

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:30 pm
by skywalker
stereo.

i have some normal stereo speakers at the moment but i want something louder and bassy-er





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Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:38 pm
by pip noo
mmmmmm - nice! that's the kind of system I like playing with - In a former life I worked with a 35kW rig similar in size to that pic - most of the cabs were home built by a carpenter friend of mine and wired by myself - it's a fairly well documented procedure really, but stereo info is harder to come by, since most manufacturers don't like to give out details of crossover components etc (some even pot them in resin to stop you working it out) and at lower volumes it's much harder to get the cab acoustics right.
I'd dissect a design that's been proven to work and copy it.

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:51 pm
by skywalker
okay, so basically i should find some plans online and build them 100% to the plans, same cone, same crossover etc?
i like to learn as i do new things... no point building a speaker and knowing nothing about speakers at the end of it. its a perfect learning opportunity, can you recommend any books that would help explain it all to me as i'm building?

thanks :)

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:14 pm
by pip noo
This one looks quite interesting:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Lo ... roduct_top
It's a good price too - for a good starting point.

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:17 pm
by pip noo

Re: has anybody here built speakers before?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:25 pm
by pip noo
Nearly 30 years ago now ... That makes me feel old! :lol: