Computer Speakers

Discussion in 'DIY Corner - Tips & Techniques' started by ARES24, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. ARES24 Full Audioholic

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    Hello all,

    Planning to build a set of speakers for my wife's office. I use the speakers when I am working upstairs so I want speakers I like too. I was thinking Speedsters. They are smallish (my wife would be happy a pair of 'tin-ies') but would be something I wouldn't be ashamed to have in the house;).

    I do crank the office speakers occasionally when I am doing roaming housework so I think I might need an amp with a bit of oomph. I don't have any experience with small amps like the lepai that I was thinking about having power.

    I am just in the planning phase of this, any suggestions will be considered. Thanks in advance.
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    Why it has to be so complicated? Why not active monitors - ok, not pretty, but several good ones in that price range
    like LSR305 or Focal Alpha 50
    or if pretty is more important : Swan M200MkII
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    Once you've heard the sweetness of something you banged out with your own two hands and assortment of power tools, it's hard to spend 'more' for 'less'.

    I think YAA has built just about everything there is to build out there but I think I'm still in my DM phase. Knowing nothing about anything mentioned so far in this thread, I'd shoot for a CAOWI. That would be my climb up the food chain.
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    1. I like building! :D
    2. I want to match the walnut desk with a walnut veneer.
    3. I've built my ER18s, tritrix, overnight sensation side speakers, and a my sub. I haven't tried speesters.:rolleyes:
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    Those are too gorgeous not to post a pic!
    [​IMG]
    The quick and dirty:
    $280
    Control puck
    18W per speaker
    20mm Al tweeters
    3.5" midwoofers
    6.5" sub, 75W
    No BT
    KEW,
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    Ares... I used a Lepai amp to power my overnights on my PC and it worked ok, however I ended up picking a NAD stereo receiver for 5 dollars at an estate sell and I like that a lot more then the lepai. The Lepai will work, but keep an eye on ebay, and craigslist for something used and you will probably end up with something better.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NAD...fffd479&pid=100009&rk=1&rkt=1&sd=111817726680
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NAD-7240PE-...5bc361&pid=100010&rk=5&rkt=20&sd=221921761432
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    Jeff Bagby did the Solstice for parts express... I would really like to build that kit.

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