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donut

posted on 11/2/10 at 10:29 AM Reply With Quote
Locost / home made ipod speakers

I fancy making some speakers for the lounge for my ipod. I have looked on the net and can't find any UK info. Small bookshelf speakers would be ok or a single unit like the Bose system.

If successful i would like top build some quality hifi speakers.

One thing that i thought was to buy some cheap ipod speakers and rip the plastic casing apart and build my own quality wood unit.

Any ideas, links appreciated.





Andy

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MikeRJ

posted on 11/2/10 at 11:04 AM Reply With Quote
There are dozens of plans available is you google "DIY Bookshelf speaker" or similar e.g.

http://diyaudioprojects.com/Speakers/DelSol/

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/esantane/movies/hatt.html

However, the dimensions are designed around specific drivers with known parameters. Putting a random driver unit into one of these designs will very likely not provide optimal results.

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donut

posted on 11/2/10 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
ooooh lubly jubly!

Thanks very much.





Andy

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bmseven

posted on 11/2/10 at 11:16 AM Reply With Quote
If you are using an Ipod won't the speakers need to be active or else you will also need an amplifier.





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smart51

posted on 11/2/10 at 11:45 AM Reply With Quote
Avoid tiny 5cm drivers if you want any real bass from it. 17cm car speakers are cheap and can be passable for a compact system. Hi-Fi drivers cost more. I'd be tempted to buy something second hand rather than make unless you want the joy of making it.






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donut

posted on 11/2/10 at 01:10 PM Reply With Quote
Yes the speakers will be active and i was thinking of dismantling a unit (maybe used) and building it myself for the fun of building it!





Andy

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
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02GF74

posted on 11/2/10 at 01:57 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by donut


One thing that i thought was to buy some cheap ipod speakers and rip the plastic casing apart and build my own quality wood unit.



wood is so passé , carbon fibre is where it's at.



[Edited on 11/2/10 by 02GF74]






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bmseven

posted on 11/2/10 at 02:26 PM Reply With Quote
A measly 115k gets you these



[Edited on 11/2/10 by bmseven]

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Humbug

posted on 11/2/10 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by donut
I fancy making some speakers for the lounge for my ipod. I have looked on the net and can't find any UK info. Small bookshelf speakers would be ok or a single unit like the Bose system.

If successful i would like top build some quality hifi speakers.

One thing that i thought was to buy some cheap ipod speakers and rip the plastic casing apart and build my own quality wood unit.

Any ideas, links appreciated.


Will you have to buy materials, or have you already got wood?

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T66

posted on 11/2/10 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
I posted this up recently, Im told they will never produce decent beats due to the shape of them.

However they look great imho

http://englishrussia.com/?p=2133#more-2133






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