DIY lounge speaker pair

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DIY lounge speaker pair

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A year or so ago, I built another pair of hi-fi speakers, this time a small-ish pair for the lounge, to mate up with a new 4k Sony tv, via a small 12+12W rms amp.

Had previously put together one or two speaker pairs making use of piezo tweeters - often poo-poo'd on grounds of quality - and this time I took the trouble to calculate enclosure dimensions carefully, and use a recommended simple crossover for the tweeter, something not usually done.

The result, I must say, was impressive: far better than I'd anticipated. Pyle Pro 6.5" and 5" main drivers had been used before, but this time they turned out to be excellent partners for the piezo pair.

I know a few here are also audio buffs, so I humbly offer details of the job, in case anyone fancies an easy and really rewarding home build.

Build...
https://mega.nz/#!pSZnBL5I!JSYbY1RvUmmd ... ZKluZP82gc
Piezo crossover...
https://mega.nz/#!1HYywJqb!Pt9w-mitbYqL ... fO-C0MQ4lg
Cabinet and port dimensions:
http://www.mh-audio.nl/reflexboxcalculator.asp

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Aha, a fellow HiFi buff... :-D

Coincidental timing - in the next week or two I was planning to do some HiFi posts in my blog - I have nothing to report on the car front lately but I know there are some electronics/hifi fans on here...

I've been very busy in the last few weeks rebuilding a pair of speakers that I have had for about 15 years to "tart" them up enough for them to be allowed into the living room! :rofl2: We had them in our flat in their unfinished rough cut MDF state but when we bought a house and moved they were not allowed in the living room and were dismantled with drivers in original packaging and cabinets in the loft... :(

Here's a peek - they have been transformed from this:
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Via this:
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Into this: :)
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Grill cloths are next (to protect them against my darling but destructive 18 month old) as well as a total overhaul of the crossover - which is necessary as I've changed the tweeter, and it was just never really completed in the first place. (Leaning quite a bit on a digital equaliser to "finish" the job...)

Bonus points to anyone who recognises either of the drivers in the last picture! 8-)

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You've got me stumped there, Simon. Were those cones always that colour? No - I give up.

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Can't say I've ever made a pair of home speakers, but various electronics in our home which have been achieved with a bit of 'lateral thinking'
Lounge TV is a 10yr old Plasma: Video is fed from a Sky Box by an S Video cable
Audio is via RCA's to a 1990's Sony Midi

Car (405 Est) has a pair of 80's style shelf speakers on the rear shelf which took some finding (triangular type of things)
with an alternative pair of Mini Hi-Fi speakers which hang on garden twist ties from the rear seat latches, when seats are down.
connected via an old style 2 Pin speaker connector Male/Female for easy removal and swapping

NB: £4,500 405 and counting on the bay! 'tis an Mi16 x4, but surprising nonetheless, especially given the 'Sticking Starter' that could alternatively be a seized lump.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPER-RARE-1 ... 1438.l2649