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DIY Loudspeaker References - Books

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by General Skanky, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. General Skanky

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    Anyone know of a good website/online store loaded with stuff about building speakers?<br />So far the best has been AudioWorld (aka HiFi World). I'll poss go for the cookbook at £33 next month. But I'm also looking for £9.99 specials that have DIY tips etc. I have one on order from Maplin that is done by Eminence, who sell their drivers through Maplin. Looks like it'll have a good background of knowledge in there.

    Waterstones, WHSmith and Amazon are a bit of a let down, not too comprehensive. Small market I suppose.

    Cheers.
     
  2. GaryG

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    General

    I presume you've already checked out Wilmslow Audio?

    <a href="https://secure.wilmslow-audio.co.uk/acatalog/Wilmslow_Audio_Technical_Library_6.html" target="_blank">https://secure.wilmslow-audio.co.uk/acatalog/Wilmslow_Audio_Technical_Library_6.html</a>

    Just a thought, the Dickason Cookbook is a very technical book containing lots of graphs and formulas, you may find your interest waning before you get to the end of the book. As an alternative you may want to take a look at the David B. Weems book - Designing, Building and Testing Your Own Speaker Systems or possibly the Ray Alden book - Advanced Speaker Designs For The Hobbyist and Technician, less overpowering than the Cookbook, but still giving a thorough grounding in the basics.

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  3. General Skanky

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    Thanks Gary, I'd forgotten about Wilmslow. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Hope you had a nice week off.

    Proof of the pudding now for budding DIY people. Look at <a href="http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/proacres.htm" target="_blank">http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/proacres.htm</a>

    Compare the amp module on their sub to <a href="http://www.bkelec.com" target="_blank">www.bkelec.com</a>

    Add £120 or so for an Adire driver + cabinet costs. Big difference between £1000 and let's say £350 or so!
     
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    Hmmmm.... 18hz @-6db, interesting that a company like ProAc would quote at -6db instead of the normal -3db, makes it a little difficult for comparisons with other manufacturers!

    I did indeed enjoy my break thanks, pity about the 3 days of bad weather though, I thought Majorca was supposed to be sunny at this time of year!
     
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    That panel looks just like the one in my ipl sub. The specs are a little different though. I think this company also makes the panels for REL subs but don't quote me on that as nobody actually says.
     
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    So the next question is where do REL get their drivers from?<br />Adire? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Wishful thinking?!
     

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