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What exactly is DIY here?
Well, I was thinking of putting the speakers up higher. and put like a board accross the top over the screen but i don't on yet.

Have any ideas of things I could do?
    
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Well, I was thinking of putting the speakers up higher. and put like a board accross the top over the screen but i don't on yet.

Have any ideas of things I could do?
it sounds like you're more after tweaks, so if you build the tweaks yourself then that would work, but moving speakers around hardly counts...
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I like the idea of a DIY audio forum for members to show off their DIY gear. I know there's enough people here who have made at least something worth showing off!

I'll add a few (of several) items that already have photos uploaded.

To keep with the original theme: speaker outriggers for my ELT525T's








And a Millet Hybrid amp I built for another forum member with pre-out and pretty much maxed out with Blackgates, push button power switch, pure silver wire in the signal path, OptiVol... etc.





A pair of Millet Hybrid Max boards being populated:



And another Max:





An equipment rack I made:






And that's all for now
my Max Loving it Soloz I just got a Beezar Kit ordered for a Millet Max Starving Student I plan to assemble for the office

http://beezar.com/oscommerce2/catalo...02e562b95b07f7
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I would like to build my own stands rather than buy them, but I'm not really sure where to start.

What is the best position to place the speakers at (height, angle, distance, etc)?
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it sounds like you're more after tweaks, so if you build the tweaks yourself then that would work, but moving speakers around hardly counts...

Well originally, I did have a sort of DIY thing made up, (modded something off my old desk) But when i got a new desk, i had to give it back to my mum cause she took the desk and gave it to my sisters BF. So that bit had to go with it.
    
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I would like to build my own stands rather than buy them, but I'm not really sure where to start.

What is the best position to place the speakers at (height, angle, distance, etc)?
That really depends. First you build a stand that puts the tweeter to your ear level or a bit under. Once you're done finishing the stands you move speakers around a bit too see what suits you best.


Oh and Soloz, that turntable needs something more luxurious than cardboard under its feet, I know its DIY but still
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Nothing special. The big black speakers on the floor each have very old Goodmans 4Ohms speakers @ 50W in them. The two top ones have some old ones not sure of wattage but they have four terminals with tweeters connected. I then have my sub that my brother gave to me which for me makes the rig sound so much better.

To drive all that i have a Cambridge Audo A5 amp
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I would like to build my own stands rather than buy them, but I'm not really sure where to start.

What is the best position to place the speakers at (height, angle, distance, etc)?
probably around 24-30" depending on placement and size of speaker you will be putting them on.

affordable audio had a swite up on some DIY stands several months ago. Look through the archives.
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There are some nice mods in here, all very well finished, especially .sups and soloz speaker stands. This has kind of inspired me to do a little bit of DIY myself. I've been considering a DAC for a while for my Hi-Fi, but instead of buying one, I'm thinking about building one. Can anyone suggest any decent kits or guides?
    
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depends on your price range and skill I guess...

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