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Some new Dayton B652 bookshelfs that lasted about 30 secs. in stock form biggrin.gif

Replaced woofer with a set of Focal car audio woofers I had, stuffed with poly, and added a crossover from a set of Cadence Ultrashock speakers. May replace those simple xovers with a set from Crystal Mobilesound I have. Obviously, the tweeters need to go, but I don't have any home tweets laying around to pop in. Tons of car audio stuff.

Makes for a nice set of computer speakers.
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Pretty much.

I don't mean to be rude, but if you knew anything about building home stereo speakers. Then you would know not to do what you just did.

Plus if you bought the Dayton's just for the cabinet then you overpaid. They need to be reinforced as well.
    
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I had about 10 minutes to work, and a quick A-B comparison says they sound much better to me. I'll work them over later.

I don't have any woodworking equipment, so the cabs will have to do.

EDIT: Didn't see this was the hifi thread, just clicked on the link on the "discussions"

Final product was Crystal xovers which are around 4k, which makes the tweet passable for me. Removed half a handful of fill, and I'm leaving the grills off. Definitely boomy(was expected), but works well with no sub for BF3 and are a mile better than what I was using. I should be able to get a scrap piece or two of dowel this weekend to keep it from flexing, but I'm not pushing them hard anyhow. The finish in the recess was poor (as expected), but I will repair that soon.



The closest I have to good speakers are the Bic Venturis I picked up 2 weeks ago at a church re-sale shop with an older Sony receiver.. $80.00 out the door for both


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Shure 1840
Got these today :-) super excited
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I picked up a pair of Eltax Monitor III's today for £10, along with a Sherwood AX4103 Amplifier for £30, both secondhand. The sound quality on the Eltax Monitor III's, considering the price I paid, is fantastic. I currently have them bi-wired to the Sherwood Amplifier and running on my PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First receiver Yamaha rx-v373

Plugged to old hi fi speaker at 6 ohm, receiver start at -80 had to put speaker sensitivity to +10 to be able to hear something at -40db for the ps3

For the tv i have to put it at -30 to hear it at normal volume. At -20 to 0db it get's very loud. but if 0 db is 100% means that i have to put it close to maximum all the time..

Is it normal?

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First receiver Yamaha rx-v373

Plugged to old hi fi speaker at 6 ohm, receiver start at -80 had to put speaker sensitivity to +10 to be able to hear something at -40db for the ps3

For the tv i have to put it at -30 to hear it at normal volume. At -20 to 0db it get's very loud. but if 0 db is 100% means that i have to put it close to maximum all the time..

Is it normal?

I have the same thing on my Denon receiver. My lowest volume is -75db. My average listening volume is - 40db / - 28db. When I listen loudly, it goes up to -20/-10. I've never gone over +5. So I'd say its normal, depending on the brand and how they do the volume measurement.
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Got some bass gear; Hartke Hydrive 410 cabinet and a Hartke HA5500 amplifier. biggrin.gif
not really computer related but eh i thought i'd share...

    
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Got some bass gear; Hartke Hydrive 410 cabinet and a Hartke HA5500 amplifier. biggrin.gif
not really computer related but eh i thought i'd share...


What bass do you have? That is a very sweet head and cab.
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