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They'd be ok wired in series on most amps 4+4= 8ohms
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Why not put two bass, one mid, and one tweeter in each? And have full floorstanders
I'd have to redesign the crossover and box though. I wouldn't mind finding a 3 way though, with a bass mid tweeter setup.

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What reciever are you going to power these speakers with? The last speakers you linked have a 4 ohm impedance.
NAD 7130, it has a 4 ohm and 8 ohm setting.

Is there anything else I can build while I'm at it like my own equalizer, or amp, or anything! haha I haven't even started and this idea seems addicting.
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oh no, not the DIY bug! ruuuun!

haha i love building my own stuff as well, and there are a TON of DIY amp kits available. try searching head-fi.org (which will have both small and large amps if you look enough) or just googling DIY amp
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Have you started yet? If not you should consider these instead. The harmonic distortion graph looks quite attractive .

A little bigger, but still no taller than an average monitor (not even close to yours )
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oh no, not the DIY bug! ruuuun!

haha i love building my own stuff as well, and there are a TON of DIY amp kits available. try searching head-fi.org (which will have both small and large amps if you look enough) or just googling DIY amp
Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was feasible to build amps big enough to power speakers, but I know I've seen some DIY amps for headphones on here.
I'll check it out.

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Have you started yet? If not you should consider these instead. The harmonic distortion graph looks quite attractive .

A little bigger, but still no taller than an average monitor (not even close to yours )
Nope I've got two more weeks to get through of school! Argh, I can't wait till its over.

I'll look into those as well, but I have no idea how to come up with conclusions from those graphs
I mean, I know how to read a graph...but I'm not sure how to interpret what is good and what is not.
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Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was feasible to build amps big enough to power speakers, but I know I've seen some DIY amps for headphones on here.
I'll check it out.



Nope I've got two more weeks to get through of school! Argh, I can't wait till its over.

I'll look into those as well, but I have no idea how to come up with conclusions from those graphs
I mean, I know how to read a graph...but I'm not sure how to interpret what is good and what is not.
You want the frequency response graph to be as flat as possible and to extend down as low as possible (bass, although many times measurements of bass are not accurate)

The less harmonic distortion the better. It's what gives the speakers clarity. Sometimes the graph includes the fundamental which is ideally all the speakers should produce. You'll notice if there's a peak in the distortion there will be a dip in the fundamental.
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