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Speaker purchasing Answered

Hello! I am currently working on an Instructable for speakers (for >3 months) and have gone through a TON of *shudders* prototyping. I am nearing to end of the project (not the 'Ible), but want to purchase some higher quality speakers. Where can I purchase these? I don't want to purchase assembled speakers and take them apart, because that pollutes and isn't cost-effective. Where can I purchase them/what search term should I use?

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carpinteros
carpinteros

Reply 11 months ago

Thanks! i need this

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Quercus austrina
Quercus austrina

11 months ago

Check out Parts Express ( https://www.parts-express.com/ )They are in Ohio and do a great job of shipping.

I see you are young and I suggest you get your parents to order for you. I also want to commend you on your passion for music and sound. There are a number of places out there that are geared toward such learning, One I belong to is toidsdiyaudio.com, and we all enjoy sharing audio knowledge. Right now we are coordinating a community build, so there's a lot of cooperation between all. If you ever need help, just stop by and we'll be glad to assist.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

11 months ago

You can buy "drivers" in most places that sell electronic parts, also through dedicated shops - depending on what quality you are after.
For example:
If I would need a set of 3 drivers for each speaker box I would go for 2 tweeters, 2 mid-range drivers and 2 drivers for the lower frequencies.
It makes sense to match those so their ideal operating frequency ranges overlap.
Of course you also need to make a suitable filter so each driver only gets the intended frequencies.

For a single driver approch I would opt for a wideband driver.
They are the kind usually put into portable speaker boxes, MP3 Players and alike.