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    I’m thinking about making a soundbar for my father for Xmas. I’m thinking of a 2.1 setup here’s what I have so far. 2- https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...4-ohm--295-378 2- https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...eeter--275-070 2- https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...4-ohm--295-369 And for the sub probably a Dayton 8”. Would this set up work ? If so what crossover would you suggest ? I’m totally new to all of this Thanks for everyone’s help

  • #2
    By totally new, I am assuming you have not built or designed before.......

    I am also a newbie, and for my first couple of speakers, I found it very helpful to build a speaker designed by someone who has a great deal of experience and some successful designs. This will ensure you get your feet wet putting something together that will sound great. If you decide to progress, you will have gained some valuable experience along the way with your first build.

    Heres a great example, although by no means the only one

    http://projectgallery.parts-express....SAAEgIU7fD_BwE

    And if you want a sub, maybe try building a Voxel to go with it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Quiller View Post
      By totally new, I am assuming you have not built or designed before.......

      I am also a newbie, and for my first couple of speakers, I found it very helpful to build a speaker designed by someone who has a great deal of experience and some successful designs. This will ensure you get your feet wet putting something together that will sound great. If you decide to progress, you will have gained some valuable experience along the way with your first build.

      Heres a great example, although by no means the only one

      http://projectgallery.parts-express....SAAEgIU7fD_BwE

      And if you want a sub, maybe try building a Voxel to go with it.
      +1.

      For a soundbar with a separate sub design, see Wolf's "Bar Gain" design. Wolf is a well respected, veteran designer here.

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      • #4
        Zaph's B3 is a an easy choice for a soundbar that doesn't have to be pushed too hard. For this one, I paired them to a 4" Dayton sub. The sub is built into a small enclosure made of 1/2" plywood with an external port that is mounted outside the box. The B3s are contained in short pieces of ABS pipe glued into the walnut front baffle with plywood caps on the back.

        I used a 2.1 amplifier board (TPS3116D2) attached to the back of the front baffle in the empty space between the woofer box and one of the B3 enclosures.

        The whole thing took about a day to build, which is far less than my last soundbar effort.

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        • #5
          Here's a couple nice designs, https://sites.google.com/view/sehlin...elium-soundbar

          http://projectgallery.parts-express....-cinema-grand/

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