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  • Can you design a speaker for your space?

    Simple question? I can't seem to find the answer. I have looked at all the kits and none are just right. Some are close and some would require heavy modifications. I have always been afraid to roll my own but now might be the time. Reasonable budget but here the clincher-must be no more that 7 inch wide outside dimension and must act like an in wall. Will sit in a cubby next to a tv.

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    The short answer is yes, absolutely. Just find a 5 or 6" driver that will fit on your baffle, and as long as the volume remains the same, you can design the box any way you desire.
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    • #3
      But that's were I get 😨 scared

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      • #4
        A kit or existing design is rarely designed to be in wall. The XO and drivers are matched to the design's baffle dimensions. In wall approximates an infinite baffle and change the frquency response.

        Having said that, designing a speaker for in wall is about the same as designing any speaker. And you'll get the benefit of the wall in the low bass frequencies and minimize baffle diffraction at the higher frequencies.

        For designing a speaker, I like Response Modeler and WinPCD, both free. There are other tools that members will likely recommend as well.

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        • #5
          I forgot your name, but don't you live around OC somewhere?
          Some people are addicted to Vicodin. I'm addicted to speaker building.

          The Chorales - Usher 8945A/Vifa XT25TG Build
          ESP Project 101 Lateral MOSFET Amplifier
          LM4780 Parallel Chipamp
          Sonata Soundbar Project
          The Renditions - Active/Passive Towers

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          • #6
            Which combination of mid and tweeter will work best as a in wall with a box

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            • #7
              Give us more info. What are the dimensions of the cubby holes?

              And, "A picture is worth more than a thousand words."

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              • #8
                Jeremiah and I live out in Menifee

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                • #9
                  The long answer is no! More info is needed. Height width and depth of space would help. Most designs are made to be away from the wall so the have Baffle step compensation built into the crossover. An in wall type design will not need this. If you take a speaker that is designed to be sitting on a stand and put it in the wall you will need to modify the crossover.

                  Edit: In the time it took me to type five answers were posted lol.

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                  • #10
                    50 miles from OC. Let me know how I can help.
                    Some people are addicted to Vicodin. I'm addicted to speaker building.

                    The Chorales - Usher 8945A/Vifa XT25TG Build
                    ESP Project 101 Lateral MOSFET Amplifier
                    LM4780 Parallel Chipamp
                    Sonata Soundbar Project
                    The Renditions - Active/Passive Towers

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                      • #12
                        From the pic, it looks like the TV extends out in front of the cubby holes. That would be an issue for high frequency. Perhaps a woofer in wall with the mid/highs being a separate, slimline box in line with the TV?

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                        • #13
                          I have a frame to install around the tv and I would like it and the speakers to completely finish the cubby off. Dimensions are up to 7 in wide by 33 in tall by up to 2 ft no rear ports

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                          • #14
                            Aesthetically I would like a mmtmm alignment as to fill the space and some day to build a matching mtm or some in the cubby where the minimuses are. In short I want to build the baddest inwall tv speakers I can

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                            • #15
                              So if I understand correctly, the TV will be in the cubby as well leaving 7" per side at 33" tall with 2' depth available. Assuming 1/2" material for the speaker enclosures' side walls, you have 6" available for the woofer.

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