Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:33 am

fjettolf wrote:Im making speakers. Dunno why i should make something else than a square box. Most speakers ive seen are square. Some monitors have some round corners like the krk. dont think its too much math involved ( too many unknown factors and variables).
:lol: 8O :cry:

I was going to make a parody post of the 'instructions' you were following and it was going to read pretty much like that post.

textbook hubris.
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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:54 am

yeah, and I fear his pride would prevent him from doing so, especially after this forum gets done with him.

some people's frugality makes them do very strange things.



sorry for nay saying, I love audioshit. please do seek out some actual instructions.
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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by fjettolf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:54 am

Law of Jante

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by re:dream » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:16 am

fjettolf wrote:Law of Jante
Not necessarily.

Look, Fjettolf, people are being a little harsh, but I think what they say is true.

And you seem to be ignoring their advice, which on the interweb often causes people to get irritated and angry.

I tend to think that most of the comments here are absolutely right. I think anyone who thinks they can self-build a transparent nearfield monitor is fooling themselves.

But I also think you can have a lot of fun trying.

Whatever you build will most likely fall far short of the minimum specs for a good quality monitor. Most likely you won't save that much money in the long run.

But you will learn a lot.

So I think you should go out there and build it. But I would suggest: don't approach it has a money saving excercise, but more as a learning process. From that point of view it is valuable.

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by 102455 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:52 am

Here you go fjettolf.........read this http://www.linkwitzlab.com/frontiers.htm then once you understand everything, come back and let us know.

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by TomViolenz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:19 pm

102455 wrote:Here you go fjettolf.........read this http://www.linkwitzlab.com/frontiers.htm then once you understand everything, come back and let us know.
:arrow:
The threads exitance has been valuable just for the posting of that link: now it will come up when ever anyone searches for "monitor design" on this forum! :!:

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by fjettolf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:51 pm

Is that good :?

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by Dragonbreath » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:05 pm

[quote="fjettolf"]Any suggestions here? Am i stupid? :| 8O quote]

Im not usualy so blunt but yes you are.

I would of said no at first but after seeing your insistence to disregard very good advice by pretty much everyone this forum, you managed to change my mind.

Have fun building you cheap speakers that wont be monitors at all. If you wanted to save money you should of been cheap hifi speakers at wallmart or a flea market for 20$ and bought an amplifier. You might end with something of a similar quality.

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by fjettolf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:32 pm

ok, I realized that there exists some sick speakers out there. So then I changed my mind. What I'm going to make is a couple of ok speakers. I really appreciate your links leading to relevant pages. But it is overkill.

sorry for my sarcastic comments. the world would be a better place if sarcastic people were exterminated. but that's how it is on the internet

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:34 pm

no way!! if it wasn't for sarcastic assholes this forum would be dead!!

what's your budget?

I gotta ask though... with all your confidence and positive attitude to making GREAT monitors, what do you think is a way things could go wrong?
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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by fjettolf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:38 pm

So my budget is pretty limmited. otherwise i would have bought some frome that dude you linked.

You guys are pretty lucky, Just uploaded my new track:
8) https://soundcloud.com/finn-pinn/melodi ... -120-bpm-1 8)

This is my budget saver:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161024627387?ss ... 1497.l2649
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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by Davo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:59 am

fjettolf wrote:So my budget is pretty limmited.
This is my budget saver:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161024627387?ss ... 1497.l2649
That looks nasty.

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by 102455 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 am

fjettolf wrote:So my budget is pretty limmited.
According to this post you have $560 to spend on monitors.....so why not just buy some ready made ones? Make a decent investment and you won't regret it.

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Re: Making my own Studiomonitors! (amplifier, soundcard)

Post by fjettolf » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Davo wrote:
fjettolf wrote:So my budget is pretty limmited.
This is my budget saver:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161024627387?ss ... 1497.l2649
That looks nasty.
the world is full of sad things. This here is just a trifle compared. The parts are ine the mail and i will not return them.

But srsly my new track:
https://soundcloud.com/finn-pinn/melodi ... -120-bpm-1 8)
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