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Where to start? [message #85761] Wed, 02 August 2017 14:04 Go to next message
Keven is currently offline  Keven
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Hey guys I am not great at putting things together, but I'd like to try in my free time as a hobby. What should I start with?
Re: Where to start? [message #85767 is a reply to message #85761] Wed, 02 August 2017 16:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, I guess you need to decide on what sort of thing you want to create... speakers, amps, .... whatever.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Where to start? [message #85824 is a reply to message #85761] Tue, 08 August 2017 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
moss24 is currently offline  moss24
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I have basic knowledge in Physics (electronics was never that easy for me) so I'm wondering if this really matters if I want to build speakers from scratch?
Re: Where to start? [message #85827 is a reply to message #85824] Tue, 08 August 2017 10:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Of course, an understanding of physics is fundamental when designing speakers. You need to work with things like mass/spring systems, resonance, wave propagation and electronics.

Re: Where to start? [message #86298 is a reply to message #85761] Tue, 10 October 2017 14:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zohanna is currently offline  Zohanna
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Wow, I never knew you needed physics to be able to build systems. I would have thought that you only needed a good understanding of electronics and those types of components. Well, now I know.
Re: Where to start? [message #86300 is a reply to message #86298] Tue, 10 October 2017 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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To build the most kits, you only need to know technical trades like using hand tools and soldering. If you're going to build loudspeakers, you might need to have some carpentry skills.

Designing things is another matter. For amplifiers, you'll need to know advanced electronics and for loudspeakers you'll also need to know acoustics.

Re: Where to start? [message #87338 is a reply to message #85761] Fri, 02 March 2018 23:50 Go to previous message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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Start with speaker cabinets. I could have sworn they taught us that in shop class in my sophmore year. You can't get more basic than that.
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