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CrEaTrE
03-20-2007, 11:52 PM
How would this setup sound. This will be going into a 7.1 Surround Sound card that will be coming with my new alienware laptop in a couple months. Til then into an Audigy 2 ZS sound card. Any other suggestions?

Reciever:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=250-500

Speakers: (should i get the 3 ways? with the 8" mid woofer instead?)
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=250-675

Center Speaker:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=250-685

Sub:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=295-120

Sub Amp:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-804

Custom Box for the sub, undecided on specs yet. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance. Also what wires other than speaker wiring would I need? RCA's I'm assuming, anything else? :yumyum:

phyphoestilic
03-20-2007, 11:55 PM
I think u mean 5.1 channel setup. lol

CrEaTrE
03-20-2007, 11:58 PM
I think u mean 5.1 channel setup. lol

Techincally there are only 3 outputs though correct? The 2 sat. speakers and then the center speaker. Even though there are 4 woofers and 3 tweets.

jimmclrk1
03-20-2007, 11:58 PM
I think u mean 5.1 channel setup. lol

What?

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 12:00 AM
I think u mean 5.1 channel setup. lol

oh I'm only getting the 1 pair of speakers in case I confused you. :crap:

phyphoestilic
03-21-2007, 12:02 AM
woops, ya i misread. thats werid, usually i dont see a center channel unless someone's doing a 5.1

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 12:04 AM
woops, ya i misread. thats werid, usually i dont see a center channel unless someone's doing a 5.1

It's all good, I just figure I could throw the extra speaker in there for a little more sound instead of the rear speakers. I see no need for rear speakers for a computer when I'm mostly just going to be playing music, rarely gaming with them. And even then, not much surround sound is needed. :rolleyes: Anyways, good setup you guys think?

phyphoestilic
03-21-2007, 12:05 AM
probably could ditch the ceneter channel since ur just listening to music.

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 12:09 AM
probably could ditch the ceneter channel since ur just listening to music.

:yumyum: sure saves me 55 bucks to spend on other stuff. :)

JimJ
03-21-2007, 12:12 AM
That's a hellacious deal on a set of bookshelf speakers...

For that price it'd be worth it just to experiment with new crossovers and driver tweaks :) Definitely post up your comments when you get them.

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 12:17 AM
That's a hellacious deal on a set of bookshelf speakers...

For that price it'd be worth it just to experiment with new crossovers and driver tweaks :) Definitely post up your comments when you get them.

Will do. :naughty:

Fast1one
03-21-2007, 02:45 AM
BTW that driver you posted isnt a sub at all, but rather an OEM driver used for towers...look for something else...

For a budget sub, look into the dayton DVC classic series. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=295-490. They are cheap and cheap to power, i have the 8 inch version and its surprisingly beefy and well built...100 watts would be enough...

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 06:47 PM
BTW that driver you posted isnt a sub at all, but rather an OEM driver used for towers...look for something else...

For a budget sub, look into the dayton DVC classic series. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=295-490. They are cheap and cheap to power, i have the 8 inch version and its surprisingly beefy and well built...100 watts would be enough...

That looks like a pretty good sub. What should I build a box for it at, if I'm going to mostly be listening to music? Maybe 1.5cf tuned to 28-30? I really have no idea, just a rough estimate.

BRZguy
03-21-2007, 08:08 PM
just wondering, how would you build a box for a home theater sub if you were to use a car sub?

JimJ
03-21-2007, 08:51 PM
The same way you'd build an enclosure for a vehicle...except that if you're porting, you're generally tuning lower.

CrEaTrE
03-21-2007, 08:56 PM
The same way you'd build an enclosure for a vehicle...except that if you're porting, you're generally tuning lower.

Yup yup. Since im using it mostly for music I'm thinking maybe tuning it at 30. Still might go lower though. :naughty:

Fast1one
03-22-2007, 12:53 AM
Yup yup. Since im using it mostly for music I'm thinking maybe tuning it at 30. Still might go lower though. :naughty:If you go the the tab called "Project ideas" near the bottom theres a recommended ported and sealed enclosure design...