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  1. fromthecold

    fromthecold OT Supporter

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    hey all,

    I have a bunch of semi-old speakers lying around and I was wondering if you guys thought they were ok enough to make either a mini home system or to put into a older car (90' civic)

    what amps and shit would I need/you reccommend?

    I have used them as they are, and they sound ok, but I just ran em right off a normal amp so I don't know how they would sound in a box / with a proper amp


    ibgarbagespeakers ( but I like building shit, so even if they would sound just 'ok' I would probably build something)

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    1 x 7" bass speaker i think with paper cone


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    2 x 4" mini bass speakers with soft cones


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    4x 3" regular / mid-high range speakers with large magnets (from an old arcade machine:noes: )


    thanks in advance :hsd:
     
  2. Ronin

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    i think this a project that may require buyer remorse, with a bunch of wiring and some wood cutting skills u could make a little home stereo.
     
  3. fromthecold

    fromthecold OT Supporter

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    I have no problem with that.

    I got a bunch of wire, like 14 gaudge

    what kinda amp would I be looking at to power these suckers?

    I have a couple old amps, but I'm assuming the are kinda suck.....
     
  4. fromthecold

    fromthecold OT Supporter

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    here are pics of the radio amp and CDplayer from top to bottom
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    amp specs
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    radio then amp (front)
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    I know its old stuff, but it still sounds ok,
    the one weird thing I couldn't figure out was when I used the amp with all the speakers, I can't go above like 50% volume cuz it auto shuts off. It must be putting out too much power, (max is only 150W) so I :dunno:
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Nice little NAD you got there. That is a classic integrated amp, hold onto it. You probably had the speakers wired in a way to get a weird impedance so that the amp couldn't handle it, so it shut off.
     
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    thanks,

    So how do I fix the impedance issue?

    And, as you can see, There are only the 2 left and right channel outputs here, so is this not gunna work for the speaker I got?
     
  7. Ronin

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    not sure about amps and other things, veonake and 04 should be pretty helpful
     

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