alex
alex SuperDork
7/27/11 7:06 p.m.

...and I mean that in the nicest way possible.

I just "inherited" (i.e.: "Take this or I'm throwing it away.") a Sansui 210 receiver/amp. SUPER low power - like 10-18wpc @ 8 ohms, best I can tell.

http://www.classic-audio.com/sansui-210-p-249.html

Is there a nice, efficient little bookshelf speaker in the bargain price range I should match to this little beast? I'd like to use it as a quirky little spare system. Kitchen? Shop? Guest room? Got a Garrard 40 B turntable to go with it, too...

mtn
mtn SuperDork
7/27/11 7:14 p.m.

I've got 4 of the satellite speakers shown here. I could let them go for $25 a pair, plus shipping if you are interested. No idea what they are like, never used them.

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Channel-Theater-Speaker/dp/B0002WTK4S

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
7/27/11 7:20 p.m.

Lots of great cheap designs to be had if you're willing to DIY it.

Parts Express forums have tons of inexpensive, good quality builds.

alex
alex SuperDork
7/27/11 7:26 p.m.

^^ Enlighten me. I've been looking for a quick little electronics project, and I have a couple drivers and crossovers I dumpster-dived for, though they might be too much for this little guy.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim SuperDork
7/27/11 11:39 p.m.

If you don't want to DIY speakers, JBL Monitor Ones sound pretty decent and don't require a lot of power either.

Zomby woof
Zomby woof SuperDork
7/27/11 11:43 p.m.
alex wrote: ^^ Enlighten me.

http://techtalk.parts-express.com/showthread.php?t=218177

I have all the parts for this build (X2) but haven't had the time to put it together yet. Modern drivers are so good, and so reasonably priced, even beginner projects can sound great.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese Dork
7/27/11 11:49 p.m.

PE has some of the best customer service that I've ever experienced, too. Whenever I need speaker supplies, I buy through them, even if I find what I want elsewhere for less money.

dj06482
dj06482 HalfDork
7/27/11 11:50 p.m.

+1 on Parts Express, I built a DIY kit for a 12" sealed sub that absolutely rocks!

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
7/28/11 6:10 a.m.

This should give you a few ideas as well.

http://www.parts-express.com/projectshowcase/projectindex.cfm

alex
alex SuperDork
7/28/11 7:28 a.m.

Oh no. I didn't need to see that.

Down another hobby rabbit hole I go...

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
7/28/11 7:32 a.m.

Vintage Polks.

That Sansui will be pretty underrated. Should have no problems pushing a nice vintage set of Monitor 5s.

alex
alex SuperDork
7/28/11 7:43 a.m.

O rly? I've been keeping an eye on vintage Polks anyways. Might jump on some if they pop up.

Or I might descend into DIY speaker madness.

alex
alex SuperDork
7/28/11 7:45 a.m.
BoxheadTim wrote: If you don't want to DIY speakers, JBL Monitor Ones sound pretty decent and don't require a lot of power either.

Tim, might you mean Control 1s? I'm not getting any hits for a Monitor series.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
7/28/11 7:50 a.m.
alex wrote: O rly? I've been keeping an eye on vintage Polks anyways. Might jump on some if they pop up. Or I might descend into DIY speaker madness.

Vintage Polks won't have the re-foaming issues that others will have either... they're rubber surrounds.

Zomby woof
Zomby woof SuperDork
7/28/11 8:13 a.m.
alex wrote: Or I might descend into DIY speaker madness.

It's a really fun hobby, especially now with so many high quality drivers available at reasonable prices. The only problem you might have, is storage space to keep all the projects that turned out so well you don't want to get rid of them

Zomby woof
Zomby woof SuperDork
7/28/11 12:36 p.m.

On sale right now

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-700&utm_source=Retail&utm_medium=Email_Newsletter&utm_content=300-700a&utm_campaign=email072811

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim SuperDork
7/28/11 12:52 p.m.
alex wrote:
BoxheadTim wrote: If you don't want to DIY speakers, JBL Monitor Ones sound pretty decent and don't require a lot of power either.

Tim, might you mean Control 1s? I'm not getting any hits for a Monitor series.

Yes, sorry - they are commonly referred to as Control 1 monitors because that's what they were designed for IIRC (small monitor speakers for your "home" studio) and I must've got confused.

I blamed this on old age.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo HalfDork
7/28/11 1:37 p.m.

APC Electronics on Lindbergh in Florissant. Call him. He's a berkeleying genius when it comes to this E36 M3. He does all my stereo/ radio except for my HAM equipment.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke Reader
7/28/11 6:56 p.m.

This is a horrible, HORRIBLE place for me to be and I hate all of you for the things you show me.

Now I must be off to build some awesome DIY audio stuff.

mtn
mtn SuperDork
7/28/11 7:07 p.m.

Well, I'm gonna try to build some speakers now. Either that or redo some old ones in my basement with an incredibly solid cabinet, but only mediocre sound.

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