diy

  1. A

    I turned one of my amp circuits balanced but I can't understand the point.

    I've been designing and building my own amplifiers for years as a hobby. They all sound great. I've been meaning to go balanced since last year, finally I had some time to make a circuit but I don't understand the point at all. Please ignore the power section. In real life I'm using a center...
  2. N

    Q100 speaker as surround in sealed small enclosure

    Hello Everyone, I have two pair of KEF q100's I got for super cheap. They sound great for my surrounds but even better when I plugged the ports. I was wondering for home theater if I could make some pretty tiny sealed boxes to be able to place these tiny things just about anywhere. Looking...
  3. D

    Small Subwoofer Drivers in Tower Speaker

    Hey all, I've been reading more and more about speaker design since I built my first set and I have an idea I'd hope to be able to execute in a few years. The 4" Tang Band midbass drivers I have on my desk are impressing the hell out of me with their low end. Tang Band clearly knows how to...
  4. D

    Worthwhile Plate Amp Candidates<=100W

    Hey all, I've been having fun with my recent DIY speakers, but I'm routinely disappointed with my hand-me-down, buzzy receiver or my distorted at high volume, no headroom desktop budget all-in-one amplifier. I like the way my buddy's JBL LSR305's are set up on the back, and as much as possible...
  5. voodooless

    Find my sub!

    I'm busy changing my setup a bit. The idea is to hide most of the nasty stuff. So mostly get rid of the cables and equipment and make it look clean. The idea was to use an Ikea BESTÅ enclosure and TV mount, hang it on the wall and hide everything inside. The middle section is used to house a...
  6. J

    Combining measurement methods to get a more accurate EQ - MMM + Gated Nearfield + Klippel Measurements

    I posted this on the HTM-12v2 thread, but thought it was an interesting enough concept that people might want to do it with other speakers and thus I am posting the info here as well. I had a fun little project today and wanted to add a layer of active EQ to my HTM-12v2 and wanted to compare...
  7. Albrecht47

    Raw driver reviews with measurements?

    Anyone else interested in seeing ASR add raw driver reviews with measurements? ASR already has the required equipment perhaps with the exception of a IEC baffle but that's an easy afternoon build. I think such objective reviews would be of great benefit to the DIY sector of the audio community.
  8. D

    Pandemic Builds

    I started getting into DIY audio as a way to save money, pass time, learn more, and increase my daily quality of life at home during the pandemic. This was rewarding and enriching, I can't imagine I'm the only one who started for similar reasons. Who else caught the DIY bug after being stuck...
  9. I

    Anyone have their own private cloud audio streaming service

    I can't do subscription services and their changing copyrights. I have a couple of decades worth of my old rips + my bandcamp purchases (the best music service aroud for someone like me) + downloads that come with physical media. And I'm not talking about music services that let you upload your...
  10. F

    Raspberry Pi streamer/network player

    Hi, I hope I'm allowed to post here. If not please notify me and delete my post. I've been looking around the internet for solutions but could not find anything, that's why I'm trying to find some help here. I would like to build a streamer (Qobuz) that can EQ the music and output via usb to a...
  11. Edgar

    Rythmik Audio CI Subwoofer?

    It seems like Rythmik Audio subwoofers have a good reputation on ASR. But I didn't see anything about the DIY subs from them, they call them CI series. Rythmik Audio • Servo subwoofer Products - Custom Install series Does anybody have experience with any of them? I am interested in these...
  12. M

    2.5mm PEEK (your friend for lead-free hotness) stereo connectors?

    My current short IEM cable is a DIY affair incorporating these 2-pin connectors by Eidolic (a new Shenzhen hifi mfg?) to re-terminate a stock cable whose IEM-side connectors failed. Turns out the polymer surrounding the pins (called PEEK) has a really high melting point. Usually soldering...
  13. J

    DIY Passive Speaker Kit for First Timer (Near-Field on Desk)

    Hi all, Does anyone have a DIY passive speaker kit recommendation for a first timer? This would be for use near-field on a desk. In my office at work, so something that sounds good at low volumes. I listen to a wide variety of music and listen to a lot of hip-hop, so a speaker with little bass...
  14. V

    need an advice: wireless 5.1 based on 2 RPI + 2 amps

    Hello ASR people! I'm working on assembling 2.0 speakers kit + diy stereo amp. And I'm thinking if I can extend this setup to use it as a home cinema system. I want to make it wireless splitting it to from speakers and rear speakers synced between two raspberry Pi + some fancy soft like Volumio...
  15. G

    A few questions for a DIY newbie.

    Firstly I'd again like to say thankyou to everyone involved with ASR for making HiFi fun again. TLDR: If I split the output from a preamp (for example with a Y-Splitter cable) do I need to worry about impedence and/or voltage level? Some may have noticed my desire to have tone controls. I...
  16. S

    Linkwitz LX521.4 - new build and impressions

    Hi all, One of my COVID projects was to build the Linkwitz LX521.4 to replace my first LXmini. I finished them last week and hooked them up to Nord-built Hypex 4-channel amps and a MiniDSP 4x10HD. And Yes, I know these things are ugly. I had put off building them for some time for several...
  17. W

    iancanada's over the top DIY DAC video - this is great!

    iancanada has been designing DIY DAC components for years. Most of his stuff is on the DIY Audio forum and available as group buys. He just posted a video describing "The Best Sound Quality Audiophile DIY DAC I Built in 2020". The components are all original designs and most of them are...
  18. Kadn

    Parts-Express DA-Wave Speaker Review

    Hello everyone This is my first review here on ASR and by a somewhat popular interest, I decided to give it a go. The DA-Wave speakers can be Purchaced on Parts-express (Parent company of Dayton Audio) for around 269 when on sale, which it is quite often. Just a disclaimer, I don't have any...
  19. H

    Where to Buy (Europe) - DIY/Audio Cables, Connectors, Sleeves...

    Hello, I wanna play around & build some audio cables (DIY), soldering, etc :D Where in the EU can I buy online some Canare, Mogami, Belden cables per meter, Neutrik connectors, audio cables Sleeves, shrink tubes, etc? (Germany, Netherland, Belgium, France, UK...) It will be nice to get it...
  20. O

    Snowy Day experiment (Up-firing, wall coupled coaxial)

    With it being an grey, snowy and windy day and me being a little frustrated/bored with my DIY sealed speakers using Seas coaxial t18 drivers I thought I would try something a bit different. I ended up giving them a go up-firing, on the ground and as near to the front wall as possible. Tried some...
Top Bottom