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    speakers

    I want to mount some speakers in a 5.1/4" bay but don't know anything about speakers hoping someone could give me an Idea what I need and how I would connect it up

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    If they are that small, then they are liable to be crap.

    Even the ultra thin speakers you now see for sale have a sub to prop them up.

    Get a decent desktop set or a pair of headphones and be done with it. Even if you do succeed in mounting them, you'll only be disappointed by the sound they make.

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    ok new Idea place them in a kinda acrylic bubble which I shall place on the top in the centre of the top panel of my case http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C...h-d050-2sn.asp

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    As dave87 said, it'll sound poo.

    If you're desperate, get some mp3 player speakers and stick them ontop, but it's not really worth it.

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    It will sound crap, and theres no point to it?

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    Ok what I really need is a new Sub woofer for my speaker set. So new revision is getting 2x5" woofers and placing them in both side panels and then one large 8" woofer on the top section jazzed up with some paints and led's

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    That's better Of course, running all of the subs in the same airbox is a daft idea in terms of lack of proper resonance/pressure build up, but it'll be a lot better than tinny laptop speakers.

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    Hmmm.... Big magnets + HDDs...

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    Wouldn't be close enough, providing there was any element of shielding on the drives

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Hmmm.... Big magnets + HDDs...
    there are big magnets in hdd's that is how the data is written the risk is when placing a bigger magnet then the one built in the hdd nearby as you just scramble all the data and reck the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's better Of course, running all of the subs in the same airbox is a daft idea in terms of lack of proper resonance/pressure build up, but it'll be a lot better than tinny laptop speakers.
    What kind of equipment do I need as I have no clue. This is my knowledge about speakers....... an amplifier is needed, speaker cones, special hifi wires to connect speakers and now what???

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    The speaker cone itself doesn't account for much of the amplification and tone of the sound. By itself it would just radiate sound pressure weakly in a forward direction. Speakers actually rely on a sound chamber behind them, which the cone pressurises causing the whole box to resonate - amplying the sound, adding depth to it, and radiating sound in more directions (plus allowing for longer wavelengths to be constructed).

    Basically, you need an empty box whose dimensions match the acoustic demands of your speaker cones - hence why subwoofers usually come in massive cube boxes.

    I've not seen it done before, but there's no reason why you couldn't use your computer case as the box, however the more cones you have per box the trickier it is to get the resonance right, especially if you have different sized cones. You would also have to seal your case airtight for the best effect (save any ducts for bass reflex effects).

    If you wanted to give it a try (and why not) then you'll basically need means of sealing up gaps, and possibly block and foam inserts to play about with inside the case to make the resonating chamber as square and interferance free as possible.

    Of course, if you got it right you might end up shaking components loose, but it'd be worth it

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    Putting speakers into (or indeed, out of) a square metal box? It'll resonate like a bast...

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    Sounds like a challenge for my next pc then I am thinking of a mini-itx pc parts suspended in an acrylic box which has 4/6 real speakers and then several fake ones (i.e. broken ones which look right but have fried components). Lol you are make my creative juices flow my mind is now filled with different ideas

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    Just buy some Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. They look good, sound reasonable, and don't require any fiddling.

    Sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Just buy some Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. They look good, sound reasonable, and don't require any fiddling.

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    I have some LAR's and Ivan speakers theyre midrange and sound great I just want to add speakers to my case in some way as I think it will be a cool mod what is the point in spending so much money hardware which gets outdated within a month if your not going to show it off???? I don't mean that in a arrogant way I also want to test my modding ability

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