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#1 SkySounds

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:52 PM

Pretty much everything a 

DiamondBoxx Model M Black 77

 

 has, but I'd like to build it myself.

Got any ideas on what I should use to build one?

Just 8 hours of use is fine, not 30.

Thanks!



#2 T-STER

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

Oh you need to speak to Jimmy, he has diy boxes down straight 



#3 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

Well here is one idea of what you could build: :-)

http://boomboxery.co...rade-completed/
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We take this little fella everywhere we go - BBQs, the beach, bush walks etc. It’s plenty loud and is nice and bassy with the passives. It will run all day on a charge and recharge a couple of phones via the rear USB power outlets. :-)

Total build cost - around $100 AUD.

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The finished project with the upgraded amp board and remote digital volume pot with mute function:
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#4 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:53 PM

NIce! Jimmy is the undisputed KING of DIY boxes! :yes:



#5 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

Back in the old days, analogue Boombox amps tended to be giving their all at around 50-60% on the volume dial - incidently the level that most loudness circuits reduced their affect). Crank it any harder and you ended up with increasing levels of distortion particularly when power sapping bass was part of the sound track. But you remained in complete control of the sound signature. :-)

Enter the modern era of BT speakers and their sound signature altering algorithms. Just like the vintage boxes, bass performance is strong up to around 50-60% volume. Beyond that level, the algorithms begin to hollow out the sound by gradually pulling out the lows to eliminate distortion. Now many consumers love this setup as they can turn it up to 100% volume without excessive distortion. They consider the amp to be top quality and very powerful to remain ‘distortion free!’ :lol:

But the downside of all this techno intervention is you end up with a BT speaker with the bass offered by a small pocket radio with overly forward mids and highs.

So in other words, with modern BT speakers, you’re not really in control of the sound signature.

The work around is to build your own box with an amp without algorithm limiters. Due to the strong RMS power output of 12 volt+ class D amps, the speakers are always very well driven.

High sensitivity speakers will deliver a very powerful sound output at high volume level settings WITHOUT the frustrating, artificially induced bass reduction. :-)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

That's a great looking box Jimmy! :drool:  :drool: :drool:  :drool:  



#7 Barb Bush

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:36 AM

Here are the drivers DiamondBoxx uses in their M model.

 

https://www.parts-ex...-4-ohm--290-212

 

https://www.parts-ex...weeter--275-057

 

The tweeter is a little bright, okay for a portable.  You can fix that if you are building your own crossovers.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

Wait, Diamondbox gets their drivers from parts express?   :blink:  :hmmm:  :huh:



#9 Reli

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:26 PM

:lol:



#10 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:43 AM

Best place to get speakers - from low end cheapies to high end quality - they have it all.

Just wish they had a local presence here is Oz!!

#11 Barb Bush

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

Wait, Diamondbox gets their drivers from parts express?   :blink:  :hmmm:  :huh:

Not sure where they get their drivers, just mentioning which type of drivers they use. Engineering is what makes this box so great.  Not just thrown together in a garage. 

 

I guess some guys can turn coal into a diamond.  Too bad they don't make a classic boombox, their sound is amazing.



#12 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

Wait, Diamondbox gets their drivers from parts express? :blink: :hmmm: :huh:

Not sure where they get their drivers, just mentioning which type of drivers they use. Engineering is what makes this box so great. Not just thrown together in a garage.

I guess some guys can turn coal into a diamond. Too bad they don't make a classic boombox, their sound is amazing.
Hate those guys who just throw shiat together in a garage! :lol:

#13 Barb Bush

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:48 PM

Hey there jimmyjimmy19702010, I would never insult you, wasn't referencing you. I apologize if you felt that way. 

 

I was talking about myself, trying to Gorilla Glue new tweeters into a nice JVC.  :dunce:



#14 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

Hey there jimmyjimmy19702010, I would never insult you, wasn't referencing you. I apologize if you felt that way.

I was talking about myself, trying to Gorilla Glue new tweeters into a nice JVC. :dunce:

I know, I was only joking too! :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:12 AM

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak started Apple Computer in a garage. Look where that got them.



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