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Looking for advice on converting semi-functional speakers into a soundbar

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Hynex
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Hi, I've had a non-functioning 5.1 speaker system in my room for half a year now. The amplifier has gone. Even before that it was a pretty terrible product, I think it had a manufacturing defect, but I didn't notice it at the time. But it was pretty cheap and that's what I was looking at at the time. I've long since replaced them with a nice stereo. However, I figured I could turn those old speakers into a soundbar. For one thing, it might be fun and a good start to DIY, and for another, it's better than throwing it away.
But, I haven't done anything like this before so I wanted to ask for some advice on the parts I'll need. I know for a fact that I will need a new amplifier, but is there anything else? Or is just the amplifier all I need?
Of course, I still have to get the wood... What kind of wood would be best for this?

 
Posted : 22/06/2022 2:07 pm
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Hi, I've had a non-functioning 5.1 speaker system in my room for half a year now. The amplifier has gone. Even before that it was a pretty terrible product, I think it had a manufacturing defect, but I didn't notice it at the time. But it was pretty cheap and that's what I was looking at at the time. I've long since replaced them with a nice stereo. However, I figured I could turn those old speakers into a soundbar. For one thing, it might be fun and a good start to DIY, and for another, it's better than throwing it away.
But, I haven't done anything like this before so I wanted to ask for some advice on the parts I'll need. I know for a fact that I will need a new amplifier, but is there anything else? Or is just the amplifier all I need?
Of course, I still have to get the wood... What kind of wood would be best for this?

Hi. Depending on your needs, there are several things you'll need. A basic option will be: amplifier with Bluetooth capability, crossover if you plan to separate freq played through the different type of speakers, terminals for line in and headphones, power supply suited for the amplifier you chose (can be internal or external), insulating material for inside of your enclosure, MDF boards to build the enclosure.

If you like, you can add some li-ion cells to make it portable, add lights for design and things can be added up to your imagination.

 
Posted : 29/06/2022 8:02 am